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Early Review: First Earl I See Tonight by Anna Bennett

Oct 18, 2018

An heiress with a daring proposal. An earl who’s determined to resist her. 
And a love that just might be written in the stars… 

Recently jilted by his fiancée, David Gray, Earl of Ravenport is not in the market for a wife. Even if Gray didn’t have his hands full renovating his crumbling country house, it would take more than a bold marriage proposal from a headstrong young beauty to thaw his frozen heart. Gray is confident that spending a week at his ramshackle estate will change her mind about marriage, but every passionate moment he spends with her tempts him to change his…

A talented artist, Miss Fiona Hartley desperately needs her dowry money to pay off a blackmailer set on ruining her sister. The handsome earl seems a sensible choice for a husband…if only she can convince him that romance will play no part. But marrying in name only may prove difficult for Fiona. Gray can’t help but be dazzled by her genuine warmth. Yet as their feelings deepen, Fiona’s deadline looms. Will her secrets destroy them, or is true love their final destiny?


First Earl I See Tonight is a wonderful historical romance. Witty and humorous, the heroine kicks off the romance in a aura of mystery.  Her need to marry the handsome Earl of Ravenport will have you turning the pages. David is the perfect hero, jaded by a painful past, he meets his match in Miss Fiona Hartly. He says all the right things and has a magnetic personality. Fiona will stop at nothing to protect her family from scandal. I was so engrossed with this story and the characters until we learned the identity of the blackmailer.  It was then that the story began to feel rushed. I wish David had fought harder to learn the truth after Fiona leaves the estate. That being said, it ends in a great HEA.

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Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pub Date: October 30, 2018

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