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Last Night with the Earl

Narrated by: Ashford McNab
Series: Devils of Dover, Book 2
Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
5 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From the 2018 RITA Award-winning author! 

Earl. War hero. Notorious rake. After the Battle of Waterloo, Eli Dawes was presumed dead - and would have happily stayed that way. He's no longer the reckless young man he once was and only half as pretty. All he wants is to hide away in his country home, where no one can see his scars. But when he tries to sneak into his old bedroom in the middle of the night, he's shocked to find someone already there.

Rose Hayward remembers Eli as the arrogant lord who helped her late fiancé betray her. Finding him stealing into her art studio doesn't correct her impression. Her only thought is to get him to leave immediately. Yet the tension between them is electric, and she can't help but be drawn to him. He might be back from the dead, but it's Rose who is suddenly feeling very, very much alive.

©2018 Kelly Bowen (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"Wonderful! A charming, clever, and engaging storyteller not to be missed." (Sarah MacLean, New York Times best-selling author)

"Skillfully crafted with intriguing characters, this historical romance will appeal to fans of Mary Balogh." (Publishers Weekly)

"Where have you been all my life, Kelly Bowen? If Julia Quinn, Sarah MacLean, and Lisa Kleypas were to extract their writing DNA, mix it in a blender, and have a love child, Kelly Bowen would be it." (HeroesandHeartbreakers.com)

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Could use better narration

Everyone sounds really angry all the time which is a shame as the writing is good and the story interesting. I liked the characters.

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  • Karina08
  • 03-10-2018

Superb!

It’s difficult to find a romance book with an unusual story line, character Developement and fabulous literary style. I am pleased to say that this book embraces all three. I’m so glad to have discovered Kelly Bowen’s books and will continue to read them all.

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  • Nancy.
  • 27-10-2018

Wonderful!

So well written and dealing with so many real issues like people trying to make a living as a single parent to feed their family to overcoming physical difficulties in a daily basis while weaving love stories through it all. Totally loved this book and it's author!

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  • Tracy T
  • 10-10-2018

Okay Story and Narration

This was a good historical romance story, It wasn't to sappy, cheesy and full of angst. So, right there is a bonus. I really liked Rose a lot for most of the book she started out smart, strong and spunky. Eli Dawes seemed so mad most of the time. I don't know if that was the author's intention or the narrators translation.

The story line and plot was good. Not a whole lot of surprises or a mystery going on but still good. The chemistry between Rose and Eli was good, they made a good match. There was a nicely written sex scene. Not rated G not erotica. There was also a lot of dialogue throughout the entire book, which was great.

As for the narration, I am a fan of Ashford McNab, I always like her narrations. She does a really good job. However, in this book she really did a job on Eli's voice making him sound mad all the time. Other than that, the narration was good.

I am a fan of Kelly Bowen and my favorite book of hers is Duke of My Heart. That was one of my favorite stories and characters. If you haven't listened to it I highly recommend it.

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  • Sweet Red Reader
  • 16-07-2019

Beauty and the Beast w/ Some 2nd Chance Romance!

A physically scarred hero and an emotionally/socially scarred (but badass) heroine? That's what I call a match made in heaven and exactly what we get in Eli and Rose! I LOVED how it is established very early on that Eli sees Rose as the one that got away, so we get a bit of second chance romance here too. Add to that a touch of enemies to lovers and Last Night with the Earl made me a happy camper. This one was a bit more emotionally taut than A Devil in the Night and that made the payoff to HEA that much more sweeter. It amazed me how Kelly Bowen portrayed Rose's issue in such a way that seemed historically accurate, yet so easily translated to current times. I also really enjoyed the connections to the previous book and the hints to the escalating drama that we might see in the next...

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  • Tannith K.
  • 19-03-2019

Do you see yourself

This book bring the truth to the front. for you only get one friend in a life time that is true so hold on with both hands. Even if you have to marry him or her. That a friend for life.