Waiting For an Earl Like You could easily be an old school historical romance, it was highly retrograde for its time.
This was the first book I’ve read by Alexandra Hawkins. I didn’t read the previous two books in the series. I became lost at times because of all the characters (clearly from the previous books). It was complicated to figure out who was who and it brought me out of the story.
I have no idea what happened here, the synopsis had nothing to do with what actually happened in the book and it bothered me. Thorn pretended to be his brother with no good intentions in mind (he’s no victim), it’s not Olivia who mistakes one for the other (and tons out she doesn’t care about the switch at all). The big conflict isn’t about the twins switching places, it’s the situation Olivia and Thorn find themselves in later in the book.
I enjoyed the times all the gentleman were together, it’s not often that we read raw scenes like that in historical romance. The banter between hero and heroine was entertaining. Overall it was slow paced and very descriptive, while it wasn’t not a bad thing, I wanted more dialogue.
Olivia was great until she became reckless. By the end of the book, I could only see her actions as stupid and naive since made the same mistakes over and over again.
To be honest was really ruined this book was the hero’s POV. He was misogynistic, inconsiderate, and plain nasty toward the heroine. His actions were sexist, I loathed him. Unfortunately, that’s what kept me from liking this book.
I was surprised by the unexpected twist. The love scenes were steamy but I wanted more romance. I was sad that in the end I wasn’t convinced they loved each other.
I voluntarily reviewed an eARC.