Lady Alexandra Hobbs, the daughter of the Duke of Huntley, has intended to marry Lord Owen Monroe since she first glimpsed him from the window of her bedchamber, back when she was just a girl. But the duke has already chosen Alex’s infamously spoiled elder sister, Lavinia, for Owen. And now there’s no turning back.

Owen has spent most of his bachelor years drinking, gambling, and skirt-chasing. He won’t see another pound from his parents, however, until he’s engaged to Lavinia. Desperate, he accepts an offer from her innocent and spirited—and absolutely beautiful—sister Alex: She will turn him into a perfectly tamed suitor, and show him how to woo the shrew. But when Alex’s true motives come to light, will their bargain lead to recriminations—or to a romance that defies everyone’s expectations?


Sweet, captivating and charming!

This is the first book by Valerie Bowman that I’ve read. The Untamed Earl is the fifth book in the Playful brides series but it can be read as a standalone, if you don’t mind a few spoilers from previous books.

There’s a lot of characters in this book, mainly from previous books. I was more curious than confused, in the end I wanted to read their stories too. My favorite secondary character was Berkeley, and I was so happy to see his story is next! I wanna know what happened between Lady Sara and him – I have an idea but we’ll have to wait for it. Owen and Alex are a perfect couple!

Pacing was good, the dialogue was very good, great plot; but what I really enjoyed was the author’s voice. That’s what kept me hooked




 I voluntarily reviewed an eARC.

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