Marrying the Wrong Earl

Marrying the Wrong Earl

by Callie Hutton
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Marrying the Wrong Earl 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous 5 months ago
So cute and sweet. Just loved this book. Wonderful characters and fun to read. Sweet!!!
Anonymous 11 months ago
Nash and Arabella's story starts out as a mistake but soon realize they were meant to be. There are a lot of adjustment both have , being newly married. Especially Arabella's habit of bringing in injured animals to doctor. Love dthe story.
Historical_Romance_Lover More than 1 year ago
I didn't like Nash...I felt like all he did was tell Arabella what she could do or what she was doing wrong, which was a big turn off for me. Loved Arabella! I loved that she continued to do what she loved even when other condemned her for it. I also like the storyline. Couple that is forced to wed, making the most of it and eventually falling in love. But I just couldn't get over Nash... Even though this isn't a great one for me, I still look forward to seeing what Hutton has in store for us next!
jdh2690 More than 1 year ago
I chuckled a lot during my reading of this cute romance ‘cause it reminded me of marriages in this day and age as well…not because of the way the hero and heroine met and were forced to marry due to societal strictures, but because of the ways husbands and wives have to get used to living with each other with give and take and sacrifice and understanding. Nash and Arabella rubbed each other the wrong way until they accidentally met in the library while at a ball, at which time their accidental private meeting was witnessed by a designing parent and others. From then on Nash and Arabella fussed and fumed with each other and then “made up” and gradually fell in love with each other. A lively, lovely romance!
Romwrit More than 1 year ago
Lady Arabella likes animals more than she likes people. The animals aren’t judgmental. They don’t expect her to dress, speak, and act a certain way. She is free to be herself. All of that could change if she takes a husband, which is why she avoids doing so. No matter what her mother says. Nash, Lord of Clarendon, needs a wife. Well, he needs an heir and a spare; but unfortunately for him, that requires he takes a wife. Resigned to do what needs to be done, he was prepared to make an offer. However, those plans came crashing down with an “ooh”, a couple of “oh my goodnesses”, and a plethora of “shame on yous”. Before he can blink and clear his throat, he finds himself betrothed and then quickly married to Arabella. Considering they couldn’t stand each other, they were set for a very interesting union. And interesting it became. Both very easy on the eyes, they find themselves physically attracted to each other…that is, once they stopped arguing long enough to notice. Rules of the ton don’t have to be followed in the privacy of their own home; so before long, they find themselves finding common ground. There was still an obstacle, of course. Arabella’s love of nursing sick animals isn’t at all appropriate for a Countess, and Nash doesn’t hesitate to remind her of that. They slowly learn to compromise, and the love, honor, and respect grows. The drama is minimal, with just enough to keep the story interesting. With no murder, theft, blackmail, or manipulation; and only a moment of a thought of possible infidelity, the story is light and sweet. It does have an ample amount of heat with the steamy sex scenes, so don’t let the sweet confuse you. Although the union is quick – as it often is in historicals since they are known for “love not being necessary”, the actual love developed at a steady pace. It’s so cute (for lack of a better term coming to mind) when Clarendon gets jealous. I couldn’t help but to smile. I really enjoyed the story. I have not read the first in the series, but I plan to. I’d also like to follow up with Nash and Arabella.
LightningCityBookReview More than 1 year ago
Callie Hutton's "Marrying the Wrong Earl" hits all the bases with two strong main characters, solid comedy, and gut-wrenching angst. This author's Historical Romances are without a doubt One-Click purchases for a guaranteed romantic and entertaining read. The Heroine, Lady Arabella Danvers, is happy to be single dedicated to caring and mending injured animals. Unfortunately her mother's set on marrying Arabella to an elderly, wealthy, and titled man no matter what he looks like. Arabella's opinion is not a priority in the least. Arabella is intelligent, steadfast, adventurous, and well read. The Hero, Nash, the Earl of Clarendon needs a wealthy bride, preferably one who's young and "trainable". Nash's set in his ways, concerned with the ton's opinion, but intrigued by Arabella's lush figure and responsive body. Unfortunately Arabella rebels at Nash's "high-handedness" and Nash is confounded by Arabella's obsession with her animals. Callie Hutton writes both characters in such a way that you can sympathize with their opinions of the other. For all of Nash's frustration at Arabella's non-conformity he's protective, possessive, and loving. Arabella is vexed at Nash's inability to understand that her doctoring of animals is more than just a hobby. But Arabella appreciates how Nash cares for and shields her, not to mention her enjoyment of her husband's body. Despite their resolutions and disbelief of the possibility they find themselves in love. However, Arabella's dedication to sewing up and tending to wounded animals becomes too much for their marriage to withstand. Nash sends her to their country estate while he remains in London tending to his Parliamentary responsibilities. A discussion with a duke in a similar position as Nash and a near traumatic event changes his convictions. Callie Hutton creates Historical Romances with unique storylines, enchanting characters, and a healthy amount of steamy sex. The pacing in "Marrying the Wrong Earl" is steady and lively. The comedic elements balance nicely with the tense and sensual. Arabella is a truly compelling, unique, and dynamic Heroine. Nash is an interesting Hero. Despite the fact Arabella isn't Nash's ideal of his perfect countess he's dedicated to her care when she's ill. Even though he's resolute in his stance on decorum he vehemently defends Arabella's honor at the social events. And when they become intimate he's patient, loving, and lavishes her with sweet endearments. Nash's a stubborn man but he's also a smitten one. Callie Hutton constructs a lavish Regency world that's difficult to bid goodbye. To read the entire review please visit: This novel was provided, voluntarily read, and honestly reviewed
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
Marrying the Wrong Earl was a sweet story. Similar to Nash's sister's story ( Seducing the Marquess , Nash and Arabella do things a bit backward--they're married first (about 1/3 of the way in) and gradually work their way into love from there. I have to admit I was a tad bit concerned that they'd be able to pull off their HEA in the end--it went pretty down to the wire--because Nash's "my wife needs to act like all the other ton wives out there" 'tude seemed even more extreme than Drake's in The Duke's Quandary . (Is it a coincidence that Drake had to show up and give him an assist? I think not. ;)) So...they get to their HEA (of course!) but it is a bit of a last minute thing...still, they do get there, and it is a very sweet ending. Despite the fact that characters from other books by Ms. Hutton do make appearances here, this book should work well as a standalone if needed. Fingers crossed that there'll be a third book in the series, though. Rating: 4 stars / B+
CelticDragonBookReviews More than 1 year ago
First off, I love this cover! MARRYING THE WRONG EARL is the story of Lady Arabella Danvers and Nash, Earl of Clarendon. It's book #2 in the Lords and Ladies of Love series. I read it as a standalone even though I have the first book, I've not gotten to read it yet. That oversight will be rectified very soon. I had no problems following the story. MARRYING THE WRONG EARL is my first Callie Hutton novel I really enjoyed it. It kept me engaged because I didn't know what's going to go wrong next. Even though I'm a pet lover myself, I felt that Arabella put her pets before her marriage too many times. BUT I also thought Nash could've given in a little more. Ultimately, it's an enjoyable tale of compromise. I received a copy of this book to review for Celtic Dragon Book Reviews. Opinions are my own.
TamWindsor_69 More than 1 year ago
A completely charming and thoroughly satisfying read! Arabella was a leading lady after my own heart as, I too, am an animal lover and "helper". Poor Nash is in the wrong place at the wrong time and, therefore, ends up married to the exasperating and irascible Lady Arabella. But, maybe these two aren't so unsuitable after all. Can compromise and love find their way into two stubborn hearts set on having things their way? *I received a complimentary ARC of this newly revised and reedited book from NetGalley & Entangled Publishing, LLC in order to read and provide a voluntary, unbiased and honest review, should I choose to do so.
Sirius14 More than 1 year ago
Amazing, fabulous and wonderful. This was a one sit read for me with lovely and beautiful characters, intriguing and thrilling plot and a flowing prose. The book was entertaining and fabulous that I loved reading. A perfect for lovers of romance and feisty, independent heroines. A whooping 4.3 stars
BarbaraVW More than 1 year ago
I received a free book and voluntarily chose to review it. A scheming mother who decides it is past time for her daughter to marry well. Since the title says the wrong Earl, we can assume her plans went wrong. I enjoyed this book a lot. Arabella is a strong woman who stands up for what she wants. I enjoyed how she tried to stay single. I thoroughly enjoy mismatched marriage stories and the ways the couple try to prevent the marriage.
debralmartin More than 1 year ago
Nash, the Earl of Clarendon, has always been an honorable gentleman so when he finds himself in an accidental, but compromising position with Lady Arabella, he does the only thing he can and announces they are engaged. Lady Arabella is a free spirit and her life's passion is rescuing and saving injured animals. The last thing she wants is to be married to a straight-laced Earl. This book is about letting go of one's arrogance and stubbornness and learning to compromise. Neither Nash nor Arabella want to change and therein lies most of the conflict in the book. There is a minor mystery going on in the book about declining revenues at Nash's country estate, but I had that figured out early on. Ms. Hutton writes well, but I didn't feel any scorching heat between the H and h. I would have liked to have seen more conflict between Nash and Arabella than just being set in their ways. Don't get me wrong--It was a pleasant story overall that comes to a predicable end. If you're looking for a quick and easy read, this story will delight you. I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.
etoile1996 More than 1 year ago
lady arabella danvers just wants to care for her wounded animals. her mother thinks it's past time she marry, and she has just the gentleman in mind. but the title of this book is marrying the wrong earl, and it's nash, the earl of clarendon, who gets caught in lady arabella's mother's trap. unfortunately, he was not the intended target. at first arabella resists the idea of marrying nash. they don't know each other at all. she's not interested in being a pillar of society. she wants to care for her animals and nash is horribly allergic to cats. he also doesn't listen when she tells him their marriage isn't going to happen. he commands instead of asks. and this makes her dig in her heels. but digging in her heels gets her nowhere. and when it's apparent that nash is right and their only alternative is to get married she goes along with it. she doesn't really have a choice. nash has no choice either, but he's definitely more gracious about the sudden alteration of his plans. he just wishes his estate weren't in such arrears and that he hadn't been looking to marry an heiress, which arabella isn't. he had expected a biddable society wife and arabella is not that. the thing is, she is something more. when nash is around her he feels, well, invigorated. she challenges him in ways he doesn't expect, and while he doesn't always handle this gracefully he also takes his role as her champion seriously. however commanding and occasionally sexist nash might be, he clearly respects arabella's position in his life. he may not love her at first, but the chemistry between them and the more he sees of her innate goodness, it's hard to resist being charmed. and this story is charming above all things. we get to really see how arabella and nash build a marriage that is strong and able to resist the challenges life throws at it. **marrying the wrong earl will publish on april 17, 2017. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/entangled publishing (scandalous) in exchange for an honest review.
BookReview4you More than 1 year ago
'Marrying the Wrong Earl' by Callie Hutton is book Two in the "Lords and Ladies in Love" series. This is the story of Lady Arabella Danvers and Nash, the Earl of Clarendon. I have read the previous book 'Seducing the Marquess" but feel this can easily be a standalone book. With that said I will updated you on the characters in this book: Nash is the brother of Lady Eugenia Devon who was the Leading Lady in the first book and Arabella was a friend of Eugenia. But Nash and Arabella didn't really mix much at all in that first book. Arabella mother is trying to marry her off quickly due to the fact that her husband...Arabella's father died and left them with little to no money. Arabella doesn't know this part but does know her mother is trying to marry her off fast. But Arabella isn't looking for marriage as quickly and turns the suitors away. The town thinks she is a Odd Girl because she likes to take care of sick animals. Arabella knows it will be hard to find someone will to take on her odd behavior. Nash is the proper Lord who is looking for a biddable wife who is young and can be 'trained' in her duties as his wife. Nash has Lady Grace in mind for that title. Although he doesn't love her he feels she can be brought up to scratch with what he wants. When an odd encounter with Arabella where he is forced to help her get her cat down from a tree he quickly knows she isn't the type of women he would want as a wife. Arabella knows too that Nash is not the one for her too. But an accidentally set up might have them forced to think something else! This was another Great Story by Ms. Hutton! Loved it! "My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read."
TammyS32 More than 1 year ago
I really liked this fun and fast paced historical read. Nash has decided it’s time to find the perfect wife, however Lady Arabella ruins his plans. I enjoyed this entertaining read. The sparks fly between Nash and Arabella even though they are very different people. The story has plenty of emotion and drama to keep you hooked from beginning to end.
HumorMyWay More than 1 year ago
Lady Arabella is happy and doesn’t want to marry right now. The Earl of Clarendon is ready and making plans to marry the lady he picked. Lady Arabella loves animals and just wants to help them, her mother feels different she wants her married and works to make this happen. When things involves Arabella they don’t always go as they should as Nash well knows. Arabella finds herself in a compromising position with Nash which leads them to marry. Which leads to an interesting read since these two can’t do anything but irritate each other. This may be a rocky start but is there enough between them to make the marriage work? I liked Arabella she is so different from the ladies around her. She is a little spirited, beautiful, and smart as well as a refreshing character that are so different than what we are use to. Nash has no trouble finding a women with his good looks he has them falling at his feet. These two do have wonderful chemistry from the start add the conflicts that come from this type of marriage and you have some funny scenes. When you think the author will take the story one way she twists it another holding your interest and keeping you smiling. The title fits this story to a T since Arabella mother never planned on her to marry Nash but someone else that she cannot stand. The author gives you a wonderful plot with some really good writing that pull you in from the first page. The twists are interesting with great characters and supporting characters. There are some really laugh out loud moments, it was a fun read but once they married things were a little different. I cannot put my finger on it but things didn’t flow as smooth as it did at first. I thought it was a good read that I really enjoyed. I feel most that like this type of genre will enjoy it. I do recommend it.
Ajgray More than 1 year ago
I received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review. Love the book. The quick wedding between Arabella and Nash is full of ups and down and much humor. Thru it all Arabella keeps her head held high and weathers all the barbs. They both come to realize, after a brief separation, they are deeply in love with each other. It is a wonderful story of love conquers all. I would highly recommend this book.
repsgoddess More than 1 year ago
Marrying the Wrong Earl by Callie Hutton is another fine addition to the Lords and Ladies in Love Series. Book 2 is Lady Arabella Danvers and Nash, the Earl of Clarendon’s tale. This story is fun, perfectly paced and totally entertaining. Marrying the Wrong Earl sucked me in from the very first page. A recommended read! Please note that an ARC was generously provided in exchange for an honest review of which this is both honest and completely voluntary.
AntoniaG More than 1 year ago
absolutely loved this story. Between Arabella and Nash, I'm not sure who I liked more. Nash with his uptight and sometimes dirty behaviour or Arabella and her madcap adventures. Great storyline and well rounded characters suck you in and hold you spellbound until the last page. It was so well written that I was even able to overlook the use of the word moist. For me that's saying something. It has everything. Light-hearted and sadness, hope and despair...
FizzaYounis More than 1 year ago
It's a lighthearted, humorous, and very entertaining historical romance novel. Lady Arabella does not fit into ton's life. She is spirited and love rescuing animals. She has no interest in hosting dinners or socializing with her peers, who clearly do not hold her in any regard. So she is happy spending time with her pets. Unfortunately, her mother does not like her "hobby". She wants to see her well-married. In fact, she wants for Lady Arabella to marry as soon as possible, not only that, also to marry someone who is rich and old. Her logic is that he will not live for long and then Arabella will be free to do as she pleases. Her mother's scheming leads to Arabella's wedding to Lord Clarendon aka Nash. Nash always thought he'd marry a biddable society miss. Who will be a perfect countess and never embarrass him in public. Arabella is the exact opposite. She argues, and do as she pleases with no respect for society's demands. And she loves animals, probably more than she will ever love him. But now that they're married they will have to try their best to get along with each other. Otherwise they will end up miserable. Therefore, he is willing to give her a chance. Hopefully she will learn to act according to her proper place in society. As a countess she must adhere to certain way of living no matter how much she despises it. Its an absolutely fantastic read. Two people who do not know each other well, and what little they know about one another isn't something they like, yet they find themselves married. Will they ever be able to find love or happiness or are they doomed to be in an unhappy relationship? I loved this book. It's one of the best historical novels I've read this year. I'd definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good historical fiction.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
London - 1820 Lady Arabella Danvers is in shock as the plump Earl of Pembroke prepares to propose to her. Thankfully, Lady Elizabeth and her cousin, Miss Caroline Davis, drop in to visit her which saves her. Arabella’s mother, Lady Melrose, keeps pressuring her to spend time with the odious Earl. His is the third proposal she has turned down. Due to the illness and death of her father, Arabella has had just one season. As she is an only child, the estate has passed to a distant relative who is to arrive before long and become the new Earl of Melrose. Arabella's prime interest is caring for injured animals that she finds and when they have healed, she finds homes for them. Nash, the Earl of Clarendon, encounters Arabella in the park and begs him to rescue a cat that is stuck up a tree. Despite his allergies to them, he agrees. By the time he returns the cat to her, he is totally disheveled and irritated. When they see one another again at a ball, they both accidentally met in a darkened library where they are found in an innocent but compromising position which prompts Nash to offer for Arabella’s hand. Neither of them wants to marry even though Nash had been ready to propose to a wealthy heiress whose money would fill his empty coffers. Arabella’s late father had spent money from her dowry leaving it rather lean. But, marry they do and to find they butt heads more often than not. Can a marriage of people with different views on life be a success? Can they learn to give and take? This is a good story but I found it hard to like Nash as he is a hard-headed, demanding person who tends to boss Arabella. She, on the the other hand, has been fairly sheltered during her life and is a bit on the immature side. However, I’m sure readers will enjoy the story as they stumble through the early days of their marriage. Copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
JenB2725 More than 1 year ago
such a fun and exciting new tale. Callie knows how to weave a couple that have such chemistry in a love hate relationship and to many animals. Nash wants a mild manner woman to become his bride and it is not Arabella. she is head strong and has a love for animals. Plus he's allergic to cats! what kind of life could they have together? but the wrong peole witnessing them in a compromising position has them rushing off to the alter and learning about each other afterwards. they have a passion amungst each other but will it be enough to keep a marriage going? tempers rise and furr will fly in this hilarious tale.
HeyerF4n More than 1 year ago
The Social Outcast and the Proper Earl 4.5* Lady Arabella Danvers is in no hurry to get married and with her interest in caring for injured creatures is considered an oddity in society. However, her mother Lady Melrose, who has kept their precarious financial state from her daughter is pushing wealthy elderly men in her way. Arabella has already declined several proposals of marriage and has every intention of doing the same to Lord Pembroke, who is showing all the signs of an impending proposal. Lady Melrose is not prepared to see her daughter turn down another suitor and comes up with a plan for Lord Pembroke and Arabella to be caught in a compromising position, thus forcing the situation. Her plan goes awry though and instead Nash, the Earl of Clarendon finds himself caught in her trap, betrothed to a woman who is totally unsuited to the role of his countess. I really enjoyed this book, the only things that jarred slightly for me was the use of some Americanisms eg. "honey" and "critter". I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Didn't hate it. Didn't love it. Just average.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nash and Arabella and kind of thrown together and get married very quickly. She has a lot of sick animals she cares for and he wants a proper wife. But everything works and they get their happy ever after!