The Earl's Inconvenient Wife

The Earl's Inconvenient Wife

by Julia Justiss

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ISBN-13: 9781335635006
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 02/19/2019
Series: Sisters of Scandal , #2
Edition description: Original
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Long before embarking on romantic adventures of her own, Julia Justiss read about them, transporting herself to such favourite venues as ancient Egypt, World War II submarine patrols, the Old South and, of course, Regency England. Soon she was keeping notebooks for jotting down story ideas. When not writing or traveling, she enjoys watching movies, reading and puttering about in the garden trying to kill off more weeds than flowers.

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The Earl's Inconvenient Wife 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Regina_Devour_That_Book 2 days ago
A sweet romance to get lost in! This is a tender and emotional read with some unrequited desire that had me eating up the delicious sexual tension that poured off Gifford. I was just disappointed that it took a long time for Temperance to come around. Emotionally detached, absent parents create fathomless heartache for their loved ones and that's always difficult to see, especially in stories that capture the raw pain and endless disappointment like in Temperance's experience, but I wasn't expecting Gifford to be the overlooked and unappreciated son, and in this they were a steadfast support for each other. A solid romance that's more comfortable than thrilling.
HeyerFan1 3 days ago
An Enchanting Story Loved this story; good plot, engaging characters and an unexpected twist after the wedding takes place.
MoniqueD 4 days ago
Temperance Lattimar is helping her twin sister Prudence for the latter's departure for Bath, where Pru hopes to find a husband. Temper refused to follow; a husband doesn't figure in her future. Temper intends to remain a spinster and, with the family's scandalous reputation, it's all but a certainty. However, her father make it crystal-clear that she is to have that Season in London. Gifford Newell, a long-time friend of her brother Gregory, comes up with a suitable idea: Giff's godmother, the redoubtable Lady Sayleford with the spotless reputation, might be able to ease Temper's introduction into Society. But the wise old lady insists Gifford be available to offer Temper his protection when the ton's vultures attack. This detail doesn't suit either Giff and Temper much, as they have recently begun to see each other differently than mere friends. I had not even turned the last page of A Most Unsuitable Match, the previous book, that I needed to read Temper's story. Temper is a remarkable heroine; she's extremely outspoken, doesn't want to be at the mercy of any man, and she has a sound plan to live a full life as a spinster. Giff respects and admires her, but marriage is not in his immediate future and, if it were, it would be with a woman of impeccable background, and able to smoothly blend in a politician's world. Julia Justiss' sublime prose reigns supreme once again, and her outstanding dialogues are works of art where all the passion the hurt, the determination of Temper shine through. I was thrilled to finally learn everything about the sorry state of affairs with regards to the Sisters of Scandal's parents. Temper a brilliant character, one of the most compelling I have ever read. She is so brave in the face of adversity, she is immeasurably strong, and I felt that Giff paled by comparison; up until the end of the book, I felt rather indifferent towards him. I also started wondering if the publishers require that the author repeatedly state the main trope in the narrative; I got tired of reading about Temper being Giff's "best friend's little sister", and I wonder if it was the reason why I didn't feel the sparks between the protagonists. It reached a point where I began asking myself if Giff would have behaved as honourably towards Temper had she been any other young woman. It's also a strange thing to say for a romance, but in a way I wished that Temper could have fulfilled her initial dream, even though things turned out for the best eventually. There are quite a few wonderful characters, and I hope that some of them will feature in Ms. Justiss' upcoming books, particularly Lord Theo and Emma, both of whom I adored. Although THE EARL'S INCONVENIENT WIFE was not quite what I had anticipated, Temper was even more awe-inspiring than I hoped, and her story exceeded my expectations.
Amber Mancebo 5 days ago
If it's historical romances you crave look no further cause JJ delivers! She references characters from other books (of her's) I've read which makes them more enjoyable for me and keeps me turning the pages till the end; although I must admit I'm disappointed when it ends :) I look forward to reading more!