Author: Jennifer Haymore
Published: April 1st 2014
Source: Copy given by author for honest review
Genre: Historical Romance
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Caution: May contain spoilers
Beatrice Reece, Lady Fenwick, has retired from polite society. Everyone knows her late husband treated her abominably, and she simply cannot bear the whispers of the ton. But it's the night of London's premier masquerade ball—and Beatrice's one chance to revel in anonymity. She hopes no one will recognize her beneath her mask, not even the sinfully sexy stranger across the room who holds her captive in his gaze.
Andrew Sinclair would know beautiful Beatrice anywhere from the gentle sway of her hips, the richness of her hair and the lushness of her body. When he asks her to dance, the attraction is instant and all-consuming. The only woman he's ever truly wanted is finally in his arms. But when the clock strikes twelve, will this one reckless night fade into the morning light?
This book.... oh this BOOK.... you guys.
I'm gonna just chill out for a moment here. *breathe in, breathe out* Okay. All better now.
So, I picked up this book because I thought, oh, this oughta be a sweet story... not realizing it was a novella. The story starts strong, and the romance hits you like a truck, but in a good way. I love how Andrew knew who she was, and how much he cared for her; I equally loved how Beatrice fell for him before the masks came off. And when the masks do come off? Well, now that's amazing, but I'm not saying any more than that.
One Night with an Earl took place basically in less than 24 hours, showing that even the shorter stories can pack a lot of feeling. Andrew was to swoon for and I could relate so much to Beatrice. I can't get enough of Jennifer Haymore's books. I've read three of her stories so far and they're all just amazing. This one, though, is my absolute favorite. I seriously kept picking it up again and again to read my favorite parts. It was just THAT GOOD. And? I'll probably never stop wanting to pick it up. A simply MUST read.