Jun 8, 2020

In Bed with the Earl by Christi Caldwell Review

In Bed with the Earl
Lost Lords of London #1
By Christi Caldwell
Release Date: March 17th, 2020
Source: Purchased myself

Christi Caldwell, USA TODAY bestselling author of the Wicked Wallflowers series, combs London’s underground and finds romance and danger for a missing lord and the lady who loves him.

To solve a mystery that’s become the talk of the ton, no clues run too deep for willful reporter Verity Lovelace. Not even in the sewers of London. That’s precisely where she finds happily self-sufficient scavenger Malcom North, lost heir to the Earl of Maxwell. Now that Verity’s made him front-page news, what will he make of her?

Kidnapped as a child, with no memories of his well-heeled past, Malcom prefers the grimy spoils of the culverts to the gilded riches of society. Damn the feisty beauty who exposed the contented tosher to a parade of fortune-hunting matchmakers. How to keep them at bay? Verity must pretend to be his wife. She owes him.

The intimacy of this necessary arrangement—Verity and Malcom thrust together in close quarters—soon sparks an irresistible heat. But when the charade ends, the danger begins. Will love be enough to protect them from a treacherous plot devised to ruin them?
*Book I purchased myself*

There is always one author that is guaranteed to reduce me to tears because of her powerful stories and that is Christi Caldwell, but I always live in denial that I would be able to get through a book without turning blubbering mess, and yet here I am, a sobbing mess! But In Bed with the Earl just hit, the story of a child being ripped from his parents for personal vendetta honestly just kills me. 

When it comes to the characters, you cannot help but like Malcom, his character has been built by the harsh conditions that he has lived, which makes him brutal in parts, but as you continue throughout the book you see his vulnerable side, especially when it comes to  Verity. 

When you meet Verity you think that she is way over her head with life! While taking care of her sister, the incorrigible Livvie with the help of the Bertha their maid, she is struggling to not only keep their heads above water but keep her job as a journalist at The Londoner, though another reporter keeps stealing her work. But her latest mission is to track down the missing Earl of Maxwell. 

As I said before In Bed with the Earl is such a heart-wrenching story, and it is written in a style that I have only ever experienced with Christi Caldwell, and I sure this new Lost Lords of London series will fast become a favorite. 

I give In Bed with the Earl 5 stars

USA Today Bestselling author, Christi Caldwell blames Judith McNaught's "Whitney, My Love," for luring her into the world of historical romance. While sitting in her graduate school apartment at the University of Connecticut, Christi decided to set aside her notes and try her hand at writing romance. She believes the most perfect heroes and heroines have imperfections and she rather enjoys tormenting them before crafting a well-deserved happily ever after! 

Christi makes her home in Southern Connecticut where she spends her time writing, chasing around her feisty six-year-old son, and caring for her twin princesses in training!

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