I was given Marrying the wrong Earl By Callie Hutton for a fair an honest review.
Summary: Lady Arabella Danvers is happy with her life just the way it is. She is free to be herself and take care of broken and abandoned animals. Her mother is desperate for her to marry, and has decided to take things into her own hands. There is just one little problem with her plan.
Nash, the Earl of Clarendon has determined it is time to take a wife. He has selected a woman to whom he intends to propose. However, the annoying Lady Arabella has stumbled into his life at the wrong time, and in the wrong place.
But he of all people should know if Lady Arabella is involved, plans will go awry.
This book is book 2 in a series and can be read as a stand alone.
This book would have been good except for the hero. He ruined everything, There I said it. Now let me explain……
Firstly, this book is basically a forced marriage trope (that’s a trope, right? Well it should be if it isn’t.) and could possibly be an enemy to lover’s trope. Depending upon how you look at it
So basically, Lady Arabella’s mother ensures her daughter is going to marry an earl, unfortunately not the Earl she wanted. Arabella ends up marrying Nash the Earl of Clarendon. What I loved was how Arabella like to help animals she would rescue any stray and try to nurse them back to health, she even read books on veterinary medicine to help her gain knowledge on the subject. I also like that she liked to argue with the hero. I think when the heroine and hero have that kind of friction and it’s done right it makes the book good. The arguing was done right in this book to a point.
Nash needed to marry a wealthy heiress which he had all picked out until Arabella was latterly thrown on him. Unluckily for him she turned out (unknown to her) to be poor. There was a point in the story when Arabella wanted to hit him over the head with something, preferably a rock while I thought it was funny at first. I honestly, I became all for that toward the end of the book.
While this book had a lot of promise with a good idea it fell short when the hero started acting like a total asshole. HE HATED HER ANIMALS. I mean repeatedly he stated how he hated him, and how he thought her helping animals was unbecoming. He would be basically being little her and that turned me against him. I could understand it being an issue to create tension but he took it too far. Arabella came off at times like a good strong heroine and other times like a whiny simpleton who would argue over the stupidest things.
As hard as I tried to like this book, the hero made it totally unlikeable by flip flopping being kind and loving to the heroine on second then telling her, her wanting to help animals was stupid and she wasn’t a good countess.
Over all the hero being a totally asshole for 90% of the book totally put me off While the writing was good and the idea was great. The hero left me with such dislike for it.
I gave this book 2 stars on good reads because I just can’t stand anyone who hates animals.