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Captivating the Cynical Earl by Catherine Tinley | #BlogTour #BookReview @catherinetinley @HarlequinBooks @rararesources #ARC #HistoricalRomance

He did not believe in love, but life was about to give him a second chance.

Captivating the Cynical Earl is a lovely story about opening up for love after abandonment.

Our thanks to the author, Harlequin, and Rachel Random Resources for the advanced reader’s copy. 

Book Details

Print Length: 288 pages
Harlequin Historical (July 27, 2021)

Book Description

The cool, aloof earl

And the enchanting lady

For Jack Beresford, Earl of Hawkenden, emotional entanglements are the path to pain. But when his brother brings his new wife and her best friend to his country home, everything changes. Lady Cecily Thornhill is both vibrant and beautiful, and Jack finds himself increasingly captivated by her sunny nature. Yet he must resist her charms, for in a month she’ll be gone—unless his frozen heart thaws before then…

From the Publisher’s Blurb


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Jack, the Earl of Hawkenden, had a difficult childhood with very little attention and affection. Everyone he had ever loved abandoned him, safe for his younger brother Tom.

When Tom got married in haste without even consulting him, Jack felt angry and bereft. He decided the bride was an unscrupulous gold-digger and that he needed to rescue his brother from her.

Cecily was the best friend of Tom’s wife and got caught in Jack’s fury. They start on the wrong foot but slowly get to know each other and become close.

I loved how Cecily dealt with Jack’s unreasonable opinions; she was strong and a true lady through it all. Jack was an honorable man who needs to face the ghosts in his closet and move on. Cecily was his perfect match. A person that could see deeper than the surface and give him a loving hand.

I’m a fan of slow-burn romance, relationship-focused stories, and Captivating the Cynical Earl was a charming read.

Disclosure: I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

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About the Author

Catherine Tinley writes witty, heartwarming Regency love stories for Harlequin Mills & Boon. She has loved reading and writing since childhood, and has a particular fondness for love, romance, and happy endings.

After a career encompassing speech & language therapy, Sure Start, maternity campaigning and being President of a charity, she now manages a maternity hospital. She lives in Ireland with her husband, children, and dog

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