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In Bed with the Earl (Lost Lords of London, #1) 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 HimTo 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 HimThe 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

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 pick up her laptop to try her hand at romance She believes the most perfect heroes and heroines have imperfections, and she rather

10 thoughts on “In Bed with the Earl (Lost Lords of London, #1)

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    In Bed with the Earl Lost Lords of London Series 1Christi Caldwel date 03 17 2020Publisher Montlake Romance Blurb 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 My review What a lost heir to do once reinstituted to his right place when a woman is seeking out his secrets Oh my It was a pages turner read, why I could not read it previously, I needed a free day devoted to this story.Just a few sentences in Percival s story and my heart was bleeding for him and the childhood he had been robbed once he became Malcom North.Malcom is no the sensible heir of an earldom, he has become a ruthless and merciless king of the underworld Surviving the gutters, he has been stripped of any innocence and kindness he might have left after the brutal upbringing he was given.Despite his apparent coldness, he is not the icy blooded monster everyone appears to think he has become In his own way, even if he keeps everyone at arm s length, he shows concern for the weakest under his protection Over the years, he has gleaned a bunch of broken souls and risk takers, and whatever he might told himself, they are his kin and from all those he has won their indefectible loyalty.Verity, without having the same dark past than Malcom, was not cuddled in a classically portrayed family, she had been shunned for her mother s sins, whose sin was to have loved and trusted the wrong man A man who loved them too, but too weak to fully take care of them Why at the young age of twelve she became her remaining family only support From then, she worked her skin to elevate her circumstances, alas it is well known women were seen as not fit for intellectual labors And even if she is not one to cover, proving women s worth is a challenge And it is not prepared for the worst of the city, she runs head held high in the sewer and whatever are her mistakes, she fights like a hellion.Both have experienced a good life with confort or some until they find themselves with nothing left and must fend for themselves or sank down.Now together, they need to find their right place, she the illegitimate daughter and a woman, striving for acceptance in a world made by men for men and he the Earl raised in the slums of the city, to seek his bearing among his peers Their story is one of small trusts won one at a time, until these morph to a deeper sentiment Yet, with the past looming over them and some shadowy figures still ready to pounce, will their burgeoning feelings be enough.As I came to learn with Mrs Christi Caldwell s work, she has it mapped out, her heroes have oft connection with previous works.And here, she does not disappoint, while her heroes have not been seen previously, they are linked to an other couple.You can perfectly read this first in a series as what it is a standalone story, yet as I have read Courting Poppy Tide, I confess I adored watching the couple of heroes finds its own epilogue.And what a sweet epilogue with the best revenge ever.I can only praise Mrs Christi Caldwell for her so very unique insight of the historical period, far from the ballrooms and closer to the real people She is the bearer of amazing tales which feed the reader a kaleidoscope of emotions.A 5 stars for this tale of approval and embracing one s true identity.A particular mention for the cover which reflects perfectly the story said atmosphere, and the characters descriptions.I was granted an advance copy through Netgalley by the publisher Montlake Publishing I also preordered my own.Here is my true and unbiased opinion.https www.facebook.com 429830134272

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    4.5 stars Christi Caldwell writes such deeply emotional stories, and this one is no exception Percival Northrup, heir to the Earl of Maxwell, is kidnapped as a child Renamed Malcom North, he grows up in the sewers of London as a tosher, someone who scavenges the sewers for lost treasure When he is discovered to be the new earl as an adult, everyone in Polite Society wants to know his story Verity Lovelace, the natural born daughter of an aristocrat, is barely able to provide for her sister, her nurse, and herself from her job as a newspaper reporter To keep her position, she bargains to get the big story of the time the lost heir.Caldwell s stories always portray people struggling to deal with difficult circumstances Their loving relationship is the catalyst for a major improvement in their lives Malcolm is clinging to the things he knows because he has no real hope for the future He ends up caught between two worlds The same is true for Verity But together they conquer all There were quite a few tears shed before the end A lovely story written with great depth and sensitivity.

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    In Bed with the Earl is everything I have wanted in a love story but didn t know it The most imperfectly perfect characters tug at your heart strings in this tale of loss and love One of my favorite things about this book is the description of the characters Verity is describes as a short, larger breast and wide hipped woman that isgasp thirty years old Malcolm is described has having scars from his rough life and not quite classically handsome yes, Yes, YES I get so tired of the red haired, pale creamy complexion that floats like an angel wherever she goes and the man that is basically a Greek god come to life I didn t realized how much I was craving real life characters till this book Continuing to turn norms upside down, Verity is a bastard child of an Earl She is a working woman who is very proud of the humble life she had made for herself and her sister Bravo to Christi Caldwell for turning the typical Regency romance on its head I will admit it took me about a quarter of the way in to really get hooked to the story I had no previous knowledge of a tosher and it took a bit of time to figure it all out Once I was settled into who all the characters were I was hooked Thank you to NetGalley and Montlake Romance for the advance copy All opinions are my own.

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    Wow, in my opinion, this has got to be one of the best stories Christi Caldwell has ever written Malcolm and Verity s story is filled with doing whatever it needs to survive, righting wrongs, memories returned, accepting the future, and oh, so much Malcolm is a hero like no other and even in his rage, he had my heart and I just wanted to hold him Verity is a total spitfire and I absolutely adored her This is a story that will grip your interest from page one and with a couple of twists and turns that you never see coming, you will get to the end with a full heart I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.

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    I didn t last than 25% in the book, it wasn t my cup of tea Sadly.Could nt connect with any of the characters and got somewhat confused here and there.

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    NetGalley Review All Opinions Are My Own What a fantastic start to a series I literally couldn t put it down, Verity Malcolm are just magnetic I will reread this book as I enjoyed it that much 5 Stars

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    Love, love Christi Caldwell and when I received the book I was screaming in joy In this new series Lost Lords of London we are introduced to Malcolm his father was an Earl and both his parents died when he was very young After their death little Malcolm was taken away from his home and taken to the bowels of london It was so heartbreaking to read about his Life in the Sewers and how he trained himself to be a step ahead of all the danger Verity is born a bastard and has to take care of her younger sibling, while working as reporter for The Londoner But because she is female she has to face hardships and needs a new good story that will keep her job, what is a better story then finding out who the lost Earl is I truly and enjoyed this book not only is it entertaining but full of secrets and adventure Still I enjoyed much of the book This was my first Christi Caldwell and I will definitely try her again This is the first book of the new series and is fine read as is However, I ve seen in many reviews that she has built a whole world of characters that appear throughout town If you ve read her prior books, I m sure some characters will look familiar.

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    ssshwearereading.wordpress.com 2019 1Christi Caldwell is back, baby Holy Moses I haven t been the biggest fan of Christi s latest books They have kind of fallen flat for me BUT this one makes up for them 100%.Verity is a flawless heroine She is magnetic, strong, and vibrant I could not help but instantly fall in love with her I was in her corner from page one Not only is she in animated character with an intricate backstory and elaborate personality, she is a developing character She breathes She is alive in the same way Christi s early Heart of the Duke heroines are alive.Malcom is a unique character It took me a bit longer to get on board with him than it did Verity, but at the same time, I was incredibly interested in his story Child kidnapped from privilege, raised in squalor, and then forced unwillingly back into the glittering peerage It s an intriguing story line, and Christi does it justice.I am a huge fan of the Caldworld I absolutely love the intricacy of relation I blame it on my fantasy loving heart I am always looking for who characters are in relation to each other, but I absolutely did NOT see these familial ties coming Maybe I m off my game, or maybe it s because it s been a good while since I have done a reread In any case, I was so surprised that I shouted, out loud My husband made that face You know the one The face people who aren t reading your book make when you visibly react to a book That s the one.I have not made a secret of the fact that I haven t loved Christi s latest books, the ones taking a walk outside of the peerage and into the street Not because I don t like those sorts of stories, I do, I just haven t really loved these particular books That being said, this one absolutely restores my faith I loved everything about this story Highly recommend.

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    This is a fabulous book It begins with a small child being kidnapped from his home Needless to say, I was entranced from the first page to the last Many years later we meet Verity Lovelace, a reporter seeking to find the lost Earl of Maxwell She enters the sewers of London in that search There she comes upon Malcolm North, tosher and the ruler of the sewer Trouble ensues and they wind up running for their lives Malcom is drawn to Verify and her strength and ability to stand up to him Verity wants to figure Malcom out They are drawn to each other like moths to a flame The characters are so well developed There are some wonderful secondary characters as well There was do much emotion that I could not put it down Mystery, danger, evil doers, lovable friends and family, and of course, love Can a strong willed woman born on the wrong side of the blanket and a man who has been wronged for the whole of his life, find happiness with each other You ll want to read this to find out I can t wait for the next book to read I was gifted this book by NetGalley and the publisher I am voluntarily reviewing My opinions are my own I highly recommend this book and give it five stars.

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    Verity has had to take care of herself for way too long Born a bastard with a younger sibling to care for, she has held tenaciously onto her career as a reporter for The Londoner However, all that is jeopardy only because of her sex She needs not only a story, but the story that will keep her job, the story all of London wants to hear Who is the lost Earl Taken from his home as a young child, Malcolm has blocked all of his memories of growing up All he knows is the bowels of London Having done anything to survive the dirty streets, alone, he has made a name for himself in the sewers He has no interest in finding out his true past, or being forced back into the peerage I did enjoy Verity I m not going to lie though, I really don t like characters that are reporters It s just this personal preference, and probably the stereotypes from movies books of them invading privacy, being pushy, etc Verity isn t like that, but it probably kept me from loving her as much as I should have Shes a great character though Very caring, gentle with her family and loved ones, but fights tooth and nail for what she believes in I admired her ever so much in those beginning chapters where I was on the edge of my seat with what would happen She was very brave Yet as the story goes on, I wanted her to be, well for Malcolm Yes she talks to him, makes him feel safe enough to open up about his past, but I just felt like he needed from her More emotional attachment She does quite a few things to him that I don t love and he falls in love with her but I just didn t feel it as much as I should have.Malcolm I just LOVED in the first half of the book The first chapter sets up his kidnapping and it s just heartbreaking Learning about his life in the sewers, what he s done to survive, witnessing him training his body to the breaking point so he can always be one step ahead of all the danger in his lifeI drool for a hero like that His situation was made all the real to me because I recently finished the book Dirty Old London and had a much better imagining of what the underworld of London was like I was totally engaged the first 25% of the book I didn t want to put it down Which says even for Miss Caldwell s writing because the characters weren t even together for much of it Great character depth was built here with both of their backgrounds Then the next 25% I was even in love Their scenes together were amazing I was clearly seeing them, full bodied and detailed But after that, something started losing me It was like the characters started fading, losing their color They were finally in closer proximity but the character growth seemed to stall for me And I was waiting and waiting for that tension to come back and something to happen between them And waiting And waiting 90% of the book waiting And then when they finally have sex, it s after the heroine is injured and has a huge goose egg on her head Why is it always injured sex Lol.Still I enjoyed much of the book This was my first Christi Caldwell and I will definitely try her again This is the first book of the new series and is fine read as is However, I ve seen in many reviews that she has built a whole world of characters that appear throughout town If you ve read her prior books, I m sure some characters will look familiar.I was able to receive an ARC copy complimentary from netgalley Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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