Earl of Sunderland (Wicked Earls' Club #4)


Christopher Roker never expected to become the Earl of Sunderland. When his older brother dies unexpectedly, Kit comes home from the order and brotherhood of the army to take up his new responsibilities and fend off title-hunting chits. Returning to the family estate for the summer should ease the tension, but meeting Lady Grace Beaumont simply makes things harder. As intriguing as Kit finds her, Grace is most unwilling to marry. Grace witnessed the death of her mother in childbirth, and in the subsequent weeks, months, and years took on the role of lady of the house, caring for her father and younger brother. Marriage would mean leaving her home and placing herself at risk with the need to bear an heir. While Kit sparks feelings she cannot deny, is she willing to risk her freedom for love, and if she does, will Kit choose Grace over the familiarity of the army?

A light historical romance, “Earl of Sunderland” is the fourth book in the Wicked Earls’ Club series and can be read as a standalone. The club itself does not play a major plot-moving role, but rather a setting for a couple of discussions and one sex scene. The romance in the book is a mixture of insta-love and slow-building romance. The conflict centers on their individual fears and is therefore very predictable and lacks depth. Fans of historical romance, who enjoy the manners, dress, and stage of the 1800s, will find this is a nice, sweet romance and good for those evenings when one wants to relax.

Sarah E Bradley