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  • Earl of Wainthorpe

  • Wicked Earls' Club, Book 3 (Seductive Scoundrels 8)
  • By: Collette Cameron
  • Narrated by: Joff Manning
  • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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Summary

Could you ever love the unrepentant rake who won you in a wager? 

He didn’t gamble on losing his heart when he won her at the gaming tables. 

Pierce, the Earl of Wainthorpe has finally thwarted his worst enemy. Except he can’t revel in his victory after winning his foe’s ward in a winner-takes-all wager. If Pierce refuses to assume Bianca Salisbury’s guardianship, the fiery-haired beauty with a matching temper may very well find herself sold to the highest bidder.  

The shameful secret she guards makes it impossible to love a rogue. 

Desperate to escape her blackguard cousin, Bianca Salisbury ventures to London to find a husband or employment. Instead, she’s bartered to a notorious rakehell. She either risks being compromised and accepts The Earl of Wainthorpe’s protection, or flees him and her guardian. But without money and a place to go, she fears she’ll face the same tragic fate as her mother.  

Caution: This romance features a sexy, irredeemable scoundrel determined to thumb his nose at the haut ton, a saucy country miss unafraid to speak her mind but terrified of even a hint of scandal, a unlikely aristocratic matchmaker, a trio of busybody sisters you’ll adore, and a very pregnant calico that is convinced humans are only around for her convenience.  

For a pause-resisting historical romance novel brimming with Regency England’s rakish dukes and rapscallion lords, buy this passionate adventure sprinkled with suspense and humor. You won’t be able to put it down.

©2018 Wendy Herrington (P)2018 Wendy Herrington

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Excellent Narration.

This was my first Collette Cameron novel and my first introduction to the Wicked Earl's Club. It works well as a stand alone story.
It is quite a charming read. Pierce is a very endearing character and not wicked at all. I enjoyed the activity surrounding the bet at the beginning of the novel and Bianca's interactions with the earl's sisters. However I would have liked more drama or suspense with Bianca's cousin, Fairfax, to liven up the story after Bianca becomes the earl's ward.

I loved the narration. I thought that the characters were all excellently performed and it was very easy to listen to. I would definitely listen to more books performed by Joff Manning.

This was a lovely Regency romance and I would look forward to reading more by the author although I found it annoying that American words were used instead of English e.g diapers. The inaccuracies annoy me as they have the immediate effect of pulling me out of the story's time and place. The phrase 'didn't have a pence' rather than a 'penny' also stood out.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.


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  • 02-08-18

A fun period romp!

If you're into bodice-ripping tales of rakish aristocrats, rapscallion lords, and fulsome damsels - with a dash of humour - this is the series for you. No need to start from the beginning of the series, you can jump straight in here. The narrator's rich and deep English voice is an extra treat!

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Sweet & mostly clean with bursts of sexual tension

With a series title like The Wicked Earls' Club, I expected the book to be a little bit naughtier than it was. To be fair, the story is sweet. Pierce and Bianca undeservedly exist on the fringes of the haute ton. Their personal histories may be more scandalous, the reality of them is more scandal-less (despite a lot of scandal potential). In fact, despite the suggestion sexual tension between the two, and the overall compatibility, the story is quite clean. The story focused more on the gentle simmer of love between two bruised souls.

I enjoyed the story but I do wish there was a little more "wicked".

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • Laurenlovesbooks
  • 02-03-19

Wicked and Lovely

I loved listening to this book! The story was well written and well narrated. I was pulled into the story and felt like I was a member of the cast. Pierce and Bianca are a perfect match for wits and stubbornness and so much more. I absolutely loved hearing their story unfold. It was fun to hear about some other characters from previous books and other stories by the author, although if you hadn't read them you might not have caught the name drops. I would definitely recommend this book!! I can't wait to read the rest of the series.

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  • alias11
  • 23-07-18

Enjoyable Regency Romance

I really enjoyed this story, and the fact that it was told from the hero's point of view. I loved the two main characters, as they both had tragedy in their past, but were strong and persevering. How horrible as a young woman to be foisted upon an uncaring male relative, and be subject to insult and injury without recourse! I loved the way the Earl proved himself to be a hero, eventually falling for the heroine despite his belief that he wanted to remain unfettered. From the start, he set himself out to be a true guardian, making sure she had a safe place to live, proper clothes, and even a lady's maid...all on his dime. No matter what the reputation he had or encouraged, he was more like a guardian angel.

I enjoyed the narration. It was a nice change from the predominantly female point of view. Mr. Manning's delivery was smooth, natural, and well paced. I would happily listen to other books he narrated.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • HeatherY
  • 18-07-18

Enjoyable Sweet Romance

Pierce, the Earl of Wainthorpe, lost a loved one at a young age under violent circumstances, and he's spent years plotting his revenge. At a high stakes card game with the man responsible, the man ups the ante and bets the guardianship of his young cousin, fiery Bianca Salisbury. Knowing that Bianca could be gambled away by the villain the next night, Pierce accepts the stakes. When Bianca finds her fate in the hands of a known rake, she fears her reputation will be ruined.

I really enjoyed this sweet romance! The beginning was suspenseful and the card game had me on pins and needles. The tension between Pierce and Bianca was palpable, without any explicit scenes. There were some funny moments, especially Bianca's sewing skills, and I wish the three sisters had more page time! It's a sweet romance I'd definitely recommend.

The narration was done well, with different voices for each character. He was a pleasure to listen to and pulled me right into the story. I requested a copy of the audiobook, and I'm voluntarily leaving a review.

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  • Dee
  • 08-07-18

Wicked Earl's? Yes, please.

Regency romances are one of my favorite book genre's. This one was really well-done.

The wicked Earl in question was only bad on the surface. It served him well on his vendetta's but caused quite a lot of friction with his new ward. It made for a very delightful read.

I absolutely loved the narrator. I honestly can't recall if Manning is male or female; the presentation for both was exceptional.

If there are other books in this series, I'm all in.

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  • SpokaneBecky
  • 16-09-21

So so...

This was an easy read. The writing was fair, and the characters were fleshed out. It just fell a little flat.

"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 17-08-21

Historical romance!!

Loved it! Sensual and sexy! Slowbuilding romance between a rake and his new ward! Narrator Joff Manning..... Good job👌

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  • B.McGrath
  • 28-07-21

savior

The heroine set a merry chase for the hero until SHE caught him!!! Sweet story worth your listen. I voluntarily listened to a free copy of this and am giving an honest review. The narrator did a great job bringing the characters and story to life.

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  • Starrynite20121
  • 10-05-21

Earl of Wainthorpe

Collette has written a truly heartfelt love story. It is of Pearce and Lily. They were an amazing couple. I enjoyed this audiobook but have also read the book. I hope you decide to read/listen to this awesome regency book.

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  • Sherron
  • 20-03-19

reformed rake

A rake intent on revenge ends up with a ward and falls in love. only the ward thinks he's just like her uncle - untrustworthy. He has to change his ways if he wants to win her over.

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  • Anissa
  • 27-02-19

Truly enjoyed listening to the novel!

I Loved this book. I enjoyed listening to this novel. I love that Collette Cameron participated. I am excited to listen to the others!

The Earl of Wainthorpe, Pierce is half Munda (his mother was a Munda Princess) and half English. When he was young a soldier killed his mother. That soldier is now a Baron and guardian of Bianca Salisbury. During a game, (which Pierce is sure to win) Pierce bets more money than the Baron has. Pierce has him dead to rights by buying up all the baron's debt and won't stop until the man is ruined. What Peirce wasn't expecting was the baron wagering his ward. Now Pierce knows he must win and he must take over guardianship so that he can protect Bianca from the wretched man. He vows to protect her, but who will protect his heart! Bianca hides her feeling behind her witty bantering, yet is very afraid what happened to her mother will happen to her. She fights the attraction but knows what her heart wants. Bianca also has some hilarious talents: she can sew her clothes from the darndest things. You will enjoy this Wicked Earl immensely!

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