The Wicked Earl’s Widow by Aubrey Wynne was an okay read, that for me, fell a little shot, but saved itself at the end.
Not my first read from this author, so I was looking forward to reading this novella. From this author’s persvoice works, that I quite enjoyed, this short story was a mixed feels read for me.
So let’s get into it shall we.
This book starts out nice, smooth and entertaining. As the story moves forward and we get more into that world and the plot, things start to take a weird turn when the love interest shows up. Normally at this point, the romance portion of the plot kicks in, and we get all the melty feels, and the heat. But, that wasn’t the case, it felt flat and for me, never formed a realistic connection. For a book that’s presented as romance heavy, and to not deliver, was a let down, and a bit disappointing.
Now not all was lost, as the ending was a little bit of a shocker, and I’m glad the author went there. That took guts and it saved this read for me. Outside of the ending, I did like the side plots and the side characters. It created a nice balance that helped with the lacking romance.
Overall the story was good, it had promising elements, and it did keep my attention. I just wish the romance was just as strong, because it would have rounded out this story into something magical. But just remember that what I have problems with, you might not, so please take my recommendation and my approval that you will find something to love about this historical fiction.
-Review by @eawalsh