Earl of Darby (Wicked Earls’ Club) (Once Upon A Widow Book 4) by Aubrey Wynne. This entire series has been stealing bit of my heart since book one and yet again I find a piece missing! I’ve been really enjoying all these stories and this one was no different in that regard. Once again this author completely hooked me from page one. This author and series has really opened my eyes for historical romance, you see I wasn’t much of a fan but that’s definitely changing now. The characters from start to finish completely drew me into their world and I couldn’t stop reading. Each character brings something unique to the storyline, everyone being complex and relatable. The storyline is well written and paced nicely never feeling rushed or lacking. Each character has a story to be told you won’t want to miss. I’m excited to see where the author takes readers next. Five stars and highly recommend.
Earl of Darby is the fourth book in Aubrey Wynne’s Once Upon A Widow series. It’s a historical romance with a bit of tragedy and mystery thrown in. The eponymous hero, Nicholas the Earl of Darby, is haunted by his fateful marriage that ended with his wife’s death on their wedding night. He is seeking revenge, struggling to trust any women after being lied to by his mother, and is generally a bit of a mess.
Hannah is more than a match for Nicholas and, when she is in danger of meeting a similar fate to his wife, his protective instincts kick in. With Hannah’s friendship with Nicholas’ young sister, Mattie, she is more than just a love interest and her character is developed and interesting.
Although part of a series, this book can work as a standalone. The series follows different characters in each book, with the characters then appearing as side characters in each other’s books. But if you enjoy this, you’ll love the others so you might as well read them! This one’s kind of a Christmas story but you could get away with reading it at other times of the year.
For me, this is a four star book. I’d recommend it to fans of regency stories, with a warning that it does feature rape and suicide.
i love a good regency novel and I indulge in them from time to time. Aubrey Wynne has hooked me with her writing and I can’t get enough! I was shocked with the beginning with this story but completely fell in love by the end! This story had so much heart and pain mixed in between but the journey and ending were so incredibly beautiful! This was such incredible story that just lifts your spirits and makes you want to consume all of Aubrey Wynne’s books!
Earl of Darby (Wicked Earls’ Club) (Once Upon A Widow Book 4) by Aubrey Wynne is a Historical Romance Story that I loved reading. I found myself lost in the pages. Historical Romance is one of my favorite genres. I love reading and imagining what it would have been like. This is definitely not my first read by this Author and not my last. Hannah and Nicholas. As Hannah is getting ready for her first season she learns the one she had a crush on has fallen for another. Nicholas isn’t seeking out anyone to marry he’s experienced a tragedy and is a bit thrown off when he feels an attraction to Hannah. Can these two act on there feelings for one another? Who will Hannah choose? Can Hannah and Nicholas have a future together? Find out what happens next in this must read. I can’t recommend not just this book but this Author as well. I look forward to reading more from this Author.
Earl of Darby by (Wicked Earls’ Club) by Aubrey Wynne is the fourth book in the Once Upon A Widow series. This book can be read as a standalone.
Aubrey Wynne is one of those authors that always knows how to create a great story and this is just another one to add to that list. It was quite a quick read but was easy to get lost in. Nicholas and Hannah were very likeable characters that you could not help but get behind.
The story was well developed and moved along with an easy pace. If you like historical fiction then this is a book for you. And for any fan of this author it is a book worth the read.
Earl of Darby (Wicked Earls’ Club) (Once Upon A Widow Book 4) by Aubrey Wynne
Earl of Darby (Wicked Earls’ Club) (Once Upon A Widow Book 4) by Aubrey Wynne takes readers to another time and place. This is part of an on going series but can be read as a standalone. This book starts out with a very sad experience for main character Nick Darby with the death of his first wife. It left him with a sense of revenge and changed his character and led to an interesting plot to occur in the main story. I loved his wit and humor though. Hannah who is originally introduced in one of the easier books is smart and graceful. She is sweet and kind. Her story begins in preparation of coming out to society. Darby and Hannah’s paths cross and Romance happens. It was a beautiful and light story. It was an easy read a d very enjoyable. I highly recommend it.
Even though this says book 4 you do not have to read the first three in order. You really should read the other books but the order isn’t necessary.
Wynne is a fantastic writer of historical romance. I love it! The Earl of Darby is full of fun surprises causing you to want to read without stopping, which makes this a quick and easy read.
Gowns, carriages, and social events abound in this historical romance. Nicholas has a haunted past he is trying to avenge. Hannah has marriage in mind. These two characters did not see the other coming their way. This story gives “fate” the spotlight, making this story funny as well as sweet and adventurous.
Recommend this story.
Reviewed by @shannonlovesbooks
The Earl of Darby (Wicked Earl’s Club) (Wicked Earl’s Christmas) is the fourth book in the Once Upon a Widow Series by Aubrey Wynne. I am really loving this historical romance series- they just seem to get better and better with each new release. There is plenty of drama, action, a little danger, some humorous moments, suspense, second chances, secrets, lies, intrigue, historical detail, passion, a little mystery, and of course- a wonderful romance.
Ms. Wynne proves herself to be an incredibly good storyteller- painting vivid imagery full of wonderful attention to detail. She brings her stories to life, giving her reader a very immersive experience. There was quite a lot going on in this book- but it was all superbly orchestrated into a smooth, captivating, and very enjoyable read.
Like with all her books, the characters are really well crafted- becoming ‘real’ individuals. This gives the whole story an extra level of believability. They were so easy to like, or detest (as in the case of a certain character)- again proving Ms. Wynne’s writing talents. Being able to get a reader to invest in some characters, while detesting others- is no easy task. But Ms. Wynne manages this, easily.
So, if you love regency romance, historical detail, wonderful characters, and a story that will pull you in and engage you from beginning to end- then this is definitely the book for you!
One of my favourites, for sure!
Thank you, Ms. Wynne!
Reviewed by @angelahayes
Earl of Darby (Once Upon a Widow #4 (and Wicked Earls’ Club) by Aubrey Wynne
This story starts with such a sad trauma for Nicholas and his late wife. This scene is what drives and motivates Nicholas. Hannah is bright and charming. Nicholas and Hannah have excellent chemistry. I love that they both got to tell the story from their point of view. I very much enjoyed this story!
Earl of Darby by Aubrey Wynne’s is the fourth book in Once Upon A Widow series or twenty first book in Wicked Earls’ Club series AND it is a Christmas story! I have read Aubrey’s work before so I knew that it should be good but in no universe did I imagine that her historical Christmas story would start with a suicide AND she pulled it off!
We have Earl of Darby and he has not celebrated Christmas for the last five years, since his wife committed suicide on their wedding night that was Christmas Eve! As you can imagine he has lost all trust in anyone female so the only interaction he has with them is when they are his mistresses … and then we have Hannah who is in her first season and she is a lovely young miss and she befriends earl’s shy young sister after Hannah’s brother introduces Hannah to his best friend, the earl.
The earl is supposed to keep an eye on Hannah and his own sister and of course he doesn’t think much of it until Hannah starts working her magic on him and everything changes … the road from revenge to new love is not an easy one and I admire how the writer spins the story. I welcome you into the world of Regency romance filled with holiday traditions … what bliss!