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Title: Someone to Love

Author: Mary Balogh

Series: Westcott

Book: #1

Genre: Romance, Historical Romance, Regency, Historical Romance

Publisher: Piatkus

Published: 8th November 2016

Goodreads Rating: 4.0

My Rating: 2/5

“ARC given for an honest review”

Humphrey Westcott, Earl of Riverdale, has died, leaving behind a fortune that will forever alter the lives of everyone in his family—including the daughter no one knew he had…

Anna Snow grew up in an orphanage in Bath knowing nothing of the family she came from. Now she discovers that the late Earl of Riverdale was her father and that she has inherited his fortune. She is also overjoyed to learn she has siblings. However, they want nothing to do with her or her attempts to share her new wealth. But the new earl’s guardian is interested in Anna…

Avery Archer, Duke of Netherby, keeps others at a distance. Yet something prompts him to aid Anna in her transition from orphan to lady. As London society and her newfound relatives threaten to overwhelm Anna, Avery steps in to rescue her and finds himself vulnerable to feelings and desires he has hidden so well and for so long.

First Sentences

Despite the fact that the late Earl of Riverdale had died without having made a will, Josiah Brumford, his solicitor, had found enough business to discuss with his son and successor to be granted a face-to-face meeting at Westcott House, the earl’s London residence on South Audley Street.

My thoughts

After reading the blurb I was intrigued to read this book. With an orphan girl and an earl, what can go wrong with this paring? This is the first book that I have read by Mary Balogh. I heard really great things about her books but this one was a huge let down for me. I couldn’t really point out what was wrong with the book but couldn’t bring myself to feel any emotions for the characters. There was so much that happened in the book but the story telling part was a little too stale for me. It was slow and lukewarm pace.

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