A Beastly Kind of Earl

By: Mia Vincy
Narrated by: Kate Reading
Series: Longhope Abbey, Book 2
Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
Categories: Romance, Regency
4.5 out of 5 stars (127 ratings)

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An outcast fighting for her future....

Thea Knight loves a spot of mischief. She especially loves her current mischief: masquerading as her sister, while finalizing her scheme to expose the dastardly knaves whose lies ruined her life.  

Then big, bad-tempered Lord Luxborough upends her game by maneuvering her into marriage. But it's her sister’s name on the license, so the marriage won’t be valid. Thea’s idea? Keep pretending to be her sister until she can run away. 

A recluse haunted by his past....

Rafe Landcross, Earl of Luxborough, has no love for mischief. Or marriage. Or people, for that matter. The last thing he wants is a wife - but if he marries, he’ll receive a large sum of much-needed money. 

Then he learns that Thea Knight is using a false name. Rafe’s idea? Pretend he doesn’t know her true identity, marry her, and send her packing once the money is his. 

A compelling attraction that changes their lives

But as passion ignites and secrets emerge, the mutual deception turns tricky fast. Rafe and Thea face irresistible temptations, unsettling revelations, and a countdown to the day when Thea must leave....

Fun, tender, and steamy, this Gothic-flavored historical romance tells of a fake marriage between a grumpy, scarred hero and a trickster heroine who reminds him how to play.

©2019 Inner Ballad Press (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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Amazing

I just loved listening to those 2 mischevious people discover themself and fall in love. you cannot help but love the heroine and the beastly hero. The storyline is clear and easy to follow even though there are many other characters and kate ready just bring the story to life. 5-star story, 5-star narration!!!!

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Love Love Love

What a GREAT story! Funny, romantic, heartbreaking and so satisfying...all rolled up with great characters. PLEASE AUDIBLE more Mia Vincy with the perfect Kate Reading. I can't recommend this book enough. Just go...buy...listen...enjoy!

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Absolute treat!

The best of romances are those with characters you come to love with unique personalities, and then lots and lots of both fun and/or heart-touching interaction and repartee. It’s best when conversations flow normally giving out information, without the usual inner monologues to explain everything basically twice. Mia Vince is rather new to me but I love her stories and her writing.

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A little boring and not enough romance

I really loved the first book but this one did not hold my attention or interest as the first one. Not enough romance and too many side plots such as the medicine developing. part. The pacing was odd at times and the overall plot was a little farfetched. But she is a talented writer and would not hesitate to read her next work.

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Right now I’m so sad!

Mia Vincy is a very engaging new author. Her heroines are so much fun. I am just sad that she only has two books out right now!

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Boring

A sham marriage between a woman and an Earl whose face is scarred from a jaguar attack. She is on a mission to get revenge on two men who played a foul trick on her that ruined her in the ton and made her family toss her out. I found this book to be downright tedious. I enjoyed the first book in the series, but this one was a dud. It was very confusing. From the very beginning I felt as if I had been dropped into an ongoing story and it did not make sense. The author is clever with dialog but the sequencing of the book is awful, in my opinion, and the pace is so slow I kept falling asleep. I don't know if this ended well or not because i had to stop listening due to extreme boredom.

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Delightful

I really enjoyed this new author’s first audiobook and was hoping more would appear. It’s so hard to find funny and intelligent historical romances.

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What a disappointment!

I loved Mia Vincy’s first book, and was really looking forward to her next effort. Unfortunately, this book lacked essentials such as a decent plot, believable characterization and the skills of a good editor. Even the enormously talented Kate Reading couldn’t redeem this book for me, and that’s saying something! I won’t give up totally on Ms Vincy; she’s set up the next book at the conclusion of this one, and perhaps the talent so evident in her first offering will reappear...here’s hoping! In the meantime, I wouldn’t waste a credit on it. :(

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Disappointed

After listening to the first book, I couldn’t wait to listen to this one. The narrator did an excellent job. The story itself is where I am disappointed. It’s not all bad. There are some really parts and at times I felt very connected to the main characters. Not as funny as the first book. There is quite a bit of angst in this book, especially toward the end. The first book I never experienced the frustration of wanting to slap characters and tell them they are idiots. There is one sex scene in this book and it wasn’t the best either. I was hoping for more steaminess. I will give her third book a listen whenever it becomes available. Hopefully it’ll be more like her first book and not this one.

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Disappointing after A wicked Kind of Husband

I struggled to get into this and then once I did I loved it. Then the pace changed and I thought it would never end. This book could have been two or three hours shorter. It makes me wonder if she had a word count. That being said I will read her again because I loved her debut novel- A Wicked Kind of Husband.