The Earl Next Door book review

The Earl Next Door
The Bachelor Lords of London #1

By: Charis Michaels

Releasing March 1, 2016
Avon Impulse

I give highest marks to Charis Michaels for her new book The Earl Next Door. She has used plot elements and obstacles to the HEA that are out of the ordinary.

We first meet a Maggie Smith-esque marchioness who takes Piety under her wing and forms an unlikely friendship with Piety’s elderly black servant. Piety has fled from New York to London with only Tiny for company to escape not just the requisite one, but a pack of repulsive sibling suitors not to mention a harridan of a mother.

In his former life, Trevor, the earl of the title, was the right hand man of a Greek slumlord when not caring gently for his late invalid mother. He’s doing his best to rid himself of human attachments, bad and good. Or he was until Piety shows up in his music room.

Loved the couple, the supporting cast, and the plot.  A very well-done debut.

Michaels also introduces us to the hero of the next installment of her Bachelor Lords of London series. Can’t wait.

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About the book:

Charis Michaels makes her Avon Impulse debut with the first book in her new historical romance series, The Bachelor Lords of London…featuring a brooding earl and the American heiress who charms him.

 American heiress Piety Grey is on the run. Suddenly in London and facing the renovation of a crumbling townhouse, she’s determined to make a new life for herself—anything is better than returning to New York City where a cruel mother and horrid betrothal await her. The last thing she needs is a dark, tempting earl inciting her at every turn…

Trevor Rheese, the Earl of Falcondale, isn’t interested in being a good neighbor. After fifteen years of familial obligation, he’s finally free. But when the disarmingly beautiful Piety bursts through his wall—and into his life—his newfound freedom is threatened…even as his curiosity is piqued.

Once Piety’s family arrives in London, Falcondale suddenly finds himself in the midst of a mock courtship to protect the seductive woman who’s turned his world upside down. It’s all for show—or at least it should be. But if Falcondale isn’t careful, he may find a very real happily ever after with the woman of his dreams…

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Author Info

CHARIS MICHAELS is thrilled to be making her debut with Avon Impulse. Prior to writing romance, she studied Journalism at Texas A&M and managed PR for a trade association. She has also worked as a tour guide at Disney World, harvested peaches on her family’s farm, and entertained children as the “Story Godmother” at birthday parties. She has lived in Texas, Florida, and London, England. She now makes her home in the Washington, D.C.-metro area.


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2 thoughts on “The Earl Next Door book review

  1. Hey, Frances, it’s Charis Michaels. Just wanted to drop you a line and THANK YOU for reviewing the EARL NEXT DOOR….I’m glad you enjoyed the book and the hero of the next book, the VIRGIN AND THE VISCOUNT. Love your blog (and the title) and hope to be back in the future (!). — Best, Charis

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