Lady Mercedes “Mercy” Heath has since put the notion that she would either die a spinster or marry a man she would never love. But, when she meets Wesley Renshaw, a man who is interested in marrying one of her friends, why is that she can’t stop thinking about him, or that he can’t stop thinking about her? The premise of Capturing the Earl leaves one absolutely in love, especially when you find that the romance between Mercy and Wesley are simply made for each other, you just can’t help but love their romance.
Book: Capturing the Earl by A.S. Fenichel
Series: The Wallflowers of West Lane #3 (Book One Review, Book Two Review)
Publication Date: January 26, 2021
(Thank you NetGalley for this e-ARC in exchange for an honest review)
**Happy release day!! I did receive it early so thank you again NetGalley!**
Tags: Adult, romance, enemies to lovers
Links: Goodreads | Ebook | Paperback | Hardback | Audiobook
Read: January 18, 2021 to January 23, 2021
The friendship of four young ladies has created an indestructible bond to protect one another from the perils of love and marriage…
After the demise of her friend’s disastrous marriage, Mercedes Parsons isn’t about to let the widowed Wallflower of West Lane, Lady Aurora Radcliff, undertake another perilous trip to the altar. At least, not before the bridegroom-to-be is thoroughly investigated. If only Mercy could stop her uncharacteristic daydreaming about Wesley Renshaw’s charm, his intellect, his dashing good looks. After all, the earl has already set his sights on her best friend! She must keep her wits about her and avoid giving into temptation.
Wesley is both irritated and intrigued by the machinations of Mercy—He cannot let her cleverness and beauty distract him. He needs to marry her friend, Aurora, so he can reclaim his family’s ancestral home. A wrong he has hoped to right his entire life. Besides, who is penniless spinster Mercedes Parsons to decide whom he can and cannot marry? Yet while he admires her unwavering loyalty to her friends, he decides it’s high time the misguided woman had a dose of her own medicine. Two can play at this spying game. But they are both embarked on a dangerous charade. And it won’t be merely Mercy’s reputation at risk—or her heart on the line—as Wesley comes to the inescapable conclusion that he has found the right woman at exactly the wrong time.
Spoiler Free Review
Lady Mercedes “Mercy” Heath has since put the notion that she would either die a spinster or marry a man she would never love. But, when she meets Wesley Renshaw, a man who is interested in marrying one of her friends, why is that she can’t stop thinking about him, or that he can’t stop thinking about her?
The premise of Capturing the Earl leaves one absolutely in love, especially when you find that the romance between Mercy and Wesley are simply made for each other, you just can’t help but love their romance. Each time they are near each other, you can feel their chemistry written between the words and you truly fall in love with the both of them.
I gave Capturing the Earl five stars, absolutely loving the way Mercy stood strong when it came to her love for Wesley. She knew he was interested in marrying her dearest friend, therefore forcing down her emotions in order for her friend to find love, but in the end, she found love herself. And Wesley was an absolute gentleman. He wasn’t at all forceful or mean, but kind and caring and you can see the way he cared about Mercy dearly throughout the whole book.
Capturing the Earl shows you that you can change your mind when it comes to your happiness and both Wesley and Mercy both found happiness in each other at the end. Especially Mercy who is too kindhearted for her own good and Wesley just wanted to show her that love truly exists and that freedom exists in marriages as well. I loved them together. Even though they fought hard throughout the book to fight off any connection, it seems as though you can’t truly fight chemistry when there is love behind it.
The love between Mercy and Wesley was absolutely heartfelt and you know that Mercy finally deserves the love that she deserves. I felt truly so happy for her and throughout the book, it was like I could feel her emotions, both positive and negative. I enjoyed reading from both Wesley and Mercy’s point of view because you can really see their thought process and enjoy how they feel for each other.
Capturing the Earl was an absolutely fantastic book and I highly recommend picking it up.
Thank you again to NetGalley for providing me an ARC in exchange for an honest review
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