Disclosure. This post is a review of an e-book I was sent for free. All opinions are my own.
I have received a free e-copy of the book Wanted: An Earl for Hire by Tammy Andresen to review.
Here is the book blurb.
Just because this heiress can buy an earl of her very own, doesn’t necessarily mean that she should…
But then again, it’s not permanent. Just temporary. It’s more like an earl rental, really.
What’s the worst that might happen?
That’s what Miss Charlotte Pennington asks herself when she puts a notice in the paper. Her goal? To hire a lord to help her conduct an investigation into murder. And perhaps give her life it’s missing meaning. That’s not too much to ask is it? Surely there is an impoverished lord somewhere willing to help her. But when the handsome Earl of Westmoreland answers her ad, Charlotte didn’t count him being quite so dashing or mysterious. Does he know she’s the very heiress he’s been searching for?
But as the murder plot thickens so does the air between them. And Charlotte must answer the question…does she catch a murderer or allow herself to be caught by an earl?
Perhaps she should kiss him to find out…
If you are a regular follower of my blog, chances are you will have come across some of my reviews of Tammy Andresen titles. She is a very prolific author and publishes a new title nearly every month. I would call her books novellas, as although they are longer than short stories, they are still very quick to read.
So this time, we join at the start of a new series entitled Calling All Rakes, with a tale which has a slightly different twist to Tammy’s usual romantic genre, adding mystery to the mix.
The story set in 1837 starts with Charlotte Pennington, a wealthy spinster bluestocking who has been thwarted by Inspector Scully when she tried to glean information about the recent spate of murders. She comes up with the idea of placing a notice in the newspaper to hire a man to investigate on her behalf.
Meanwhile Tatum Tate has unexpectedly inherited the title of 6th Earl of Westmoreland along with a huge pile of debts. The only solution he can see will be to marry a rich woman but he doesn’t have a clue where to begin. As he mulls over the problem, he spots a notice in the paper “Wanted: Lord for hire”. Could the money from this job buy him some time?
So he goes along to answer the ad. But he wasn’t expecting it to have been placed by an unmarried woman. Nor was he imagining becoming an amateur detective. And she wasn’t envisaging such an attractive Lord.
Can Tate help Charlotte discover who the murderer is? And can he enlist her help in finding a rich wife? Will she keep her own inheritance a secret? Or does he already know? So many questions.
Wanted: An Earl for Hire is available on Amazon in both Kindle format and paperback. I’m loving Tammy’s foray into romantic mystery.
About the author
USA Today Bestselling Author, Tammy Andresen lives with her husband and three children just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. She grew up on the Seacoast of Maine, where she spent countless days dreaming up stories in blueberry fields and among the scrub pines that line the coast. Her mother loved to spin a yarn and Tammy filled many hours listening to her mother retell the classics. It was inevitable that at the age of 18, she headed off to Simmons College, where she studied English literature and education. She never left Massachusetts but some of her heart still resides in Maine and her family visits often.
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So it’s a bodice ripper with a murder subplot?
Exactly, a crossover of genres
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