Title: How To Lose A Lord In 10 Days Or Less
Written by Elizabeth Michels
Series: Tricks Of The Ton #3
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: July 1st 2014
Genres: Historical Romance
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He's the perfect gentleman...
After years hidden away from the mockery of the Ton, proud Andrew Clifton, Lord Amberstall, is finally ready to face Society again. But when his horse is injured on the road to London, Andrew finds himself literally thrown at the feet of the beautiful, infuriating, and undeniably eccentric Katie Moore.
...she's anything but a lady.
Katie always preferred the stables to society, so when she was badly injured in a riding accident, she was more than happy to retreat to the countryside and give up the marriage mart for good. She never expected an infuriatingly proper lord to come tumbling into her life - and she certainly never expected to find herself wondering what it would be like to rejoin the world at his side.
They couldn't be more different, and soon Andrew and Katie find themselves at odds about everything but the growing passion between them... and a keen awareness of a threat that may end their unconventional romance before it has even begun.
How to Lose a Lord in 10 Days or Less is the first book by Elizabeth Michels that I read. This book is the third of the series but can read as a standalone. I initially picked up this book because I had read a couple of books with the same title (or very, very similar) last month and I loved it! I thought that this book would be the same. The story focuses on a stuffy aristocrat, Andrew Clifton, Lord Amberstall and country girl recluse, Katie Moore. Both have been a little estranged in society and found each other, quite by accident on a country road when Andrew fell off his horse. Once the two meet, sparks fly and they fall in love.
How to Lose a Lord had a lot of promise. I love the stuffy-stickler-for-propriety aristocrat and an eccentric girl trope, unfortunately, I had a hard time finishing this book. I honestly did not like both Katie and Andrew at all! I felt that Katie was too much for Andrew. Andrew, on the other hand, was too much of a stickler that I didn’t warm up to him at all. And although sparks were flying between the two, I wasn’t into their paring. It would have been a different story if there were more tender moments between them. Unfortunately, this was not the case.
The plot was ok, nothing really special, and a little bit unbelievable at certain parts. I think it was when I found out why Andrew left society, that I find unbelievable. Certainly, it was a reason to be absent from society but it felt a little too weak, too cowardly.
How to Lose is an okay lighthearted read. And although the book was a hard read for me, I am still glad that Andrew and Katie got their HEA.