#Review of Why the Earl is After the Girl (Ways of Love #1) by Tabetha Waite w/a rafflecopter giveaway! @TotallyTabetha

A missing heirloom. A stolen inheritance.
Can love conquer mistrust?

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WHY THE EARL IS AFTER THE GIRL
Tabetha Waite

Genre: Historical Romance
Series: Ways of Love, Book 1
Publisher: Etopia Press
Publication Date: July 14, 2016

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Sometimes love finds a way…


Miss Athena Hawthorne certainly hadn’t been looking for romance on that rainy day in London when her very existence crumbled before her. When she feels that life couldn’t get any worse, she stumbles into the very man that has the power to turn her unfortunate circumstances around.

When you least expect it…

Orion Ashcroft, the Earl of Rockford, offers Athena the chance to gain her vengeance by granting her a respectable position as a governess. What she doesn’t know is that he is plotting his own revenge against her. He believes that she is responsible for the theft of a priceless, family heirloom and he is determined to see it restored – no matter the cost.

I didn’t realize when I read this book that this is a debut.  Yes, debut.  I’m in awe of any author that publishes a book and when it’s a historical…just wow.  I love to read historicals but I do not have the patience to research the facts that you will need for that historical romance.  Something else, when I read a historical romance, I don’t care about the intimate details of the ton, etc.  I just want the story.

This story is powerful, suspenseful, romantic, sexy and just all around just a great story.  This book has it all and I’d be remiss to say that I’m so looking forward to the next installment of the series.  Roarke is definitely going to have his hands full and I just hope that Rion is there to help him, just like Roarke was there to help Rion.

Oh yes, Rion.  *swoon worthy*  Tortured by his wanting of Athena but also to find the missing broach…loved how it finally had to reconcile what was more important.  Love or revenge.  I know, it sounds like every other plot point but Ms. Waite puts a great spin on it and when the suspense element picks up the pace…nicely done.  Athena isn’t a wallflower.  She knows her place in London’s society but it’s her tenacity to get to the truth that really shines for me.  She doesn’t let up (which gets her into trouble more than Rion can cope with) but she also has a sweetness to everyone from the ton to the shopkeepers in the East End that makes her so believable.

Rion’s sister and brother in law in the story are awesome.  They bring a richer point of view and valuable insight to the goings on with Rion and Athena, together and separately.  Athena needs a friend and Rion needs someone to back him up.  Speaking of backups, Roarke is the bomb.  He almost steals the book away from Rion.  He makes Rion see what’s important and what he needs to do.  Plus, what’s a best friends supposed to do when his friend almost lets the love of his life walk away?

Speaking of which, Roarke’s book is going to be epic.  The epilogue is just BRILLIANT!!!  I never, ever saw that twist coming.  Don’t worry about Athena and Rion.  The epilogue belongs to Roarke and …  Yes, I’m mean but it’s definitely worth it.

Go buy this book.  Read it.  You will thank me later.  Do they find the missing broach?  Not going to tell you.  You have to read the book to find out.  Now I just need to find out when Roarke’s book will be out.

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About Tabetha Waite

Tabetha grew up in a small town with big dreams of seeing her name in print ever since her fourth grade teacher said she liked reading her stories. Starting out putting pen to paper before graduating to an antique typewriter, she used to sit at the kitchen table and invent all manner of stories from fantasy to mystery. It wasn’t until Tabetha was in high school did her grandmother mention reading the old Gothics of the sixties, along with the more modern Harlequins.

Once she opened these pages, Tabetha decided that romance was the genre for her. Combining her love of history, she started writing novels set in the American Civil War time period, but after learning of the Bronte sisters and Jane Austen, she fell in love with the beauty of England. “Why the Earl is After the Girl” is her debut novel and a dream come true. She is already busy writing the next book in her “Ways of Love” series, though she always makes time to respond to readers!

Tabetha lives in the Midwest with her husband and two daughters, and when she’s not writing, she’s working part time at the local community college as a lunch lady.

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Draw Me In
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Sometimes, you don’t know what you’re missing until you find it.
Aela is a shy and quiet, University student with her future mapped out and doesn’t think she could be happier- unless maybe if the hot guy she’s crushing on from the gym would notice her existence. Not that she has time for a guy right now…
Declan should be happy. His tattoo parlour is a growing success, he can have his pick of beautiful women any night he so chooses and he’s easily able to provide for his mother and baby sister. He has everything he needs. But something is missing…
Until their two worlds collide, quite literally, and a fateful mishap ensures nothing will ever be the same again.
Unfortunately, things start unravelling for Declan and he is forced to decide if having Aela’s love is worth risking her life.
Will they find a way to overcome their obstacles? Or is this just another loss Declan will have to learn to live with?
 
 
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3 Excerpt
 
~Aela~
My lungs and legs start to burn with
exhaustion, but I ignore it as I push to finish my last couple of kilometres on
the treadmill. So I turn the music up that’s already blaring in my headphones
for motivation.
I recheck the reflection in the window in
vain and try to ignore the pang of disappointment when the view of the weight
room is still the same—which is ridiculous. How can you miss someone you don’t
even know?
There’s sudden movement beside me, and I
startle, stumble and barely manage to save myself from face planting onto the
treadmill. I glare at Kara, who had just appeared out of nowhere on my left.
“What the hell are you trying to do, kill
me?” I gasp as I rip my headphones from my head. She laughs hysterically, bent
over clutching her stomach, which draws the attention of everyone around us.
“Your face… priceless. Oh, my God. I can’t
breathe,” Kara gasps through her laughter while I turn off the now
life-threatening machine as I wait for her to stop.
I deepen my glare.
“You’re a total bitch. What are you even
doing down here?” I ask when she finally straightens, her laugh turning into a
quiet giggle as she tries to control it.
“I thought I’d take advantage of the
resident’s discount and come see what you were doing.
 
 
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review As a published writer, I’m jealous.  I wish that I could write like Ash.  I know, I know.  You should never compare yourself to another author but there are times when I do read a debut author and I’m jealous.  That’s when I realize that I should just stick with reading and reviewing.  Ms. Hosking wrote this book like “it’s no big deal”.  Just another day at the office.  Again…jealous.
What really drove me to love Aela and Declan was their ability to make the other person better.  Declan wasn’t the big, bad alpha that most people thought.  He was a teddy bear.  Fierce when it was necessary.  Family man and survived (somewhat) over a bad breakdown.  Aela was able to get past the hurt and have Declan love again.
Aela was just too much at times.  Funny, sexy and determined.  Plus, with her bestie Kara..  Which by the way, the secondary characters in the book are top notch.  Just the right amount and added so much to the romance and character development of Declan and Aela.
I wish that I could say some things in the book but Harlie’s is spoiler free.  I can say that the book has all the Aussie sayings that I love.  I’m a sucker for anything Aussie.  I’m still trying to wrap my head around that this perfect book was written by a debut author.
If you like smexy times, great dialogue, in depth character development and a hint of danger…this book is definitely for you.  I miss them already but I’m sure we will meet again.
5harlies
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Ash Hosking is an admitted daydreamer and
hopeless romantic with a dirty mind from the Gold Coast, Australia.
She lives with her sweet husband and adorable
furbaby, Prim, who loves to snuggle on Ash’s lap to keep her from getting
anything done.
When not at her day job in catering, she can
usually be found either working on her next book or reading, including on her
lunch breaks.
She enjoys warm days at the beach, is addicted
to Zarraffa’s mocha fusions and can never say no to a Tim Tam.
 
 
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