Forever Your Earl (The Wicked Quills of London, #1) by Eva Leigh

Forever Your Earl (The Wicked Quills of London, #1)

Eva Leigh's irresistible new series introduces the Wicked Quills of London: a group of bold, brilliant female writers whose spirited allure is beyond seductive...Eleanor Hawke loves a good scandal. And readers of her successful gossip rag live for the exploits of her favorite subject: Daniel Balfour, the notorious Earl of Ashford. So when the earl himself marches into her office and invites her to experience his illicit pursuits firsthand, Eleano...

Details Forever Your Earl (The Wicked Quills of London, #1)

TitleForever Your Earl (The Wicked Quills of London, #1)
Release DateSep 29th, 2015
GenreRomance, Historical Romance, Historical, Historical Fiction, Regency, Fiction, Adult

Reviews Forever Your Earl (The Wicked Quills of London, #1)

  • Tessa Dare
    First, disclaimer: Eva Leigh is a friend of mine, and we write for the same publisher. So I'm biased.That said, I don't think anyone who knows me at all could doubt that I genuinely adored this book. To begin with, the "Wicked Quills of London" concept is pretty much everything I'm wired to love--an entire series built around intelligent heroines who write, often inappropriately? YES, PLEASE. A scandal-sheet publisher and an infamous rake as hero...
  • UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish
    The sweetest gifts are the most ephemeral. An orange at Christmas. The first hawthorn flower of spring. A beloved’s kiss. They all pass in hardly the time it takes to draw breath. Thus we must grab hold of these prizes and cling to them tightly, before they slip from our grasp and into the realm of memory.Forever Your Earl is the first book in Eva Leigh’s Wicked Quills of London series and I loved it! I was blown away by to think this could p...
  • Caz
    I've given this an A at AAR. I had a couple of small nigggles, but not enough to knock the grade down.When it was announced at last year’s RWA that Zoe Archer was going to be turning her hand to writing Regency romances under the pseudonym of Eva Leigh, I was undoubtedly one of many immediately asking “when? WHEN?!” (and "who do I have to kill to get a copy?") I have enjoyed other books of hers, most notably her Victorian-set Nemesis Unlim...
  • WhiskeyintheJar/Kyraryker
    I feel like a curmudgeon but this had such a modern bent to it. The hero and heroine's views and conversations could have been ripped out of today's feminist issues and dialogues. From the heroine dressing as a man and seeing and feeling what power they are handed for simply being male, a man coming on to her and her friend and then basically saying they aren't worthy of him anyway when they deny him, to the hero leaving a note on man he had knoc...
  • Lily (Night Owl Book Cafe)
    Forever Your Earl is the first book in The Wicked Quills of London by Eva Leigh and it follows a brilliant woman, Eleanor Hawke, a writer who lives for a good scandal to entertain the readers of her newspaper with. When one of her favorite subjects shows up in her office, the last thing Eleanor expects was to end up experiencing his illicit pursuit by the earls side.Ashford has his own reasons for allowing Eleanor to tag along on his exploits. As...
  • Alyssa
    ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***Forever Your Earl by Eva LeighBook One of The Wicked Quills of London seriesPublisher: AvonPublication Date: September 29, 2015Rating: 4 starsSource: eARC from Edelweiss***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers***Summary (from Goodreads):Eva Leigh makes her Avon debut with the first book in her smart and sexy Wicked Quills of London series!Eleanor Hawke loves a good scanda...
  • Lover of Romance
    This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance Summary  Eleanor Hawke has worked hard to build up her business, she runs a scandal rag and she is quite popular. But her latest victim of a scandal, Daniel Balfour, The Earl of Ashford is quite displeased. He marches into her office and makes demands but offers her a chance to get some juicy tidbits and see what his life is really like. So Eleanor takes him up on his offer. They go from...
  • Ally
    Color me naive when it comes to historical accuracy why don't you?But I loved this tale! Zoe Archer writes the most kick a$$ heroines and I love her for it. Eleanor is our heroine and she rocks it. She's smart, industrious, driven and hot. There, I said it. I have a fem-mance going on here. This is woman who stands on her own, believes in herself and doesn't hesitate to point out the inequalities between the sexes. She nails it. "he’d been give...
  • ᴥ Irena ᴥ
    If I'd wanted to read a contemporary romance chock-full of contemporary issues (real and imaginary), I would have read a contemporary romance chock-full of contemporary issues (repetition deliberate). It's like the author had this check list of the things people are bothered about today (or in the 1900s, I'll give you that) and proceeded to cross out one item at a time. I can usually suspend my disbelief in romances, but not this much. The story ...
  • Jackie
    2.5 I so so so so so want to like this book, given its author is one of the few romance writers who (under her original name, Zoe Archer) openly identifies as a feminist. And because her heroine, Eleanor Hawke, is an independent woman who owns her own newspaper. But no matter how much I wanted to, I just could not warm to it. Because:• The premise behind the novel—Daniel Balfour, Earl of Ashford, decides to offer himself as a subject to a sca...
  • nick
    Historical romance is one of my favorite genre of adult romance to read, but I have to admit that I'm very picky when it comes to them. Only certain authors work for me and I'm always a little wary to start series by new authors. Forever Your Earl intrigued me because the protagonist, Eleanor, is a writer. Considering the day and age that the book was set in, that was very much unconventional, and for me, refreshing. I ended up really enjoying th...
  • Sarah
    19/12 - This was a very modern historical romance. The heroine, Eleanor, was living what amounts to a female bachelor's life - living alone in a boarding house, working as a newspaper editor, writer, and owner with multiple staff working under her (who apparently were not bothered by her gender), claiming to have no reputation thus could do pretty much whatever she wanted because it wouldn't change her social standing, and occasionally (view spoi...
  • Jenny Q
    I'm not likely to pick up a new Regency these days unless there's something very different about it, and when I read the description of Forever Your Earl, it immediately went on my list. Of course I was drawn to a historical heroine who publishes her own newspaper!Business is booming for Eleanor Hawke, thanks in no small part to the Earl of Ashford, whose society antics printed in her pages have readers clamoring for more. Some may dismiss The Ha...
  • Arshia
    DRC provided by edelwiess and Avon.The premise of the story was a little confusing from the beginning. The hero's motive never made sense to me on why he wanted the heroine to follow along. He could've done his investigation clandestine. Clearly a spy he was not. The heroine for this era was pretty independent. Educated, working woman, editor in charge, sexually active, pretty liberal for those days. The story was well written but some oomph was ...
  • Jennifer
    4 StarsI received an eARC of this book from Avon Publishing via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.Forever Your Earl is the first book in the Wicked Quills of London series, written by Eva Leigh who I first discovered as Zoe Archer. The series focuses on female writers who live and work in Regency England. Eleanor Hawke, owner and editor of the popular scandal sheet, The Hawk's Eye, is the first heroine and her life gets complicated when ...
  • Yuki
    "He needs experience, don't you think, love?" Marwood drawled. "Take him upstairs and break him a little. My treat," he added, winking at Eleanor."Uh..." True panic gripped her. What was she supposed to do? There would be some very awkward explaining - and some bribes to pay - if Jenny discovered that Eleanor's manly goods were as false as Jenny's hair color.Ashford reached out and plucked Jenny's hand from Eleanor's face. "Very generous of you, ...
  • Amanda
    I liked this one and I especially loved Eleanor. She was so confident and capable and took great pride in the life she built for herself through sheer hard work and perseverance. Daniel I found to be a little on the bland side but I loved how he came to respect what an incredible and accomplished person Eleanor actually was. Their banter, adventures in London and the witty prose were the highlights of the book. I also found the details about Elea...
  • Natalie
    "She'd never spoken words like that to anyone. Always, always, she'd carefully sheltered her heart, knowing full well that this was a world of jagged edges that tore into unguarded flesh. So she'd contented herself with ambition for the newspaper, and occasional physical gratification, and told herself it was enough."I loved Eleanor a lot. She was ridiculously, ridiculously witty, super take charge and bossy, but also very much allowed herself to...
  • Melissa
    What to say about this book? It made for a pleasant read on this otherwise boring and lazy day, but it had its issues, not least that the dialogue and attitudes seemed very anachronistic, to the point where I found myself taken out of the story quite a few times. I also felt like the resolution of the two big plot points was somewhat rushed and too simplistic. I still enjoyed it fairly well in spite of all that, but I'm not in a big hurry to add ...
  • Emily
    This book didn't do much for me. It was well written, but I never really felt an emotional connection to the characters or felt part of the world. The mystery and why the hero needed the heroine's help was pretty confusing at first. Still, the characters in the second book sound interesting, so I will definitely give that one a try. I'm no historian, but I had time believing that the heroine would be that "modern" (as the heroine put it) during t...
  • Giedre
    2.5/5Progressive, anachronistically so, in fact. Though that didn't bother me. The premise didn't make much sense to me, but I continued on despite that. I liked the heroine, but the hero was bland, especially compared to her. Their romance? Kind of as bland as the hero. They had some great banter, but I can't say I was invested.
  • Ana Rînceanu
    Great debut with plenty of limericks!
  • Sam (AMNReader)
    Finally! 3.5Those book was an easy, entertaining read. I liked both characters. It was funny and steamy and exactly what I needed during this crazy time.
  • cookiemonger
    In the spirit of fairness, I think this one was just not for me. My most objective issue with it is that the writing style is really clunky. Bits of fact and historical flavour tended to fall flat--not helped by the almost preachy moments of contemporary views.At first blush, the premise is Okay to Pretty Good. Eleanor Hawke is the proprietor of and also writes for the periodical The Hawk's Eye. She doesn't announce her gender, but also makes lit...
  • The Lusty Literate
    4.5/5 Stars | Hot SteamUtterly captivating and absolutely unforgettable, Eva Leigh’s glittering and gorgeous Avon Historical debut is, without a doubt, one of this year’s very best! Brilliantly written with uncommon intelligence, command, polish, delicious detail and soul-stirring depth, I simply couldn’t put it down! Every single moment I spent immersed in Eleanor and Daniels’ riveting story felt like a precious gift. Their incredibly ch...
  • herdys
    Really enjoyed it! Otp was magnificent, witty and hot as hell. Forget about strip poker, hello, strip dirty poetry haha. I'll definitely keep an eye on this author, can't believe this was her debut novel. So so good!
  • Claudia
    This was a quite good read. I really loved Daniel and Eleanor (which is obviously a good name for an historical heroine ;) )their adventures together were fun to watch and I enjoyed their banterthis was my first book by Eva Leigh, but it will definitely not be my last one
  • Mai
    The hero and heroine felt a little anachronistic and too modern for the Regency period, but I had quite some fun with the story.
  • Addie H