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Rules are made to be broken…
He’ll break every rule for her…
She’s forbidden in every way…
Brandon St. Clair, the Earl of Vale, has never been one to follow the rules. Even though he must marry a wealthy heiress so that he can be rid of the pile of debt he inherited with his title, he can’t stop thinking of another. Amelia Somerton is the daughter of a forger and is not a suitable wife. But that doesn’t stop Brandon from making Amelia a different offer, the kind that breaks every rule of etiquette…
Sin runs in Amelia’s family. And even though she now rubs elbows with the aristocracy, she knows the truth—she has the ability to forge priceless works of art. She’ll never be seen as an acceptable wife, not that she wants to marry, anyway. So when the earl scandalously offers her the one thing she’s always dreamed of, she can’t help but take it. But what begins as a simple arrangement, soon escalates into much more, and as the heat between them sizzles, each encounter becomes a lesson in seduction…
"This nicely written sensual romance all comes together to prove that love does conquer all." - RT Book Reviews
"The romance between them developed nicely, had the right blend of sweetness and sensuality, and was quite believable. Ms. Gabrielle's writing is also wonderful and she hooked me from the first chapter until the very end." - Stacy Reid, author of Accidentally Compromising the Duke
"The story is well-written with some interesting twists. Both the hero and heroine are intelligent and compelling people, and all the characters are well drawn. This is part of a series, but stands alone well." - Pamela J., NetGalley review
"I thoroughly enjoyed the book, the pace was good & the developing relationship between Brandon & Amelia was sizzling, there were barriers to their relationship & these were dealt with credibly." - Janet B., Goodreads review
"Must Read! I highly recommend!" - Carol B., NetGalley review
"Great story and characters! Unique tale of sin and salvation. Put this on your TBR list." - Marlene S., NetGalley review
"I would definitely recommend this book, as well as this author, to any historical romance lover... This was an amazing read that you would not want to miss out on." - Stephanie, Book Obsessed Chicks
'Real Earls Break the Rules' by Tina Gabrielle is book two in "The Infamous Somertons" series. This is the story of Brandon St. Clair, the Earl of Vale and Amelia Somerton. I have read the previous book 'An Artful Seduction' but feel this is easily a standalone book. Brandon and Amelia had met br... ...more
I found Miss Amelia Somerton and Brandon, the Earl of Vale charming and delightful together. The romance between them developed nicely, had the right blend of sweetness and sensuality, and was quite believable. Ms. Gabrielle’s writing is also wonderful and she hooked me from the first chapter unt... ...more
What an amazing second book of the series. And I would definitely recommend this book as well as this author to any historical romance lover.
Amelia Somerton is the daughter of the infamous forger of the ton. But more then that she has the same lust for painting that her father had. She has also... ...more
Real Earls Break the Rules ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐by Tina Gabrielle
This book is a revisit to the Somerton ladies. Ms Gabrielle first introduced us to the ladies in her earlier novel An Artful Seduction.
This story was also a delight. When Brandon St. Clair, the Earl of Vale first met Amelia Somerton she was working... ...more
***I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for a true and honest review.***
Amelia's real passion is art. She desired to be trained by the very best in England. If only she was not a woman. She knows that she can copy another artist’... ...more
Amelia Somerton is an artist and daughter of a forger. Luckily since her sister married Lord Huntington they no longer have to worry about money or staying out of trouble. The one thing Amelia would love is to be able to sign her real name to her paintings, but the subject matter of her work migh... ...more
ARC Review: Real Earls Break The Rules (Infamous Somertons) by Tina Gabrielle
I love romance, particularly historical romance. The majestic beauty of the time period brings to life that fabled fantasy of star crossed lovers and fairytale magic. Ms. Gabrielle took a stab at throwing in some wicked... ...more
Real Earls Break the Rules is the second book in the 'Infamous Somertons' series by Tina Gabrielle. I haven't read the first book, and can happily say that it didn't matter in the slightest when it came to following this story and it's characters.
Ever since Brandon Sinclair took on the role of Ea... ...more
All Amelia wanted to do was paint and be recognized for her own work by signing her own name. But in England in 1815 women weren't allowed the opportunity to do that or own a shop without it looking poorly on their family (in addition to people paying less for a painting by a woman... ...more
Actual Rating: 4.5
**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for honest review.**
Sometimes business and pleasure become one and the same...
Brandon's father left him with a large debt to overcome. Desperate to keep the estate's destitute finances from his family, Brand... ...more
1816, England. Brandon St. Clair, the Earl of Vale, has never been one to follow the rules. Even though he must marry a wealthy heiress so that he can be rid of the pile of debt he inherited with his title from his drunkard of a father. Amelia Somerton is the daughter of a forger and is not a sui... ...more
The 2nd in the series, this is Amelia's story - the middle sister of the 3 siblings. I liked Amelia from the 1st book. Amazingly artistic, Amelia dreams of the day that she can openly claim credit for her art instead of having to hide behind a male pseudonym.
After Eliza, the oldest marries her Ea... ...more
I received an early copy of this for a fair and honest review.
This book was a slow burn type of book but when it started to pick up, it became better. I liked how the hero had Alpha tendency and I wish that would have been more prevalent than was ( I like a somewhat forceful hero) the heroine was... ...more
Amelia Somerton is a talented painter but she isn't considered respectable by Society. Her father was an art forger who abandoned his family and they had to work to survive. When her older sister married the Earl of Huntingdon, he took care of them. Life became boring and restrictive. Now Brandon... ...more
I was given this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Brandon St. Clair, Earl of Vale, has inherited a mountain of debt from his late father and the only light at the end of the tunnel is to marry an heiress. Unfortunately, the Lady has a low IQ and the annoying habit of... ...more
Real Earls Break the rules by Tina Gabrielle is Book 2 in her "Infamous Somerton", series, but can be read as a stand alone. Ms. Gabrielle never fails to amaze and entice me with her stories of love, sin, and seduction.
The characters are engaging, flawed and unique, which made them captivating a... ...more
"Real Earls Break the Rules" by Tina Gabrielle. Here we have Amelia and Brandon. Despite their extreme attraction, they really "shouldn't be". Amelia is working hard to overcome adversity and make it on her own as an established artist. Brandon, an Earl, makes her an offer she finds hard to refus... ...more
I received a free copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I quite liked both Amelia and Brandon as the main characters. Amelia is very honest and open with herself and others as to what she desires, even if it is unconventional for the time period. Brandon is an honest man, who puts... ...more
The Earl of Vale Brandon St Clair has his hands full. His father left him in major debt his Grandmother wants him to marry for money and he wants to stuck with what he know. Not following the rules
Amelia is a painter at heart she is good at what she does and knows she will never fit into the aris... ...more
Enjoyable historical read. Brandon is the Earl of Vale and even though he has never been one to follow the rules must find a wealthy heiress marry. Amelia is the daughter of a forger and in no way a suitable wife but when Brandon makes her an offer she can’t refuse. The problem is the more time t... ...more
I love the original set-up for this story. Brandon Sinclair, Earl of Vale, is broke. Amelia, a talented artist, is the daughter of an infamous forger. He hires her to make a copy of one of his paintings so he can sell the original to raise much-needed funds. Vale is soon torn between duty and his... ...more
I received this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This is the second book in the series by Tina Gabrielle. I enjoyed this more than the first one but I just could not see how this was going to have a happy ending. I liked the story a great deal and I hope the author releases a stor... ...more