Review: To Catch an Earl by Kate Bateman

Kate Bateman’s To Catch an Earl continues her historical Regency Romance Bow Street Bachelors series.

Working undercover for London’s first official police force, the Bow Street Bachelors have an obligation to serve the city’s best interests—even while they’re falling for the city’s most alluring women…


Alex Harland, Earl of Melton and dedicated rake, never pictured himself as an agent of inquiry. But the thrill of investigation is a challenge he now embraces. When he’s asked to pursue the Nightjar, a notorious thief who is reclaiming France’s crown jewels, the case throws him into the path of the beautiful and equally elusive Emmy Danvers, reminding him of the only puzzle he’s never solved: the identity of the mysterious woman who once stole a kiss from him—and left him wanting so much more…


The daughter of a thief, Emmy learned long ago how to keep her secrets safeguarded—and, as the notorious Nightjar, her love for Alex Harland is one of them. With the determined earl hot on her trail—and making her hot under the collar—Emmy has no choice but to keep her distance. But when a moment’s danger threatens Emmy’s life as well as her name, will Alex finally discover that he’s followed every clue…to true love?

“Full of intense emotions and dramatic twists….Future installments will be eagerly anticipated by Regency readers.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) on This Earl of Mine

What Can I say about Harland and Emmy other than, oil and vinegar, the are opposite sides of thing but also compliment each other perfectly. Emmy has secrets and Harland prides himself at being great at figuring secrets out, but this secret can destroy their chance of happiness. Emmy has been in love with Harland from before he even knew who she was and he has wanted to figure out who his mystery woman is since she stole his heart many years before. But will finally figuring out the answer and revealing who she really is fix things for them or will it make it worse? These are the questions you beg to know the answers to the as you read this book. These are the things that keep you devouring page after page. And I was no different. I couldn’t wait to know what was going on. Even during the middle of trying to read as I work from home during this pandemic, books like this is what helped keep me from missing a visit with friends or just an outing with family. This book kept my mind from panicking, because if Harland and Emmy could find a way during the darkest moments then we all can. Entertainment and relaxation is what this book gives you. You cheer on the characters and hope that things work out great for them. You ask for a solution that will not break your heart and you pray that it all works out in the end. I loved this book.

I give this book 5 kisses…

Happy reading… Adri

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