Source: Entangled Publishing
Publisher: Entangled: Flirt
Edition: eBook, 70 Pages
Genre: Historical Romance Short Story
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Lady Arabella Sutton is stunned to learn her brother has betrothed her to a stranger despite his promises for a season in London. Although she is the first to admit no man would suit, since she’s more interested in horses than marriage, the last thing she wants is to become a brood mare to a stuffy old earl. Facing a future she cannot abide, she takes an impetuous ride to clear her head and ends up tending her injured mare instead.
Oliver Westwyck, the Earl of Marsdale, can’t believe his luck when he stops at an inn the night before he’s to meet his fiancée. In the stable, while tending the colt he intends to give to his future wife, he happens upon her—rain-drenched but beautiful. She assumes he’s a stable hand, a fine joke he means to end…until Lady Arabella declares all noblemen are egotistical, conceited, and arrogant. How can he reveal his true identity before he’s managed to change her mind and win her heart?
The Earl’s Christmas Colt is the perfect read for a cold winter’s day. The story is well paced, sweet, and really heart warming.
I really enjoy historical romance so I thought this would be a quick enjoyable read, and I was right. Our main character is Lady Arabella Sutton, a independent young woman with a incredible passion for horses.She’s not a meek woman and despite the short amount of time I got to spend getting to know her I really liked her. The Earl of Marsdale, Oliver, was also really enjoyable and despite his bit of bumbling I really enjoyed how earnest he was. I rarely read historicals where the love interest has a title and a sense of humility, so this was a really nice change of pace.
A short book requires a short review, or I run the risk of spoiling the sweetness of the story. If you like stories that leave you feeling happy and warm, then The Earl’s Christmas Colt just might be for you. This is my first Entangled Flirt story and I’m really looking forward to reading even more books from their line.