Who's That Earl: An Exciting & Witty Regency Love Story

· Love and Let Spy Book 1 · Lyrical Press
11 reviews

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“Evocative writing, a delightful Scottish setting, and fully realized characters made this a joy to read. This spy hero and writer heroine touched my heart.”
New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries 

From rising star Susanna Craig comes a fresh new series filled with high-stakes intrigue and thrilling historical romance that is perfect for readers looking for a fun new twist on their favorite love stories…

“Marvelous…Craig delights with a fast-paced, intrigue-filled plot and expertly developed characters. Regency fans will eagerly anticipate future installments.”
Publishers Weekly  STARRED REVIEW

Will scandalous secrets stand in the way of a second chance at love?
Miss Jane Quayle excels at invention. How else could the sheltered daughter of an English gentleman create lurid gothic novels so infamous someone wants their author silenced forever?  Fortunately, Jane has taken steps to protect herself, first by assuming a pen name, and second, by taking up residence at remote Dunnock Castle, surrounded by rugged scenery that might have been ripped from the pages of one of her books. Her true identity remains a secret, until one dark and stormy night . . .
After years of spying for the British army, Thomas Sutherland doubts the Highlands will ever feel like home again. Nevertheless, thanks to a quirk of Scottish inheritance law, he’s now the Earl of Magnus, complete with a crumbling castle currently inhabited by a notorious novelist. When the writer turns out to be the woman Thomas once wooed, suspicions rise even as mutual sparks reignite. As danger closes in, can Jane and Thomas overcome their pasts to forge a future together?
Praise for Susanna Craig:
“Will leave you breathless, and eagerly wanting more.”
New York Times bestselling author Jennifer McQuiston

“Susanna Craig kicks off her Love and Let Spy series with a story that has it all—captivating characters, sensual romance that scorches the page, and intrigue that kept me up reading all night. Historical romance readers will find plenty to love in Who's That Earl.” 
USA Today bestselling author Christy Carlyle

“Susanna Craig creates a delightful story full of wit and intrigue.”
USA Today bestselling author Ella Quinn

"With Who's That Earl, Susanna Craig is off to a great start in her new Love and Let Spy series. The settings and characters come alive, the romance is full of spark, and the prose is as smooth as the best Scotch whisky."
—Sherry Thomas, author of the Lady Sherlock series

 “With gorgeous, contemplative phrasing, absorbing characters and a clever and unpredictable story line, The Duke’s Suspicion is a remarkable must-read.”
—Kathy Altman, USA Today


Ratings and reviews

11 reviews
Cathy Geha
August 18, 2020
Who’s That Earl by Susanna Craig Love and Let Spy #1 From the West Indies where Lieutenant Thomas Sutherland hid his spying as a rummy beach bum to England then sent on by his commander to take up his new post as the Earl of Magnus he is not sure what to think or whether he will remain the earl or head back to spying. That said, seeing the woman he fell hard for seven years before does make him think it is worth staying awhile at the castle. That she might be in danger calls to his need to protect. The two still feel a spark but can they get it right this time? What I liked: * Thomas: a good soldier, spy, and man – he knows he wants Jane but isn’t one to push or order and lets her realize she wants him, too. * Jane: a woman w ho was treated badly by her family – I liked her ability to make a life for herself under difficult circumstances * The supporting characters in the village – would like to know more about some of them. * General Zebediah Scott – a great commander with an interest in matchmaking * Aphrodite and Athena: two dogs that deserved to be happy, too. * The second chance for Thomas and Jane – though I didn’t really feel their connection as much as I would have liked to. * The comeuppance of Jane’s father * Knowing that there will be another match made by General Scott in book two of the series What I did not like: * Jane’s parents – especially her father * The person sending threatening letters Did I enjoy this book? Yes Would I read more in this series? Yes Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington-Lyrical Press for the ARC – This is my honest review. 3-4 Stars
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Lori Dykes
January 1, 2022
The start of a new series with the heroine a writer of gothic novels. I love when an author writes about an author and how it all plays out. She has taken refuge in an old Scottish Castle, which would make a great setting for one of her gothic stories. Also writing under a pen name makes her feel safe from the letters she has been receiving with death threats. What she never expected was he long ago love showing up! He could not believe he was being pulled out of his spying for the British and sent to London. Finding out he was now the Earl of a crumbling manor in Scotland, he does not know whether to take a role or go back to his job. What he cannot believe is who the novelist is that is inhabiting his castle! A second chance at love with a few twists and turns. Great start to new series.
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Emma Davis
March 12, 2021
***LOVED IT*** From page one the reader is in the midst of a secret operation with Thomas. The action surrounds him. His commander from the home office has called him home. Somehow someway he is now the Earl of Magnus. All the years away from England he never forgot the young woman who touched his heart, Jane. Now seven years later destiny brings them together again under mysterious circumstances at his newly inherited castle in Scotland. Secrets keep Jane from trusting Thomas and Thomas' secrets keep him from telling her he is the new earl along with his past. Danger falls at Jane's feet and she is threatened and nearly killed by the least likely person. When Jane left the castle and Thomas behind, he intercepted a message from her brother. Apparently, her father found out she had money and wanted his share. He was a mean B@#t@rd and Thomas feared for her. He and his good friend from the village set out to find her and by a stroke of good luck he did. Jane and Thomas stopped fighting their attraction to each other. The next day her father comes banging on her door. Thomas swiftly took him down and held him on the ground when Jane appeared. Now was her chance to be free emotionally and mentally from the horrid man. She told him off but good. The next thing you know the whole village comes into view and all the villagers and tenants were there to greet them. Jane was confused and happy. Thomas took her to the anvil for an old fashion Scottish wedding binding their lives together at long last. I loved, loved, loved this story. It is never boring and definitely not a disappointment. This is a great romance amidst danger and secrets. A must read. I highly recommend it. KINDLE UNLIMITED Reasons I enjoyed this book: Action-packed Entertaining Happily Ever After Original Page-turner Steamy Unpredictable Wonderful characters
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About the author

Susanna Craig is the award-winning author of historical romance novels, including the Goode’s Guide to Misconduct Novels, the Love and Let Spy series, Rogues & Rebels, and the Runaway Desires series. An English professor, she’s currently finding her happily ever after in Kentucky while holding onto her Midwestern roots. Find her online at SusannaCraig.com.

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