Review: The Red Hot Earl by Darcy Burke

The Red Hot Earl (Love is All Around #1)


The Earl of Buckleigh was once an untitled misfit, tormented at Oxford. Now, he’s overcome his challenges and is eager for the future, especially when his oldest and dearest friend, Bianca, needs help to save the annual holiday party. Ash has a plan to rescue the event, but when the bullies from his youth are up to their old tricks, he must risk everything to put the past behind him and find true love.

Furious when her brother refuses to host the St. Stephen’s Day party, Lady Bianca Stafford is committed to giving the villagers their celebration. In Ash, she sees salvation for their local tradition, and perhaps a future she never expected. But her brother has other plans for her—a Season and marriage, and not to Ash. When disaster strikes, everything she cares about is threatened and it will take a miracle—or a hero—to save the day.

The Red Hot Earl is inspired by the song and story, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Rating: 5-stars


The Red Hot Earl is a funny, charming, and irresistible story! Darcy Burke writes well. I could not stop laughing or cheering on the protagonists. The story kept me on the edge of my seat with anticipation of what will happen next. I loved how each of the protagonists had something to work through. Lady Bee had her fear of being dictated like her brother does to her. She did not want to be married if a man was going to treat her the same. However, with her long time childhood friend, Ash, things were much different. Ash is kind, brave, and intelligent. He treated Lady Bee with respect and as an equal. Over time, Lady Bee noticed that life with Ash as a husband wouldn’t be bad. Their blossoming romance was fun to follow. The learning disabilities and themes of bullying and forgiveness were woven into this beautiful tale. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Darcy Burke’s The Red Hot Earl was both sexy and heartfelt.



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