How to Lose a Lord in 10 Days or Less by Elizabeth Michels

July 1st, 2014 Kimberly Review 65 Comments

1st Jul
How to Lose a Lord in 10 Days or Less by Elizabeth Michels
How to Lose a Lord in 10 Days or Less
Series: Tricks of the Ton #3
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He’s the perfect gentleman… After years hidden away from the mockery of the Ton, proud Andrew Clifton, Lord Amberstall, is finally ready to face Society again. But when his horse is injured on the road to London, Andrew finds himself literally thrown at the feet of the beautiful, infuriating, and undeniably eccentric Katie Moore.…she’s anything but a lady.Katie always preferred the stables to society, so when she was badly injured in a riding accident, she was more than happy to retreat to the countryside and give up the marriage mart for good. She never expected an infuriatingly proper lord to come tumbling into her life—and she certainly never expected to find herself wondering what it would be like to rejoin the world at his side. They couldn’t be more different, and soon Andrew and Katie find themselves at odds about everything but the growing passion between them…and a keen awareness of a threat that may end their unconventional romance before it has even begun.

How to Lose A Lord in 10 Days or Less is the third book in the  Tricks of the Ton series by Elizabeth Michels. This is a series I have thoroughly enjoyed with feisty, original female protagonists and complicated heroes. Laced with humor, passion and suspenseful moments How to Lose a Lord in 10 Days or Less was a fun romp that had me laughing and sighing. I found myself  lost within its pages.

Coffee dates with How to Lose a Lord in 10 Days or Less….

First date: Our first date reintroduces us to Andrew Clifton, Lord Ambertall. We met him in Must Love Dukes the first book of the series, and I must admit I did not like the stuffy man. Therefore, I entered this date with a little trepidation. Michels quickly got me caught up in the action. We learn he has been away from London since the debacle that occurred in book one. He is in a rush to get home when his horse is injured traveling through the countryside. He is forcing to take shelter and this places him at the mercy of a beautiful, eccentric woman. The woman in question is a Kate Moore and she is quite unique. The tension when they first meet is electric, but it is far from romantic as they barb. I loved how Kate infuriated Andrew and knew my second date was going to be interesting.

Second date: Andrew takes great stock in order and following the rules of proper society and is quite flabbergasted in his dealings with Lady Kate. She is unorthodox from her breeches to the fact that she chooses to live in the caretaker’s cottage. Kate is damaged, and outspoken making the tango these two dances delicious to watch. We see growth, and watch a friendship and romance develop. Old characters make appearances, and villains are present keeping me entertained.

Third date: Plots revealed, hearts broken, courage and leaps a faith have me completely lost within the page during the final portion of How to Lose a Lord in 10 Days or Less. Misunderstanding, interference, and meddling had me nibbling on truffles in search of my HEA. Michaels’ does not over do the tension, and the developments felt natural. I ended this date with a smile.

How to Lose a Lord in 10 Days of Less was a delightful edition to the Tricks of the Ton series, and I fell for our hero and heroine. Fans of strong, independent and feisty females of the ton will delight in the antics of Katie and enjoy watching Andrew loosen his cravat as he finds out there is more to life than rules and society approval.

“I want to know you, to understand anything at all about you, because you are the most maddening lady I have ever encountered.”

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65 Responses to “How to Lose a Lord in 10 Days or Less by Elizabeth Michels”

  1. Lark

    How have I missed hearing about this series? It sounds delightful! I’ve just put the first one on hold at my library — for early September. (I’ve got a lot of other books lined up before then, but I’m hoping to clear the decks a little by fall.)

    • kimbacaffeinate

      So glad you requested it Lark. I have enjoyed this series 🙂

  2. Camille

    I love it when the heroine is so unconventional. I haven’t read any from this author yet. Where do you suppose I should start? 🙂

  3. PurpleBook

    Hm, it’s been a long time since I’ve read historical romance, but this sounds good. I love strong characters, especially women heroines trying to infuriate men ;). I’ll check it out.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Oh I do too 🙂 This series has been fun 🙂

  4. Cyn

    This series is so cute! I’m glad that the latest addition is also a winner! Will have to pick this up soon. Thanks for the review!

  5. Fahima

    Opposites attract, huh? Ooh this sounds like fun!

    I somehow always end up finding a new Historical to read every time I visit you. Thanks! <3

    • kimbacaffeinate

      :snort: I hope that is a good thing Fahima!

  6. kim { Book Swoon }

    I love the red cover on this one, and our heroine (on the cover) looks extremely smug 😉 This sounds fun with two great characters and yummy romance. Thanks for the review, Kimba 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Everyone likes this cover and I love all the thoughts on the heroine’s expression 🙂

  7. Melliane

    Oh a historical romance book! I miss reading them and I’m quite curious about this one now! I’m glad you had a good time with it. thanks for the review!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I like to add in at least one or two a month..they make me smile 🙂

  8. Heidi

    I need to read something like this. I want something light and fun to brighten my mood.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      This was a good one, a little mystery, little kissing and good fun

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I do too Angela, although there are several similar ones, and it trips me up

  9. Patty McKenn Van Hulle

    This is such a quirky, hilarious and awesome read! I love the couple’s introduction with the horse and pottery’s wheel. Where does Ms. Michele think all this ridiculously situations that so WORK with her cast of kooky characters? She has a truly party going on that laugh a minute mind of hers! I can’t wait for the next installment of her unique, hyperventilate with laughter and original writing style! Another 5 fingers up and 10 toes from me and I even will throw in my furry grandbabies’ paws!

    • Patty McKenna Van Hulle

      Sorry Elizabeth my spellcheck auto corrected your last name! I do know it’s MICHELS!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Awe, I am glad you loved this as much as I did. Her novels are wonderful, and I loved how they met.

  10. Linnae

    Her expression is priceless and makes the cover stand out from all of the heroines in gorgeous gown covers. The fact that the heroine is feisty is also a big plus and who doesn’t love seeing a stuffy male relax and enjoy life.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Agreed Linnae, and it was good seeing him unraveled by her. I adore this cover, and the heroine’s facial expression has been a hit.

  11. Lily B

    Yay for fiesty leading ladies. I really need to read this series, it sounds delightful each time i read your reviews 😀

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Sweet, well we both like Feisty, so that makes sense 🙂

  12. Quinn

    I’ve been really getting back into historical romance this year, but I am a bit out of the loop, having not read them much the last few years. These Tricks of the Ton series looks super cute. You know, sometimes I really like the uptight heroes, so I’m wondering how I will get along with Andrew.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I just jumped back in the loop Quinn after a five year hiatus. Michels books have all made me smile.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I agree, especially during the Regency era

    • kimbacaffeinate

      *looks around* Nope. I love when an author shows that. Especially when we see growth as well.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      They are something, and this was fun Debbie

  13. Wendy Darling

    Somehow I have never heard of this series, but it sounds like fun! Spirited heroines and great love interests are always in good taste.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I agree on all your points Wendy. I hope you try Elizabeth Michels.

  14. Sharlene Wegner

    I am with all of the others sighing over the massive TBR! I have had my eye on this series, too. Thanks for the review!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      You too? We are addicts, it cannot be helped.

  15. Jenea

    Feisty women makes for a fun read! I am happy that this was a good one for you. 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I do too Candace, it makes the tale exciting

  16. kindlemom1

    Like most people I love a feisty heroine. They are hard to resist for some reason. 😉

    Glad you enjoyed this one so much Kim!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      They do make things more entertaining and tend to get in trouble. 🙂

  17. Lori

    I love feisty heroines, especially in historical romances so I’ll have to give these a try! My TBR list just keeps on growing 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ooo I hope you enjoy Michels as much as I do Lori.

  18. Nick

    This looks like an entertaining read, Kim! I especially like the sound Kate. She’s my kind of historical romance protagonist. I must check out this series soon! 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I adored Kate, this is such a fun series Nick!

  19. Stephanie Faris

    Look at the expression on the face of the woman on the cover. She looks like she’s looking at the camera, thinking, “Can you believe these muscles?”

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Oh that is good Steph. Sometimes my hubby and I will sit and make up the conversations others are having (like at a restaurant)

    • kimbacaffeinate sounds like my pile. Yet, I still try to add books 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      The cover made me smile too Brandi. thanks 🙂

  20. Jenny

    YES to this book Kim! I like feisty heroines and complicated heroes, so I need to check out all the books in this series for sure. Glad to know that the misunderstandings and meddling at the end of the book aren’t overdone in a way that makes me want to tear my hair out. I’m good with just enough tension to have me consuming large quantities of chocolate:)

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes, Jenny is was the perfect amount of tension to make you enjoy it 🙂