Who’s That Earl by Susanna Craig

Kensington, 2020

In Who’s That Earl, Jane Quayle is well-bred lady who secretly writes scandalous gothic novels from behind the walls of an ominous old castle. Thomas Sutherland is a former spy who’s inherited and earldom. Along with a castle. And, yep, Jane’s inside it. She also just so happens to be the girl he’s never forgotten. But their reignited spark might not get the chance to burn because someone is targeting the voice behind Jane’s infamous novels…

The premise of this novel had me super excited. Dark and stormy castles and gothic novelists and first loves…yay. And while I can’t say I didn’t enjoy this book (I did) I also wanted a little…more? Jane and Thomas’s backstory together could have been more developed and emotional. I wanted there to be a stronger, more visceral connection. I also thought this book would be more mysterious and high-stakes and I just didn’t quite feel that.

But I liked this book. The banter is very satisfying. And I loved the parts where we got to read the book Jane was writing. I also adore this gorgeous cover.

Thank you Kensington and Netgalley for the opportunity to read an advanced copy. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book and all thoughts and opinions are my own.