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  • Great, sassy heroine!

    Miss Hazel Lively had decided that she would open a finishing school for girls because of what happened to her in the past. She hoped that the well off customers could help provide extra money so Hazel could provide schooling for less fortunate girls. Now with the school finally open, Hazel is hoping for more girls to attend. When the handsome Gabriel Beckett, Earl of Bladenton, shows up wanting to enroll his niece, Kitty Beckett, whom is now his ward, Hazel is a little apprehensive. Hazel and Blade come to an agreement and she takes Kitty in. When Blade has to come and visit with Kitty every two weeks, he finds he is enjoying seeing Hazel more and more. While Kitty is proving to be a handful, Hazel understands where she is coming from and the two form a close bond. As their relationship develops, things between Hazel and Blade become more interesting until they take things to next level. Just when it looks like Blade may have found his happiness in Hazel, things from his past come back to haunt him. It will take a lot of self reflection before Blade can realize what will really make him happy, which of course is Hazel. I just adored this fun, enjoyable story. Hazel was out to prove herself that she can survive on her own because of her past while Blade never wanted to settle down because of his past. Problem is is that these two are just so drawn to the other they can't help but fall in love. It was wonderful watching these two fall hard. This was a great start to a new series by Anna Bennett.

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  • Ah-May-Zing!

    Such a entertaining story and a fantastic start to this series! This story is packed full of feels and emotion, humor and flirting, and all the witty banter. I cannot believe how quickly I devoured this beautiful adventure. I was absolutely engrossed from the beginning by the connection between the characters and the abundance of aww moments. Hazel Lively is my favorite sort of heroine, feisty, intelligent, quick witted with a soft vulnerability shown to those she cares about. She claims to be shy, but she is fierce and always says what is on her mind and what she is feeling. She has come so far and is finally realizing her dream, that has taken her a decade to achieve. Hazel has started Bellehaven Academy of Deportment. Now she just needed students especially the sort who could afford the tuition! Gabriel Beckett “Blade” Earl of Bladenton has been at his wits end, ever since he became the guardian of his niece Kitty Beckett. She had already been expelled from two other schools in London. Hoping this seaside town and this new school would work out so he would be able to return to London and his courting to find a suitable Lady that he could marry. But the prim and proper headmistress Miss Lively is all about appearances and proper behavior in hopes to impress and increase her number of students, so Kitty is not the type of students she wants. But with a sizable increase in her monthly tuition and an agreement to return every two weeks to visit his niece she agrees to take on Kitty. I simply adored Hazel and Blade and their story turned my insides into marshmallow. I found both characters impossible not to love. Their story was beautifully composed and had me quickly cocooned in its warm embrace with the most delicious tension and the very best entertainment and I was happy to stay there and enjoy every minute of this enthralling read. These two are really perfect together. Their banter and chemistry was addictive. This book blew me away! I was unable to put it down. Perfect. Dazzling. Very well written. The details described throughout the book was delightful. All the characters and the storyline was exhilarating. EVERY single page was filled with perfection. Ah-may-zing!

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  • Girls before earls

    Hazel and Blade think they know just what they want out of life and what their future holds for them. Until they meet and with the help of some girls their lives have taken on a whole new look. Sweet romance with lovely characters.

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  • Girls Before Earls

    Girls Before Earls by Anna Bennett, book one in her Rogues to Lovers series, is an entertaining, romantic, and wonderful story with great messages about family, grief, society, and love. Miss Hazel Lively is a strong, independent woman who dedicated her life to helping young girls. Determined that all girls, regardless of social class, deserve the same opportunities, Hazel opens a school to girls of all social stations. A lover of books and learning, Hazel is determined to make her school a success, and when the Earl of Bladenton enrolls his niece, it seems her prospects are looking up. However, Blade’s niece Kitty is a handful, and Hazel’s feelings for Blade are less than professional. Blade doesn’t believe in love. Determined to enter a marriage of convenience, Blade intends to leave Kitty in Hazel’s capable hands so that he can ensure his engagement to a woman of the ton. However, when Hazel makes his involvement in Kitty’s life part of their arrangement, Blade finds himself returning to Bellhaven Academy to visit Kitty and developing feelings for the proper and intelligent headmistress. Though very different, Hazel and Blade both keep people at a distance. For different reasons, neither let anyone get too close, and neither are looking for love. Hazel is committed to her school, and Blade has been burned by love in the past; which swore him off love forever. In addition, they are from different social classes, live in different places, and have different goals. From their first meeting, these two have explosive, off-the-charts chemistry, and their feelings are undeniable; despite trying to deny them. Theirs is a case of opposites attract, and these opposites have an amazing connection. Their budding relationship is equal parts sweet, romantic, fun, angst-filled, and sensual. I love the found family aspect of the story and how Hazel connects with other motherless women. She, Poppy (a local woman), and Kitty all lost their mothers at a young age, creating a bond between them; one that allows them to relate and understand each. I also enjoyed seeing Blade and Kitty grow closer as the story progresses. At the beginning of the novel, Kitty and Blade barely know each other. Estranged from Kitty’s parents, Blade is stunned to learn that he was chosen to care for her, and he struggles to connect with his difficult niece. However, with Hazel’s help, Kitty and Blade begin to develop a bond and a mutual regard for each other. This relationship changes both of them for the better. Ms. Bennett wrote a charming, clever, entertaining story that is not to be missed. She provided a tale rich with amusing banter, sizzling chemistry, and charming characters giving Hazel and Blade a chance for happiness, love and a future together. I definitely recommend Girls Before Earls to other readers. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.

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  • Strong plot and characters

    Hazel has achieved her dream of opening a girls' school. For the endeavor to flourish, she needs to attract more students. The Earl of Bladenton's niece would be a nice feather in her cap. But when Blade shows up on her doorstep with an incorrigible girl mourning her parents and refusing to submit to anyone's authority, Hazel knows she's got her work cut out for her. It doesn't help that Hazel has never been attracted to anyone the way she is to Blade. A headmistress would be ruined by the smallest hint of scandal. Can she resist temptation for the sake of the girls who count on her? I connected with Hazel and Blade right from the start of this story. Watching Hazel deal with the long-suppressed passionate side of her nature, and Blade learn to love again after an old betrayal, was a satisfying experience. There's also a strong plot that keeps the pages turning. I look forward to reading the rest of the series. Thanks, NetGalley, for the ARC I received. This is my honest and voluntary review.

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