My rating: 2 of 5 stars
I am afraid it was lacking the essentials. It felt like a facsimile of Georgette Heyer's 'These Old Shades'; and not a good one. Just like it is wrong to try and sing a Celine Dion hit, so it is wrong to try and undertake a Georgette Heyer'esque book without the talent to pull it off. It takes a brave and talented writer to do that.
It would have scored a 3 star rating, but "gotten" reared up and bit this books's rating on the bottom and knocked it down to 2 stars after some thought.
I don't think I will be in a hurry to read more by this author, when there is better and effective writing out there.
The Good, The Bad and, The UglyA moderately constructed book; it left me wanting though.
Badly done was the use of 'gotten'. This writer should be perfectly capable of steering away from its use. EDITED TO ADD: FOLLOWING THE COMMENT BY THE AUTHOR I AM GOING TO RE-READ THIS AGAIN IN CASE I HAVE MADE A MISTAKE ABOUT "GOTTEN", IN WHICH CASE I WILL BE PERFECTLY WILLING TO APOLOGISE.
Now for the ugly bits:
'... rubbing down his forehock' (Moss, E (2015) Location 1055).
The hock of a horse is at the rear.
'... his immaculate riding habit ...' (Moss, E (2015) Location 2474).
I'm not thoroughly sure, I must confess, but I am not certain a gentleman would wear a riding habit. It is a untidy phrase in any event.
'...'Knox, where are my pistols kept?' (Moss, E (2015) Location 3804).
Wouldn't a gentleman know where his own pistols were? I don't believe that they would have been entrusted to a servant.
'... I shall take up to visit your father.' (Moss, E (2015) Location 4163).
There appears to be a word missing.
Moss, Elizabeth 'The Earl and His Tiger' 8 January 2015 published by Thimblerig Press on Amazon UK. I downloaded as a Kindle Unlimited title.