Cocky Earl - Annabelle Anders

Cocky Earl

By Annabelle Anders

  • Release Date: 2020-08-25
  • Genre: Historical
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 446 Ratings)


An honorable Earl, an American Girl, and one losing bet that changes everything.

Miss Charley Jackson never wanted to sail to England. The British are stuffy, and arrogant, and think far too highly of themselves. Particularly, the ones who referred to themselves as Lords. 

Julian Wellstone, the Earl of Westerley, had never walked away from a bet but should have known his luck would eventually run out. He should have known a time would come when the gambling tables would turn against him.

Which is exactly what happened when he played "one more hand" and lost the game of a lifetime to American Whiskey King, Mr. Daniel Jackson. Jules has no choice but to honor the bet and court the man's daughter—a chit who manages to get under his skin from the moment he meets her. But honor is everything. 

Until love deals him a new hand. And once the lines are blurred, all bets are off. Will he fold and walk away, or will he ante up his heart and risk everything for the love of a lifetime?


  • Great characters!

    By TheSassy1962
    Well written, excellent plot twist...loads of fun!
  • Uggh

    By oo4chelle
    Childish, immature, juvenile male characters who have absolutely nothing to offer a decent woman. This was painful to read. I barely got through one hundred pages and it was all I could take. How in the world could anyone find any of these men attractive? Their looks are all that they have to recommend them. Their behavior is on par with twelve year olds, at best. Awful
  • Fun start to a new Cocky series

    By Talisaya
    Cocky Earl by Annabelle Anders is about an American whiskey heiress and a gambling earl who made the mistake of betting against an American father. He loses his bet and ends up having to court the man’s daughter in the hopes of winning her hand, not expecting to actually be interested in winning her heart. I love this book. Julian, our hero, is an earl with plenty of good looks, charm, respect, power and money. But the thing he treasures most is his honor, which is why, when he loses the bet, he actually take the time to present himself as a ‘real’ suitor. Charlotte, known as Charley, our heroine, is everything but a bred English miss. Outspoken, intelligent, independent, and driven; all she wants to do is make whiskey with her father and wants nothing to do with the handsome, charming earl who intrigues her as much as she does him. They’re a pair made in HR heaven. Anders created two really fun characters, along with a host of equally intriguing background characters that I expect to fill in the rest of the series. And I can’t wait for them all. The writing is wonderful; engaging from the beginning, with plenty of fun banter between all the characters. The descriptions are rich, especially the one of the whiskey. As a non-drinker, I was tempted to get into my husband’s liquor cabinet to sample his stash. (One of my favorite lines from the book is “… as much as she’d enjoyed tasting the earl’s scotch, tasting the actual earl had been better.”) Plain and simple, I loved everything about this book. It’s the introduction to a new group of heroes and the heroines that will end up sweeping them off their feet. I can’t wait to read the rest of the Cocky adventures.