How to Lose a Lord in 10 Days or Less is the first book by Elizabeth Michels that I read. This book is the third of the series but can read as a standalone. I initially picked up this book because I had read a couple of books with the same title (or very, very similar) last month and I loved it! I thought that this book would be the same. The story focuses on a stuffy aristocrat, Andrew Clifton, Lord Amberstall and country girl recluse, Katie Moore. Both have been a little estranged in society and found each other, quite by accident on a country road when Andrew fell off his horse. Once the two meet, sparks fly and they fall in love.
How to Lose a Lord had a lot of promise. I love the stuffy-stickler-for-propriety aristocrat and an eccentric girl trope, unfortunately, I had a hard time finishing this book. I honestly did not like both Katie and Andrew at all! I felt that Katie was too much for Andrew. Andrew, on the other hand, was too much of a stickler that I didn’t warm up to him at all. And although sparks were flying between the two, I wasn’t into their paring. It would have been a different story if there were more tender moments between them. Unfortunately, this was not the case.
The plot was ok, nothing really special, and a little bit unbelievable at certain parts. I think it was when I found out why Andrew left society, that I find unbelievable. Certainly, it was a reason to be absent from society but it felt a little too weak, too cowardly.
How to Lose is an okay lighthearted read. And although the book was a hard read for me, I am still glad that Andrew and Katie got their HEA.