Monday, June 02, 2014

"One Good Earl Deserves a Lover" by Sarah MacLean


SERIES: The Rules of Scoundrels #2
GENRE: Historical Romance
SOURCE: Publisher
LINKS: Goodreads | Book Depository

Lady Philippa Marbury is odd. The bespectacled, brilliant daughter of a marquess cares more for books than balls, flora than fashion and science than the season. About to become engaged to Lord Castleton, before she marries she wants to explore the scandalous parts of London she's never seen. And she knows just who to ask: the tall, charming, quick-witted bookkeeper of the Fallen Angel, London's most notorious and coveted gaming hell, known only as Cross. Pippa's done her research and Cross's reputation makes him perfect for her scheme. She wants science without emotion—the experience of ruination without repercussions. Who better to provide her with the experience than this legendary man? And when this unusual female propositions Cross, it's more than tempting...and it will take everything he has to resist following his instincts—and giving the lady precisely what she wants.


Strong, intelligent and fierce, Lady Philippa doesn't take a no for an answer very well. Answers are what she seeks the most and anything or anyone can't prevent her from getting those. Well, Cross' stubbornness reveals to be quite the challenge, but our heroine seems to emanate a certain charm she doesn't know to possess, and that could be what plays to her advantage... She's not perfect, she wears spectacles and she's not the classic outstanding beauty of the ton. People find her odd, I personally find her refreshing and a geeky heroine to love! Of course, so does Cross. Those two have some amazing talks together that definitely increment the tension building, which is frustrating but oh, terribly good!

Teasing and tempting the entire time, this instalment was a pleasure to read and, as usual, I ended up being enthralled not just by the main couple but also by the characters around them. I'm eager to see how things work out for each and everyone of those amazing scoundrels, so...Next!

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