Thursday, June 13, 2013

One Good Earl Deserves Another by Sarah MacLean #AvonRomance

One Good Earl Deserves Another
The Rules of Scoundrels #2
Sarah MacLean
Released Jan 29th, 2013
373 Pages
Avon Romance
Gifted by: Publisher
Reviewed by Kelly

Lady Philippa Marbury is odd. The bespectacled, brilliant fourth daughter of the Marquess of Needham and Dolby cares more for books than balls, flora than fashion and science than the season. Nearly engaged to Lord Castleton, Pippa wants to explore the scandalous parts of London she's never seen before marriage. 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.

Like any good scientist, 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 the repercussions of ruination. And who better to provide her with the experience than this legendary man? But when this odd, unexpected 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.

The brilliant bespectacled daughter of a double marquess cares more for books than balls, for science than the season, and for laboratories than love. She’s looking forward to marrying her simple fiancĂ© and living out her days quietly with her dogs and her scientific experiments. But before that, Pippa has two weeks to experience all the rest –fourteen days to research the exciting parts of life. It’s not much time, and to do it right she needs a guide familiar with London’s darker corners.

She needs a Scoundrel.

She needs Cross, the clever, controlled partner in London’s most exclusive gaming hell, with a carefully crafted reputation for wickedness. But reputations often hide the darkest secrets, and when the unconventional Pippa boldly propositions him, seeking science without emotion, she threatens all that he works to protect. He is tempted to give Pippa precisely what she wants….but the scoundrel is more than he seems, and it will take every ounce of his willpower to resist giving the lady more than she ever imagined.

Pippa is so refreshing on her innocent view of life and her curiosity about what happens on a wedding night. She is curious about what happens on a wedding night but not sure if she wants to be married.

So Pippa turns to Cross for help, thinking she can treat him like scientific research. What she hadn’t planned on was falling in love with Cross.

Cross could not believe what Pippa had propositioned him with. To keep Pippa from ruining her reputation he agrees to help her. Never realizing how determined and one track minded she could be to get the answers she wanted.

The predicament that Pippa finds herself facing once she realizes that she loves Cross is how to act on it. I couldn’t imagine realizing I loved someone but they were being forced to marry someone else.

The chemistry between Cross and Pippa is sizzling. The sex….was sexy, sensual and Hot all rolled into one!!! I will definitely be looking for more titles from Sarah MacLean.

No comments: