Sunday, December 16, 2012

One Good Earl Deserves a Lover, The Second Rule of Scoundrels by Sarah MacLean

One Good Earl Deserves a Lover (The Rules of Scoundrels, #2)Historical Romance
Goodreads Summary:
The second in the incredible new Rules of Scoundrels series from New York Times bestselling author Sarah MacLean. 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.

I have to admit I loved One Good Earl Deserves a Lover.  This is the second book in the series.  I have not read book one but can tell you that book 2 has not trouble standing alone. Philippa Marbury is a really fun character.  You can count on her doing the wrong thing and it turning out right for her and for Cross.  Cross on the other hand was a bit of a disappointment.  I did not find his reason for dropping out of society that good.  I loved the tension in the book and everything that Philippa did to save Cross even as he though he had to save her.  I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.
Avon will publish One Good Earl Deserves a Lover by Sarah MacLean in 2013.
I received a ARC of One Good Earl Deserves a Lover from Edelweiss.

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