One Good Earl Deserves a Lover by Sarah MacLean {Amanda’s Review}

Posted 2 October, 2013 by Amanda / 10 Comments

One Good Earl Deserves a Lover by Sarah MacLean {Amanda’s Review}One Good Earl Deserves a Lover by Sarah MacLean
Series: Rules of Scoundrels #2
Also in this series: A Rogue by Any Other Name, No Good Duke Goes Unpunished, Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover
Genres: Historical, Romance
Pages: 384
Format: eBook
Source: Library

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.

Can’t get enough of the scoundrels.

Thoughts on One Good Earl Deserves a Lover

You know what makes me happy? Books like One Good Earl Deserves a Lover. I put up with reading the entire book on my phone’s Kindle app just so I had the chance to read it. I don’t risk eye strain for just any book, you know. And in case you’re wondering, One Good Earl Deserves a Lover is worth the risk. Also, the title’s fun to say.

Pippa is my favorite sort of historical fiction heroine: strong, intelligent, and logical. Toss out the smelling salts. She’s progressive–far beyond the times–and I like that. I like it a lot. And while Cross didn’t quite flip my switch (What? Redheads just don’t do it for me.), he was suitably fun and tortured and determined to do the right thing, even if what was “right” was wrong.

Like A Rogue by Any Other Name, One Good Earl Deserves a Lover is the perfect way to spend an afternoon. Yes, again I have devoured the book in an afternoon. I don’t do that for just any book either. With the right amount of wit and emotion-tugging, One Good Earl Deserves a Lover delivers an escape read that has me wanting more. Why do I have to wait until November for the next book?

The Rules of Scoundrels books do a good job of setting up the next scoundrel in each book, and I can’t wait to get my hands on Temple. His book, rather. Until then, I shall survive on Sarah MacLean’s other series.


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10 Responses to “One Good Earl Deserves a Lover by Sarah MacLean {Amanda’s Review}”

  1. I always love the odd-for-their-times heroines, especially the ones that are smart and wind up befuddling the hot guy. *runs to buy this one NOW* God, I wish I could call in sick tomorrow to read this!! (Wait. Was that a sneeze? Maybe I should leave today so I don’t get anyone else “sick”.)

    • I saw Temple’s book on Edelweiss and I’ve been wondering if I should request it. Because I neeeeeed it. I also found out there’s a character crossover between this series and her other one. AWESOME.

  2. You know, I used to LOVE historical romances, but I don’t read them much any more. I do read a few a year, but nothing like I used to. I still love them, I just read other things now. I am ridiculously picky about my historical romances though. I hate when the hero sleeps with the heroine with no intention of marrying her. I mean, I don’t think premarital sex is wrong, but I get so worried about what will happen to the heroine if it is discovered, that I never enjoy it. Hence my pickyness. It’s silly, I know. ANYWAY, I’ve heard such great things about Sarah MacLean’s books, so I realyl shoudl give them a try. What book do you recommend I start with?

    • I’d suggest starting with Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake. It’s the beginning of a different series, but the last book (Eleven Scandals) has a character crossover between the first book of this series (A Rogue by Any Other Name).

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