Review: ONE GOOD EARL DESERVES A LOVER by Sarah MacLean

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About the book:

Lady Philippa Marbury is . . . odd

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 fiancé 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 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.

ONE GOOD EARL DESERVES A LOVER is another great historical romance from Sarah MacLean. Pippa is a fantastic character. I love her thirst for knowledge and her desire to understand everything about marriage (and the marriage bed) before entering into it. She is brave and determined to live the life she wants and not the life that others think she should live. Pippa doesn’t sit around and wait for a man to save the day and rescue her – she rescues him. Cross is a complicated character. He is paying a penance for something that wasn’t really his fault and lets it rule his life, keeping him from finding happiness. The attraction between Pippa and Cross is immediate and strong, but they both work hard to fight it. There is much at stake if they give into their feelings, but in the end they cannot control their feelings. I loved every moment of the book.

the book girl gives ONE GOOD EARL DESERVES A LOVER 4/5

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