Review: One Good Earl Deserves a Lover

One Good Earl Deserves a Lover

Sarah MacLean

The Rules of Scoundrels #2

Publisher: Avon
Publication date: 29-Jan-2013
Date Started: 7-Jan-2019
Date Finished: 9-Jan-2019
Format: eBook
Pages: 384
Genres: Romance, Historical Romance, Regency Romance
Source: Library


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. ”



I feel like I keep saying this, but this is my favorite Sarah MacLean book I have read so far, and I have read quite a few of them!

This novel centers on the theme of not settling with comfort, but to fight for love. The main character, Pippa, is an odd, inquisitive girl who desires to know all aspects of things before she takes actions. She is very methodical and scientific. When she faces the deadline of her wedding, she searches for what marriage entails. This leads her to Cross who is a very dark and mysterious (celibate) man who co-owns a casino. Cross’s character is a wonderful combination of attitude and possession. At first, he refuses Philippa’s request, but her tenacious personality causes events to unfold.

This was a very easy to read, addictive novel. I would have finished it in a day if I did not have a job, as it was I struggled to put the book down to get some sleep. I completely recommend this romance.

About the Author

“New York Times, Washington Post & USA Today bestseller Sarah MacLean is the author of historical romance novels that have been translated into more than twenty languages, and winner of back-to-back RITA Awards for best historical romance from the Romance Writers of America.

Sarah is a leading advocate for the romance genre, speaking widely on its place at the nexus of gender and cultural studies. She is the author of a monthly column celebrating the best of the genre for the Washington Post. Her work in support of romance and the women who read it earned her a place on’s Sheroes list of 2014 and led Entertainment Weekly to call her “gracefully furious.” Sarah lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.”


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