By Sarah MacLean
Publication Date: January 29, 2013
Genre: Historical Romance
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.
Scoundrel [skoun - druh l]
noun: an unprincipled, dishonorable person; villain.
synonyms: scamp, rapscallion, miscreant, incorrigible (see knave)
I have a massive book-crush on Sarah MacLean, I confess. Her Love By Numbers series cemented a spot on my keeper bookshelf for anything she writes and as soon as my paperback copy of Every Good Earl Deserves a Lover arrives, it has a spot. It had all of MacLean’s usual trademarks: an unusual heroine, a dark and dangerous hero and a passionate romance against a rich background with continuing characters that she cultivates over the span of a series.