For the Earl's Pleasure
Beneath every scornful smile . . .
They were once cherished childhood companions, until a scandalous secret tore them apart. Now Valerian Rainewood and Abigail Smart are the fiercest of enemies. To Abigail, Rainewood is a notorious rake, hell-bent on mischief and not fit for polite society. So what if it seems as if he can seduce her with nothing but his eyes? She will not...more
This book confirms my original supposition about this author's work: We were made for each other. She was made to write these entertaining books, and I was made to read them. :)
Before I get into my review, I would like to make one thing clear...
This is a paranormal historical romance.
There, that should help some readers out. For some reason, the publishers decided to shoot themselves, and the author, in the foot and not mention anywhere in the summar...more
Personally, Abigail Smart found him to be the worst kind of bloated ass."Stupid donkey," she muttered as, all sinewy grace and confidence, he matched her step for step around the nearly empty balcony surrounding thecrowded ballroom below."Ill-tempered shrew," came the lazy reply.
Now,can ANYONE blame me for being grippe...more
Abigail has a BIG secret...she sees ghosts. If she were not titled and searching for a husband, that wou...more
This was such an unusual book. Honestly, it is a paranormal romance that happens to be set in 19th century London. I am shocked that they didn't market it that way, because I think a lot of people would really like that. As it is now, those readers sort of have to accidentally fall into this book.
I loved it. And the friends-to-enemies-to-lovers thing doesn't usually jibe with me. But this one worked so well... Mallory played it perfectly. That enemy action really only works if you can s...more
That is how their story opens with them at a ball, going at one another with mean hammer and tong. The insults fly fast and furious between the two. Abby is in London trying to nab a husband and Valerian, unbeknown to Abby is doing everything he can to stop it. The problem is that other...more
All in all it was different from the usual kind of historical romance and I found it to be very entertaining, sweet, funny and enjoyable......
I would recommend it to people who like reading romances and are looking for something...more
If you like The Sixth Sense, I see ghost... you will probably like this one just fine!
Abigail also has a secret—well, more than one—but the big one is…
Yup. She sees dead servants tupping against the ballroom walls, and dead crazy aunties prattling about lemons in...more
The beginning was a bit confusing, referencing secrets and past strife between the hero and heroine, but not actually explaining any of it. After the hero went...more
I found the writing rather ponderous at the beginning and it truly took me a while to get into it... Found myself rereading paragraphs to be sure I had understood what the author was getting at, for example. Although this is listed as a stand alone novel, I also kept wondering if I was missing some background information I should have h...more
But, I stuck with it (filler while I wait for my Buddy Read book).
Well, Mallory did it again. I find this author has a talent for creating the most unexpected plots.
I don't know where or who the title of this book, FOR THE EARL'S PLEASURE, came from. Very weird. As a matter of fact, the entire plot was weird for a Regency, but I REALLY enjoyed it.
Anyway, I thought this novel was a real page turner. I was really interested in finding out the answer to the mysteries and I thought the char...more
Valerian is great as the male protagonist to me because I would actually fall for him. I can't say that for most of the romance novel males. Abby is agreeable to me- she's not boring like some of the other ladies that inhabit these stories.
Yes, I was surprised there was a supernatural bend to the story, since it wasn't written in the cover description. But I'm happy that I bough...more