Sex and the Single Earl (Stantons)
Simon St. James, fifth Earl of Trask, knows he could do worse in the marriage of convenience department. Sophie Stanton may be a bit of a social liability, with her ungovernable ways and flighty nature, but Simon has responsibilities as an earl that far outweigh happiness in the household. And as for happiness in the bedroom. . .he has to...more
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Sophie has been "in love" with Simon since she was a girl. Simon just though of her as the younger sister of a close friend. He really only considers marrying her for the land in her dowry. He doesn't admit to any feelings for her other than "fondness" and yet he can't even admit to his real reasons for wanting the marriage....more
Simon St. James, fifth Earl of Trask, knows he could do worse in the marriage of convenience department. Sophie Stanton may be a bit of a social liability, with her ungovernable ways and flighty nature, but Simon has responsibilities as an earl that far outweigh happiness in the household. And as for happiness in the bedroom. . .he has to admit he sees Sophie's potential in that arena. . .
Their passion was n...more
Sophie Stanton is pretty much everything I hate in a heroine, except that she isn't wildly, ravishingly stunning. She constantly huffs that she isn't a child and doesn't want to be treated like one, and yet runs pell-mell towards the nearest blunder like any adolescent. It is so irritating! Simon St. James does the best he can with her while being const...more
Here comes Simon, an old friend, the one that she has been in love forever, saving her from any trouble that she gets herself into. Although he asked her to marry him, Sophie knew there was more to the proposal than he was letting on - and she needed to know what it was.
The characters were well written and their banter was rather delightful. It played both perspectives brilliantly, which is impressive to me. I was a little concerned as to whether or not she'd be able to pull it off, but she did so very admirably. Many times it can come across with one side being weaker than the other or choppy.
I was also very impressed with the character development of the...more
The romance between Sophie & Simon is distinctive, it's may not balanced most of the time(thanks to Sophie) but instead crossing the line of a abusive relationship, still more like 2 ppl desperately in love with each other. The book's success: conjure up image in my imaginary ie. I see things described; draw out my sympathy for Sophie (which is rare than hen's teeth cause I abhor weaklings) thanks to amazing character build...more
The story itself is servicable enough. The subplot regarding the two waifs Sophie takes an interest in was only so-so at best (surely the powerful and wealthy Earl of Trask could have simply bought them out of their situation) and the other subplot redgarding the former mistress was the main weakness in the story I felt. On a more positive note, it's good to know that wealthy earls WILL...more
I think the back cover synopsis of this book is very misleading. I originally thought it was going to be a love story between Simon and Sophie add in some hot sex, a miscommunication, some more hot sex, and then the end. That is not what I got from this book, it delivered a much more interesting story line than that!
Sophie is out in town one day shopping when her bracelet is stolen. She is very upset and wants to find the bracelet since...more
เราหยิบเล่มนี้มาอ่าน เพราะเปิดบทนำลองอ่านแล้ว เจอพล็อตว่า พระเอกซึ่งเป็นท่านเอิร์ล แต่หมกหมุ่นในเรื่องการทำธุรกิจ ได้เจรจาการค้า และพบว่า ปัจจัยสำคัญที่เขาจะได้สัญญาการค้าด้วยกันก็คือ การที่เขาได้ครอบครองที่ดินผืนนึง ที่ดินที่ถูกกำหนดให้เป็นสินสมรสของน้องสาวของเพื่อนสนิท
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The heroine has been in love with the hero since she was 12, because he's always been kind to her. Now, she's all grown up, and her love doesn't seem to be any more mature than when she was 12. The hero has suddenly found an attraction fo...more
Basically, the hero logically planned to be betrothed to his childhood neighbor. However, the heroine doesn't like his high-mindedness because she's in love with him for some time. She wants his love, and so is suspicious when the hero asked for her hand. That's the main problem of the story, wit...more
Young and spirited, Sophie Stanton is the opposite of what society would want her to be. Sophie...more
My major problem with the book was the storyline. When a family heirloom bracelet is stolen, the heroine in the story, Sophie does try to solve this matter by going after the thief who stole it, and discovers...more
Very much enjoyed this book!
(1) An engaging heroine who has--gasp--a social conscience. (Sophie reminded me a bit of Heyer's Arabella, a heroine I adore.)
(2) A hero who has a purpose other than being male and lordly (although he is definitely both male and lordly as well).
(3) Secondary characters with dimension (I know I'm not the only one eager to see a certain villain's motives revealed and her character transformed.)
(4) One of the best proposal...more
I absolutely adored Simon with his whole I have to perfect facade but only to be brought down by the girl of his youth, Sophia, with her spectacles and big heart!!
Not to mention the steaminess...WOWZA!!! TALK ABOUT H-O-T!!!
Picked this up at the library on a whim because the title amused me.
The book did not.
I hated the protags. HATED THEM. They spent half the novel carrying the Idiot Ball and not talking to one another. When they did talk to one another, they were lying, obfuscating, blustering, or generally being stupid. This wasn't banter, it was WAR.
There was way too much emphasis on how *weak* Sophie became anytime she was within 3 feet of Simon.
Clearly, this one was not for me.
We met both Simon and Sophie in the first book. They have been friends since childhood and have a close bond. Sophie has always loved Simon and he's always treated her like a small child. He decides he wants to marry her because her dowry contains a parcel of land that he needs for a business venture he's embarking on, and he genuinely thinks it will...more