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The Elusive Earl

(Saints & Scoundrels #2)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  349 ratings  ·  92 reviews
Brianna Penderley has a knack for getting into precarious situations, especially when it comes to her love for archaeology. In the heart of Naples, her terrible Italian has her accidentally becoming engaged to two men at the same time. Of course, Daniel Wolcott—the Earl of Thornton and the only man ever able to vex her—shows up to rescue her.

Daniel has spent the majority o
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Published August 27th 2018 by Entangled: Amara
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Sammy Loves Books
1.5 "Stupid Heroine" Stars

I love a strong heroine! She can save a weak story.

However, a stupid heroine will Ruin a good story...And this could have been a good story!
Barbara Rogers
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Series: Saints and Scoundrels #2
Publication Date: 8/27/18

This is an exciting, action-packed, and romantic addition to the Saints and Scoundrels series by Maddison Michaels. This new author seems to be off to a great start. The writing is intelligent and witty and the two main characters are very interesting. At times you want to kiss them and at other times you want to spank them. Especially our hero because he is one of the most pig-headed and stubborn characters I’ve ever read. I was actually
Maddison Michaels
Aug 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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I had so much fun writing Brianna and Daniel's story. I liken their story as a cross between Pride & Prejudice and Romancing The Stone, and seeing Daniel and Bree overcoming their initial prejudice of each other's natures and find their happy ever after was simply a delight. Plus part of the story's plot relates to the real life long lost treasure of King Aleric! So it was a super fun adventure as an author to create, and I hope you have as much fun reading it as I did writing it! ...more
Maggie Whitworth
Aug 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
An adventure to knock your socks off , an Earl trying to keep a Lady in line and rescue her , mainly from herself and her actions .
He’s Daniel , An Earl , a Spy , an adventurer, a saviour , a hero .
She’s Bree , a Lady , an orphan, a collector, and a pain in the neck , at least for Daniel .
The two don’t get on , say they don’t even like each other , but who’s trying to fool who , these two were made for each other .
A really great book full of angst , adventure, emotional situations, an
I LOVED this book!!!

Earlier this year I read Madddison Michaels first book The Devilish Duke which I thoroughly enjoyed, it was my first regency romance and what an introduction. This second book well and truly met my expectations, which were pretty high after the reading her first book. Once again we have a very strong headed female Brianna as our lead character, she's stubborn and brave and just wonderful, and always getting into some sort of trouble. Then there's our reluctant leading man Dan
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received this novel from net galley and the publisher. Thank you!
This novel was a great read! I read the first novel in the series and could not wait to read about Daniel and Brianna after having them mentioned in the first novel of the series.
Brianna Penderley speaks her mind, climbs out of windows, and has a knack for getting in trouble. Luckily, her uncle sends the best man for the job to get Brianna out of these troublesome situations. Daniel Wolcott, the Earl of Thornton, is a stubborn ma
Cindy ✩☽♔
Rating ~3.5

I did not love this one quite as much as the first book. Mostly due to the fact that Sophie and Devlin are so hard to beat. But I did enjoy Daniel and Bree's adventure.

*Detailed review to come?*
Lori D
"The appreciation you show me, after all I have done for you over the years, takes my breath away." Or so sarcastically says our Hero Daniel to our heroine Brianna as he tries to get her out of another mishap. Actually he has been doing that all of their lives, always to the rescue of Bree. He maintains tight control over his emotions as he again goes to aid his mentor's niece to get her out of a scrape of being engaged to two men at the same time. The problem is the suitors are speaking Italian ...more
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Brianna Penderley has a knack for getting into precarious situations, especially when it comes to her love for archaeology. In the heart of Naples, her terrible Italian has her accidentally becoming engaged to two men at the same time. Of course, Daniel Wolcott, the Earl of Thornton and the only man ever able to vex her, shows up to rescue her in fact he's been rescuing her for years
Daniel has spent the majority of his life exercising rigid control over his emotions, determined never to become t
Sep 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
All I can say is WOW! This is the second book from Maddison Michaels and it’s as wonderful as the first one (The Devilish Duke). I couldn’t put it down. The plot, the romance, hidden treasure and a villain who surprised me.

Brianna Penderley’s parents were murdered when she was a baby. The murderer ordered his servant to kill her, but he hid her and sent for her English uncle, Sir Walter Penderley. Her parents were searching for an ancient treasure as was the greedy villain. Bree grew up with he
Maria Dariotis
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a FANTASTIC book!

We first meet Daniel in the Devilish Duke after he comes to blows with Devlin when Daniel believes his sister Sophie is being taken advantage.
The first few pages start of with a bang full of mystery and intrigue and the fast pace doesn’t let up until the book is finished.
Brianna Penderley has always been an adventurous young woman always looking for some ancient artifact and getting into some kind of mishap.
In every situation Daniel Wolcott the Earl of Thornton has alw

Brianna Penderley always manages to get herself into situations that she needs someone to help her get out of. However, this time, she's managed to get herself into a situation she might not be able to get out of when she becomes engaged to two men. Luckily, her fix-it man Daniel Wolcott is a man that knows what it takes to get a job done. Then again, he's always been her knight in shining armor. It's just too bad they don't like each other, otherwise they'd be perfect together. But with trouble
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Maddison has another winner.

Brianna Penderley has a knack for getting into precarious situations, especially when it comes to her love for archaeology. In the heart of Naples, her terrible Italian has her accidentally becoming engaged to two men at the same time. Of course, Daniel Wolcott—the Earl of Thornton and the only man ever able to vex her—shows up to rescue her.

Daniel has spent the majority of his life in rigid control of his life. Brianna was the one person who made Daniel lose control
S.T. Young
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great read

I had the pleasure of reading the ARC of Maddison Michaels’ second novel in her Saints & Scoundrels series.

The basics: Said Earl, Daniel Wolcott is asked to go rescue Lady Brianna from a spot of trouble concerning two fiancées, and before you know it the two of them are thrown together into a suspenseful plot of kidnapping, lost treasure and whatnot in this lovely romance novel.
Michaels definitely found her voice with this one. Even though I adored its predecessor, her voice has become
Patrica Liebe
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book through NetGalley and the publishers for an honest review.
"The Elusive Earl" by Maddison Michaels is the second book in 'Saints and Scoundrels series.
I have not read the first book in this series and this is the first book I have read by this author. I really enjoyed reading this book as is contained a Heroine I did admire. Brianna Tenderly seems to be woman who gets in the most amazing situations like getting engaged to two men at the same time. Daniel Wolcott—the
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Brianna's parents were killed in front of her when she is a baby by someone looking for a legendary treasure. She is taken in by her uncle and raised as his own child. Brianna is high spirited and stays in trouble all the time. She takes after her mother who was adventurous. Daniel works for Sir Walter, Brianna's. uncle. Brianna is in Italy where she gets engaged to more than one man. Daniel is sent to rescue her, again. Daniel thinks she is too wild to marry. He wants a nice, gentle woman who w ...more
Jennifer Becker
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
fabulous book didn't want to put down. so much humor between main characters. a great mystery to find the hidden treasure. favorite book by maddison michaels yet.
Lilly Charysma
Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“The Elusive Earl” by Maddison Michaels, a book with lots and lots of adventures, lovely banter and sweet chemistry. While the title would suggest a story mostly about a mysterious earl, it is also about a rebellious lady, with a neck for trouble. On the search for a treasure her parents were also trying to find, Miss Biranna Penderley ends up in Italy, engaged to two men and trapped at a ball. As usual, her uncle sends Daniel Wolcott (the Earl of Thornton) to save her and bring her back home to ...more
Edwina " I LoveBooks" "Deb"
Oh My Goodness what in the world was Maddison Michaels the author thinking. She had written a pretty good story in the beginning. Even though it has No romance and the H/H have No Chemistry. She makes them a couple but writes so much of the nonsense, we can't be together angst. Repetitively saying the same lines over and over. I felt like not finishing. But I made it to the end.

The story of the Lost Treasures of King Aleric was just to wordy. To many murders. This story should have been edited
Candy Briggs
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story it had everything. Miss Brianna Penderley parents were murdered and she was just a baby. Her uncle came looking for her and brought her back to England, where she grew up. But like her mother, she was adventurous, impulsive and always in one form or another in trouble. The one always sent to get her out of trouble was Daniel Wolcott, the Earl of Thornton. they had been friends since childhood and knew each other very well. Daniel's father was a wastrel and no good, he caused h ...more
Aug 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed the first story in this series and this one was no exception. It is full of action and adventure with a few twists and turns to keep the reader engrossed. The main characters Brianna and Daniel are both complex characters. Brianne is very impetuous and says and does things with out thinking whereas Daniel is very logical and the complete opposite to Brianna. There is a strong attraction to each other although they have difficulty coming to terms with this. It was a very entertai ...more
Tracy Emro
Aug 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Brianna "Bree" Penderley doesn't have to go looking for trouble, it will find her, and when it does, Daniel Wolcott, the Earl of Thornton is usually the man to rescue her.

Brianna's current predicament will take Daniel to Italy, she has somehow managed to betroth herself to two men at the same time. His superior in the War Office is Brianna's uncle and he has tasked Daniel with untangling the mess Brianna has found herself in. Daniel is not happy, especially when her uncle jokes that he should ma
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a fabulous story, a story filled with witty banter, a romance that will have you smiling and laughing as Brianna and Daniel go after a treasure that has already been the cause of many deaths, there is danger and lots going on in this fast paced story, a story I loved from start to finish, this is one that you are not going to want to put down once you pick it up.

Brianna Penderley has grown up with her aunt and uncle in England after being orphaned as a toddler, talking about her parents
Aug 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars.
I loved it! The story is very engaging and entertaining. I loved all the characters. It has right amount of mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure. I think it's a must read for historical fiction fans, especially for those who enjoy reading about treasure hunts.
Brianna Penderley has been the bane of Daniel's life for quite some time now. The girl has a bad habit of finding trouble and he is the one who comes to her rescue every single time. But he cannot help it, he feels that he ow
Debbie Glenn Brown
Aug 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Earl of Thornton, Daniel Wolcott has been rescuing Brianna Penderley her entire life what’s one more mission going to her rescue. Her uncle asks him to go to Italy to rescue her once again and what a grand adventure this rescue turns out to be. Her cousin, Travis, is kidnapped to blackmail Bree into turning over her Mother’s journals. Daniel has always know Bree was trouble and once he settles down to marry he wants a calm, boring wife not an adventurous lady like Brianna who is always getti ...more
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Brianna Penderley is a very adventurous young woman for a Victorian miss. She loves antiques and has persuaded her Aunt and two cousins to come to Italy in search of treasure and just maybe information on her mother's side of the family.  She really didn't mean to get in trouble, again.
Daniel Walcott, the Earl of Thornton works secretly for the War Office. His boss and family friend, has asked him to go and , once more rescue his niece from trouble. The woman has been a pain in the neck since s
Sissy's Romance Book Review
The Elusive Earl by Maddison Michaels is book Two in the Saints & Scoundrels Series. This is the story of Brianna 'Bree' Penderley and Daniel Wolcott, The Earl of Thornton. I have read the previous book but feel you can make this a standalone book if you wish to do so.
Daniel and Bree are so totally opposite personalities that keep butting heads. Bree Uncle runs the War Office and is Daniel mentor so he always seem to be assigned to getting Bree out of the trouble she always finds herself in. Th
Amy Alvis
Aug 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved Brianna and Daniel's story!!

Brianna has gotten herself into another mess and Daniel has been sent to extract her from it once again. But this time, there seems to be a lot more going on than the mess that Brianna caused. Always at loggerheads with each other, the two must pose as husband and wife as they move to finding a solution to Brianna's problem. Could all the bickering they find themselves in really be a mechanism to hide their true feelings? As the journey continues, they find th
Aug 21, 2018 rated it liked it
A little bit of everything thrown in! Murder, a most evil villain with a penchant for butchering his victims, a hunt for missing, treasure which includes a fabled elixir of life, a missing princess, kidnap, mafia. Not to mention that the hero is an Earl who moonlights as a spy for the crown. Talk about everything but the kitchen sink in the story!

Still, a little ambivalent with the overall story. Brianna (the missing princess of course) is an orphan but brought up by her loving aunt & uncle who
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Indoctrinated into a world of dashing rogues and feisty heroines when she was a teenager and picked up her first ever Amanda Quick novel, Maddison Michaels has been a prolific reader and writer of historical romance ever since. She is the award winning author of THE DEVILISH DUKE (which won the 2019 RUBY Historical Romantic Book of the Year), THE ELUSIVE EARL, THE MISTLETOE MISTRESS, and the THE S ...more

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