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One Good Earl Deserves a Lover by Sarah MacLean
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Sep 14, 2012

it was amazing
Read from January 14 to 20, 2013

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This book was wonderful. The beginning starts off with a bang! (and right where we left off in A Rogue by Any Other Name) and it only gains momentum, pulling you further and further in.

Lady Philippa Marbury is getting married in 2 weeks, and it’s to be the double wedding of the decade! She and her beautiful sister are making headlines left and right for their wedding. Yet, Pippa can’t quite come to terms with it. Oh she knows the wedding is inevitable, and her husband really is a nice guy. But Pippa is, well, odd. She knows it, everyone around her knows it. And her soon-to-be husband knows it. And he rather likes it. He likes Pippa, and for her, that’s enough.

Except, that it really isn’t.

She thinks she needs to understand the machinations of the consummation to get her jitters to go away. Being the scientist that she is, she propositions Cross, a well-known rake. She doesn’t want to be physically ruined, per se, but she wants to know what it is. What actually happens. Cross obviously turns her down. Yet, Pippa somehow ends up embroiled in his life without him even noticing. She is always there. And he can’t stop thinking about her.

Cross eventually realizes that Pippa will be in far more trouble if he doesn’t help her, than if he does. But he also tells her that knowing what’s to come isn’t really what she wants. She’s only using that as an excuse for her nerves.

Cross and Pippa have amazing chemistry, and it’s so brilliantly done. But Cross has problems of his own. He not only has a club to run, but he’s being blackmailed and it isn’t going well. There are at least 2 places where I teared up, and the most heartbreaking was where Pippa realized that Cross was trying to save her reputation, and she thought that maybe Cross needed someone to save him.

The ending also made me cry because I’m a big sucker for endings like this. I think that if you haven’t read a Sarah MacLean book by now, you need to.

***Thank You to Avon and Edelweiss for the ARC
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Reading Progress

01/15/2013 page 14
01/16/2013 page 24
6.0% "I hate hate HATE when men call women "females" (with the exception of pnr), and this hero has done it 3 times in 20 pages. Female isn't a noun, woman is. Female is an adjective."
01/16/2013 page 43
11.0% "Okay, I get it. Ignore my last update. I'm certain He's doing it on purpose. I should've known better than to doubt this author."
01/19/2013 page 56
14.0% "Uh oh...that's quite a predicament he's in"
01/19/2013 page 122
31.0% "Holy wow is that seductive"
01/20/2013 page 203
52.0% "Oh"
01/20/2013 page 246
64.0% "*Cabbagehead*
I love it!"
01/20/2013 page 386
100.0% "*Le sigh* beautiful..."

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Lady Wesley Lucky you! I didn't get picked for this one. Bummer.

Laura the Highland Hussy Oh no :(
It was really good-you'll love it. It's out next week, right? Not too much of a wait, at least.

Fangirl Musings It came out on Tuesday, and I WANT IT LIKE NOW! :) RT posted an interview with Sarah, and I was all, "Hmm! This sounds interesting"! I grabbed Book One on Kindle, and am currently gobbling it up. I'm definitely going to grab this title as soon as I get more book-money, because it sounds great!

PS: Laurie, your review SUCKED...Because it just tortured me with wanting to read it all the more, LOL! (Kidding, hon, I loved it! Promise :).)

Laura the Highland Hussy Jacqueline wrote: "It came out on Tuesday, and I WANT IT LIKE NOW! :) RT posted an interview with Sarah, and I was all, "Hmm! This sounds interesting"! I grabbed Book One on Kindle, and am currently gobbling it up. I..."

LOL!!!! and I love you too Akra :)

Fangirl Musings Awww! *Hugs!* That made me have a happy, hehe!

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