Title: Intentions of the Earl (Scandalous Sisters #1)
Author: Rose Gordon
Publisher: Second Wind 2012
Genre: Historical Romance
Rating: 3 / 5 stars
Reading Challenges: Romance; Mount TBR; A to Z -- I
How I Got It: Own it in ebook form
Will he secure his future by ruining hers, or will she ruin his plans by securing him? A new twist on the old fortune hunter plot puts an impoverished earl in a position to gain his fortune only by ruining an innocent's reputation without offering marriage. The innocent he's selected, however, has no plans to settle for anything less than marriage and will go to almost any length to secure him. With no other means for an income, the impoverished Andrew Black, Earl of Townson, makes an agreement that will put a definite end his eight year poverty streak. But, in order to gain his fortune he must do only one simple thing: ruin an innocent young lady’s reputation enough to make her flee to America. Brooke Banks isn’t interested in marriage, or so she thinks. She came to London to have a good time, and that’s exactly what she’s doing. Widely known for her tendency to flout the rules, she suspects nothing when a handsome stranger appears on her doorstep. Thirteen days, a handful of kisses and one scandalous situation later, Andrew and Brooke will have to choose to stick to their original plans, or decide if a life together is worth the risk.
Light and fluffy romance. I do love those types of books. Brooke, while impestuous, is great heroine. She's full of spunk and confidence, even when things aren't going her way. Andrew is a great hero and Gateway is the stereotypical villain. The storyline is great fun. Then I got to the last 20 pages and the story seemed to get way too complicated and convenient at the same time. The pacing was great until those last 20 pages. Everything seemed to get out of control and wrapped up quickly without much discussion. I just couldn't get behind those last 20 pages. I wished the ending had been a bit more drawn out. We get more of an explanation for the conclusion and not a rushed happily ever after. This if the first book in a trilogy. I'm still trying to decided whether or not to read the other two. Overall I enjoyed the book, just disappointed at the ending.
- #1 Intentions of the Earl
- #2 Liberty for Paul
- #3 To Win His Wayward Wife