Four Scandals, whispered about in ballrooms across Britain.
Four aristocrats, exiled from society, now royalty in the London underworld.
Four loves, powerful enough to tame the darkness and return these fallen angels to the light.
The Rules of Scoundrels:
a new quartet from Sarah MacLean
ONE GOOD EARL DESERVES A LOVER
The Second Rule of Scoundrels
Coming January 29, 2013
An Amazon.com Best Romance of January 2013!
Lady Philippa Marbury is…odd.
The brilliant, bespectacled daughter of a double marquess cares more for books than balls, for science than the season, and for laboratories than love. She’s looking forward to marrying her simple fiancé and living out her days quietly with her dogs and her scientific experiments. But before that, Pippa has two weeks to experience all the rest–fourteen days to research the exciting parts of life. It’s not much time, and to do it right she needs a guide familiar with London’s darker corners.
She needs…a Scoundrel.
She needs Cross, the clever, controlled partner in London’s most exclusive gaming hell, with a carefully crafted reputation for wickedness. But reputations often hide the darkest secrets, and when the unconventional Pippa boldly propositions him, seeking science without emotion, she threatens all he works to protect. He is tempted to give Pippa precisely what she wants…but the scoundrel is more than he seems, and it will take every ounce of willpower to resist giving the lady more than she ever imagined.
You can order signed copies of One Good Earl Deserves a Lover or any of Sarah’s other books from WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn!
ONE GOOD EARL DESERVES A LOVER
“This is not your mother’s romance. Nor your typical heroine. For one thing, the heroine Lady Philippa Marbury wears glasses. Thick 1831 spectacles, not Tina Fey’s smart-girl ones….From the moment she strides into Mayfair’s infamous gaming club, The Fallen Angel, on foot and without a chaperone, both the reader and the hero named Cross are bewildered and bewitched.” — USA Today, 4 of 4 stars
“Sarah MacLean writes intelligent, original characters. One Good Earl Deserves a Lover is another gold mine of wit, excellent characterization, and engaging plot. If you think you deserve a good book — get this one.” — Linda Howard
“This book shouldn’t simply be read, it should be savored. Slowly. And more than once. One Good Earl Deserves a Lover is decadence and delight. Titillation and torment. Wit and overwhelming want. It’s one gorgeous read.” –Happy Ever After, the USA Today romance blog.
“With her usual clever writing style, superb flair for historical detail, and gift for subtle characterization, MacLean constructs the second scintillating installment in her Rules of Scoundrels series. Completely captivating and exquisitely sensual, this is a tour de force of wit and romance.” — Booklist, Starred Review
“Laughter and lust are delightfully intertwined in [One Good Earl Deserves a Lover]…Pippa is a remarkable heroine: smart, funny, beautiful, and genuine. The interactions between Pippa and Cross recall the great screwball romances and are enormously entertaining. Steamy sex and witty banter make for a highly enjoyable Regency romance.” — Publishers Weekly
“Dark dealings, tragic secrets, and old vendettas temper the social glitter and add a realistic touch to this offbeat story that is seductive, witty, and charming as sin.” –Library Journal, Starred Review
“MacLean seamlessly moves from the first novel in her Rules of Scoundrels series to the second. The same great chemistry, intelligence and sparkling humor shine, and the added sexual tension provided by lessons in temptation provides readers with a delectable read. Pure, unadulterated MacLean!” — 4 1/2 Stars, Top Pick, Romantic Times