One Good Earl Deserves a Lover by Sarah MacLean

Sarah MacLean

I admit, I’m not really up for reviewing this right now. I just want to review it so I can put it away. I finished it over the weekend, and I don’t really have anything else to review right now, so here we are.

One Good Earl Deserves a Lover (what a lame title) is a historical romance, good for a quick read with some sexy bits. It’s brain candy, which is exactly what I needed at the end of last week.

Pippa is the heroine – she’s a girl in glasses who loves science, and she’s engaged to be married in two weeks to Lord Castleton, and she looks forward to living out her days with her dogs and scientific experiments. But before she gets married, she needs to know exactly how to go about being a wife and no one seems willing to tell her about the more intimate details. So she seeks out Cross, a co-owner for a famous London gaming club with a devilish reputation. Just by asking him for his help in answering her questions about what happens in the marriage bed, she threatens to ruin everything he’s worked for.

And so on and so forth. I’m feeling lazy, so let’s bullet-point this. Things I liked:

  • That Pippa was a nerdy girl. You don’t see that a whole lot in historical romance, but she liked reading and anatomy and horticulture and all that fun stuff. It might have been a bit overdone in spots, but still.
  • There were a couple steamy scenes, for those of you that really care only about those parts.
  • She’s not a jerk to Lord Castleton, the guy she’s engaged to but who she obviously does not end up with.
  • It was overall entertaining, and Pippa has a few really great stand-out moments.
  • I really like the cover… the colors and the wallpaper and just really pretty.

Things I didn’t like:

  • Cross had a bunch of different co-owners of his gaming hell and I could barely keep them all straight. And the whole drama surrounding his past was a bit silly.
  • Well, overall this whole plot was a bit silly…
  • The romance between them didn’t really feel genuine.
  • There was a lot of redundancy. The characters kind of repeated the same lines and sentiments over and over. A little more plot or action would have been nice.

This was a cute fluffy romance, but definitely not the best. Good for a quick mindless read.

Sarah Says: 3 stars


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