HE HAS A REPUATION FOR BEING A SCOUNDREL…
Adolphus Merrick, Earl of Kendal, has a past he isn't proud of, one that could have seen him hanged. Now the gaming hell owner of Mercy's Door has an even greater secret, one he is so determined to protect that he'll even do the unthinkable: get married. For a man who doesn't trust easily, his alluring intended has a way of breaking through his guard and edging into his heart.
SHE IS A BIT OF A HOYDEN…
Lady Sophia Stopford lives her life to the fullest. At least, she did until her father insists that she wed one of his colleagues. She'll do anything to get out of marrying, including escaping for a thrilling new venture. However, the very man who gave her the idea is now insisting that she return to London as his wife. And while she wants to resist, her attraction to the enigmatic Earl of Kendal has her curiosity piqued and her desire aflame.
TOGETHER THEY WILL CAUSE QUITE THE SCANDAL…
From ballrooms to gaming hells and into the wilds of Scotland, two people who don't want marriage but can't seem to resist one another will tumble headlong into an adventure that will change everything. When danger lurks and realities become bleak, can the spark of passion light their way? Or will love and hope be eternally lost to them both?
I enjoyed it!
The Earl of Kendal is book 24 in the Wicked Earl’s Club stories. Although this is in the world of the Wicked Earl’s Club, it is not necessary to read these in order. I enjoyed the characters in this book. Adolphus Merrick, the Earl of Kendal, is stuffy and pompous, but underneath, there dwells a dangerous, alluring hero. Lady Sophia Stopford finds herself in the unfortunate situation of being forced to marry a horrible cad. What can she do to get herself out of the awful mess in which her gambling father has placed her? Read and find out. I thought the story’s pace was good, and there were enough unexpected twists and turns to keep it moving and interesting. There are several steamy scenes. I am looking forward to more from this author.
Madeline Martin is one of my all-time favorite, fantastic authors. She weaves a story that captivates you from the start and holds you spellbound until the end.
Adolphus Merrick, Earl of Kendal was anything but boring. He was a good man who took his responsibility to family seriously and so protected his sister always. Lady Sophia Stopford is no wilting flower but a young woman determined to live her life to the fullest, on her own terms. She’s strong, brave, feisty and a bit impulsive.
I found the characters absolutely delightful, interesting and intriguing. Kendal was deliciously wicked and sweet at the same time. I love Lady Sophia’s feistiness, her determination and her zest for life. Together they make a beautiful couple. They just have to discover that they are the very thing they never knew they were seeking. It was fun to root for them.
This is a great story, a wild adventure and a fun romance, wonderfully written and beautifully told. Madeline’s dialogue is witty and charming. You just can’t go wrong with her stories, they’re always so fantastic!
Thank you Madeline for such a wonderful adventurous story and a sweet romance. I look forward to your next book.