Marlowe is a pickpocket, a housebreaker-and a better actress than any professional on the stage. She runs with the Covent Garden Cubs, a gang of thieves living in the slums of London’s Seven Dials. It’s a fierce life, and Marlowe has a hard outer shell. But when she’s alone, she allows herself to think of a time before-a dimly remembered life when she was called Elizabeth.
Maxwell, Lord Dane, is intrigued when his brother, a hired investigator, ropes him into his investigation of the fiercely beautiful hellion. He teaches her to navigate the social morass of the ton, but Marlowe will not escape so easily. Instead, Dane is drawn into her dangerous world, where the student becomes the teacher and love is the greatest risk of all.
* from Goodreads
Kidnapped at the age of five, Marlowe, previously known as Lady Elizabeth Grafton daughter of the Marquess of Lyndon, has forged a life for herself with the Covent Garden Cubs. She’s content to steal for her gang as she knows that trying to leave will only warrant death. Until someone appears that makes her hope that her dreams are really memories.
On the other hand, the Earl of Dane, Maxwell Derring, can’t stand the criminal class, or any class lower than himself since his father’s death was hastened by a robbery at their home years ago. He spends his time in Parliment making laws trying to rid the city of what he sees as scum.
I enjoyed Earls Just Want to Have Fun it’s a fun diversion. There’s a cute, if unrealistic, plot that’s easy to follow and a great dream. While overall the book is fun, great care is taken to show the poverty and helplessness of many in the “lower classes”. It was heartbreaking to read especially because of its honesty.
|Source:||I got this for my kindle when it was free on November 2, 2015.|
|Publisher & Date:||February 3rd 2015 by Sourcebooks Casablanca|
|ISBN:||1402298714 (ISBN13: 9781402298714)|
|Steam:||Adult | It’s not particulary steamy nor vulgar but it is descritpive and crosses the PG13 line.|
|Series:||Covent Garden Cubs #1|
Viscount of Vice
Earls Just Want to Have Fun
The Rogue You Know
I Kissed a Rogue
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