Sunday, November 11, 2012
What an Earl Wants by Kasey Michaels
This is a book you want to sit down and just read without a lot of interruptions as there is so much information being given throughout the story. I felt a little lost in the beginning as Jessica and Gideon meet right away and get right to the heart of the mystery aspect regarding the Society and there were a lot of names and places to sort through. But I kept going, mainly because I loved the chemistry between our couple and I wanted to know all the secrets that I knew were going to come and with having read Kasey Michaels before, I knew that the twists would be coming and I was right. As more and more is revealed about the Society, through some great secondary characters like the dowager Countess (she is an absolute hoot!), you are drawn deeper into a dark, twisted Society. I really enjoyed watching Jessica and Gideons relationship grow from an almost protective attraction to a deep lasting love. There is no major misunderstandings or mishaps...Jessica stands up for her feelings and Gideon respects that without being overbearing. Jessica is strong, smart, brave and has a good sense of humor and is paired nicely with the protective, caring Gideon. Gideon and his family, two brothers and a sister, may flaunt their scandalous past but when it comes to those they love, they are serious. The mystery aspect surrounding the Society in this story is tied up but new threads are opened that will continue on in the next books and I'm anxious to see where they will lead. So even though I felt a bit lost at times with all the information being revealed, once I was able to settle in and just read without my kids around, I really found myself sucked in and enjoying the tale. Overall, a fast, twisting story with a smoldering romance that will leave you ready for more. 4 stars
eARC provided by Harlequin via netgalley
The Redgraves series
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