Format: Audiobook, eBook
Earls Just Want to Have Fun by Shana Galen
Narrator: Beverley A. Crick
Date Read: July 2015
Genre: Historical, Romance
His heart may be the last thing she ever steals . . .
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 town while his brother attempts to confirm her true identity. But Marlowe will not escape so easily. Instead, Dane is drawn into her world of danger and violence, where the student becomes the teacher and love is the greatest risk of all.
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Series: Covent Garden Cubs #1
Also by this author: The Dukes of Vauxhall, Traitor in Her Arms, Third Son's a Charm, No Earls Allowed br> br>
NOTE: These “reviews” are as simple as it gets (and mostly for tracking purposes)! They will have a rating, first thought, narrator thought (quick), and will officially be filed 🙂
Read for Fun/Listened for Review (Library/Tantor)
Overall Rating: 4.25
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 4.50
Audio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating)
First Thought when Finished: Who would have thought that the differences between Marlowe and Max would make Earls Just Want to Have Fun by Shana Galen so freaking fun!
Overall Thoughts: I have to admit that the first 1/4 of this story I wasn’t sure it was going to be a love match (with me not between the characters). However, once things got moving I slowly fell in love with Marlowe and Max. Marlowe’s history was particularly interesting and the characters surrounding her were fascinating. I think this might end up being one of those series that I will just adore. I also loved Max and his sister (next book)/brother (hopefully getting his own story). This was just my kind of read!
Narrated By Beverley A. Crick / Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
I really loved Beverley’s narration. This is my second book narrated by her (both historical romances) and I think she just has a knack for the genre. She has a proper enough cadence for the time and she does well with unusual women. I will be getting book 2 on audio 🙂
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