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by Vanessa Kelly

Genre: Regency Period, Historical Romance, England
Sensuality: HOT
Setting: Regency England

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With smart, sassy characters, a fast pace, rapier-sharp dialogue and engaging characters, Kelly captures reader attention with this sexy romance. The traditional marriage-of-convenience plotline is enhanced by the history and background of industrialization.

Simon St. James, ninth Earl of Trask, needs a wife, but not just any wife; he needs Sophie Stanton. She's better than the average chit, being intelligent and willful, with an underlying passion. She also comes with the coal-rich land that Simon needs to complete his enterprise.

Sophie wants more than a marriage of convenience. She's already in love with Simon and she's ready to make him fall in love with her. She has her own crusade against child labor and when her ideas collide with his plans, things really heat up -- in and out of each others' arms. (ZEBRA, May, 352 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed By: Kathe Robin

Publisher: ZEBRA

Published: May 2010

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Sex And The Single Earl

Submitted by mlacroix on July 9, 2010 - 2:36pm.

Sophie Stanton has been in love with Simon St. James, the Earl of Trask, since she was a young girl. Simon was the one who had always gotten her out of the trouble she got herself into. Now Simon needs the land that is part of Sophie's dowry and he will marry her to get it. Sophie wants to be loved for herself and not for her dowry, so she makes Simon promise not to announce their engagement until she's ready. But Simon doesn't hear Sophie, he wants to marry her and lock her up on his estate. Sophie has other ideas, but with Simon's kisses, Sophie throws caution to the wind.

To be honest I couldn't wait to get through this book. I detested Simon thoughout the book. He was condescending to Sophie and believed women don't have thoughts of their own. Sophie I liked, she was a free spirit and could have done better than Simon.