Earls Just Want to Have Fun (Covent Garden Cubs #1)
by Shana Galen
What is it about:
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 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.
What did Voodoo Bride think of it:
This is a really fun Historical Romance.
I really like Galen's writing, it's engaging and funny. I was hooked from the start.
Maxwell and Marlowe make a great couple, I loved their interaction. There's instalust between them, but I liked that they didn't act on it right away, but instead were wary of each other. Their relationship developed in a believable pace as did the character growth of both. There was one romance scene that didn't work for me, but luckily there was plenty more to make up for it.
The action story line was cool, but as with any good romance you never fear things will get too desperate. It was there to create the setting for the romance and did its job well.
There were several interesting minor characters and I believe the next book will be about my two favorite minor characters, so you bet I'll get my hands on it eventually.
All in all a delightful Historical Romance.
Why should you read it:
It's a fun, well written Historical Romance