TEMPTING FATE - Marriage? To a gambler? You must be joking! Yet Lady Hermione Upperton has never backed down from a challenge. When her spendthrift father offers her at the gaming tables, she is given a difficult choice-wed the Earl of Mainwaring, an infamous gamester with no respect for her skills with the reins, or face charges for the murder of a member of the infamous Lords of Anarchy. Either way she'll have to clear her name. Can she count on her husband's help the way she has begun to count on his kisses?
RISKING ROMANCE - All Jasper Fawley, the Earl of Mainwaring, wanted was a night of cards. But by the end of the evening he's walked away with a fortune-and a bride who's suspected of murder. Jasper knows Hermione is passionate about her unorthodox membership in the Lords of Anarchy, but he's certain she would never kill to keep it. Can he protect his headstrong wife from prosecution and a ruthless killer without endangering both their hearts in the process?
About The Author: Manda Collins spent her teen years wishing she'd been born a couple of centuries earlier, preferably in the English countryside. Time travel being what it is, she resigned herself to life with electricity and indoor plumbing, and read lots of books. An affinity for books led to a graduate degree in English, followed by another in Librarianship. By day, she works as an academic librarian at a small liberal arts college, where she teaches college students how to navigate the tangled world of academic research. A native of coastal Alabama, Manda lives in the house her mother grew up in with two cats, sometimes a dog, sometimes her sister, and more books than strictly necessary.
My Thoughts On The Book: Good Earl Gone Bad is the second book in the Lords of Anarchy series and it's the story of Jasper and Hermione. Collins does a good job of reviewing the characters for those who have not read the first book in the series. I haven't read A Good Rake is Hard to Find and felt I was running behind when I first started this book, but I caught up quickly thanks to Ms. Collin's expert writing. When I requested this title from NetGalley I had no idea that this is a follow up of another book, I just liked the book cover and was intrigued. liked the connection with the two main characters and was glad they didn't immediately fall in love/lust. The book is good, but not great. This was my first Collin's read, I read fast, but this book was easy for me to put down. I hope the next book is a bit more intense.
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