Earls Just Want To Have Fun (Covent Garden Cubs, Book 1) by Shana Galen has just the right amount of mystery, adventure and attraction to draw you in and keep you satisfied. Marlowe, a member of Satin’s Covent Garden Cubs, unexpectedly and mysteriously receives news that instantly turns her life upside down. When a mysterious stranger whispers a name into her ear in the dark shadows of night, a name she once recalled being spoken to her, everything changes. Fearful she will run extreme measures are taken to ensure she’s plucked from the hell of Seven Dials and brought to safety.
When Brooks Dane decides that he’s found yet another lost child who’s been kidnapped he leaves her in the care of his brother Lord Dane. Why? There is no other safe place for her. Unfortunately for Lord Dane he has no idea the mischief that’s about to occur. Is she truly an orphan or is she indeed the lost daughter of Lord and Lady Lyndon? Either way, her life is about to change. Somehow, all Lord Dane manages to do is get under Marlowe’s skin and the dialogue between them is fantastic. I don’t want to spoil a thing, what I can tell you is that what transpires between them in his bedroom is just one of many reasons why this book is a must read and a new favorite! We are swept into the pages of the book, right into room with them. It happens effortlessly and you can feel the kinetic energy as the attraction electrifies. If only they could realize this!
Unfortunately, Lord Dane’s family is intrigued and aghast when they discover a street orphan is now waiting in their house. While Lord Dane did his best to “clean her up,” she’s still a hellcat! When Lord Dane concedes and declares he’s done babysitting for his brother Brooks, he gives Marlowe a choice. Stay or go. Can she walk away? Does she really want to go back to Seven Dials and live in “hell” with hunger, grit and crime? It’s all too tempting to run back and tell the gang where they can find their next big break-in. Yet, what would become of her if she went back? Satin won’t let her go, the stakes are too high with the knowledge she now has. It all boils down to who she can trust and who will trust her? The more time Dane and Marlowe spend together the more they both question what to do. Can Dane admit to himself that he just might need Marlowe regardless of her true identity? Is it possible that there is another world waiting for Marlowe or will she dismiss it out of fear?
This series is engaging and chock full of fabulous and believable characters. The chemistry is scorching and the writing is Shana’s best yet! I can’t wait until the next installment and you won’t be able to either! While I received this ARC for a fair and honest review, I would buy this book or gift it as well!
If you haven’t read The Viscount of Vice (Covent Garden Cubs, Book 0) check out my earlier review of another must read! Happy Reading Dear Readers! https://booksilovealatte.wordpress.com/2015/01/05/discover-the-world-of-covent-garden-cubs-a-new-series-from-shana-galen-its-time-to-meet-the-viscount-of-vice/
Shana Galen is the bestselling author of passionate Regency romps, including the RT Reviewers’ Choice The Making of a Gentleman. Kirkus says of her books, “The road to happily-ever-after is intense, conflicted, suspenseful and fun,” and RT Bookreviews calls her books “lighthearted yet poignant, humorous yet touching.” She taught English at the middle and high school level off and on for eleven years. Most of those years were spent working in Houston’s inner city. Now she writes full time. She’s happily married and has a daughter who is most definitely a romance heroine in the making. Shana loves to hear from readers, so send her an email or see what she’s up to daily on Facebook and Twitter.