The Earl Of Pembroke by Lauren Smith

March 13, 2018

The Earl of Pembroke by Lauren Smith

Lauren Smith

My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Pearls
Series: The Wicked Earls Club
Publication Date: March 13, 2018

She’s a servant masquerading as a lady…

Gillian Beaumont never had a fairytale life: she was left penniless after her father’s death, forcing her into service as a lady’s maid. Luckily, her mistress is more adventurous than most ladies and soon Gillian is aiding her espionage. One such spy mission forces Gillian to masquerade as a high-born lady to infiltrate a Hellfire Club. But when she falls into the club’s trap, she’s rescued by gentleman rogue, the Earl of Pembroke. His heated kisses make her long for a different life, but she has a secret that could destroy everything…

He’s a gentleman on the outside, but a rogue on the inside…

James Fordyce, Earl of Pembroke, tries to be a well-behaved man—for the most part. A member of the Wicked Earls’ Club, he has his fair share of notoriety, but he’s longing for the day when he might settle down. A chance encounter with a mysterious beauty leaves him feeling full of hope. When she vanishes without a trace and danger seems to be following her, he knows he must find her and rescue the woman he is determined to make the future Countess of Pembroke. Tracking her down to the seedy halls of a Hellfire Club, he knows he’ll have to fight against all odds to save her before it’s too late…

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The Earl Of Pembroke, James, meets a lovely young lady while taking his younger sister to the modiste.  She is Gillian Beaumont, daughter of an Earl, the only problem is, and it is a huge problem, she is the illegitimate daughter, her Mother was his Mistress, after his wife died. While he was alive, he was a good, loving father, now, he, and her Mother are dead. To earn a living, she goes to work as a Lady’s maid to The Honorable Audrey Sheridan, sister, and daughter of a Viscount. Miss Audrey constantly finds herself in danger, and Gillian, is the one, who knows her secrets, and goes to her rescue.

The Earl of Pembroke has only met her that morning, we have love at first sight. He already can tell that she is in trouble, and off to her rescue he goes. This is a sweet, not clean but not overtly sexual story. I am deducting one Pearl, for the use of giggling, I truly despise describing a grown young woman’s laughter, as giggles! I am also deducting one half Pearl, for having sex, on the first day that they meet! It is a light read.