Friday, January 10, 2020

Review: The Elusive Earl by Maddison Michaels

Author:Maddison Michaels
Publisher: Entangled
Publication date: August 2018

Brianna Penderley has a knack for getting into precarious situations, especially when it comes to her love for archaeology. In the heart of Naples, her terrible Italian has her accidentally becoming engaged to two men at the same time. Of course, Daniel Wolcott—the Earl of Thornton and the only man ever able to vex her—shows up to rescue her.

Daniel has spent the majority of his life exercising rigid control over his emotions, determined never to become the rake his father was. But when he goes to aid his mentor’s danger-prone niece once again, he finds himself struggling to control his attraction to a woman who is his complete opposite.

When their situation goes from bad to worse, Daniel and Brianna find themselves swept up into a perilous adventure, and they must work together to set things right. Now, if they can just avoid killing each other in the process.

The Elusive Earl is the second book in the Saints & Scoundrels series.  Daniel is the brother of Sophie from the first book.  He has always been there to save Brianna from whatever scrape she has found her self in.  Brianna is adventurous and keeps getting into trouble.  When she ends up engaged to two separate men, Daniel is the only one who can save her.  This book works very well as a stand alone.

I thoroughly enjoyed this follow-up to the first book.  Daniel and Brianna were a fun couple.  They had great banter and chemistry.  I loved Daniel's attempts to make sure Brianna wasn't compromised all while having the hardest time denying he wanted her. Although, I would have liked more love scenes between the couple. The story was fairly fast paced and quite the adventure as they search for Brianna's cousin and go on a treasure hunt.  It sucked me right in from the start.   There is a nice twist regarding Brianna about halfway through the book.  While I was able to call who the villain was, I still had fun watching the couple figure it all out for themselves.    If you like frienemies to lovers romances with high stakes adventure, I highly recommend this one.

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