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The Earl's Temptation

Rogues and Gentlemen, Book 2
Narrated by: Philip Battley
Series: Rogues & Gentlemen Series, Book 2
Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
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Alexander Sinclair, Fourth Earl of Falmouth, has a reputation for rebelling in vice. Wine, women, and gambling are only one side of this dangerous man, for the earl has a second life, leading a criminal gang, smuggling contraband between France and Cornwall. Seeking ever more risk, Alexander often leads his men on their nighttime missions. One unlucky night the revenue men appear, and the smugglers sail into a violent storm in an effort to escape, but the ship and all aboard go down. Barely alive, Alexander washes ashore on the coast of France.

Enter innocent beauty Celestine Lavelle, the daughter of a noble French family forced to flee their estate during the revolution. Having lost everything, she must work in the kitchens of a coastal brothel. Desperate and alone, her future is besieged by sin.

The discovery of a half-drowned English smuggler on the shore will lead her heart in directions she never dreamed of.

Alexander determines to save his beguiling rescuer. He plans her future should be full of everything that is good and honourable...but will the temptation to take her as his own be too hard to resist?

Contains mild swearing and mildly graphic and descriptive sex scenes - not erotica.

©2017 Emma V Leech (P)2019 Emma V Leech

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Great Book

This book had me laughing out loud in several places. I very much enjoyed it. I think it was better than the first. On to the next!

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Excellent

I can't say enough about the Leech/Battley combination. Emma V Leech is a new favorite and Mr Battley is a gem. I love this series and can't wait for more....PLEASE let there be more. There are 15 books in the series and only 5 on audible. I can't wait for all of them to be available.
Emma V leech really knows how to grab a reader and never lets go. I wanted to re-start this book after it was finished. It may be a little overdramatic in some parts, but it makes up for it with the healing of a wounded character. In this story it's the hero. He has a lot of self-doubt , along with the heroine. I wish they could have gone to the HEA a little sooner, but all the threads were tied up in the end , which I appreciate.
The aunts are so loveable, and since I have a few of the same types, I could see them based on their attitudes. This book shows that regardless of what you have there are parts of us that are broken and requires love to make you heal.
The narrator is one of the best. The secondary characters have great voices/accents. He does all the smugglers/pirates so well, I want to find a ship and set sail!
I recommend this and all the others in the series. Can't wait for the next Emma V. Leech, and hopefully narrated by P. Battley. One of the best series I have read since Maiden Lane.

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  • Charlotte
  • 03-16-19

Emotional rollercoaster, not to be missed!

I have read and listened to hundreds of Regency Romance novels over the years, but this really blew me away! I somehow became emotionally invested in the emotional rollercoaster that this book became. I think this was due in large to the excellent writing and the superb narration. But I laughed, I cried and was blown away, by how deeply emotional this was. For any lover of Regency Romance, this is one of the best credits you will spend!!

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