• The Earl's Temptation

  • Rogues and Gentlemen, Book 2
  • By: Emma. V Leech
  • Narrated by: Philip Battley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (55 ratings)
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The Earl's Temptation

By: Emma. V Leech
Narrated by: Philip Battley
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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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**Review's for books 1-10**
Narrator did a very good job giving life to all character's and distinguishing them.

Book 1- Very good story kept me riveted and engaged from start to finish and looking forward to more.
Book 2- Same as the first.
Book 3- Really loved this tale over the 1st and 2nd.
Book 4- So far this one is my most favorite amongst the 10 I've read. I absolutely adored Beau and Millie.
Book 5- This is where thing's start going south for me. I just loved Aubrey in the previous books but he was too young and submissive for my taste in this one. The whole story lacked EVERYTHING it's previous stories did. I also didn't like Violette.
Book 6- Was a chore and found Edward and Belle a bit boring and more wanting to know more about Clercy instead.
Book 7- Here's where I really get upset! Half or more of this book I had already read in book 6!! This is a huge pet peeve of mine when author's do this because we're not getting a FULL fresh book at all but still paying for something we've already bought!! UGH!! This story was beyond ridiculous also and I truly hated it. It left me mad and upset.  Gabriel was such a weak "hero" that I laugh at even thinking him to be considered one. He's actually the opposite of a hero. Clercy was portrayed too perfect and accepting, which I was expecting to see more, even a damn ghost or two but NADA!! Although I appreciated her blunt approach, she's just far too young and inexperienced to be so "perfect " which made this entire story just too far fetched and unbelievable.
Book 8- Again, another submissive Male which is a turn off and a female that's unremarkable. Predictable tale with nothing new.
Book 9- I enjoyed this one and hoped that the author found her lost mojo of bringing back the joy I found in the first few of the series.
Book 10- I was wrong because this was yet again a huge disappointment. I will stop here and save my money and time on finding another author.

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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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Not worth your money

The story was extremely it too long. It was to the point where I was just like get on with it. I love Alex’s character in the first book, but I hated the way that wrote him in this one.

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French?

I didn’t care for the German/French accent. It took away from the character of the story.

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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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