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The Elusive Earl

Saints & Scoundrels Series, Book 2
Narrated by: Justine Eyre
Series: Saints & Scoundrels Series, Book 2
Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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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. 

Contains mature themes.

©2018 Maddison Fitzsimmons (P)2019 Tantor

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Indiana Jones Anyone?

I loved the strength of the main female character. She was very well constructed. Actually, Michaels always does a good job of giving individuality to her characters, even minor characters. I enjoyed the story overall. Did I think it was as good as the first in this series? No. But perhaps my expectations were too high after how much I enjoyed the first? I couldn't help but feel a sense of Indiana Jones during all the talk of lost treasure and the elixir of life. 4/5 Stars.

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  • Curlygal92
  • 15-05-2019

Dora the Explorer for adults.

At first I was pumped to read this book because the first one was well written. Half way through, I began to loose my steam. It seemed like the author plugged in a wacky happening every 30 pages or so, overall the pace of the beats were off. Don’t get me wrong, I liked the heroine and hero, just not together. It struck me as a brother and sister being pushed to marriage, not cool. Unfortunately I won’t be reading any more books by this author. When I read romance I need to feel that guttural, burning desire for one another, not a PG-13 slap stick version of Indian Jones.

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  • AmazonianCat
  • 01-04-2019

good

Not as good as the first book, which I loved, but pretty good. More adventure than romance...so if you want lots of romance this may not be for you. I liked Brianna, although she could be a bit much, and Daniel. However, Daniel's constant rejection did get a bit old and I thought was somewhat over done. I do recommend overall...very nice ending. Justine Eyre was absolutely perfect as always.

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  • Christopher Marshall
  • 14-06-2020

Ehh

Although far-fetched, it was a good romance. The author explains some of it in the end. If you're looking for a physical relationship and passion, this isn't the book.

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  • CCW
  • 10-05-2019

Great adventure! Definitely worth buying!

The characters go on an adventure that is well thought out, multi-favored, well researched, and exciting. Good character and relationship development. Believable couple and story. And Justine Eyre gives another great performance. I highly recommend The Elusive Earl.

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  • Roxie
  • 26-06-2020

Sweet, Fun, & Adventurous

Brianna & Daniel's story was filled with adventures, hilarious dialogue, fairytale moments & so much more. I loved Bri's antics, her fearlessness and her 'Go big or go home' attitude! There were also a few tears when it was made clear why Daniel is so cantankerous & afraid to love & live. If was so great to see Sophie, Devlin, their kids & aunt Mabel join the fun during Christmas. And of course all of this was brought to life by the wonderful talents of Justine Eyre! She's amazing & her command of accents is fantastic! As with Devlin & Sophie's story, I really enjoyed the 2nd novel in the Saints & Scoundrels series and looking forward to The Sinful Scot!

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  • Judith Wagner
  • 15-05-2019

Great book

Loved it! Wonderful book, can't wait for the next one. I really love book series.

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  • Max
  • 12-05-2019

Define Historical Fiction

I love historical fiction, however, this book is a reach if you are looking for a novel with a lot of history woven into the story. I don’t mind a little romance but didn’t care for the detail of physical intimacy in this novel. If you are a romance fan and love farcical stories with little to no meaning; this book is for you.

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  • Laura
  • 28-10-2020

I think it was an alright read

Yes, this book did remind me of Indiana Jones and the temple of doom along with other stories. However, it was uniquely its own story. For continuity sake (if you're making your way through the trilogy), it is worth the read. The heroine is smart but can be annoyingly obstinate, the hero is a bit too logical for my taste but I loved how it all came together at the end. one thing to note lords if PDA no outright sex scenes included.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-09-2020

Try again

The theme was basic, the love story was rediculous and the narration was just ok. I wasted a whole day listening until almost the end and then couldn't take it anymore. I don't even know how it ended.

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  • Lynda
  • 17-09-2020

captivating

This storyline will keep you captivated and hungry for more... onto the next novel, love the characters and storyline. Brillant.

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  • Savita
  • 01-10-2020

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  • Morgan Window
  • 16-02-2020

Such a refreshing take on HR

As an actual archaeologist, this was so fun to listen to! Antiquarian archaeology, espionage and romance is an excellent combo! Plus 19th century Italy never gets the attention it deserves. This alone was enough to make for a great story. As for Bree and Daniel; their developing was equally refreshing. Michaels did a great job at the start allowing rapid glimpses into a long history of their battle of wills. And the sudden change as they both became more aware of each other. My only complaint was that much of the issue in their relationship was out in the open at the start and couldn’t have as much of an arch as it deserved. The romance as a result petered out toward the end. Still, the epilogue was wonderful. Really enjoyed this book and more than the Devilish Duke (though it is also a great listen). Curious about Simon and Millie, Travis and Sabine and others... mayday we will get their stories too? I hope so! Justine Eyre perfection as always.