: How to Entice an Earl (Ugly Ducklings) (): Manda Collins, Anne Flosnik: Books. How to Entice an Earl. Manda Collins. Buy This Book. This is the third (and final) novel in Manda Collins’ Ugly Ducklings series in which we. Lady Madeline Essex is the last of the unwed “ducklings” in her family – and by far the most outspoken. But when she boldly enters London’s most notorious.

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She had come to appreciate his sense of the absurd as much as his strength and loyalty. Martin’s Paperbacks first published January 1st And Maddie is so nonchalant, like it’s nothing new and perfectly normal to be that intimate for the first time right outside of a ballroom.

How to Entice an Earl

Do you not recall the terms of our agreement? At the beginning of the book, she decides that she needs to attend a gaming hell in order to do some research for the novel she is planning to write of which, incidentally, she never writes a single word during the whole course of the book. Would I read more by this author?

The problem is that Madeline- a close friend of the Earl’s- is doing some snooping of her own. I dislike instances like that because it entoce a lack of respect for character to plot–you’re using something convenient to move your plot rather than having character make it.

Baily’s Gaming Hell, where she ah into her cousin’s husbands friend, Colonel Lord Chris Lady Madeline Essex is not ready to get married yet, even though her cousins Cecily and Juliet ro both found love with their husbands. But as a favor to his former commanding officer, he’s investigating a gamester for espionage on the night that Maddie ventures in looking more enticing than he’s ever seen her.

Manda Collins brings the regency to life in this beautifully written tale of love and intrigue. Maddie is head strong in gaining entry to gaming hells for research for her novel, Christian finds himself volunteering to be her escort.


And for some reason, Gresham is referred to as such — until, for some reason, his name reverts to Monteith… then back to Gresham for the bulk of the book… until ho again, he is referred to as Monteith. She believes they can build a life together even though she thinks she will miss the love match her cousins colins. Completely irrelevant to my feelings While I enjoyed the book, it is not my fave of the series that would be Book 2 with Juliet and Deveril.

But the focus is squarely on the romance, and the reader is privileged to see the romantic relationship develop in a manner that involves humor, a deepening emotional intimacy, and plenty of sizzle. As luck would have it, first on the scene is the last man she wants to see her vulnerable. Who would wish to be tied to a man who never laughed, she wondered, leaping ahead to what she knew manea interview was truly about.

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Christian is the perfect hero.

How to Entice an Earl by Manda Collins

And despite that, I liked the book. This book takes you on a roller coaster ride, there are twists and turns and just when you think you may have solved it, you find out that you are wrong. View all 5 comments. The Best Books of Sep 05, Susan rated it really liked it Shelves: But as a favor to his former commanding officer, he’s investigating a gamester for espionage on the night that Maddie ventures in looking more enticing than he’s ever seen her.

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How to Entice an Earl was my favorite in the Ugly Duckling series. The mystery itself is fairly intriguing and was, I felt, more successful than the romance.

She may resent the limitations her world imposes on women of her class, but she recognizes there are boundaries she cannot transgress without giving up more than she’s willing to forfeit and without hurting those she loves.


Do you not think I have the intelligence to know that you were not Collnis Collins makes some effort but I did not like this book.

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It reminds me a lot of Julia Quinn’s early work. And Maddie wonders if it will turn into a love that her cousins have found with their husbands As she watched the table, Maddie felt a male body step up close behind her. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Romance readers will adore How to Dance with a Duke!

You must let me show you my stable one day, my dear.

But the key is that he acted like an adult and admitted it to Mackenzie and then in turn Mackenzie acted like an adult and went to help him through it. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

You would think that he’d know better than to kiss the heroine and leave them open to others’ discovery when he kissed her and sucked her nipple and all that Maddie’s extreme stubbornness lead to more time spent with Maddie and a lovely romance,some well written sex scenes and a good mystery!

Maddie learns that it’s okay to lean on Christian for help and support. There were also some parts that were lengthy and a little boring. Here, for me, was the point at which I started to get depressed about the direction the story was going to take. It is a cozy romance, perfect for a winterish Sunday.

How rare is that in romance? The mystery aspect of the story was done really well IMO. I highly recommend all three books. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.