Intentions of the Earl (Regency Historical Romance) [NOOK Book]

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Will he secure his future by ruining hers, or will she ruin his plans by securing him? A new twist on the old fortune hunter plot puts an impoverished earl in a position to gain his fortune only by ruining an innocent's reputation without offering marriage. The innocent he's selected, however, has no plans to settle for anything less than marriage and will go to almost any length to secure him.

With no other means for an income, the impoverished Andrew Black, Earl of Townson, ...

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Intentions of the Earl (Regency Historical Romance)

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Overview

Will he secure his future by ruining hers, or will she ruin his plans by securing him? A new twist on the old fortune hunter plot puts an impoverished earl in a position to gain his fortune only by ruining an innocent's reputation without offering marriage. The innocent he's selected, however, has no plans to settle for anything less than marriage and will go to almost any length to secure him.

With no other means for an income, the impoverished Andrew Black, Earl of Townson, makes an agreement that will put a definite end to his eight year poverty streak. But, in order to gain his fortune he must do only one simple thing: ruin an innocent young lady’s reputation enough to make her flee to America.

Brooke Banks isn’t interested in marriage, or so she thinks. She came to London to have a good time, and that’s exactly what she’s doing. Widely known for her tendency to flout the rules, she suspects nothing when a handsome stranger appears on her doorstep.

Thirteen days, a handful of kisses and one scandalous situation later, Andrew and Brooke will have to choose to stick to their original plans, or decide if a life together is worth the risk.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940032922674
  • Publisher: Parchment & Plume, LLC
  • Publication date: 2/13/2011
  • Series: Scandalous Sisters Series , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 2,874
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

USA Today Bestselling Author Rose Gordon has written eight unusually unusual historical romances that have been known to include scarred heroes, feisty heroines, marriage-producing scandals, far too much scheming, naughty literature and always a sweet happily-ever-after. When not escaping to another world via reading or writing a book, she spends her time chasing two young boys around the house, being hunted by wild animals, or sitting on the swing in the backyard where she has to use her arms as shields to deflect projectiles AKA: balls, water balloons, sticks, pinecones, and anything else one of her boys picks up to hurl at his brother who just happens to be hiding behind her.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2012

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    It really tics me off to read reviews and some posters reveal every detail of the book. Please stop ruining it for others.

    16 out of 33 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2012

    Enjoyable romance

    Well written, 700+ page book. Nothing too original, yet still enjoyable. Great for free!

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 15, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Unsuspected Seduction

    Intentions of the Earl by Rose Gordon Book 1 in the Scandalous Sisters Series John & Carolina Banks are in England with their three daughters; Brooklyn, Madison & Liberty. They are hoping the girls can make good marriages here in John's homeland. If Brooke could stop finding trouble and if Liberty would put the rule book down lo stop fighting with Brooke. Than there is Madison is wants nothing to do with any of the men. Duke of Gateway had something Andrew Black, the Earl of Townson, wanted, the deed to his Essex estate. The Duke also had a way of bullying people into doing his dirty work. Somehow Andrew found himself agreeing to seduce an innocent so her family would go back to America. He wanted the estate so he could give it to his mother to make up for treating her wrong. Andrew felt guilt about destroying Brooke's reputation but if not him then Gateway would find someone else and they might hurt her worse. Brooke Banks had no idea that when she refused Gateway's advances that he would find a way to hurt her. So she never suspected Andrew's attentions towards her were anything but true. She enjoyed bantering with him and sneaking kisses. When she was with Andrew she felt different than she had with any other man, and she realized that was because she was falling in love with him. **Sexual situations within marriage.

    9 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 19, 2011

    A Hero You Can Love!

    I read the second book, Liberty for Paul, first, and it was hard to decide which book I enjoyed more. I finally decided this one is my favorite, so far, in the books Rose Gordon has written. I have yet to read book 3, so we'll see if my opinion changes.

    Anyway, this was a fun read. Andrew Black is not one of those rakes I often read about in regency romances, and that was a huge selling point for me. Instead, Andrew is coerced into agreeing to ruin the reputation of one of the daughters in the Banks family to get them to run back to America. What endeared me to Andrew right away was his reluctance to do it. This is a hero with a conscience who feels torn between doing what is right and doing what he knows is wrong. I really liked this hero. Rose Gordon's heroes are men I'd fall in love with in real life, so it's no wonder Brooke Banks fell in love with Andrew.

    He shows up at the residence where Brooke and her family are staying, and when the two first meet, the chemistry is immediate. She fools him into believing she decorated a gaudy room, which was hilarious. From there, the two get to know each other, and they share a few kisses. I will say the kisses are some of the best scenes I've read. Rose Gordon has a way of making the chemistry between these two jump off the page.

    Andrew does succeed in ruining Brooke's reputation (and if anyone wonders, they didn't go all the way but the scene was pretty hot), and yes, they were discovered. I won't spoil the rest of the book except to say the end of this book had the most romantic ending I've ever read. All I can say is any woman would be thrilled to be married to a man like Andrew!

    So if you like to laugh, love tender and sensual scenes, and want to read about heroes who are sweethearts, this book will fit perfectly.

    9 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 25, 2011

    A new twist to a classic love story

    This book was witty and refreshing. I would recommend it to any who loves a good story. Agreeing on terms to ruin a young lady, the earl never imagined that he would develop feelings for the chit. When everything starts to unravel he has to make a decision and she has to over come her stubbornness. The characters are well written, the story is cleanly written and very enjoyable.

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2013

    Can't believe it was free!

    Didn't expect this book to be as good as it was. True it isnt perfectly written but all of the other free books I usually get are pretty bad....you know the 'you get what you pay for kind of thing.' However you get way more than that with this one. The storyline was very original, the leading lady fiesty and brass, and from the writing alone the Earl sure could kiss!! Gave me shivers! Highly recommend this book. ##42 yr old mom of 4 who reads atleast 5 novels a week.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2012

    surprisingly good story

    this ended up being a surprisingly good story and i found myself drawn to not only the main characters but the secondary ones as well. i loved the duke and hope he gets a story because i want to find out his background and loved loved loved madison she is a mystery in itself. i couldn't get enough ofliberty and mr grimes and i just know they will be the next book. looking forward to many more stories from ms. gordon, thanks for making this one free. sometimes i run short and can't afford a good book . highly recommend.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2012

    Great book! Will be reading this one again! Can't resist a stron

    Great book! Will be reading this one again! Can't resist a strong female character that knows what she wants and will fight for it!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2012

    Interesting novel

    This was a good book and one I'll definitely read again. I was drawn in by the characters and their situations. I'll be reading the next in this series and more by the author.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2012

    Good Read

    Would read other books by this author

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2012

    Loved it!!

    This was a wonderful book! I can not wait to read the others in the series!!! I loved this book and I am sure you will to. Someone sais in a review it was a gem and it is.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2012

    Good read

    Stop with the long book report type of reviews!!
    Keep it short and sweet! If you review before reading, the long narratives act as a spoiler. Please don't ruin the experience for others!

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 31, 2012

    This was the first book I've read by Rose Gordon, and I'm glad I

    This was the first book I've read by Rose Gordon, and I'm glad I found her. I won't do a synopsis on the book since other reviewers have already done that. I loved the characters, the setting, and the plot. Ms. Gordon's writing is solid, and I loved the pacing. This was an enjoyable read, and I plan to continue the series and see what happens with the other sisters.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2012

    A good weekend book!

    It starts off a little slow but picks up and takes off. The story gets down right comical in some parts. I am recommending this book to my friends.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2012

    ?

    Such a good free read.. i would have paid for this book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2012

    HIGHY RECOMMENEDED

    I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS BOOK! THE STORY IS VERY THRILLING AND I ADORED EVERY MINUTE OF IT!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2012

    ok

    The book was an easy read. The relationships between the earls family are a little confused . The earl is a very weak character. I didn't like him.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 21, 2013

    The story is a gem...plot twists that I didn't see coming, were

    The story is a gem...plot twists that I didn't see coming, were a real surprise. I didn't care how abrupt the ending was. I realize now all 3 books in the series are out, and I am hoping that Brooke and Andrew story is continued. I didn't care of Liberty at all in this book, and book 2 is about Liberty and Paul. I am looking forward to reading about Madison's story though. Since this book was free, you can't complain much. Overall, I did like the way the author writes. This is my first book by this author and since it was free I decided to give it a try. (ljb)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2012

    Good

    Enjoyable read

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2012

    Entertaining first book in the series

    Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Brooke and Andrew have great chemistry. Andrew fooled himself into thinking Gateway's plan would bring about some redemption without hurting Brooke, too badly. Loved his reunion with her.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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