The Earl of Benton (Wicked Earls' Club Series #9)

The Earl of Benton (Wicked Earls' Club Series #9)

by Wicked Earls Club, Madeline Martin

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Alistair Johnstone's days of running whisky come to an abrupt halt when he inherits an earldom. After years of living in Scotland and denying his English heritage, he now must return despite his mother's bitter contempt and his own lack of desire. When his mother's attempt to run whisky goes awry, Alistair is forced to step in and save her by doing one last whisky run – however, if he's caught, he will face a traitor's death.


Emma Thorne's uncle is trying to kill her and so far has failed, thank goodness. But with only one month until she reaches her majority, inherits her fortune and is released from his guardianship, she knows she is not safe. Emma escapes to a nearby estate where she stumbles upon a house party being held by the Wicked Earls' Club and finds herself at the mercy of the most extraordinary earl. One who could save her or see her condemned.


When innocent lies become reality and danger follows them every step of the way, could love be the answer to both their problems, or will their passions be their undoing?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158694196
Publisher: Madeline Martin
Publication date: 03/06/2018
Series: Wicked Earls' Club Series , #9
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 175
Sales rank: 64,108
File size: 433 KB

About the Author

Madeline Martin is a USA TODAY Bestselling author of Scottish set historical romance novels filled with twists and turns, adventure, steamy romance, empowered heroines and the men who are strong enough to love them. She lives a glitter-filled life in Jacksonville, Florida with her two daughters (known collectively as the minions) and a man so wonderful he's been dubbed Mr. Awesome. All shenanigans are detailed regularly on Twitter and on Facebook. Madeline loves animals in sweaters, cat videos, and working out (to support her love of wine and Nutella). As she is unable to have pets herself due to allergies, she has acquired a plastic Halloween skeleton named Nick and a small robot named Meccano - both of whom are dressed up regularly by the minions. She loves connecting with her readers, so feel free to follow her on any one of her social media platforms, or send her a message :) FB page: Twitter: @MadelineMMartin Sign up for her newsletter:

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The Earl of Benton (Wicked Earls' Club Series #9) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
McM0mmy-PW More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this story! Emma in her innocence making declarations and how Alistair backed her up! Alistair finding out that even though Emma was innocent, she still had a steel spine! The description of the red dress with Emma in it. The story progressed quickly (but not too quickly) and I loved Madge!
def618 More than 1 year ago
What a fun idea the Wicked Earls Club is! Different heroes, heroines and the authors who wrote them. The connection is that the heroes belong to the club until they are engaged or married. Alistair Johnston inherited an English earldom to his mother’s dismay. She preferred he live in Scotland and help her smuggle whiskey. He had gone to English schools before inheriting the title and sends her money to repair their old castle. At a Wicked Earls Club party in the country, he finds Emma Thorne hiding in the stables. She lives nearby but is afraid of her uncle. Emma is an heiress, if she can live through the month until she turns 25. Her uncle is determined he will get her fortune one way or another. Alistair decides to take her to his Scottish home hoping she will be safe there. But is she safe anywhere? No spoilers from me as this story is wonderful. This is my favorite book of this series and has more story to it than most of the others so far. I can easily recommend this book.
Crystal61 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this story greatly and found it hard to stop reading. It starts with a bang, races through more danger with a lot of trust and love growing between Emma and Alistair. Emma is so innocent yet trusts Alistair from the beginning. Alistair, despite being a member of the Wicked Earls' Club, actually impressed me with his consideration for others and Emma's predicament. Madge, Alistair's mother, is a quirky character, and I enjoyed her. I highly recommend this book. I received this story as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.
BookReview4you More than 1 year ago
Earl of Benton by Madeline Martin is Book Nine in the "Wicked Earls Club" series. This is the story of Alistair Johnstone and Emma Thorne. This is easily a standalone book. Emma is left with her Uncle as her guardian after her her parents have past away. Emma's Uncle has been trying to get her to marry his son but she is not going along with that plan. Now with just a month away from turning 25 and taking over her inheritance, her Uncle has turned to trying to kill her. When her Maid Jenny is found dead the her trusted employees/help put together money for her to go on the run until the month is out. But her Uncle is hot on her heels trying to catch her. Emma runs to a neighboring house where she hides in the stable only to be found by Alistair's dog. There Alistair covers for her and she convinces him to take her to Scotland with him. Alistair is half Scottish and half English. Alistair's mother is Scottish and hates the English and was very upset with Alistair took over the Title that his grandfather once had. Alistair's English grandfather tore his mother and father apart and threaten to take Alistair from her. Alistair tried not to except the English title but was unable to turn it down. Hoping to use the Title and money to fix up Lochslin Castle since he has no choice but to take it. Alistair's Scottish grandfather was into Whisky Smuggling and his mom continued to do so after he took the title. Now his mother is in need of help and Alistair goes to do so...even if he could be charged with treason. Now Alistair is headed home to Scotland with Emma trying to protect her too. This was such a great story! Loved the characters and just could not put the book down!