Sophie Stanton has a way of causing havoc, no matter what she is doing. Trouble just follows her, really. When her heirloom bracelet is stolen by a young thief, Sophie finds herself determined to find her bracelet and save the boy and his sister. Then out of the blue, Simon St. James, fifth Earl of Trask proposes to her, she's dreamed of marrying him since she was a child, but is suspicious of his sudden interest in matrimony. What is a girl to do? Simon makes her tingle, even as he's demanding her to behave, but something is off with his proposal. What exactly does he want?
SEX AND THE SINGLE EARL was an okay read, but I had a hard time connecting with Sophie and Simon. Sophie tended to act rashly and childishly, while Simon was arrogant and high-handed in his treatment of her, not really showing her any respect, but treating her like a child. I didn't like how Sophie would begin to stand up to him, but then Simon would kiss her and she would cave into his wishes...then be mad at him in the next breath. I also didn't understand why Simon, who'd been a friend of Sophie's for many years, and who'd always been blunt and honest with her, choose dishonesty and omission when he decided they should spend the rest of their lives together. I didn't feel that their relationship ever really grew emotionally, sure Simon no longer viewed her as a child, but he definitely still felt superior over her.
Their marriage was convenient...
Simon St. James, fifth Earl of Trask, knows he could do worse in the marriage of convenience department. Sophie Stanton may be a social liability—with her ungovernable ways and flighty nature—but Simon has responsibilities that far outweigh happiness in the household. As for happiness in bedroom...he has to admit he sees Sophie’s potential in that arena.
Their passion was not!
But Sophie isn’t some bargaining chip to be traded, and she’s not about to let Simon tell her how to live her life—even though she’s nurtured a crush on the handsome earl for as long as she can remember. If his idea of courtship is telling her what to do, she’s not interested—or at least she’s trying not to be. But when his scolding words turn into scorching kisses, suddenly Sophie starts paying attention.