Galen penned a divergent historical fiction with Earls Just Want to Have Fun. This is a devilishly entertaining, mischievously fun novel that left me with a feeling of being surprised by how much I fell in love with this book.
I probably should be ashamed of the fact that until I picked up this book I had never read a novel by Galen before, but I'm not. In fact if I am going to be entirely honest I'm somewhat relieved that I hadn't read any of the author's other books because this one made such a great impression on me that I am writing this review without the fear of outside influence.
This novel is one of the best romance reads that I have read in a very long time. Marlow and Dane made for a perfect and compelling match. It's incredibly hard to try to think about any faults with this book. The plot is a grand adventure that I was pleasantly surprised to find waiting for me to uncover and this is one dare that readers are going to want to take.
As for Marlow I liked how she led the book. Normally the heroes are the leaders in romance novels. But with this book the heroine was able to lead, which just brilliant. Had Galen chose not to do this I doubt the book would have been as devouring as it was. Also, I don't think that many authors are capable of having such a strong willed heroine that has the authority and the will to lead and not create a disaster and yet Galen did it with ease.
If I had to pick one fault in this book, and as I said before it's hard to see any downfalls with this novel, I think I would pick the fact that the plot is so exceedingly quick in its pace that some readers may find it difficult to maintain a balance. I had brief moments of struggle myself, but I was able to regain where the plot was going to lead without too much hassle.
Whether or not you are a reader of Galen or you are like me and being first introduced to the author, if you're worried about not liking it trust me you'll love it!
His heart may be the last thing she ever steals...
Marlowe is a pickpocket, a housebreaker-and a better actress than any professional on the stage. She runs with the Covent Garden Cubs, a gang of thieves living in the slums of London's Seven Dials. It's a fierce life, and Marlowe has a hard outer shell. But when she's alone, she allows herself to think of a time before-a dimly remembered life when she was called Elizabeth.
Maxwell, Lord Dane, is intrigued when his brother, a hired investigator, ropes him into his investigation of the fiercely beautiful hellion. He teaches her to navigate the social morass of the ton, but Marlowe will not escape so easily. Instead, Dane is drawn into her dangerous world, where the student becomes the teacher and love is the greatest risk of all.