This is book number 2 in the Rules of Scoundrels series.
In the latest Sarah MacLean book we meet Lady Philippa Maybury two weeks before her wedding to a nice Earl. The problem is Philippa is a scientist at heart and desperately wants all the information she will need to be a wife; so who does she go to? Why, the owner of a gaming hell named Cross. She is the strange sister that no one thought would ever get married. He is the hero with a dark past who promised he never would. So begins our journey of a heroine and a hero, who should never have met. This a lovely story with humor and heartbreak. What happens when you fall in love with someone else days before your wedding? Well if you are Philippa, you take matters into your own hands and make sure the right groom is at the altar. It is funny and sweet and so romantic. Just in the time for Valentine’s Day!— Rosa, New Jersey
Lady Philippa Marbury is . . . odd
The brilliant, bespectacled daughter of a double marquess cares more for books than balls, for science than the season, and for laboratories than love. She's looking forward to marrying her simple fiancé and living out her days quietly with her dogs and her scientific experiments. But before that, Pippa has two weeks to experience all the rest—fourteen days to research the exciting parts of life. It's not much time, and to do it right she needs a guide familiar with London's darker corners.
She needs . . . a Scoundrel
She needs Cross, the clever, controlled partner in London's most exclusive gaming hell, with a carefully crafted reputation for wickedness. But reputations often hide the darkest secrets, and when the unconventional Pippa boldly propositions him, seeking science without emotion, she threatens all he works to protect. He is tempted to give Pippa precisely what she wants . . . but the scoundrel is more than he seems, and it will take every ounce of his willpower to resist giving the lady more than she ever imagined.
A life-long romance reader, Sarah Maclean wrote her first romance novel on a dare, and never looked back. She is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, the host of the romance novel podcast Fated Mates, and a columnist for The Washington Post, where she writes about the romance genre. She lives in New York City.