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Vampire Academy Vampire Academy
by Richelle Mead
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by Michael Grant
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One Good Earl Deserves a Lover: The Second Rule of Scoundrels (The First Rule of Scoundrels)

One Good Earl Deserves a Lover - Sarah MacLean "It's because I am odd. I can't help it."God help him, he wanted to kiss her senseless. He wanted to kiss her senseless because she was odd."Pippa-" he said, knowing he shouldn't speak. She cut him off. "Don't tell me it's not true. I know it is. I'm strange.""You are."Her brows knit together. "Well, you don't have to tell it is true either."I'm sure some of you are probably wondering why I would choose to start off a review with such a peculiar quote.Here's why I chose it : odd is good. In fact, odd is better than good. How could I not root for a quirky, cute, bespectacled, science-loving heroine? The hero fell for her oddness. How darn adorable is that? In fact, I really couldn't tell you that much about the hero himself. He didn't really stand out for me as far as male leads go...and to be honest, I didn't really care. However, he did play a very nice role in what was a very impressive scene of seduction involving unconventional methods. Often, what we aren't expecting is the thing that ends up appealing to us the most, and this scene worked quite nicely for me. In fact, I think this scene is what a lot of people are going to be talking about when they read the book. However, I can read a hot sex scene any day, so that wasn't was impressed me the most, even though this is technically a romance book.Why? Well, let's go back to the odd thing. Instead of the heroine's voice narrating every single perfection about the male lead and his sensational face or physically fit body, we got to hear about how much Pippa loved Cross's bones. Yes, that is what happened. She went into detail about how she loved the way his bones were formed. Nerdy Girl wins points with me.What else should I say? I think I might have seen this story a few times before, in which a woman propositions a more experienced man to "enlighten" her on the concept of coupling (there's your 5 second book summary in a nutshell), but it really was the female character herself that was the breath of fresh air in this book.I have no humor or witty quips for this review (sorry friends, I'm still coming down from a food coma because of the evil holiday faeries who kept shoving food in my mouth). One Good Earl Deserves a Lover is a pretty straightforward historical romance. If you like that sort of thing, then there's a good chance you'll enjoy this book. If you don't read HR, then I'll see you in another day or two with something different for your consideration. :pThis book provided from the publisher through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.