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An Eye for an Earl by Jean Wilde
My Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤ Spice Level: 💋💋💋1/2
Isabelle Beaumont may be the most sought-after courtesan in London, but there’s more to this beautiful seductress than meets the eye. Born to nobility, yet consigned to a life on the streets, Isabelle has done more than just survive. Hell truly hath no fury like a lady of society scorned.
As the unexpected heir to an Earldom, the last thing Francis Gilbert needs is to become embroiled with the mysterious Belle Beaumont. A battle of wills can only lead to one thing… his inevitable surrender. But there’s more than just their hearts at stake. The devil lurks silently in the shadows, waiting for the opportunity to collect his dues.
An eye for an eye truly has meaning when it comes to a determined scorned woman like Isabelle. The opening was a complete shock that had me excited for the rest of the book. I knew there had to be a reason for it and that she wasn’t going to be the usual heroine. Their love is an instant passion that practically leaps off the pages. But it’s not an easy road for them. They are very much opposites in many ways but explode when they lose control. They had a way of understanding each other and knowing how to push each other’s buttons. I really didn’t expect what Becky did or how that would all play out. Lucifer was a tricky one that I couldn’t predict what he would do next. Victoria was the biggest shock in the end that I never saw coming at all.
Isabelle is truly a woman you do not want to harm and be on the receiving end of her revenge. I have an image of her in my head of her having the air and presence of a queen warrior ready for battle. She is one you have to learn about to understand and love because there is so much to her.
Francis is every woman’s dream with how much he cares about others. He is calmer and more cool-headed than her but can meet her head for head in everything. I loved that he figured out what happened to her and didn’t even bat an eye at what she did. He made sure things were set to right.
The girls in the Scarlet Salon have such unique stories and I can’t wait for more.