Intentions of the Earl (Regency Historical Romance)

Rated 4.65/5 based on 17 reviews
Will he secure his future by ruining hers, or will she ruin his plans by securing him? A new twist on the old fortune hunter plot puts an impoverished earl in a position to gain his fortune only by ruining an innocent's reputation without offering marriage. The innocent he's selected, however, has no plans to settle for anything less than marriage and will go to almost any length to secure him. More
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Published by Parchment & Plume, LLC
Words: 99,260
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452412962
About Rose Gordon

USA Today Bestselling Author Rose Gordon has written eight unusually unusual historical romances that have been known to include scarred heroes, feisty heroines, marriage-producing scandals, far too much scheming, naughty literature and always a sweet happily-ever-after. When not escaping to another world via reading or writing a book, she spends her time chasing two young boys around the house, being hunted by wild animals, or sitting on the swing in the backyard where she has to use her arms as shields to deflect projectiles AKA: balls, water balloons, sticks, pinecones, and anything else one of her boys picks up to hurl at his brother who just happens to be hiding behind her.

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Review by: yam allesh on Oct. 04, 2014 :
Really love this story! I can't help to fall inlove with andrew character.. And looking forward yo read the remaining series.
(review of free book)

Review by: Aria on Feb. 23, 2014 :
An excellent and enjoyable read
(review of free book)

Review by: Lydia Gastrell on May 03, 2013 :
This is an excellent read, and it will have you on the edge of your seat, to use a tired phrase. The romantic scenes are expertly written, both in description and dialogue (enough to make you melt in your seat!). Still, there are times when the dialogue comes off a little hackneyed and unrealistic, with characters saying far more than they should, even repeating themselves to the point of being irritating. This would be fine if the point was to show that the character was irritating, but I don’t think it’s intentional.
The historical inaccuracies are also a bit grating. As is typical with so many historical romances, the heroine is far too enlightened for her time, and says modern pseudo-feminist things that no woman would ever have uttered in 1815. It’s one thing for the character to think or feel these things, but expressing them to other characters is simply too anachronistic to be reasonable.
Still, I highly recommend this story. The plot is rather unique and the twists really do come as a surprise, which is rare these days. Enjoy! =)
(review of free book)

Review by: Carol on Feb. 03, 2013 :
Regency romance with interesting characters
(reviewed 12 months after purchase)

Review by: Jerusha Stiles on Sep. 28, 2012 :
I forgot to rate this with my review. 5 stars!
(review of free book)

Review by: Jerusha Stiles on Sep. 26, 2012 : (no rating)
I liked this because it was humorous throughout the entire story. Even in some less-funny moments a brief sentence made it cute. I laughed out loud a few times. A good read. I'll make this a re-read book.
(review of free book)

Review by: hrhsophia on Sep. 20, 2012 :
Really enjoyable read.
(review of free book)

Review by: Shawna Hansen on Aug. 11, 2012 :
Fun, romantic book! Stargazing has never been quite so tantalizing. There are so many funny & awkward moments that you can't help enjoying the story and rooting for the Earl! Great start to a fun series.
(reviewed 6 months after purchase)

Review by: Shani Minaj on March 20, 2012 :
A truly amazing story with strong characters, and a very interesting plot.
Great work, and good luck on future books.
(review of free book)

Review by: Lynelle Clark on March 18, 2012 :
I enjoyed the intriguing plot, both Brooke and Andrew was strong characters. At the end it all worked out.
The younger sister was a bit of a pain, Madison started out poorly but at the end showed some backbone.
Hopefully Gateway would improve as a person in the follow up. However because of him, Brooke and Andrew met which could count for something.
The intimate part was just enough to stimulate the imagination. Making it a good read over all.
(review of free book)

Review by: Jutzie on Oct. 13, 2011 :
John & Carolina Banks are in England with their three daughters; Brooklyn, Madison & Liberty. They are hoping the girls can make good marriages here in John's homeland. If Brooke could stop finding trouble and if Liberty would put the rule book down lo stop fighting with Brooke. Than there is Madison is wants nothing to do with any of the men.

Duke of Gateway had something Andrew Black, the Earl of Townson, wanted, the deed to his Essex estate. The Duke also had a way of bullying people into doing his dirty work. Somehow Andrew found himself agreeing to seduce an innocent so her family would go back to America. He wanted the estate so he could give it to his mother to make up for treating her wrong. Andrew felt guilt about destroying Brooke's reputation but if not him then Gateway would find someone else and they might hurt her worse.

Brooke Banks had no idea that when she refused Gateway's advances that he would find a way to hurt her. So she never suspected Andrew's attentions towards her were anything but true. She enjoyed bantering with him and sneaking kisses. When she was with Andrew she felt different than she had with any other man, and she realized that was because she was falling in love with him.
**Sexual situations within marriage.
(reviewed 4 months after purchase)

Review by: Kathie (katmom) on June 21, 2011 :
I won this book along with several others in an online giveaway. I loved the cover and had high hopes for the story when I read the summary.

The idea was very good, but the reasons that the Earl, Andrew, had to agree to ruin a young woman's, Brooke's, reputation never did jive very well with me.

Brooke wasn't that nice of a person either. She was a flirt, which is fine, but blowing off society's mores all of the time was a very bad idea. Her sisters were not much better. Liberty was annoying beyond belief, and apparently Madison is just too featherheaded to be believed. Maybe she fell into epileptic fits; all that staring at walls was a bit creepy.

Gateway, the man who basically blackmailed Andrew into doing this dastardly deed, was hideous. I don't know if he gets his comeuppance in one of the sequels, but he doesn't in this book. That didn't seem fair to me.

I really wanted to like the H/h...I just didn't. It may be because the book goes through pages where it's like it was not edited at all. I kept being forced to a solid standstill by some of the mistakes in the work. Missing words, wrong words, toooooo many words that didn't belong IN the sentences. I beta in the Twilight FanFic world and I kept wanting to get my highlighter out!

I wanted to like this so much. I'm so disappointed that I didn't.

Edited to add: After thinking about this book this afternoon, after reading the GLOWING reviews from some of those who reviewed...I need to say: I guess this author did NOT write this book for me.

There are many that loved it. Everyone should trust their own opinion of the book. It may not jive with mine.
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)

Review by: Frances Cintron on May 13, 2011 :
I learned about Rose Gordong after one of my fave authors, Ruth Ann Nordin, recomended her trilogy on her April newsletter, so I decided to give it a try since I love regency novels. Anyways, I read the books in the correct order and after reading the Intentions of the Earl I couldn't wait to see what happened to the other sisters.

Andrew and Brooklyn are so right for each other that their relationship just jumped out of the page. I couldn't put it down and was desperate to see how the story ended... I think I finished it in less that 12hrs.

Great story, easy to read and simply too funny at times! I look forward to Ms. Gordon's next books...

Happy readings!
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)

Review by: Ruth Ann Nordin on April 19, 2011 :
I read the second book, Liberty for Paul, first, and it was hard to decide which book I enjoyed more. I finally decided this one is my favorite, so far, in the books Rose Gordon has written. I have yet to read book 3, so we'll see if my opinion changes.

Anyway, this was a fun read. Andrew Black is not one of those rakes I often read about in regency romances, and that was a huge selling point for me. Instead, Andrew is coerced into agreeing to ruin the reputation of one of the daughters in the Banks family to get them to run back to America. What endeared me to Andrew right away was his reluctance to do it. This is a hero with a conscience who feels torn between doing what is right and doing what he knows is wrong. I really liked this hero. Rose Gordon's heroes are men I'd fall in love with in real life, so it's no wonder Brooke Banks fell in love with Andrew.

He shows up at the residence where Brooke and her family are staying, and when the two first meet, the chemistry is immediate. She fools him into believing she decorated a gaudy room, which was hilarious. From there, the two get to know each other, and they share a few kisses. I will say the kisses are some of the best scenes I've read. Rose Gordon has a way of making the chemistry between these two jump off the page.

Andrew does succeed in ruining Brooke's reputation (and if anyone wonders, they didn't go all the way but the scene was pretty hot), and yes, they were discovered. I won't spoil the rest of the book except to say the end of this book had the most romantic ending I've ever read. All I can say is any woman would be thrilled to be married to a man like Andrew!

So if you like to laugh, love tender and sensual scenes, and want to read about heroes who are sweethearts, this book will fit perfectly.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Cathie Morton on April 11, 2011 :
This was a joy to read! It made for one of those comfort reads that just felt so good reading Andrew and Brooke's romance, their adventures, trials and laughter. This one is staying within me a long time. And just a awesome price that I so appreciate! Thanks for the beautiful read!
(reviewed 37 days after purchase)

Review by: vince mcdaniel on March 22, 2011 :
This book is a time machine. The author took me to a time when things were simpler or were they. I really enjoyed how things came together and where the author led me. I feel like I actually met these people and that they exsisted some place besides in the authors mind. They each had some little trait or quirk that made them alive. Lots of good laughs. Hope the next book is as great as this one was. DEFITNITELY A GREAT READ HOPE YOU ENJOY AS MUCH AS I DID.
(reviewed 29 days after purchase)

Review by: Stephanie Maddux on Feb. 25, 2011 : (no rating)
This book was witty and refreshing. I would recommend it to any who loves a good story. Agreeing on terms to ruin a young lady, the earl never imagined that he would develop feelings for the chit. When everything starts to unravel he has to make a decision and she has to over come her stubbornness. The characters are well written, the story is cleanly written and very enjoyable.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: lookingforagoodbook on Feb. 23, 2011 :
I bought this book only yesterday on a recommendation from a friend who was reading it. And boy and I glad I did. I haven't laughed so much while reading a book in as long as I can remember. The story and characters were a lot of fun, and it was a good setup for the trilogy. I look forward to the next installment!
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)

Review by: helloworld on Feb. 21, 2011 :
Loved this book. The author made me fall in love with the characters with thier quick wit and love for family. I would hightly recommed this book and I absoultly cannot wait until her next book comes out.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)

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