Debauchery and the Earl (Gentlemen of Pleasure Book 4)

HISTORICAL: Josephine’s sister is pregnant, and she says that the Earl of Calton is the father. This pregnancy could ruin her sister and the family name. Everyone knows the Earl of Calton likes to sleep around, but has never committed to a relationship. Josephine sets out to force him to acknowledge he is the father of her sister’s baby - which he denies. It turns out Josephine’s sister lied to her, and with Calton’s help, they set out to find the real father. What Josephine and Calton did not count on is falling in love.
“Debauchery and the Earl” is sweet historical romance that the reader will love. The story line is very enjoyable, and readers will enjoy both the main characters. Josephine is a tough and caring heroine who wants to protect her sister and her family. The reader will enjoy the humor and constant bickering between Calton and Josephine as they try to figure out who the father is. The author, Mary Lancaster, has done a great job of portraying the sexual chemistry between Josephine and Calton. There are some suspenseful moments, but readers may feel that there should be more action. The pacing also drags in some places, and a bit more character background would also be a nice addition. There are some suspenseful moments in this standalone, which are enjoyable. Overall, a nice addition to the Gentlemen of Pleasure series, which will carry readers away for a couple of hours.
Sarah E Bradley