Last Night with the Earl (The Devils of Dover #2) by Kelly Bowen
Release Date: September 25th
Synopsis: After Waterloo, Eli Dawes, Earl of Rivers, was presumed dead—and would have happily stayed that way. He’s no longer the reckless young man he once was, and only half as pretty. All he wants is to hide his scars away in his country home. But when he returns home and tries to sneak into his old bedroom in the middle of the night, he’s shocked to find someone already there.
Rose Hayward remembers Eli as an arrogant rake who helped her late fiancé betray her. Finding him stealing into the house currently rented by Haverhall School for Young Ladies doesn’t correct her impression. Her only thought is to get him to leave immediately. Yet the tension between them is electric, and her painter’s eye can’t help but admire him, scars and all. He might be back from the dead, but now Rose will do anything to make him feel truly alive.
Review: I really liked the second book in this series. The characters were well developed and entertaining. The plot was lively and flowed really well. I was never bored. The conflict was easily relatable and not far-fetched so that I was pulled along for the ride right alongside the two main characters. Their story was vibrant, passionate, sad and hopeful, sweet and intense, and just plain wonderful. The first one was good, but this one was awesome. If you haven’t read book one, you can actually pick up this one and read without too much trouble. It deals with the same family and where the first one ends, but the two characters and their story stand on their own and is a great stand alone as well as part of a series.