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A Most Delicate Pursuit. (Hunt Club #2) by Pamela Labud. ARC Review

As the captivating Hunt Club series from RITA award finalist Pamela Labud continues, a notorious earl and a brokenhearted young lady are running from love . . . until their foolproof scheme backfires in the most decadent way.

Though he’s fiercely loyal to his friends, Michael Carver has managed to avoid romantic entanglements by cultivating a reputation as a rake and a gambler. Believing himself incapable of intimacy, the Earl of Blandon avoids anything more than lighthearted flirtations or trysts with married women—which leaves more than enough time to slip out into the wilderness for a little fishing. All is well until Michael agrees, as a favor, to keep his best friend’s stubborn yet alluring sister-in-law company.

After one failed engagement, Beatrice Hawkins would rather become a spinster than risk her heart again. Her family, however, is relentless when it comes to finding her a suitable match. So when the roguish earl suggests they join forces to feign courtship and throw everyone off their scent, Beatrice only hopes the ton will take the bait. But at the hunting lodge where Michael takes her to escape prying eyes, Beatrice finds herself lured in by the unexpected charms of a man who has so much love to give—even if he doesn’t know it yet.

Michael Carver the Earl of Bladen has been summoned to his friend's estate for a ball. He is being hunted as an eligible bachelor by his friend's aunt. She is a determined matchmaker. He knows he is not fit to be any woman's husband. He is penniless and has nothing to offer.
Beatrice Hawkins is the sister in law to a Duke. Because of her sister's status Beatrice has become a target for men who want a wife who can bring them power. She has refused all offers for her hand because she has a guilty secret. 
Michael and Beatrice have been friends since they first met,  so when she is in danger of being forced to wed he will do all he can to save her.
This is a good adventurous regency romance, with a humble, but strong hero. Our heroine is determined to live her  life as she wants, not as society thinks she should. An evil man wants her for himself and will let no one stand in his way. (We never really find out why ) . This is the second of a series but easily read as a stand alone. However it will spoil the first book if you haven't read it. Plenty of action and excitement, with a few sexy scenes. I loved it.

Pamela Labud, author of historical, paranormal and fantasy romance fiction, also writes sexy historical western romance stories as Leigh Curtis. She's been published in book length fiction since 2003. Her first print book, Spirited Away, was published in Kensington's Zebra line, earned a Double RITA nomination. Since then she has published in both print and electronic formats. You can read more about Pam at:
And As Leigh Curtis. 

ARC Received through 2016netgalleychallenge

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