I read pretty much anything, from fantasy (City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett) to romance (Bared to You by Sylvia Day) to classics (Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad). The only genres I don't read are self-help and comic books/graphic novels.
3.5 really. What a Lady Needs is considerably better than the first book in the series, What an Earl Wants. What makes this book better is the banter between Kate and Simon, sniggers and giggles galore. Also, because Kate wasn't seen by Simon as being a loose woman, as Gideon first saw Jessica, they're relationship was allowed to develop more naturally. I felt the love between Kate and Simon far more than I did between Jessica and Gideon, but in both books the sex scenes were too abbreviated, they had promise but then Michaels glossed over the details and rushed the ending. The continuing hunt for the journals was exciting and while not much new information (new members etc) was revealed they did find the journals and Gideon, Kate, Valentine and Max's father's skeleton was finally uncovered. Now, that Gideon and the other brothers have the journals to examine I reckon that the next book, which looks like being Valentine's story, will reveal a large chunk of the mystery. I hope Michaels continues to improve the romance in Valentine's story.