Title: Love and Other Scandals
Genre: Historical Romance
Author: Caroline Linden
Publisher: Avon, August 13, 2013
Source: Free for review from Amazon Vine Program
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from amazon.com:
Joan Bennett is a breath away from being a spinster. She’s had four seasons without a suitor. After reading a shockingly sensuous book, Fifty Ways to Sin, Joan decides perhaps it’s time to stop being proper and start being sinful, while she’s still young enough to enjoy it. And what better partner than her brother’s drinking mate, Viscount Burke? He seems the type to know how to give a lady a lascivious adventure.
It seems that the viscount has qualms about trifling with a friend’s sister. That’s the way to end up betrothed. And he doesn’t want that—or does he?
I’ve been on a mission lately to try new-to-me authors. I’m so glad I found Caroline Linden. She has a number of books published so I can be assured of having lots of reading material to catch up on.
This is a delightful regency romance with a hero and heroine who initially have issues with each other. They are forced together by circumstances and gradually fall in love. It is a simple story, done before but not ever so well. We are treated to terrific characters that feel like real people. There is wit and humor in the dialog. Joan is an ugly duckling who blossoms under the tutelage of her rather scandalous aunt. Tristan Burke Has a rakeish reputation but a heart of gold. He takes his position as an honorable gentleman seriously.
I recommend this book to all romantics who want a lighthearted feel good, hot and sexy read.