Title: A Taste of Scandal: Bad Boys, Sexy Scoundrels and Regency Rogues
Genre: Historical Romance Collection
Author: Megan Bryce, Elizabeth Cole, Madelynne Ellis, Dawn Halliday, Vicki Hopkins,
Suzanna Medeiros, Kate Pearce, Sandra Schwab
Publisher: Sky spark Books, October 5, 2015, E-Book $.99
Pages: Not Available
Source: Free for review from the publisher
Rating: 5 (see message)
Sexy Rating: 5 (see message)
Message from Deet: This is a boxed collection of 8 full length novels. Normally I wait until I have read all the books in a collection before I write a review but this collection is available for a limited time and I don’t want you to miss out on this terrific price of $.99 for all 8 of them. I have read two of the books to date ( Megan Bryce’s To Wed The Widow and Madelynne Ellis’ Three Times The Scandal) and their reviews follow below along with the synopsis for the other books in the collection. The collection is available in the USA and UK and I suggest strongly that you pick this one up.
Description from Amazon.com:
Bad Boys, Sexy Scoundrels, and Regency Rogues Heat up your history with these eight amazing novels from USA Today bestselling authors and brand new voices in this box set! From Regency ballrooms to Victorian bedrooms, there’s something here for every lover of steamy, sexy historical romance. Scottish highlanders, devilish dukes, noble spies, and witty aristocrats use humor, wits, and intrigue to get whatever — and whoever — they desire. But these daring heroes meet their match when they encounter bewitching beauties who want more than just a taste of scandal…
Megan Bryce — To Wed the Widow George Sinclair would rather poke his eye out than appease his brother the earl, who thinks George ought to marry a dull, scandal-less wife. However, the oft-widowed Lady Haywood is a scandalous distraction that no gentleman can ignore.
Deet’s review: This book is number three in Megan Bryce’s The Reluctant Bride series. It is a standalone novel but I can guarantee that you will want to read more from this terrific author. This book contains the most delightful witty banter along with a well plotted story and superbly nuanced characters. I cannot praise this one high enough. It is well worth the $.99 you will spend on the entire collection. Don’t pass this up!!!!
Deet’s rating: 5+, Sexy Rating: 5
Madelynne Ellis — Three Times the Scandal Engaged to a man she despises, Fortuna Allenthorpe abandons duty and flees into the night with a notorious rakehell. Giles Dovecote isn’t looking for a wife, but Fortuna makes him want things he considers off limits. How long can he hold fast to his principles, if they mean surrendering the woman he loves?
Deet’s Review:The title of this book refers to Giles Dovecoat and his two best friends, Robert and Ned Darleston. They are true Regency Rakehells. They believe in “Free Love” and have no intention of following all those pesky ton rules. Fortuna is eager to explore her sensual side and is not averse to doing that with all three, either together or singly. As you might have realized, this is a Historical Erotic Romance. If you don’t mind lots of sex with lots of participants then I think this is one you will truly enjoy. The writing is superb! There is a plot and there is romance as well as a mystery. This is book #4 in Ms. Ellis’ Scandalous Seductions series but is a standalone with only minor references to previous books. Again, certainly worth the price of this $.99 collection.
Deet’s Rating: 5, Sexy Rating: 5+
Elizabeth Cole — A Heartless Design “Heartless” Cordelia Bering refuses every marriage offer she receives. A marriage could reveal her secret double life. Then she meets Sebastien Thorne, a spy in the service of the Crown. He is determined to learn all her secrets, all her desires…and ensnare her heart.
Dawn Halliday — The Sweetest Revenge When the Earl of Leothaid took Isabelle Frasier’s innocence, the resulting scandal drove her to England in humiliating exile. Seven years later, she joins with two other women to seek vengeance. But as Isabelle surrenders to her reawakening feelings for the wicked earl, she faces an impossible choice…
Vicki Hopkins — Dark Persuasion A cruel accident left Charlotte Gray blind at the age of eight. However, her aristocratic neighbors have taken a peculiar interest in her welfare and hold a debutante ball in her honor, where two brothers become rivals for her affections. Inexperienced and vulnerable to a fault, Charlotte begins to traverse the unfamiliar world of courtship, discovering that love is truly blind…
Suzanna Medeiros — Loving the Marquess To save her family, the desperate Louisa Evans must turn to the head of the family that ruined hers. The Marquess of Overlea marries her for reasons of his own. After the wedding, he reveals he inherited the same illness that killed his father. To save the marquisate, he intends to have another man father his heir. But his plan becomes complicated by an almost desperate need to claim Louisa for himself.
Kate Pearce — Educating Elizabeth When Miss Elizabeth Waterstone encounters the enigmatic Duke of Diable Delamere, she is determined to exploit his rakish expertise. The duke agrees to teach her everything she needs to know, but soon finds himself needing more than her innocent skills in his bed. Together, they must work together to save the Prince Regent, even as they fall into a dangerous love.
Sandra Schwab — Bewitched After a magical mishap, Miss Amelia Bourne is stripped of her powers and sent to London in order to be introduced into polite society–and to handsome, rakish Sebastian “Fox” Stapleton. But she and Fox are now pawns in a mysterious, deadly game. Will Amelia be strong enough to battle the evil that lurks in the dark, and will she be able to claim her heart’s true desire?