A Scandalous Charade (Scandalous, #2)A Scandalous Charade by Ava Stone

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Genre: Historical Romance (Regency)

Series: Scandalous #2

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher via Net Gallery

  • Paperback: 306 pages
  • Publisher: Second Wind Publishing, LLC (March 22, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935171682
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935171683

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“Ava Stone’s sparkling dialogue and fun characters make for a delicious read. You’ll eat it up!” ~ Sabrina Jeffries, NYT Bestselling author of A Lady Never Surrenders 


“Ava Stone never disappoints. Filled with witty banter, endearing characters, sizzle, and unexpected twists, Ms. Stone’s stories have been known to keep me up, reading late into the night. And I’ve never regretted losing the sleep.” ~ Samantha Grace, author of Miss Hillary Schools a Scoundrel 

A Regency Historical Novel – Book Two of the Scandalous Series… 

Handsome ladies’ man Lucas Beckford has agreed to help his friend, an impoverished baron, win the affections of an icy heiress. It should be a simple task, especially for a seducer of his reputation. However when Luke catches sight of the enchanting lady, he is captivated with her pretty brown eyes, quick wit, and sharp tongue; and his desire to see his friend marry the girl quickly evaporates. Now he just has to find a way to convince the penniless lord to turn his attentions elsewhere—leaving the Ice Princess to him. 

Lady Juliet St. Claire has always believed that her fortune would protect her from ever having to relinquish her freedom in marriage. Though fortune hunters endlessly hound her, Juliet’s outwardly cold demeanor keeps most of them at bay, licking their wounds or patching up their pride. However when Luke charms his way into her life, he easily melts more than just her heart. Unfortunately, the rogue is of the love ‘em and leave ‘em variety, and leaves Juliet’s tender heart in pieces. But when her fortune lands her in danger from an unscrupulous foe, Luke returns to her side, offering his help and protection. Now Juliet has to decide if her heart is strong enough to trust the rogue a second time.

MY THOUGHTS

#2 in the “Scandalous” book 2, while can be read as a stand alone, I would suggest reading Book 1 as well. This is a Regency family saga.
Fast paced story. Written with witty banter, sizzling relationships, family drama, passion and romance.
The characters will woo the reader. Oh, there are some twists and turns, readers won’t see coming. An enchanting and entertaining story. I can’t wait for the next installment.

*Received for an honest review from the publisher via Net Gallery*

**Cross-posted on My Book Addiction Reviews dot com**

Rating: 4
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

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