A Scandalous Adventure (Victorian Adventures, #3)A Scandalous Adventure by Lillian Marek

Genre: Hustorical Romance  (Victorian /Germany )
Series: Victorian Adventures #3

Source: Received for an honest review from Net Galley. 

  • Publication date: August 2, 2016
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01GST2X2O
  • Length: 384 pages

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They’re hiding a scandalous secret
When his monarch’s flighty fiancée disappears, Count Maximillian von Staufer is dispatched to find her. His search leads Max to discover not the princess, but a look-alike who could be her double. Desperate to avoid an international crisis, he conceives a plan that will buy some time-and allow him to get to know a beautiful Englishwoman.

And time is running out
Lady Susannah Tremaine and her young friend Olivia are staying at the Grand Hotel in Baden, where so far the most exciting part of the visit has been the pastries. But when a devastatingly handsome royal Germanic officer asks Olivia to impersonate a missing princess, Susannah finds herself drawn into a dangerous world of international intrigue as she tries to protect her friend-and her heart.

My Thoughts: 

A Scandalous Adventure by Lillian Marek is Book 3 in her “Victorian Adventures”, 3 Book series, but can be read as a stand alone. See, “Lady Elinor’s Wicked Adventure” and “Lady Emily’s Exotic Journey”.

This is the story of…Count Maximillian von Staufer, the handsomely, royal Germanic officer. Who seems to have had his charge disappear, of course she is the Princess Mila, his Monarch’s flighty fiancée.

Enter…Lady Susannah Tremaine, her young friend Olivia, and Aunt Augusta, an esscentic older Lady, all are staying at the Grand Hotel in Baden for a spa adventure. Olivia is a look alike for the Princess Mila. So, Max, enlists Olivia’s help, until the missing Princess can be located.
A game of deception, and political intrigue follows, with many twists and turns throughout. Max and Susannah take an instantaneous dislike to each other, or do they? Susannah feels she must protect her young friend, so she goes along.

Ms. Marek has woven a triangle of love interest throughout, which enrichs the uniqueness of “A Scandalous Adventure”.

Well written with engaging, while a bit naive but still, captivating, and wildly entertaining characters. Deception, political intrigue, betrayal, suspense, a bit of mystery and romantic alliances makes for a compelling and emotionally charged Victorian Romance.
A kidnapping, a misbehaving Princess, and a possible political croup, makes “A Scandalous Adventure”, an intriguing and utterly charming read.
Surprises, twists and turns, and romances, yes, romances, as in more than one, makes for an interesting as well as, entertaining read.

A great Victorian Romance. The adventures are fantastic and strangely romantic. Fans of the Victorian era, foreign intrigue, a bit of German history and strangly fantastic romances, should place “A Scandalous Adventure” on their reading list. A great read! The sensual intent is done behind closed doors. A refreshing voice in Historical Romance.
Received for an honest review from Net Galley. However, all opinions and thoughts are my own.

Rating: 4
Heat rating: Sweet
Reviewed by: AprilR