Friday, October 14, 2016

Do You Want To Start A Scandal Review

Do You Want To Start A Scandal (Spindle Cove #5)
By Tessa Dare
Historical Romance
Goodreads Summary:
On the night of the Parkhurst ball, someone had a scandalous tryst in the library.
•Was it Lord Canby, with the maid, on the divan?
•Or Miss Fairchild, with a rake, against the wall?
•Perhaps the butler did it.

All Charlotte Highwood knows is this: it wasn’t her. But rumors to the contrary are buzzing. Unless she can discover the lovers’ true identity, she’ll be forced to marry Piers Brandon, Lord Granville—the coldest, most arrogantly handsome gentleman she’s ever had the misfortune to embrace. When it comes to emotion, the man hasn’t got a clue.

But as they set about finding the mystery lovers, Piers reveals a few secrets of his own. The oh-so-proper marquess can pick locks, land punches, tease with sly wit … and melt a woman’s knees with a single kiss. The only thing he guards more fiercely than Charlotte’s safety is the truth about his dark past.

Their passion is intense. The danger is real. Soon Charlotte’s feeling torn. Will she risk all to prove her innocence? Or surrender it to a man who’s sworn to never love?

Gabrielle's 3.5 star Review:
I'm going to start this out with the fact that this is the FIRST book I have by Tessa Dare (which means I haven't read Spindle Cove 1-4). I enjoyed it enough that I want to read the other books in the series but this time IN THE RIGHT ORDER.

The book starts off with Charlotte finding Piers Brandon, Lord Granville in a private library. She warns him that her mother turned her into the "desperate debutante" and to stay away from her... Even though she went in search of him... Two "mystery lovers" go into the library and Charlotte and Piers hide and then the mystery people have a quick romp on the desk. Attention is brought to Charlotte and Piers so he accepts the obligation of marrying her so he doesn't "ruin" her.

As the book progresses, they find out that they don't want to avoid each other and that even though they were forced into an engagement, they actually found they worked well together. Charlotte swears to stay and help melt the ice around Piers' heart because she can't enter a loveless union. But it proves harder than she thought... 

I read this book in a day. Even though I only gave it 3.5 stars, I still really enjoyed it and wanted to find out what happened. I wanted to find out who the "mystery lovers" were and if Charlotte could truly help Piers feel something, anything...  Charlotte and Piers sparked a flame almost too big to contain. I also like how her older sisters were brought into the story (even though I haven't read their books yet). It made me look forward to reading their stories!

Good job, Tessa! I really enjoyed this book.

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