Tuesday, May 11, 2010
A Touch Of Scandal: Book Review & Giveaway
The last thing Garrett, Duke of Calton, expects to find while tracking his sworn enemy is the delectable, mysterious Kate. This beautiful servant girl rouses a longing the battle-scarred ex-soldier had never hoped to feel again. But when she turns out to be the sister of the man he seeks, he's convinced he's been betrayed.
Kate knows her duty to her family, yet how can she ignore Garrett's powerful pull on her heart? Or the heady temptation of his stolen-and sizzling-kisses? Scandal has followed the duke since the war. Now the greatest shock of all is on its way-the one that can separate Garrett and Kate forever.
About The Author:
As a child, Jennifer Haymore traveled the South Pacific with her family on their homebuilt sailboat. The months spent on the sometimes-quiet, sometimes-raging seas sparked her love of adventure and grand romance. Since then, she's earned degrees in Computer Science and Education and held various jobs from bookselling to teaching inner-city children to acting, but she's never stopped writing.
You can find Jennifer in Southern California trying to talk her husband into yet another trip to England, helping her three children with homework while brainstorming a new five-minute dinner menu, or crouched in a corner of the local bookstore writing her next novel.
You can learn more at her website: www.jenniferhaymore.com.
You can find a lost chapter, fun facts about A Touch of Scandal, and a Reading Group Guide all here.
I was very intrigued by the book description of this book when the offer came to review it and I was not disappointed. As occurs with typical romance novels there are some very graphic love scenes, but aside from that this book was great. I would like to also read the other book that is in this series, A Hint Of Wick and I look forward to reading the next book. A Season of Seduction. It will definitely be interesting to find out what happens to all these wonderfully developed characters.
I love the characters in this book and the storyline was fantastic. This book will take you on an emotional rollercoaster ride, just like the characters of Kate and Garret are taken on. Though there is some questionable behavior that I personally did not like, such as having sex with a complete stranger, infidelity, a very violent William (whose behavior seemed to be condoned by the family) and a lot of lying, the book is very well written. There are a ton of characters and subplots, and at first I found that confusing because I had not read the first book in the series, but after the first couple chapters, I was fine! This book is evidence that Haymore is an excellent storyteller!
If you love historical fiction, you will really enjoy A Touch Of Scandal.
I highly recommend this book!
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