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  • Posted August 16, 2012

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    4 out of 5 Licks

    You know it's funny I've never been a huge fan of historical romance but if it is sensual enough apparently I like them. lol I've really enjoyed all of the books in this series and A Scandalous Affair is no exception. I like the whole idea of ladies in waiting and balls and grad dresses and I especially like the masquerade ball in this one! :) The instant spark between Daphne and Hartwell is titillating (hehe I love that word) and really sucks you in. I find it fun how people can be so prim and proper in public and then get freaky in the bedroom always makes me smile. So if you like historicals or want to give one a try I highly recommend this series. Its Karen Erickson you can't go wrong! ;)

    This book was provided in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2012

    Loved it!

    Sexy! This romance sizzles. Daphne is bold and playful. Camden, known as Black Hart, is aloof and seems untouchable. The much misunderstood marquess meets his perfect match in the vivacious widow. Together they bring out the best in each other.

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  • Posted September 16, 2012

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    Short, but fun read

    (A strong 3 1/2, so I rounded up)

    This was a quick, enjoyable read. The characters have a little bit of a past that is hinted at--well, at least the hero found the heroine attractive way back when, though she apparently didn't really notice him and he was too socially awkward to approach her due to his stutter--so even though everything moved fairly quickly in this novella it didn't feel too rushed to me. Of course a longer novel would have been more fulfilling for character development and plot, but for what it was I did enjoy it quite a bit and essentially read in a single sitting.

    There was a nice role reversal going on here--the heroine is the main pursuer, and the hero more reclusive and shy. I'm not sure how period authentic it was, but it was fun to read. I found it very sweet that Camden seemed to have less problems with his speech in her presence. Daphne only reverted to more typical romance-novel-girlishness once, when she was so sure that the "Black Hart" marquess was truly earning his title--a misapprehension neatly corrected soon after, as readers knew it would be. Altogether this story made for a pleasant morning's read, and I'll be looking for more from this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2012


    Ok read, little disappointed, no excitement in this story. I was hoping for more.

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  • Posted August 2, 2012

    Wish It Was Longer

    Daphne, Lady Pomeroy, recently relocated to London after being widowed for two years. Her brother thinks it’s time for her to find a new husband. However, he didn’t think she would take interest in the Marquess of Hartwell.

    “Black Hart” is what society whispers behind his back. They think he’s arrogant and cold. Camden Hartwell is neither. He suffers from a lifelong affliction. Ashamed of what society will think of him if they knew the truth; he keeps to himself until, Lady Pomeroy that is.

    A Scandalous Affair is a fast, fun read. Roles were a bit reversed here. Daphne was the alpha and Camden the vulnerable one. But, it was so sweet and endearing that it worked. Daphne is nothing like what I would think most ladies of her time period would be. She’s feisty and bold. Being a widow gives her that freedom of behavior. She was married off at a young age. She loved her deceased husband, but never felt passion before. Camden stirs those unknown feelings in her. She doesn’t believe the rumors. She thinks there’s more to him and she chases him to find out. Camden is timid at first, but he warms to Daphne. She brings out confidence in him that he’s never felt.

    My only complaint is that it was too short! The ending felt rushed. I actually got lost a bit in the end. That last chapter is more of an epilogue and really should have been labeled as such. That would have eliminated the rushed, lost feeling I had. I would have loved to see this made into a full length novel. Other than that it was an enjoyable read.

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