A Taste For Scandal: A Sealed With a Kiss Novel

A Taste For Scandal: A Sealed With a Kiss Novel

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by Erin Knightley
     
 

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A TEMPTING DIVERSION
Things have always fallen into place for Richard Moore, Earl of Raleigh. His good looks, abundance of charm, and the small matter of being heir to a marquisate make him quite the catch. So when a delectable young woman wants nothing to do with him, he can’t help but seize the irresistible challenge.

AN UNLIKELY COURTSHIP
Jane

Overview

A TEMPTING DIVERSION
Things have always fallen into place for Richard Moore, Earl of Raleigh. His good looks, abundance of charm, and the small matter of being heir to a marquisate make him quite the catch. So when a delectable young woman wants nothing to do with him, he can’t help but seize the irresistible challenge.

AN UNLIKELY COURTSHIP
Jane Bunting knows all about responsibility—she has managed to support herself and her brother with their bakery—but she knows nothing of excitement or passion. When dashing Lord Raleigh crosses the threshold of her shop, she has no idea of the potential danger to her reputation…or to her heart.

AN IMPOSSIBLE MATCH
Neither imagined things would go so far—until the night their worlds collide, irrevocably changing both their lives. But when duty calls for Richard, and with everything Jane's worked for suddenly at stake, will their taste for scandal be their downfall?

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
08/25/2014
Knightley (More than a Stranger) presents an unconventional light romance with a strong cast of characters but no villains to speak of. Richard Moore, the Earl of Raleigh, boldly tries to save baker Jane Bunting from a ruffian—but the man is Jane's cousin. She thinks the earl is attacking him and hollers for his arrest. The confusion is soon sorted out, and after Jane apologizes for her overreaction and Richard for the damages he's caused, a tentative friendship is forged. Jane shows Richard how sheltered he is as he watches her work hard to keep her shop and secure her brother's future. Richard, who is used to the simpering ladies of the ballroom, is intrigued by Jane and sets out to win her over with teasing. Holding their own as co-stars are the other women in Richard's life: his sisters, his mother, and the young woman his family hopes he marries. His merry, sneaky sister Beatrice has a heart of gold and makes the perfect fairy godmother in this Cinderella story. Family dynamics and loyalty propel the narrative forward. Much like the pastries that play a prominent role in the Richard's courtship of Jane, this romance is rich, savory, and warm. (Dec. 2013)
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Praise for MORE THAN A STRANGER:

“This sweet treat of a romance will entrance you with its delicious humor, dollop of suspense, and delectable characters. It'll make your mouth water!”—New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries
 
More Than a Stranger is more than a romance—it’s a witty and engaging love story that had me turning pages well into the night, just so I could find out what would happen next. It’s a truly captivating tale of two headstrong friends who become much more to each other than they could have imagined.”—Lydia Dare

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101607251
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/04/2012
Series:
A Sealed with a Kiss Novel , #2
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
137,495
File size:
807 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Praise for MORE THAN A STRANGER:

“This sweet treat of a romance will entrance you with its delicious humor, dollop of suspense, and delectable characters. It'll make your mouth water!”—New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries

More Than a Stranger is more than a romance—it’s a witty and engaging love story that had me turning pages well into the night, just so I could find out what would happen next. It’s a truly captivating tale of two headstrong friends who become much more to each other than they could have imagined.”—Lydia Dare

Meet the Author

Despite being an avid reader and closet writer her whole life, Erin Knightley decided to pursue a sensible career in science. It was only after earning her B.S. and working in the field for years that she realized doing the sensible thing wasn't any fun at all. Following her dreams, Erin left her practical side behind and now spends her days writing. Together with her tall, dark, and handsome husband and their three spoiled mutts, she is living her own Happily Ever After in North Carolina. Visit her website at www.erinknightley.com.

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A Taste for Scandal: A Sealed With a Kiss Novel 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by ANN & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog With endearing characters, eloquent writing and a spoonful of charm, you’ve got the perfect recipe for the perfect read! ~ Under the Covers Richard Moore, Earl of Raleigh is no stranger to a life of scandal and carnal pleasures. He indulges often and isn’t afraid to use his charm to get what he wants. However, life has seemed rather dull lately and it isn’t until he attempts to be a hero that things go terribly wrong for him. A shrill shriek catches his attention and when his eyes land on a large, roughened man and a wide-eyed woman, Richard reacts impulsively and tackles the man to the ground to prevent him from hurting the poor lady. Soon he finds that the lady was in fact not in any sort of trouble, but simply very excited to see his cousin. Worse yet is the fact that the lady he has attempted to save is now blaming him for the damaged done to her shop as he fought the man. Now, it seems that Richard cannot complain of his life being uneventful as the beauty pointing her dainty little finger at him both infuriates and intrigues him. Richard makes it his next goal to learn more about Jane Bunting. Erin Knightley delivers a splendid sequel to the Sealed with a Kiss series. I was ecstatic to learn that Richard was getting a book next. He made such an impression in the first book that I just had to know what would happen to him. Knightley creates a charming story for Jane and Richard that I couldn’t help but smile and even laugh out loud at some scenes. This is partly due to the mess that Richard and Jane get themselves into and also partly due to the way Knightley writes her books. She has a very strong voice that I think is very unique and reminiscence of historical heavy-hitters such as Lisa Kleypas, Julia Quinn, Suzanne Enoch and even a bit of Tessa Dare. The whole book is infused with charm and crazy antics that made it so easy to sink deeply into this world. Added to that is the fact that Knightley writes strong bonds between the siblings. Beatrice is a major part of this book and I think that this creates a lot of anticipation for the next book in the series where readers will see Beatrice get her own story told. As layers are built upon more layers, Knightley is creating a nice little niche of characters that I think readers will find endearing and fun. In this book, the magic really happens in the kitchen when Richard learns how to bake from Jane. As they made progress with each dish, the sexual tension boils to a fevering point and I think the romance was really well done. I do think that the ending progressed a little too quickly for my taste, however, there is no doubt that Jane and Richard have enough chemistry to fuel a fire. I can’t wait to read Beatrice’s book next! This is a new series that I’m glad I’ve discovered. With endearing characters, eloquent writing and a spoonful of charm, you’ve got the perfect recipe for the perfect read! *ARC provided by publisher
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was another really lovely story, so refreshing to read! Bravo, Ms. knightley, just keep writing these great stories!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with the characters. I could not tear my eyes away.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lovely story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another in a great series. Love these stories
Teresa_H More than 1 year ago
Just as with the first book in the series, I quit enjoyed this one. It was cute and sweet and I loved the way they clashed and their bickering. Overall I thought this was a top notch historical romance. One of my favorites.
Mirabelle8 More than 1 year ago
4 stars 1/2 A Taste of Scandal, Sealed With a Kiss #2, by Erin Knightley This is this first book that I read by this author and I really enjoyed it. It's a charming and amusing read! I liked her characters Richard Moore, the Earl of Raleigh, and Miss Jane Bunting, owner of a bake shop. A wonderful historical romance of passion and scandal! Very well written. When you start, you won't be able to put it down. I won this book and this is a new to me author! A real page turner !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago