Love and Other Scandals

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True Love . . .

Joan Bennet has endured four Seasons without a singlesuitor or serious flirtation, let alone a marriage proposal.She's had just about enough of being a respectablewallflower and is giving serious thought to embarking ona life of sin, or at least lascivious adventure like the onesdescribed in a popular scandalous book. When she meetsher brother's favorite drinking mate, Viscount Burke,it seems ...

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Overview

True Love . . .

Joan Bennet has endured four Seasons without a singlesuitor or serious flirtation, let alone a marriage proposal.She's had just about enough of being a respectablewallflower and is giving serious thought to embarking ona life of sin, or at least lascivious adventure like the onesdescribed in a popular scandalous book. When she meetsher brother's favorite drinking mate, Viscount Burke,it seems her hopes of adventure might be answered . . .

Is Worth a Little Scandal . . .

Tristan Burke doesn't want a wife, and one can't triflewith a friend's sister without risking marriage. Even more,Joan's the last sort of woman he would ever choose: droll,sharp-witted, and always unfashionably dressed.If only he could stop thinking about her mouth. Or whatshe might look like without those horrid clothes.Or the way he can only win an argument with her bykissing her senseless . . . even though that just makes himwant her more. But more could lead to a betrothal,which he fears—or does he?

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Joan Bennet is a respectable young lady worried that she’ll never find a husband. She’s also addicted to a not-so-respectable publication called 50 Ways To Sin. When her brother’s cheerfully disreputable friend Tristan Burke becomes his houseguest, Tristan and Joan strike up a flirtation that neither of them expects to go anywhere. Of course, that’s before her parents have to leave town and her scandalous Aunt Evangeline comes to “chaperone.” Linden somehow makes the Regency romance feel new again with this warm, likeable novel. With less chaperoning, Joan and Tristan become closer, letting attraction take its course. The obstacles to their love are simple but real: curvy Joan doesn’t know how to love her body or dress to flatter it, and Tristan’s unhappy family life gives him good reasons to fear marriage. Yet the simplicity of Linden’s plot is its strength, making the romance feel real and natural and allowing her great skill at characterization to take the weight of the story. Joan and Tristan genuinely enjoy each other, and their chemistry is sparkling. A quiet gem. (Aug.)
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"The simplicity of Linden's plot is its strength, making the romance feel real and natural and allowing her great skill at characterization to take the weight of the story." —-Publishers Weekly Starred Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062244871
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/30/2013
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 347,087
  • Product dimensions: 8.46 (w) x 4.34 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Meet the Author

Caroline Linden was born a reader, not a writer. She earned a math degree from Harvard University and wrote computer software before turning to writing fiction. Ten years, twelve books, two Red Sox championships, and one dog later, she has never been happier with her decision. Her books have won the NEC Reader's Choice Beanpot Award, the Daphne du Maurier Award, and RWA's RITA® Award. Since she never won any prizes in math, she takes this as a sign that her decision was also a smart one.

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  • Posted August 1, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    A review copy was provided for an honest review. I've never enjo

    A review copy was provided for an honest review. I've never enjoyed a historical romance more! Love and Other Scandals has biting wit and a feisty leading lady with a sharp tongue. The love-interest is anything but proper he's a rogue whose sexy with the habit to gamble, drink, and cause trouble wherever he goes. Even though Joan and Lord "Tristan" Burke have chemistry they fight it at every corner. The romance builds up slowly but has a lot of fun scenes in between making it every bit worth the wait. I love that Joan is a little brash, and doesn't fit in quite well with society because of her behavior. I think it makes her more endearing by speaking her mind, wearing clothes that are less fashionable but more flattering, and socializing with the town's handsome rake. She tries incredibly hard to be what her mother wants her to--a well-mannered lady--but finds that with Tristan she can just be herself without reprimand. Love and Other Scandals has a great array of characters with interesting back-stories, an arsenal of wit, strong writing, and a passionately thrilling romance.

    After numerous encounters with her brother's best friend throughout the years, and who spells out nothing but trouble Joan Bennet is helplessly intrigued. Lord Burke is a rogue, a womanizer, and a dangerously sexy acquaintance to have, but she can't seem to stay away from him. As they meet again Tristan--having hardly noticed her before--now looks her way and he can't decide if that's a good or bad thing. What he comes to realize is that Miss Bennet is a handful, she wears unflattering dresses, is impertinent, and can argue till the end of time. As much as he would like nothing more to do with her he can't quite shake the alluring--if inexplicably--draw he feels towards her, and nor is she immune to him. Edging closer to remaining a spinster forever Joan has grown tired of her lonely status, but the scandalous bachelor Tristan hardly seems ready to give up his. With an almost fateful turn of events Joan's mother falls ill and her brother Douglas asks that Tristan keep his sister company while his family is away. This rules out avoidance and pulls Joan and Tristan closer together which may just cause a scandal and lead Miss Bennet to social ruin, and heartbreak.

    Love and Other Scandals is a cute and engaging romance story with a lot of flirty and enjoyable banter. The interactions between Joan and Lord Burke are by far the best scenes--which there are many. They have great chemistry together and you'll be smiling constantly. Some of my favorite secondary characters are Lady Courtenay (Joan's aunt), and Joan's brother, Douglas. Lady Courtenay--according to Joan's mother--is a corrupt influence as she's been involved in many scandals, but she's unconventionally a good figure in Joan's life. She really helps her figure out who she is, and inevitably helps Joan go after what she wants. Douglas is an interesting character, having all the same mannerisms as Tristan but brought up in a much different and stricter environment. He's resistent to finding a wife, bets on just about everything, and makes it a habit of getting into trouble. His character reminds me of a more immature version of Tristan and I found that to be entertaining. This is my first read by Caroline Linden but it most definitely won't be my last. She has written a beautifully charming story with spirited characters that'll have you hooked. If you're looking for a fast-paced, tension-filled romance this is the read for you.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 1, 2013

    Such a fun read! Really liked the leading lady - Joan and leadin

    Such a fun read! Really liked the leading lady - Joan and leading man Lord Burke. The chemistry is there and the story never drags. Def a keeper and will reread.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2013

    Haters

    This is the cheeseyist one so far

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2013

    Jkk

    Kissd u

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2013

    Great erotica

    Love period pieces and thought this was a page turner but did author get her ideas from 50 Shades of Gray?

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2014

    it was a ok read

    Not enough chemistry between them...... needed something more.. but it was ok

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2014

    The first thing I do now with ebooks is check the publisher to e

    The first thing I do now with ebooks is check the publisher to ensure it is a reputable publisher, rather than
     Smashwords or another of its ilk.   I am sick to death of amateur covers and books full of grammatical and spelling
    errors.  I thought I was safe on this one seeing that Harper Collins was the publisher.
     Imagine my surprise when I found multiple errors on the overview alone.  
    This tells me that the rest of the book is going to be no better.  
    Sorry, but I will pass on buying this book based upon that alone. 

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2014

    Very fun read

    Really enjoyed this book.

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  • Posted January 24, 2014

    Definitely recommend

    Some lines were funny and made me laugh. I loved the characters. Joan knows how take the Viscount to task. Read it, you won't be disappointed. It also has some steamy parts.

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  • Posted October 14, 2013

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    LOVE AND OTHER SCANDALS by Caroline Linden is an exciting Regenc

    LOVE AND OTHER SCANDALS by Caroline Linden is an exciting Regency Historical Romance set in 1827 London. The beginning of a new series, and what a beginning. This is Joan Bennett and Viscount Tristan Burke's story. Tristan is a bit of a gadget man, and does seem to have a few qualms about teaching his best friend and drinking buddy's sister, Joan about passion. Joan no longer wants proper but seduction and passion after four Seasons on the marriage mart with no suitors or marriage offers she wants a little sin. Well not only can embarking on a little sin be improper it can cause a bit of scandal as well. Tristan doesn't want a wife but a few passionate kisses could just change his mind. Fast paced and filled with passion, a little sin and lots of scandal. A betrothal could be just around the corner for both of these two young adventurers. A light-hearted story with a sensuous tone. An enjoyable read. Ms. Linden is a wonderful storyteller! Received for an honest review from the publisher.

    RATING: 4

    HEAT RATING: MILD

    REVIEWED BY: AprilR, review courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2013

    TO OLIVIA

    FIRST OF ALL I AM A GUY BUT I AM THE ADVICE HELPER GUYS LIKE ALITTLE FIRCE IN A GIRL I LIKE STRAIGHT HAIR I KNOW SOME PEOPLE LIKE PONNY TAILS AND OTHER STUFF AND GUYS LIKE GIRLS THAT PLAY SPORTS KINDA SKINNY LOVE COMPATISHION MY GIRL FRIEND WE DO A BUNCH OF COMPETING LIKE AT MY SCHOOL SOME GIRLS LIKE TO DO BACK FLIPS OFF THE SWINGS AND ME AND MY GIRL FRIEND GOT IN TO AN ARGUMENT THAT I COULDENT DO IT FROM A HIGH POINT IF THAT DOSENT WORK THAN TELL ME ON THE BOOK CAPTIN AWESOME VS SPOOKY THY ADVICE HELPER

    0 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2013

    I like this author's books

    This was a romance novel that was about a romance. I was happy that the book focused on the relationship rather than adding a bunch of intrigue, betrayal and hidden secrets that could tear the couple apart. Both of the main character's were very likable.

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  • Posted August 23, 2013

    I thurrowly love this book!! It is exceptional writing, with an

    I thurrowly love this book!! It is exceptional writing, with an interesting story, lovable characters, and a all around good feeling to it. I read a lot of books and have a lot of favorites and this has been put right up with the best of them. I loved how their love was a gradual one, and even tho they argued a lot at first, they were never hurtful and they never really dispised one another. The characters were induring and witty. The only thing I could even think of that would make this book 10 times even better that I would give it even more stars would be if there was some kind of mystery plot or a little action. The absense of it tho doesn't detract from an all around good book. I'll be keeping this one for yrs to come.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2013

    Great Book

    I don't normally write reviews but I just wanted to say that I loved this book. The dialogue between Tristan and Joan was fantastic and they seemed to have a lot of chemistry. It's the first book by Linden that I have read and I greatly enjoyed it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2013

    highly recommend

    Tristan & Joan were a great couple.
    Enjoy!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2013

    LJR

    Sighed

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2013

    Loved it

    Linden hit a home run on this one.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2013

    Kendal

    Sighed zsadly

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 18, 2013

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    ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Love and Other

    ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

    Love and Other Scandals by Caroline Linden
    Publisher: Avon
    Publication Date: July 30, 2013
    Rating: 4 stars
    Source: eARC from Edelweiss

    ***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers***

    Summary (from Goodreads):

    Joan Bennet is tired of being a wallflower. Thanks to some deliciously scandalous—and infamous—stories, she has a pretty good idea of what she's missing as a spinster. Is even a short flirtation too much to ask for?

    Tristan, Lord Burke, recognizes Joan at once for what she is: trouble. Not only is she his best friend's sister, she always seems to catch him at a disadvantage. The only way he can win an argument is by kissing her senseless. He'd give anything to get her out of her unflattering gowns. But either one of those could cost him his bachelor status, which would be dreadful—wouldn't it?


    What I Liked:

    Oh, guys, I loved this book so much! I needed something amazing after the last book I read, and historical romance books are always my go-to read because they always end well and have great stories (for the most part). This one was exceptionally great! I don't even know why I liked this one so much - I just did!

    Joan is never noticed by anyone. She is getting older, and doesn't have any marriage proposals. She wants romance and love and a good husband - but no one will have her. 

    Tristan isn't looking for any of those things, but his best friend's sister has his attention. When she barges in to Douglas's home, without a care for either man's appearance, his interest in her is piqued. They meet again at the ball, where she walks in on him and another woman in a compromising position.

    I love Joan and Tristan's relationship! They are like magnets, that can't keep away from each other, and yet, they are always fighting and bickering. Joan doesn't care what she says, because no one will have her, and Tristan doesn't deserve nice words from her. Tristan just wants her to stop talking all the time, and kissing her seems to do the trick. Except, it does other things too...

    Joan and Tristan really get to know each other when Douglas heads out of town to check out family properties, leaving Tristan in charge of his house, and Joan. Joan and Douglas's parents leave town, because their mother gets sick, and so their aunt comes to stay with them. The aunt lets Joan and Tristan meet and go out - one particular event that Joan liked was ballooning!

    I love Joan's aunt, because she helps Joan find her stride, especially in fashion! Tristan kept telling Joan how her dresses and hairstyles didn't suit her, and Joan would get angry with him. But Joan's aunt lets her explore her own style of dress and hair, while her mother is not there to stop her.

    But back to Tristan and Joan. I love the two of them together! They are adorable and mean to each other and by the end of the book, they really care for each other. It takes a bit of convincing on Joan's parents' end, but Tristan and Joan get their happy ending.


    What I Did Not Like:

    There wasn't much that I didn't like! I just wasn't AS wow-ed by the middle of the book as I was with the beginning and the end. The beginning of the book started really strong, and I was totally sucked in. The middle of the book lagged a bit, though I loved all the interactions between Joan and Tristan. The ending was superb, and I loved it.


    Would I Recommend It:

    Yes! If you're a historical romance lover, add this one to your TBR list! Lucky for you, it's out in the world! So, get to it! You don't want to miss this one.


    Rating:

    4 stars. I'm so glad I got to read and review this book! Hopefully anyone who reads this review and then reads the book enjoys it as well!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2013

    Nathan here

    Bye!

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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