Scandal

Scandal

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by Carolyn Jewel
     
 

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The earl of Banallt is a reformed rake determined to win the heart of the only woman he's ever loved.
Two years after the death of her husband, Sophie Mercer Evans still has no use for Banallt. It's true she knows him better than anyone, and that's why she'll never forgive him his past and the mortal insult he dealt her. And yet, when her life is falling apart,

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The earl of Banallt is a reformed rake determined to win the heart of the only woman he's ever loved.
Two years after the death of her husband, Sophie Mercer Evans still has no use for Banallt. It's true she knows him better than anyone, and that's why she'll never forgive him his past and the mortal insult he dealt her. And yet, when her life is falling apart, it's Banallt who stands by her.
Scandal_was a 2010 RITA finalist for Best Regency Historical. It has also been included on at least one list of the 100 Best Romances ever. My agent called this book a "tour de force." I hope you enjoy the story of Sophie and Lord Banallt, who surely does prove himself deserving of his heroine's love.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425225516
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
02/03/2009
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Carolyn Jewel was born on a moonless night. That darkness was seared into her soul and she became an award winning author of historical and paranormal romance. She has a very dusty car and a Master’s degree in English that proves useful at the oddest times. An avid fan of fine chocolate, finer heroines, Bollywood films, and heroism in all forms, she has three cats and a dog. Also a son. One of the cats is his. Visit her on the web at www.carolynjewel.com

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Scandal 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 102 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written and well edited about 250 pages.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Gwilym, the Earl of Banallt, relishes his reputation as a rake of the first order. However, he has one clink in his roguish armor; he loves Sophie Evans, wife of a womanizing friend and sister to another. In other words, she is untouchable even if her marriage was scandalously over the anvil elopement.

In 1814 Sophie has become a widow, so Gwilym decides to pursue the intelligent independent Sophie. However, she rejects his advances, not wanting a tryst or two with any man as love failed her once already. Gwilym knows what he wants is not a short affair, but a lifetime with his beloved while Sophie hides her deepest love for him; he no longer fancies his reputation as he must overcome his bad reputations. She illogically fears if she submits to her desire he will use her like Evans did and go on to his next conquest while she knows if he stays she will lose her independence.

Sophie makes this character driven Regency romance into a great story as she has learned her lesson re falling in love with rakes as unlike the myths that they make the most faithful dedicated spouses, they remain rogues charming to others while ignoring their wives. Thus Gwilym knows he has an extremely difficult task ahead to prove to his beloved he is just like the legends of reformed rakes and not like her late spouse. Fans will relish this jewel of a historical.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. Entertaining, well written, not boring, or over the top like some regency.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First off, I think the story plot was okay, but a couple things just didn't sit well. In one scene she is just told her brother was shot and killed and yet 1 paragraphs later she's performing a ****job for grief sex. ... Sophie's character stays thinking the worst of Banallt (even though she is considered intelligent) regardless of all the clues in plain sight and won't stop comparing him to her dead no good husband alllll the way to the last 3 pages even after they marry. It got a little tiresome, especially since her opinions were based on a couple rumors and he was practically in every scene with her. Okay for a free read, but I wouldn't pay for this book.
spitzlady More than 1 year ago
Sophie Evans knows what scandal is. When she was seventeen she ran away and eloped with Tommy Evans a notorious rake. Now Tommy is dead and his best friend the Earl of Banallt, who's no stranger to scandal himself, is now coming around and is her friend. Banallt has fallen in love with Sophie, in fact, he's been in love with her since he first met her. Sophie is afraid to love again. Afraid she will be hurt again. I have to be honest when I first started reading this book I didn't think I was going to get through it. But I have to admit it was good. After the first few chapters I couldn't put it down. I think any woman who has lived can relate to Sophie. At sometime or another we have felt betrayed, whether it's a friend, lover, or family member. The only real problem I had with the book was we never find out Banallt's given name
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Boring and choppy! If this was a Rita finalist the competition must have been extremely thin.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story brings the past with what's happening in the heroine present. The story pulls you in you won't regret reading it . Miss Carolyn Jewel great story thank you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable read
DebDiem 9 months ago
According to Goodreads this is my second reading of Scandal by Carolyn Jewel. Must have been just as good the second time around as the first. I totally enjoyed it. Ms Jewel has delivered a well written book. The characters are developed and make this story into a wonderful read. There is plenty of drama and sizzle to keep a reader engaged from start to finish. I enjoyed Scandal and look forward to reading more from Carolyn Jewel in the future. I'll just hope I pick a book next time that I haven't already read. Scandal is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I felt every word that was written.
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This is romance novel is not the usual format as so much more happens to the heroine who isn't the typical beauty. An engrossing tale it was hard to put down. While there were sexual intimacies they were not described in great detail. However, the consistent use of "Jesus" and "Christ" as exclamations was extremely annoying. Novels of earlier years used words such as "gadzooks" rather than God's name. That and one extremely acrobatic sexual encounter detracted from an otherwise exceptional story.
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I just love this book lol :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read that kept me up wayyy past bedtime
HollyJenae More than 1 year ago
Very well written. The sex scenes were really confusing choreography wise, but very steamy. You're flashing back and forth btwn now and years earlier when Sophie and Banallt first met and became friends with the reason for the distance btwn them slowly being revealed. 265 Pages, took me about 12hrs.
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Good story. Wished Sophie was more sure if herself
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The story naned Scandal was quite a heartfelt one. It took you to heartbreak, mourning, to live and back again. It wasn't as captivating as i'd hope but still wanting me to read more. I loved how it all came together in the end. I gave it three stars because it was a good story but it took awhile to get through and it wasnt enough passion for me, i didnt like that Sophie kept doubting herself.
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