The Seduction of Scandal

The Seduction of Scandal

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by Cathy Maxwell
     
 

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The Seduction of Scandal—the fifth book in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cathy Maxwell’s Scandals and Seduction historical romance series—is a thrilling tale complete with secret identities and runaway brides, a notorious English highwayman and dangerous intrigues…and, of course, wildly passionate love!

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The Seduction of Scandal—the fifth book in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cathy Maxwell’s Scandals and Seduction historical romance series—is a thrilling tale complete with secret identities and runaway brides, a notorious English highwayman and dangerous intrigues…and, of course, wildly passionate love! This is romance, adventure, sensuality, and wit blended to perfection—ideal for fans of Christina Dodd and Victoria Alexander—as a strong-willed hellion fleeing an unwanted arranged marriage is taken captive by a Robin Hood-like criminal...and discovers in his arms just how delightfully seductive scandal can be!

Editorial Reviews

RT Book Reviews
“Maxwell charms and delights with each book. Here she brings a delectable highwayman, pulse-pounding adventure and plenty of suspense to this Robin Hood-themed tale that will sweep readers away.”
Night Owl Romance
“Intriguing… an entertaining read that helps steal away the afternoon.”
Joyfully Reviewed
“Entertaining… Cathy Maxwell wraps up her fabulous Scandals and Seductions series with this buoyant fifth installment… wonderful protagonists… Ms. Maxwell had my undivided attention… [she] also managed to have me on the edge of my seat… a heck of a climax…I’ve come to love this charming series.”
DFW Tea Readers
“A thrilling tale complete with secret identities and runaway brides, a notorious English highwayman and dangerous intrigues…and, of course, wildly passionate love! This is romance, adventure, sensuality, and wit blended to perfection.”
The Romance Review
“THE SEDUCTION OF SCANDAL has a promising start, and the delightful heroine drew me in to the story… Cathy Maxwell managed to surprise me with a neat twist… something I didn’t see coming… enjoyable.”
Genre Go Round Reviews
“Enjoyable…fun…[a] strong quirky support cast… the lead couple is a nice pairing of an unlikely duo falling in love.”
Long and Short of It Reviews
“Twists and turns in the plot take the reader on a rollercoaster ride that…swoops up to a breathtaking climax… an undercurrent of humor… compelling… [Maxwell’s] skill depicting the emerging of gentle, pure love that trusts and gives without reserve captivates… touches the heart.”
Café Libri: Reviewing Books and More
“Fresh characters, incredible twists, and fascinating turns readers do not expect… [it] adds in a few feisty women, some heart wrenching moments of sadness, startling revelations…”
Cafe Libri: Reviewing Books and More
"Fresh characters, incredible twists, and fascinating turns readers do not expect… [it] adds in a few feisty women, some heart wrenching moments of sadness, startling revelations…"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061772122
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/30/2011
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
255,158
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Cathy Maxwell spends hours in front of her computer pondering the question, "Why do people fall in love?" It remains for her the great mystery of life and the secret to happiness. She lives in beautiful Virginia with children, horses, dogs, and cats.

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Seduction of Scandal 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
The_Reading_Reviewer More than 1 year ago
You might convince Lady Corinne to do any number of things she might not like but no one was going to make her marry that horrid man regardless of his title or incredible lineage, the man was a nightmare. Both fathers have big plans for this merger, I mean marriage and Corinne pleading to beg off is soundly rejected. So Corinne decides to step out of the comfort zone she lives in and moves to a place no one could find her, at least until after the wedding date passes. What she never expected on this journey was to be shot, saved and figures out whom the notorious highway the Black Thorn was. When you go past safe and straight into reckless behavior, you never know what is going to happen. Corinne is having trouble digesting all this information because the Black Thorn may be a noble thief that steals to provide for the poor but he is also the Reverend Mr. William Norwich who just happens to be the foster son of her potential future father-in-law and the man that owns the property the Black Thorn is stealing. Never one to let any situation not be used to her advantage, Corinne decides to hide out at Will's parsonage. Now this is only until the wedding date passes and in exchange for she will keep Will's secret, this is a win-win right? Will is not so sure her pretending to be his cousin is going to work out and while she believes God brought her to Will, he is sure the deity came from hell, the direction he is now setting a course for. Upholding the word of the Lord and finding answers that lead him on a righteous path has been at times a test for Will's moral compass. Will knows that at some point, he is going to have to answer for his sins but will the judgment come from a higher power or his foster father a man Will owes his existence to or so the story goes. But turning Corinne out is not going to happen because her belief that he is his salvation is stronger than his doubts and his ability to resist her is weakening. The religious life has taught Will strength and control but he is not sure there is enough of it in him to stop him from taking the love and tenderness that Corinne is offering even though the last thing he feels he deserves is her love. When the dark secrets come out about everyone's misdeed it is going to take more than faith and good will to get through this sea of deception. But Will and Corinne are meant to be together, work for the good of his church, and start a life together enjoying the passion of a religious life and some good spiritual awakening after the lights go out! Cathy Maxwell always delivers on an original storyline, fresh characters, incredible twists, and fascinating turns reader do not expect. This book hits on every one of those ideas and adds in a few feisty women, some heart wrenching moments of sadness, startling revelations and in the end you know there is some higher source at work here to great such a work of romantic literature.
mlorio More than 1 year ago
Lady Corinne Justine is being forced to marry Freddy, the son of the powerful Lord Bossley despite the fact that she detests him. Corinne's attempt to run away is inadvertently thwarted by the local masked highwayman and Corinne is forced to seek shelter with Reverend Will Norwich, Lord Bossley's foster son. While the secret of the plot will not surprise anyone, the characters are likable and their feelings for each other are believable. If you don't mind predictability in your romance (and if you do you need to switch genres) this is a pleasant read by a consistently enjoyable author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So loved this book too. Wonderful series and characters. I would love to read more with all of the series characters.
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g_colleen More than 1 year ago
I loved this series. I rate them all a 5. They are easy reads that leave you feeling good. They remind me of the early Johanna Lindsay, Catherine Coulter & Judith McNaught that I loved. No filler, she doesn't write a sex scene into every chapter and she wraps them up very well. Though set in 1800 England, they all have a completely different story line. Read her series in order, all of them. I started on the cameron sisters and it led right into the Seduction & Scandal series. I missed the earlier Marriage series that started with Married in Haste so I've gone back to catch that 3 book series before I move into the novels, which I will read by publish date. I am sad that I am at the end of her series. She is a wonderful writer.!!!!
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