Almost a Scandal: A Reckless Brides Novel

Almost a Scandal: A Reckless Brides Novel

by Elizabeth Essex
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Almost a Scandal: The Reckless Brides 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
hcbm More than 1 year ago
This is an exciting tale about a woman, Sally Kent who follows her dream by filling in for her brother aboard a ship in her Majesty‘s Royal Navy.. She is soothing her conscious by saying that she is doing it to protect her family's honor but it is so much more. It is a action packed story set against the backdrop of the high seas, and shows how wit can hold its own against brawn. The main characters are Sally Kent and Mr. Colyear. Mr. Colyear has known the Kent family for years. He is the insurmountable object that Sally has to overcome to live unbound by the chains society has placed around her. What makes this book special is that Sally has to face the consequences for her actions. There is a grittiness and believability in the descriptions of the life aboard ,the Audacious. The author shows that dues definitely have to be paid for breaking the rules. However if you have the guts sometimes you will reap the glory in unexpected ways. It is these things that kept me turning the pages, that and the interactions and growth of the characters, sometimes those interactions were amusing and other times poignant. I enjoyed the story immensely,cannot think of anything else to say.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was a great book that had characters that stayed with you long after the book was over. Looking forward to reading more from this author
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read a lot of romance novels and it's been a long time since I have enjoyed thouroughly from start to finish a most entertaining read. There is depth to the characters, thought to the excellently woven story line and to my greatest joy, humor! I don't believe there is anything missing in this book! I highly, highly recommend it.
CKLee More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed seeing the characters interacting in the British Navy setting.  It was well written and while not the typical historical, I loved it and am looking forward to the rest of her series!
M-Miles More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. Loved. I was immediately drawn into the story and the characters and the ROMANCE. Oh! It's such a wonderfully romantic book. Ms. Essex has a great voice and writes terrific characters who have such depth. I loved Sally and Col. She was spunky and confident without being overbearing and annoying. Col was completely dreamy and sigh-worthy. I very much enjoyed this sea-faring adventure. The author really knows her stuff and it's evident in the pages. And the romance was so beautifully written. I was completely lost in the pages from the first page to the last. Can't wait to read more from Ms. Essex!
ElisaB More than 1 year ago
I was lucky enough to get to read an ARC of this book, and it's FABULOUS FABULOUS FABULOUS. I'm a huge fan of Patrick O'Brian's seafaring novels (the Aubrey / Maturin books that start with Master and Commander). Elizabeth Essex's Almost a Scandal is like a Patrick O'Brian novel but with FRONT AND CENTER ROMANCE. And it's a very, very swoony romance. I truly loved both the main characters--they're smart, daring, brave, loyal--and I actually bought the whole girl-dressed-as-a-boy-and-kinda-gets-away with it trope. This book pulls it off far more believably than pretty much anything else I've ever read. The writing is stunningly good, the sexual tension is very hot, and the love story is truly passionate. There's a moment when all they do is touch hands, and I was all but weeping. Great stuff!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this story. It was a learning experience with ships, a history lesson and most of all a fantastic adventure. I enjoyed the way the author brought all the characters to life. I will definately read more books from this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I totally enjoyed reading this book. The author does a great job of keeping your interest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Besides romance I love reading naval adventure novels of which there are to few. This book was a great melding of the two genras Loved the plot and the character development. I hope to see many more books by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought because quite a few good reviews, but for myself I found the story very slow to start. The characters were likeable for the most part, but it just didn't draw me in. There were a few sex scenes and there was some profanity ( both mostly closer to the 2nd half )
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was my first book from this author. I'll definitely read others. Although this book started too slow it turned to be a really, really good book! After the firs kiss, it was a very fast paced story. It surprised me how I'd enjoyed read it so much! I just didn't like to read the heroine saying over and over "devil take me" and the hero saying "dam my eyes", it was too repetitive. But no matter it was a very good romance. I red it in just two days.
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I couldn't put this book down no matter how hard I tried or how much sleep I needed.
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KahlanMercy More than 1 year ago
The Reckless Brides Book 1. Sally Kent knows about duty, even if her brother refuses to acknowledge it.  She takes his place in the Navy as Richard Kent.  David Colyear cannot turn out the skillful and energetic girl pretending to be her brother, even though he knows he should. Col and Sally work together well and keep the Audacious running smoothly, even when an angry midshipman threatens to out them. If you're looking for an historic and fascinating tale of the sea, without pirates and treasure hunts - this is the book for you!
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This was my first book from this author, and i loved it! Both of the lead characters were wonderful, and the peripheral characters were also very likable, especially Grace. The storyline was quite complex, lots of action and adventure and humor. The romance was very sweet and compelling. I loved everything about it. Cant wait to read the next one in the series!
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