A liberated widow. An impoverished earl. A forced marriage may be just what they needed…
Lady Candace Daniel is finally free from her cruel, abusive husband. He’s in no position to order her around from six-feet under. And with all the fun she’s having on the social circuit, she intends to never let a man have that kind of power again…
Corin St. George has inherited an earldom and a ramshackle estate. He’s toiled for years to restore the property to its former glory, and he has little respect for the noblewomen around him squandering their husbands’ fortunes…
But when Corin is thrust into a compromising predicament at a ball, he’s forced to marry Candace, the unlucky widow who was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Neither spouse has an interest in being together… until friends and fate conspire to show them the possibility of love…
If It Takes a Scandal is the fourth and final romance in the Marriage by Bargain series. If you like 19th century settings, stubborn but lovable characters, and second chances at happiness, then you’ll love Ruth Ann Nordin’s marital tale.
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About the Author
Ruth Ann Nordin has written seventy romances, ranging from Regencies to historical westerns to contemporaries. She plays with other genres from time to time, but her first love is romance. She has been happily married for eighteen years to a sweet and funny guy, and they have four sons, who are all taller than Ruth now that they're 12, 13, 14, and 16. The good thing is she doesn't need a ladder, and there's always someone to take care of a mouse that squeezes its way into her Montana home. She considers herself very lucky to have led such a charmed life. Being able to play with characters and create stories is just icing on the cake. Hopefully, she'll get to keep doing this many years to come.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
If It Takes A Scandal by Ruth Ann Nordin is a fabulous historical romance. Ms. Nordin has delivered a well-written book. Due to the actions of others, Corin and Candace are thrown into a scandal and forced to marry. Their story is loaded with action, suspense, humor, spice and drama. The characters in this book are phenomenal and perfect for this story. I enjoyed reading If It Takes A Scandal and look forward to reading more from Ruth Ann Nordin soon. If It Takes A Scandal is book 4 of the Marriage by Bargain Series but can be read as a standalone. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.
It was a cute and sweet story. Love the characters. An enjoyable quick read.
I liked the plot of the story and the flow of the storyline.
4.5 stars. I've been looking forward to getting to know Candace. Her past has been one of cruelty and she's finally found peace in being a widow. I understand her angry reaction to losing that freedom and her assumptions about Corin. Corin is equally angry. He's so sure that she's just as deceptive as Celia. I did like that he realized that he was wrong and set about fixing the situation. Corin impressed me even more with his love and devotion to his brother and his realization that both of his parents had valuable things they taught him. The ending left me with a smile. Adult read