Lady Scandal

Lady Scandal

by Wendy LaCapra
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Lady Scandal by Wendy LaCapra

He had everything under control, until she proved him wrong...

London, 1784

Sophia Baneham has lived in the poison of her dead father's shadow for longer than she cares to admit. Now she exists outside of polite society's influence, holding gambling parties for London's most dangerous men. When a man walks into one of her soirees, a compelling mix of charisma and icy control, he offers the lady of sin a wager she can't refuse...

Lord Randolph is a spy in the service of His Majesty, but he's given an oath to protect the daughter of his mentor. Even as his gamble of marriage starts to spiral out of control and his passions ignite, Randolph is determined that he'll handle things his way...

But when danger closes in, Randolph won't just have to protect Sophia from an intended killer. He'll have to protect her from himself...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781633752979
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 07/14/2015
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 250
Sales rank: 213,298
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Wendy LaCapra has been reading romance since she discovered Victoria Holt on her first old-enough-to-go-alone bicycle trip to the library. From that point on, she has dreamed of creating her own worlds of historical richness, intrigue, and pleasure. She lives in NYC with her husband and can occasionally be found gossiping about history and romance with the Dashing Duchesses or burning up the web with those mystical mistresses of resilience, the GH class of 2012 aka the Firebirds.

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Lady Scandal (Entangled Scandalous) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Mirabelle8 More than 1 year ago
Another beautiful spy mission with a happy ending! Lady Scandal, written by Wendy LaCapra, wasn't only a romance, it had suspense, secrets, betrayal. Every elements to create a spy mission that involves a beautiful lady! I'm very please with the 2nd story in the Furies series. Lady Scandal is my favorite of her three books. It tells the story of Sophia, who's father had been murdered three years ago, now she is married to Randolf, a spy, and a protégé of her late father. Since, she isn't proud of her father's past, she doesn't trust her new husband. Did he marry her for a reason? Will he betray her? Will he be able to protect her? But, Sophia, is a strong minded lady, and she wants to finds the person responsible for her father's death, but at what cost? Will she become the killer's next victim? Randolf is a spy, but will love compromise his love for Sophia that is growing day by day? Can she really trust him? Only time will tell! I loved the banter attitude and the beautiful chemistry between Sophia and Randolf. He sure did like to tease her! Again, we meet the previous characters, Thea and Lavinia! If you love a story with lovable characters, spy intrigue, a great suspense, and romance, then Lady Scandal will be perfect for you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was okay. Not. Great and not bad.
MeganSmith More than 1 year ago
*** This ARC was received from Entangled Publishing via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review*** DNF I could not get into this story at all.
Splashesintobooks1 More than 1 year ago
In London, 1784, the three Furies are Lavinia (Lady Vice). Thea (Duchess Decadence) and Shophia (Lady Scandal). Together they run by invitation only, very high class, exclusive gambling parties which only the elite of the elite attend. This has enabled them to siphon men’s coin for may years, making them decidedly rich. The first book in this series was “Lady Vice” and the next will be “Duchess Decadence”. Whilst I believe it helped to have read the earlier novel, I believe this would still work as a standalone or first read for the series. Sophia’s father was notorious and known as the Earl or Bantam. A spymaster, he had a formidable reputation and only one weakness, his love for his daughter. He had developed his own set of rules, “Baneham’s Book of Rules”, and Sophia has been brought up indoctrinated into using them in an effort to protect herself but now her very life is in danger as the mysterious Kasai seeks her and her fortune. Lord Randolph was instructed by her father to protect her. She is devastated to find this out shortly after marrying him. He won the right to marry her in a gamble between the two of them which she deliberately lost, but now she’s uncertain. Who can she trust to keep her safe? Who is Kasai? Should she trust her heart to her new husband? There is plenty of action in thsi great historical adventure where nothing and none are quite what they seem. This keeps the reader wondering what the next dramatic revelation or event will be - an enthralling read! Thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley too, for letting me read an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
libriamorimiei More than 1 year ago
Lady Scandal is a lovely and shining historical romance and I enjoyed reading it. It 's a romantic and passionate story but there is also action, mystery and suspense. It was really exciting, I could not put it down, I wanted to know what would happen next. The father of Sophia Baneham was a diplomat of the East India Company: for too much greed acted dishonestly, as a criminal and became the main enemy of Kasai-the Butcher, who threatened to kill him and his daughter. Her father died shortly after. For three years Sophia has been quiet and thought her life was not in danger but now Kasai is close to her. She has also discovered that Hugh Randolph, her new husband, has married her under false pretense. He's a spy, has worked for her father and she believes that now works for Kasai and has been instructed to killing her. Hugh tries to convince her that he wants to protect her, but Sophia doesn't trust. She decides to run away and will hide herself from her husband and from men of Kasai. Will Hugh be able to protect her and to show her his love? The characters are lovely and well defined. Sophia is a heroine strong, courageous, independent and loyal, she feels guilty for being the daughter of a dishonest person. She's so headstrong as to endanger her life and those of the people she loves. Lord Randolph is a hero, a man to fall in love: he is willing to give up Sophia if it serves to save her life. It's the second book in the series "Furies": each book tells the story of one of the Furies, a group of three women who have sworn to protect each other. I can't wait to read the story of Lavinia, the first book. This novel can be read as a stand alone, I have not read the first one and I had no trouble. If you enjoy regency romance, then I'd definitely reccomend this novel. I received an advance reader edition of this book from Entangled via NetGalley for the purpose of providing an honest review.
Catherines_Reads More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing. The plot twists and all the things you think being wrong keep you in the story just to see what will happen next. I was enthralled with this story and hope you take the time to read this thoroughly entertaining, suspenseful, historical romance.
Sissymae1 More than 1 year ago
This is a little bit different book than I normally read but I found that I really liked having this book. The heroine, Sophia Baneham has lived in her father shadow and she does things that normal heroine's don't do. I found that I liked her and the hero, Lord Randolph is trying to guild/help his mentors daughter. So that sets off the tone for this great romance book..
TammyS32 More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in this series and keeps getting better and better. Sophia is one of the furies, she and her two friends run a scandalous gambling house. One night Sophia takes a bet and finds herself married. When she finds the real reason Hugh married her she takes off and puts herself in danger, can he find her in time? Great Read! I love the characters and the action packed drama an all-around great historical read.
gigiluvsbooks More than 1 year ago
He had everything under control, until she proved him wrong... London, 1784 Sophia Baneham has lived in the poison of her dead father's shadow for longer than she cares to admit. Now she exists outside of polite society's influence, holding gambling parties for London's most dangerous men. When a man walks into one of her soirees, a compelling mix of charisma and icy control, he offers the lady of sin a wager she can't refuse... Lord Randolph is a spy in the service of His Majesty, but he's given an oath to protect the daughter of his mentor. Even as his gamble of marriage starts to spiral out of control and his passions ignite, Randolph is determined that he'll handle things his way... But when danger closes in, Randolph won't just have to protect Sophia from an intended killer. He'll have to protect her from himself... Review: There is espionage and intrigue abound in this book. I had a good time reading this book and trying to figure out all the machinations going on. I do have to say I was a little confused at the beginning and it took me a little time to figure out who all the different people were. I don't know if it would have helped to read the first book in the series or not. I really liked Sophia, she is smart, beautiful and she knows how to take of herself and the ones she cares for. Lord Randolph is a stand-up guy, who though having trained with Sophia's father (not so stand-up) you kind of question whether he will continue to be honorable. But, he is and the romance and trust that blossoms from the danger they are both in is at times steamy and sweet. I was a little disappointed with the ending, without giving away too much, it felt a little rushed and definitely helps lead into the next book in the series. I enjoyed this unique historical romance! 3.5Stars *Received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review*
Historical_Romance_Lover More than 1 year ago
This is book 2 in the Furies series. Sophia Baneham holds gambling parties for some of the most dangerous men in London. No one knows the true reason she does this, not even her two best friends. Accepting a wager from one man who has ever gotten under her skin, she soon finds herself married again. She didn't know that her marriage would turn her life upside down. Lord Randolph made a promise to his mentor, protect his daughter at all costs. I don't think that marriage to Sophia was what her father had in mind, but from the moment he set eyes on her, didn't did have any other option. When Sophia finds out the truth about Randolph's relationship with her father, she runs off with no clues to her whereabouts. Can Randolph find Sophia and protect her as much from herself as the enemy? Can there marriage ever be more than in name only? Loved, loved, loved this story!! It is hard to believe that this is only the second book that LaCapra has written. It takes most authors many years to find their "voice". LaCapra hit it out of the park from the gate. In Lady Vice, Sophia seems to have it all together. But we soon learn that she is very good at hiding what is really going on in her life. She runs because she doesn't know who she can trust. She feels like Randolph has completely blindsided her with his revelation about who he is. I really enjoyed watching how Randolph gained Sophia's trust and seeing their love for one another grow. I can't wait for the third book in the series!!! Thanks go out to Entangled Publishing via NetGalley for a copy of the book in exchange of an honest review.
JeneratedReviews More than 1 year ago
Lady Scandal, the second book in Wendy LaCapra's Furies series, flowed nicely. In a genre where it is hard to find originality Ms. LaCapra has manage to put a unique spin on what could have been a routine storyline. Romantic espionage at it's best, this work was well put together with a sensual, gripping tale that held me from the first page. *I received this ARC via Netgalley* *While part of a series this book can be read as a stand alone*