by Carolyn Jewel

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A proper young widow. A reformed rake. Let the game of love begin.

"WOW. Simply, wow. That is the only word I can use to describe this masterpiece." (Romance Novel TV)

Most women fall at the feet of the scandalous Earl of Banallt, but not Sophie Mercer Evans. The young wife of a fellow libertine is unconventional, brilliant, and not the least bit interested in the earl's advances. Sophie refuses to be seduced, and soon Banallt wants her more than ever.

Years later, unrequited love has changed Banallt and the widowed Sophie is free of her scoundrel of a husband. When he makes a declaration of love, the heartbroken Sophie can't help but deny him.

As her life begins to fall apart, only Banallt stands by her. Can she keep herself from giving into a passionate affair with a rake who can't be trusted?

Scandal is a Regency romance novel featuring a complex and dysfunctional pair. If you like intense passion, deep emotions, and unpredictable plots, then you'll love Carolyn Jewel's pulse-pounding and wonderfully-written tale of love.

Buy Scandal today to see if an imperfect couple can find true happiness.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149189366
Publisher: Carolyn Jewel, Author
Publication date: 03/07/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 376
Sales rank: 441,686
File size: 522 KB

About the Author

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.

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Scandal 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 105 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
jjmachshev on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Carolyn Jewel's historicals are normally a breath of light, fresh air, bubbling over with an almost giddy sense of fun. But her latest, "Scandal", carried an air of heavy emotion that left me wondering where the cloud over my head came from! Sophie was just a young, impressionable girl when she fell in love with a fortune hunter. It didn't take long after their elopement for the stars to fall out of her eyes and leave her trying to maintain their home in the country while her husband caroused and gambled in London. After his death, she was left penniless and dependent on her brother. Into her quiet life, suddenly an old 'buddy' of her husband appears, the Earl of Banallt, and though she's sure he's a duplicate of her husband...she's never been able to forget him.Banallt is a changed man. Upon his return from France, he soon hears about his old buddy. More importantly, that Sophie is now a widow. From the first time he saw her, he wanted her and nothing has changed his feelings on that score. But he knows Sophie--and it will take all his patience and care to make her understand just how changed he is now.We all love the story of a rake 'brought to heel' (like the dogs they are!) and Jewel does an excellent job of redeeming a man whose early life could rival that of the most hedonistic rock star of today. But whether it was Sophie's stubbornness and refusal to live in the present, or Banallt's willingness to put up with Sophie's constant distance and disapproval...I just never ended up really caring for either one of them. When the 'changes' in character came, they seemed to come out of nowhere for me and left me unconvinced of either the changes or the new emotions. And Jewel can write some sizzling sex scenes, let me tell you! But I don't remember ever wondering at the sheer amount of verbiage going on 'during' before. For someone who used to be a 'sex god', he certainly became fairly 'easy' with Sophie--that bugged me. The regency period is one of my favorites for historical romances and I'll still read more of them by Carolyn Jewel...I'll just wait to find them on sale or at the used bookstore.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice story
DebDiem More than 1 year 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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