Scandalous Ever After

Scandalous Ever After

by Theresa Romain

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Overview

"Abounds with delightful characters...an entertaining collision of crossed purposes and mixed messages ensues."—Publishers Weekly

After years apart, old friends Lady Kate Whelan and Evan Rhys reunite at a race. They've been masking their feelings for each other for years, but when Evan must protect Kate from her late husband's secrets, he may not be able to resist her any longer.

After being widowed by a steeplechase accident in Ireland, Lady Kate Whelan abandons the turf. But once her mourning is complete, her late husband's debts drive her to seek help in Newmarket amidst the whirl of a race meet. There she encounters antiquities expert Evan Rhys, her late husband's roguish friend—whom she hasn't seen since the day of his lordship's mysterious death.

Now that fate has reunited them, Evan seizes the chance to win over the woman he's always loved. But once back within the old stone walls of Whelan House, long-held secrets come to light that shake up everything Kate thought she knew about her marriage. Now she wonders who she can trust with her heart—and Evan must decide between love and a truth that will separate him from all his heart desires.

Romance of the Turf Series:
A Gentleman's Game (Book 1)
Scandalous Ever After (Book 2)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492649021
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 07/04/2017
Series: Romance of the Turf , #2
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 1,258,919
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Historical romance author Theresa Romain pursued an impractical education that allowed her to read everything she could get her hands on. She then worked for universities and libraries, where she got to read even more. Eventually she started writing, too. She lives with her family in the Midwest.

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Scandalous Ever After 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
girlfromwva64 3 months ago
"DOES LOVE REALLY HEAL ALL WOUNDS?" ROMANCE OF THE TURF BOOK 2 Lady Kate Whelan became a widow after her husband was involved in a steeplechase accident. She abandons the turf but her late husband's debt makes her seek help in Newmarket (while a race meet is going on). Kate comes across Evan Rhys, her late husband's friend. Evan is rougish and an antiquities expert. Kate has not seen or heard from him since the day of her husband's mysterious death. Evan has always been in love with Kate. He believes fate has reunited them, and seeks the chance to win Kate over. Back at Whelan House, secrets come to light, Kate's prior marriage is in question, and she has to figure out who she can trust. She is not sure she can trust Evan with her heart, and Evan has to decide between the truth and risking the love he has always wanted. I love Theresa Romain's style of writing. It flows easily. Her stories are a bit unconventional for the time period, but that makes them more appealing to me. This is a great love story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Disappointed, took days to read. Just could not get imto the story. Suffer all the way through.
Caroles_Random_Life More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book! This is the first book by Theresa Romain that I have had the chance to read and it ended up being a great one. This book is listed as the second book in the Romance on the Turf series but it can be read fine as a stand alone novel. Once I really got hooked by the story, I didn't want to put this book down. I kept sneaking peeks throughout the day and before you knew it, I had reached the end of the story. Kate and Evan are the focus of this story. Kate became a widow two years ago when her husband died in an accident. She is working to take care of the debts left by her husband. Evan was Kate's husband's best friends. They consider each other friends as well but Evan fought with Con just prior to his death and has stayed away since his passing. Kate and Evan cross paths at one of his lectures and they decide to travel together. I liked Kate and Evan together. They have been friends for a very long time and know a lot about each other but quickly learn that not everything is as they had thought. I really liked the fact that they were a bit older and seemed more mature than a lot of couples featured in romantic novels. Kate has been married and is the mother of two children. They both had a lot of respect for each other and were willing to stand up for themselves when needed. I thought the chemistry between them was wonderfully done and their banter was a lot of fun. I really liked the way the story flowed. Since Kate and Evan spend a lot of the book traveling, we get to see them in several different environments. Kate's family were so much fun and I loved how Evan seemed to fit in perfectly. Evan's family were in dramatic contrast and it was fun to see them interact. Once the pair arrived at Kate's estate, I enjoyed the way they were with the children and Con's mother. The secondary characters really added to the overall story. I would recommend this book to fans of historical romance. This was a heartwarming romance that was a lot of fun to read. I can't wait to read more of Theresa Romain's works in the future. I received an advance reader edition of this book from Sourcebooks Casablanca via NetGalley.
Calaks_joy More than 1 year ago
I love the way Romain jumps right in to the story, and the banter between Kate and Evan is quite entertaining. The fact that she adds a little mystery to the story keeps my interest as well. Family scenes translate to today's culture, as Kate moves from pleasing others and suppressing her own needs to realizing healthier love and relationship. Very good all round.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cambridge, England - 1818 Evan Rhys gives lectures which informs the public about fake Roman antiquities that have become quite worrisome to dealers and collectors. Evan spent four years at Cambridge studying history and enjoys sharing his knowledge with others. During one of his lectures, he hears and recognizes the voice of the woman he has loved for so long. Abigail Catherine (Kate) Durham, the Irish Countess of Whelan and widow of his best friend, Conall Ritchie Durham, the late fifth Earl of Whelan. Evan has not seen nor heard from her for two years and his is determined to avoid her. However, he feels he must be courteous so he acknowledges her and meets her twin brother, Mr. Jonah Chandler. Kate has two children and her mother-in-law in Ireland. Her late husband, Conall, had been unfaithful to her and money was always tight and he spent freely. He had died in a fall in a steeplechase accident. Now, Kate has come to ask her father for money to cover the debts that Conall left her. While in England, Kate enjoys seeing her family and friends again and Evan stays with her family. But her father is unable to help her so she heads back to Ireland and Evan goes with her. Their friendship soon turns to an attraction that cannot be denied. During their trip, they stop at Evan’s home for a visit. Seeing Evan’s mother’s sarcasm and belittling toward him helps explain some of his feelings of inadequacy. Picking up on this, Kate manages to make a mockery of his parents’ comments to Evan without them realizing it. This makes for some humorous reading. Back at Kate’s home in Ireland, her two children are happy to see her and Evan again. When events occur that show someone doesn’t want him around, he is determined to stay and solve the problem. This was an interesting story. The one thing that bothered me was the excessive verbiage that seemed to be written simply to fill space. Other than that, I liked the hero and heroine and hoped they would find a way to have a future together. Copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.