Scandalously Yours

Scandalously Yours

by Cara Elliott

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Proper young ladies of the ton-especially ones who have very small dowries-are not encouraged to have an interest in intellectual pursuits. Indeed, the only thing they are encouraged to pursue is an eligible bachelor. So, the headstrong Sloane sisters must keep their passions a secret. Ah, but secret passions are wont to lead a lady into trouble . . .


The eldest of the three Sloane sisters, Olivia is unafraid to question the boundaries of Society-even if it does frequently land her in trouble. Disdaining the glittery world of balls and courtship, Olivia prefers to spend her time writing fiery political essays under a pseudonym for London's leading newspaper. But when her columns attract the attention of the oh-so-proper Earl of Wrexham, Olivia suddenly finds herself dancing on the razor's edge of scandal. With the help of her sisters, she tries to stay one step ahead of trouble . . .

However, after a series of madcap misadventures, Wrexham, a former military hero who is fighting for social reform in Parliament, discovers Olivia's secret. To her surprise, he proposes a temporary alliance to help win passage of his bill. Passion flares between them, but when a political enemy kidnaps the earl's young son, they must make some dangerous decisions . . . and trust that love will conquer all.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455573233
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 01/07/2014
Series: The Hellions of High Street , #1
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 167,361
File size: 529 KB

About the Author

Cara Elliott started writing Western novels at the age of five. However, she traded in her cowboy boots for Regency high-top Hessians after reading Pride and Prejudice in junior high school and hasn't looked back. She graduated from Yale University, and she now lives and works in New York City.

Twitter, @CaraElliott


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Scandalously Yours 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
SCANDALOUSLY YOURS by Cara Elliott is a delightful Regency Historical Romance set in England. #1 in "The Hellions of High Street" trilogy and what a beginning! This trilogy features three sisters, Olivia, Anna, and Caroline Sloane,who are considered "The Hellions of High Street". A deliciously new trilogy with engaging characters, witty dialogue,and passion beyond lust. Join Olivia Sloane, the eldest of the three Sloane sisters, and the Earl of Wrexham on a journey to the discovery of true love, passion,and an unconventional courtship. Wrexham, is a former military hero, who wants social reform in Parliament,especially for the returning Veterans. Olivia has the seem passion for social reform but she carries a secret or two. Olivia's father was a very unconventional father, he taught them things no young lady of the ton should know or hear about, much to their mother's dislike. He was a world traveler. Olivia and Wrexham form an alliance, for you see Olivia is outspoken, and considered a hellion of High Street, much to her mother's dismay. Oh all three sisters have secrets, one writes romantic novels and the other writes poetry. Loved this story! I enjoyed seeing Olivia and Wrexham coming together in body and mind. Oh there is a bit of suspense to go along with the passion and witty dialogue. Wrexham's ten-year old son,Prescott, is hilarious as is his friend, Lucy who is eleven. Together, they are a bit of hellions themselves. A fun, entertaining story with a bit of danger toward the end. A must read. I look forward to seeing the next eldest sister, Anna's adventures. Ms. Elliott has done a wonderful job of mixing romance, with politics and passion. Well done indeed! Received for an honest review from the publisher and Net Galley. RATING: 4.5 HEAT RATING: MILD REVIEWED BY: AprilR, Courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
WorldsCollide More than 1 year ago
An absolutely amazing historical romance! Scandalously Yours was a brilliant read. I loved every bit of it, from the romance, to the thrills, to all the characters. It was all wonderful. Olivia was a lovely heroine. She was very strong willed and clever and determined. When it came to what she wanted, nothing was going to stop her from getting it. My only issue with her was that, at times, she was a trifle too stubborn. But, overall, I really liked her. John, the Earl of Wrexham, was amazing. He was so sweet, charming,  smart, caring, loyal to his loved ones, and utterly adorable. I thought he was totally perfect and I adored him. The romance was lovely. Olivia and John were so sweet together. Even when they were hiding their feelings, it was obvious that they cared for each other. And, the attractive between them was sizzling from the moment they met. Definitely some steamy moments in store. Prescott (Scottie for short) was John's son and this boy was so adorable. He was just precious and I really liked his character. The plot was fast paced and I was hooked the entire way through. There were a few thrills along they way. I really enjoyed the story and the ending was lovely. Can't wait to read more from this series! Scandalously Yours was a brilliant historical romance. I loved every bit of it. It was a truly lovely, utterly enjoyable read. Romance lovers, this book is a must read. *I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
def618 More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I've read by this author and I plan on finishing this trilogy. I enjoyed this book very much and look forward to her sisters getting their own HEA. I think Scottie, the hero's son, and his friend Lucy stole the show. I hope they get their own HEA when they're older.
Romwrit More than 1 year ago
Olivia Sloane follows her own rules, or at least she would if she had any, but she most definitely does not let society dictate her actions or control her tongue. John, Earl of Wrexham is a war hero who believes that a proper wife and mother is what he and his son, Prescott, need, that is until he meets the ungovernable Olivia. With both determined not to give in to the other, things become complicated, and steamy, when these two begin working together towards governmental reform. Olivia was a pleasure to read about, and her fiery tongue gives readers dialogue that is way more than just interesting, without making her unlikeable. Everything John had learned in life warned him away from Olivia, which set to motion the battle between his practical and passionate sides. Sometimes the pace was a little slow for my liking; and although they connected intellectually, and there was some mentioning of them finding each other physically attractive, there seems to be some flaw in the flow of the relationship. The first love scene came out of the blue without much warning which made it seemed forced. I prefer some anticipation, instead of just expectation. Overall it was a pretty good read, but unfortunately not one I’d readily recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
booknerdDS More than 1 year ago
Olivia Sloan and her sisters are an interesting group. They are all different (in an unconventional type of way) and with no dowry. I thought that Olivia and Anna were very advanced for their time period. Olivia writes political commentary under an alias and Ana is a novelist, also under an alias. I loved that Ms. Elliot wrote about such radically different women. Olivia, to me, seemed awkward, which makes sense since that is part of her personality. She speaks her mind and likes to shock people. She is nicknamed “the Hellion of High Street”. I thought she used this as a weapon to keep people, or society, at an arms distance. For example, when she is dancing with John she complains about having to follow dictated to steps, instead of being able to dance naked. She definitely doesn’t abide by the conventional rules of society. Because Olivia’s father was a believer in including his daughters in his own interests all his daughters didn’t follow the traditional upbringing of English ladies. I really enjoyed that the daughters had their own unique interests and personalities. These are not your typical English ladies waiting for a chance to be courted, or asked to dance. Olivia sits in the shadows on purpose to write down her thoughts in a notebook she carries around with her. John, Earl of Wrexham is, a “perfect hero”. He is retired from the military, a widower and looking for a wife and stepmother to his son, Prescott. I loved Prescott, I thought for a little boy he had a lot of great scenes and I loved his relationship with Lucy. I wondered if Ms. Elliott was planting the seeds for a future story with these two young characters. At the beginning of the story, I found John to be boring. I sympathized with his efforts to become a better husband and father. I assumed that his possible fiancée, Lady Serena or as his son calls her- Lady Steele Corset- was supposed to be an example of what his perfect wife would be like. John began to grow on me when he asked Olivia to help him champion new ideas to the Parliament. I really liked their companionship in working together to introduce new ideas, such as a pension, to English society. Although I didn’t find that they had incredible chemistry I did think that they made a good match. As John often mentions, he faced tougher situations in the army then having to deal with Olivia. Ms. Elliott provided very unique characters! Not one of these characters felt duplicated. Even John’s sister, Cecilia was different and interesting. Where the main hero and heroine might have seem a little flat at times the cast of supporting characters were excellent and provided a lot of entertainment. I personally think Anna and Devlin Greville, the Marquess of Davenport, stole the show. I loved every scene they were in and thought they had excellent chemistry. I also found Anna to be very smart, clever and charming. She masterminded many of Olivia’s adventures, from the mysterious letter to Prescott (John’s son) to the eventual rescue. I also thought they had great banter and great chemistry. I can’t wait to read “Sinfully Yours (The Hellions of High Street#2). I anticipate that Ms. Elliott will give both Anna and Devlin a great chemistry filled adventure. I loved the way that they got under each other’s skin and they were perfectly matched. Nonetheless, I enjoyed this story because it was a great mix of adventure, history, romance and even a little bit of feminism.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago