"Fans of Downton Abbey and Jane Austen (without zombies) will adore this book. Karla Darcy makes us remember why we lose sense and sensibility for a sexy Regency hero and captures the era with a glorious and colorful voice!"
Roxanne St. Claire, New York Times Bestselling Author
"Karla Darcy weaves one fabulous Regency Romance after another. Wise, witty and wonderful. Move over Jane for another Darcy you will love!"
Mary Alice Monroe, NY Times author of Beach House Memories
"... creates a particularly attractive heroine to captivate both the hero and the reader alike. Darcy is winning a large readership with her diverting novels in this most competitive genre."
If you love Downton Abbey and Jane Austen you'll love The Scandalous Ward! This is book #4 of the Sweet Deception Regency series. Paxton Rutherford, Duke of Ruhaven, takes on the guardianship of Sir Leslie Lathrup, a young boy whose father has died in India. Five years later Pax is appalled to discover his young ward is really a girl and she is sufficiently compromised that only marriage will save both of their reputations. Can Leslie overcome his fury at her deception and win the love of her guardian?
Readers Love Karla Darcy, RWA Golden Heart award winning author.
"The humor and tenderness give this book heart and authentic details and great sexual tension make for a great read."
"This is a book I will read again and again over the years because it is so delightful."
About the Author
Karla discovered years ago that you don't have to be a bitch to write a Regency but it helps. Tone is everything in the era of witty repartee. Dialogue has to have that snap that makes Regency conversations sparkle.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Scandalous Ward His passion filled novella that will make the reader completely miss the day while reading. Young Leslie has never had a home filled with love, so when she gets the opportunity to stay in the home of Lord Paxton, she jumps at the chance. There is just one problem. The duke thanks she is a boy. Leslie hides her true gender until she is revealed. In order to escape a scandal the Duke forces Leslie to marry him. Now the fun begins. The two must fight against jealousy, rumors, and the rigors of proper society in order to find happiness in each other’s arms. The reader will not be able to put the book down until, she finds out what happens to these to hard-headed lovers.
Lacking enough sexual tention ,romance and intimacy between the characters.
I have to say I have enjoyed the book! One of the main reasons is it was a clean book. You have just the right amount of sexual tension between the main characters and imagination to fill in the blanks.