To Tame a Scandalous Lady

To Tame a Scandalous Lady

by Liana De la Rosa

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"Sparkling, sensual, and oh-so-smart!" —Lenora Bell, USA Today bestselling author

In the wake of a fire that decimates his racing stock, Christian Andrews, the Marquess of Amstead, struggles to keep his family's stud farm from slipping into ruin and painstakingly rebuilds the program. When one of his prime stallions is injured, he notices his new assistant trainer has a special way with the horses. As talented as the trainer is, once he realizes he is a she…and a very beautiful, spirited she at that…he should sack her before scandal breaks. But it’s only weeks before the high stakes race he’s counting on to build back his fortune, and Flora should be by his side for the win.

Miserable under the weight of the ton’s expectations, headstrong Lady Flora Campbell laments her privileged life in London. Embracing her dream of working with racehorses, she disguises herself as a lad and slips away to learn as much as she can from England’s premiere expert, Christian Andrews, never thinking of the scandal she courts but the glory to be had.

Although she develops a tendre for the dashing marquess, she can never let on that she’s not only a woman, but the daughter of a duke...

Each book in the Once Upon A Scandal series is STANDALONE:
* To Love a Scandalous Duke
* To Resist a Scandalous Rogue
* To Tame a Scandalous Lady

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781640638747
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 10/21/2019
Series: Once Upon A Scandal , #3
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 78,999
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Despite being a voracious romance reader, Liana De la Rosa didn’t think to write her own romance novel until her husband asked her why she hadn’t. Now, when she’s not day dreaming about her intrepid heroines and their swoon-worthy heroes, she’s wrangling her three small children with her patient husband in Arizona.

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To Tame a Scandalous Lady 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
pinkcowlandreads 11 days ago
This was my first Liana De la Rosa book and I have already downloaded another! This was such a fun and interesting read. Full of female empowerment, horses and brooding glances! If Lady Flora Campbell had it her way, she would be anything other than a duke’s daughter… too bad for her, that is exactly what she is with all the trappings. Flora is not going to let pesky details, like her station in life or gender stop her from attaining her dreams… Flora dreams of becoming a well known racehorse training. Unbeknounced to him, Christian Andrews, the Marquess of Amstead is the one man in England who can make Flora’s dreams come true. With a little deception and scandal they will work together to train the next Two Guinea winner… even if it means loosing their hearts! To Tame a Scandalous Lady by Liana De la Rosa was released October 21st, 2019. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Entangled Publishing through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. #ToTameAScandalousLady #LianaDelaRosa #NetGalley #pinkcowlandreads
Connie_T 20 days ago
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley and I am voluntarily reviewing it. This is the first book that I have read from this author and I did enjoy it. The plot was a solid one. The characters were believable. I could picture the scenes of the book just like a movie. The author I felt did a great job of allowing me to "fill in the gaps" with my touches. Flora Campbell LOVES horses especially racehorses. She want to own a small racehorse farm herself. To do this, she wants to learn from the best horse trainer in all of England. Marquess of Amstead. Christian struggles to rebuild Amstead Gardens to it former glory. The Gardens suffered a devastating loss when a fire claimed the life of the former Marquess, Christian's father, and several racehorses. After burying his father, Christian also learns that his home is also heavily in debt. Christian seeks investors at the same times as he trains Asad, an Egyptian racehorse with a large personality. Flora disguises herself as a man (William) since no one would hire a woman. Her subterfuge works for the most part until, Christian sees "William" slowly evolves into a woman. The two become involved romantically as well as professionally now. All the while, "William" continues to work with the horses. There were highs and lows (can't have a romance book without them). While I felt Flora was extremely selfish and demanded things to go her way, you can't help but understand where she is coming from. It is a historical romance and woman were treated completely different than we are now. I just wished that Flora was a little less selfish near the end, she did redeem herself somewhat. I completely fell in love with Christian though. While he too was a little "old fashioned" in his ideals (remember this is a historical), he totally fell in love with Flora and was willing to do what he needed to do to extract himself from a situation he found himself in, at Flora's doing. He "manned" up. This story was written in a dual POV format. This really helped me to identify with Flora. I really needed it here. She was a character that you either love or hate. But seeing into the character's thoughts and understanding her feelings really, especially near the end, made her so believable. It really doesn't matter if I like the character as long as I enjoyed the story, which I did. There were some sexy scenes that may offend some but this is not erotica by any means. But I wouldn't recommend it to anyone under the age of 18. If you love a strong female, a drool-worthy male in a historical setting, then I would highly recommend this story.
Gwendalyn_books_ 24 days ago
Thank Entangled Publishing My Links: Book Blog : Instagram : Goodreads: This book was received from the Author, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own
 To Tame a Scandalous Lady by Liana De la Rosa is book Three in the Once Upon a Scandal Series. This is the story of Christian Andrews, the Marquess of Amstead and Lady Flora Campbell.
 Lady Flora Campbell, is the youngest daughter of the duke of Lake Kilmorrow in Scotland, struggling within the bonds placed on the woman during this time period. High spirited Lady Flora is fighting to make her unconventional place in the high society of England. Bored with the traditional expectation placed on her, she flings caution aside and follows her heart’s desire. Disguising herself as a man, to get a job as an assistant trainer of racehorses in one of the oldest and most storied stud farms in England, Amstead Gardens.
Knowledge that Amstead has acquired two stallions from a bloodline from Egypt, and has hired a trainer that has trained some of the best horses in the Orient. Flora’s desire to work alongside one of the best horse trainers, and acquire gain as much knowledge to further her dreams and own a stud farm of her own.
 With everything at stake, her brother’s political career, her sisters place in society, and lets not forget her scandalous behavior will threaten her reputation along with The owner of Amstead Gardens, The Marquess Lord Christian.
Christian Andrews, the Marquess of Amstead, is struggling to keep the family stud farm afloat and restore his family's legacy. A devastating fire took his father's life along with the lives of many of his prized racehorses. 
Liana De la Rosa, delivers a wonderful historical romance. Strong characters that I truly enjoyed. The pace was brisk and vividly rendered. The subject matter held my attention, I was captivated by the descriptive details of horse training. These details add a rich texture to this historical romance, making the novel have more depth. The plot line was enjoyable and stimulating.
I absolutely loved our main character here, Flora and thought that she was an extremely well-written, realistic, driven. DeLaRosa has a way of fleshing out the personalities of the hero and heroine, in this lovely book by keeping the reader thoroughly engaged in the storyline
The romance is tension filled and perfectly flows seamlessly from friends to lover troupe. Which happens to be one of my favorites.
Liana De la Rosa, is a talented author that has once again written a delightful, refreshing historical fiction. A passionate read that keeps you interested all the way through. I highly recommend reading this along with the other books in the series. 
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RoseisReading 27 days ago
To Tame a Scandalous Lady is the third book in author Liana De la Rosa’s “Once Upon a Scandal” series. This is the first book I’ve actually had the pleasure of reading from Ms. De la Rosa and I loved it. I enjoyed Ms. De la Rosa’s style of writing and look forward to reading more from her in the future. Lady Flora Campbell is the daughter of a Duke. She dreams to have her own estate one day to breed and train racehorses. So she decides to disguise herself as a man to work at Amstead Gardens to gain as much knowledge from the trainers there. She has a lot at stake if she’s found out, her future, her family’s reputation, and Amstead Gardens' future. Christian Andrews the Marquess of Amstead has the future of Amstead Gardens weighing heavily on his mind. After a fire destroyed the barn and killed his father, Christian longs to bring back the glory to Amstead Gardens. With the estate heavily in debt, he can’t afford to lose. What a wonderful and extremely well-written story! I loved the unique setting and that the majority of the story is focused around Christian & Flora training horses. The fact that Flora is disguised for the first part of the book without Christian knowing she’s a woman was interesting and allowed these two characters to get to know each other on a different level. Christian respected Flora’s knowledge and her capabilities when she was disguised as William. As for Flora, from the very first time she meets Christian, she’s extremely attracted to him. More than any other man in her 4 years in London and it disturbs her. But she’s there to learn all she can about horse racing and so she’s determined to keep her wits about her. I absolutely loved Christian. He’s holding on to a lot of guilt over his father and getting the Gardens back to winning is everything to him. I liked Flora and I understood her desire to follow her dreams. I did feel she overlooked at first just how much everyone would be impacted if she was found out. Although this couple had a few bumps at the end when everything was revealed, their HEA was well earned and I loved the ending. With fabulous secondary characters that I wouldn’t mind reading about in the future, this was a great story from author Liana De la Rosa. I look forward to going back and reading the first two books in this series and would definitely recommend this book and author.
georgia1 28 days ago
What's a girl to do when she has a dream and can see an opportunity to achieve it? Why take advantage of it! Lady Flora was staying with her sister and after much discussion, they agree to her crazy scheme. At least it woud be if she were caught. Determined to work in the stables of The Marquess of Armstead, who had breed and raced some of the finest horseflesh around, Flora dressed as a lad and was able to slip in as an assistant trainer. Flora does have a way with horses but unfortunately her disguise does not hold up too long before the Marquess, Christian realizes he is a she and the story takes off. I think one would have been very brave during this time to even attempt this escapade, but sometimes a dream just has to be followed. Christian is still reeling from the death of his father, even though two years ago, and the rebuilding of the stable that had burned down. I truly enjoyed this story and being centered around horses. If you have ever been around these amazing animals, you know how special they are and how they truly have their own personalities and calming spirits. Be prepared to take a journey with Christian and Flora with several twist and turns that leads to a wonderful ending. Well done! I read this through Netgallery and the publisher. Lori D
DebbieLTD 28 days ago
Flora is the daughter of a Duke and the one who oversees all her brother's dinners and social functions, as well as a dreamer who wishes to train racehorses. Unbeknownst to her brother, Flora takes a job at the prestigious Amstead Gardens working under Christian, known for his success entraining racehorses. The catch...she disguises herself as a male, Willian Grant. Her skill and patience with the horses earns her the respect of the head trainer and Christian himself. But what will happen when her true identity is found out? Will the scandal that follows ruin all that Christian has worked to build at Amstead Gardens, and what of her brother's political career? I enjoyed this story because it was not a typical love story. It was about growing and adjusting one's beliefs, as well as love and friendship. I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Historical_Romance_Lover 28 days ago
Flora dreams of working with racehorses. She knows she wants to learn from the best, so she dress as a man and gets a job working for the Marquess of Amstead. Things are working out splendidly until the marquess learns that she is as woman. Christian can't believe that the person who works so well with his horses is a woman. But with time running out before the big race, he has no choice but to keep her on. They become closer over their mutual love of horses and begin an affair. But Christian soon learns that Flora is the daughter of a duke and the sister of one of his friends. Will Flora's dreams of working with horses come crashing down around her as well as losing the man she has fallen in love with? I absolutely adored Christian and Flora's story! After Christian found out that Flora was a woman, I loved watching them get closer and falling in love. They were perfect for one another!
HeyerFan1 28 days ago
A Woman in a Man’s World. Whilst the world has moved on since the Regency period, there are still some professions where a woman struggles for respect amongst the men around her. In a nutshell this is what the book is about, in order to get the position Flora disguises herself as a man but courts ruin if her secret is discovered. You do have to suspend disbelief in this book eg. I found it difficult to believe that her Duchess sister and spouse would have supported her in her subterfuge and think it would have worked better if her entire family had been in the dark about it. I was also surprised by Flora’s sexual history, as a Duke’s daughter with a healthy dowry, surely one of those men would have blackmailed her into marriage and how/why would she have taken such a risk, both in regard to reputation and pregnancy. Please note a large chunk of this book is about the training of racehorses, rather than romance but the information was interestingly conveyed and the story was enjoyable. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
silvatrend8553 28 days ago
In the wake of a fire that decimates his racing stock, Christian Andrews, the Marquess of Amstead, struggles to keep his family's stud farm from slipping into ruin and painstakingly rebuilds the program. Miserable under the weight of the ton’s expectations, headstrong Lady Flora Campbell laments her privileged life in London. Embracing her dream of working with racehorses, she disguises herself as a lad and slips away to learn as much as she can from England’s premiere expert, Christian Andrews. This is another well written book by Liana De la Rosa. I haven't read many of her books but this may be the best one yet. The animal loving nature of both main characters drew me in. I gave this book 4.25 of 5.0 stars for story line and characterization. I received a complimentary ARC of this book via Netgalley and am voluntarily leaving a review.