Two people fated to be together…
Recently engaged to the Earl of Langdon, Lady Bethany is content with the knowledge that she's made a wonderful match for herself. Until a chance encounter with a handsome stranger makes her wish she was still unattached – a sentiment that grows even stronger when circumstance causes her to spend more time in this gentleman's company.
And the duty that threatens to come between them…
Charles Townsbridge is not prepared to learn that the mystery woman he met in the park, the very same woman he cannot get out of his head, is in fact his friend's fiancé. Determined to do the right thing, he tasks himself with quashing the attraction, only to discover that the heart cannot be so easily controlled.
About the Author
Born in Denmark, Sophie Barnes spent her youth traveling with her parents to wonderful places all around the world. She's lived in five different countries, on three different continents, and speaks Danish, English, French, Spanish and Romanian. She has studied design in Paris and New York and has a bachelor's degree from Parsons. But, most impressive of all, she's been married to the same man three times—in three different countries and in three different dresses.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
When Love Leads To Scandal by Sophie Barnes is the First book in The Townsbridges Series. This is the story of Lady Bethany Andrews and Charles Townsbridge. Bethany quickly became in engaged and was proud to make such a good match. But then she happens to meet Charles and he sparks something deep inside her. Charles never one for love at first site is taken back by how quickly his feelings for Bethany came to be...but she engaged to one of his best friends. This was a quick romantic story that I truly enjoyed...can't wait for more stories from this author and series!
London - 1820 Charles Townsbridge, age 26, son and heir of Viscount Roxley, enjoys taking a morning walk in the park. This morning, he hears a young woman calling for help to keep her bonnet from being blown into the lake. Charles grabs the bonnet and helps her and her chaperone to a bench to rest. He then excuses himself and heads home for breakfast. His is a close family consisting of his parents, two sisters, Athena and Sarah, and two younger brothers, James and William. Lady Bethany Andrews is the daughter of an earl and is engaged to Robert, the Earl of Langdon. She became betrothed before she had been presented to society. Bethany had enjoyed briefly meeting Charles and was surprised to see him again that evening at a soiree. There, she discovers that Charles is the best friend of her fiancé, Robert. Robert is eager to talk with others about business deals and asks Charles to dance with and entertain Bethany. This irritates her as she feels he is treating her like a child. Charles is taken aback at Robert’s actions because he feels his friend should be spending time with his lovely fiancé. Bethany enjoys making architectural drawings which is quite unusual for a young woman but Robert disapproves saying she should be playing the piano instead, again irritating her. Charles is invited to the Langdon estate for a two-week house party leading up to the wedding of Robert and Bethany. While at the party, Robert again ignores Bethany asking Charles to entertain her. Both of them are angry at Robert once again. Is there hope for a successful and happy marriage between Robert and Bethany? Once again, Sophie Barnes has written a sweet romance that really shows what love is. Robert is a clueless clod who needs to change his priorities before he ends up a loser in life. Charles is the perfect hero that makes one sigh. I like Bethany because she is a smart, curious, and down-to-earth person. Great start to a new series. Cannot wait to read more. Copy provided by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.