WHISPER OF SCANDAL
- Pub. Date: September 2010
- Publisher: Harlequin
- ISBN-13: 9780373774401
- ISBN: 0373774400
Desperate to deflect an unwanted suitor, widowed Lady Joanna Ware plants a passionate kiss on her husband’s best friend and fellow adventurer, Alex Grant. Within an hour, rumors are flying that she’s his mistress. Cornick steers this standard Regency plot into uncharted waters when Alex and Joanna head off to the Arctic Circle in search of her husband’s bastard daughter. Drawing on the history of Arctic travel, Cornick gives the reader a compelling landscape as backdrop to the burgeoning romance, along with wonderful scenes such as a London ball celebrating Alex’s exploits with ice sculptures, white satin waterfalls, and an artificial version of the Northern Lights. Several of the lively side characters will presumably feature in the planned sequels, currently set for release in November and December. (Oct.)
SOURCE: THIS BOOK WAS RECEIVED FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVIEW FROM NET GALLEY!
WHISPER OF SCANDAL by Nicola ornick is a wonderful historical romance set in 1811 London and the Arctic. It is well written with details and depth. It has danger, romance, secrets, betrayal, sensuality, intrigue, danger, wit, adventure, a high sea voyage, suspense and of course true love in the making. The characters are enchanting, interesting, believable, handsome, adventurous, and determined. The hero, Alex, is handsome, trustworthy, sexy, passionate about his work, an adventurer and determined to see Lady Joanna safety on her voyage to claim her dead husband’s heir. The heroine, Lady Joanna, is beautiful, society’s hostess, elegant, has great secrets, been abused by her dead husband, and is determined to make the tract to claim her ward. Alex only knows what he has learned from his friend, Lady Joanna’s husband, what a disgraced, disheartened, cold hearted wife she is. He will soon learn all is not what it seems with the daring,lovable Lady Joanna. Joanna, only knows of the wickedness of her late husband, what an adventurer truly is, for her late husband was abusive to her in every way imaginable. She will soon learn also all is not what it seems. Alex, is trustworthy, a man of his word, honorable, and passionate. Joanna, is brave, passionate, sexy and not the vain, cold, self serving woman he thought her to be. For she is loved by society, beautiful, determined, carries her hurt well deguised as cold comments and a cold demeaner. They embark on a voyage across the seas to obtain her ward and in the process learn to trust each other and truly fall in love. This is a fast paced, page turner with twists and turns and a wonderful cast of characters that will keep you turning the page long into the night. If you enjoy history, passion, danger, coming together of two wounded hearts you will enjoy this one. This book was received for review from Net Galley and details can be found at Harlequin.
REVIEWED BY: April Renn