SCANDAL OF THE YEAR
- Pub. Date: March 2011
- Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
- Series: Heiress in London Series , #3
- File Size: 294 KB
- ISBN-13: 9781429965033
- ISBN: 1429965037
From the Publisher
The youngest of the Crompton heiresses, Blythe yearns to marry into the aristocracy to bolster her family’s place in society. The widowed Duke of Savoy seems to be the perfect choice, yet it’s another man who sets her heart to pounding: the new footman, James. He’s devilishly handsome and far more fascinating than any of her noble suitors. And he alone has the power to stir her romantic dreams.Little does she know, however, James Ryding is the true heir to the Crompton fortune. He’s posing as a servant in order to find evidence to prove her parents are imposters. By charming Blythe, he hopes to use her to regain his rightful inheritance. But as heat flares between them, he realizes that fulfilling his quest will mean ruining the beautiful, spirited woman who has captured his heart.
SOURCE: THIS BOOK WAS RECEIVED FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVIEW FROM THE PUBLISHER AND DOES NOT EFFECT THIS REVIEW!!
SCANDAL OF THE YEAR(An Heiress in London Novel) by Olivia Drake is a historical romance set in Regency England. The plot is easy to follow with a few twists and turns.The characters are believable,engaging and enchanting. While this is the third in “An Heiress in London” novel,it can be read as a stand alone. You will see some of the previous characters reappear. Book One “Seducing The Heirness”,Book Two “Never Trust a Rogue”.It has deceit,betrayal,love,romance,sweet sensuality,witty banter between the hero and heroine, web of deceit,and finding the truth.When expected love meets with a undeniable passion,only the truth can prevail. While the hero,James Ryding pretends to be a lowly servant,he is really looking for the truth of what happened to his cousins Charles and Edith Crompton.He is out to prove the Crompton’s are imposters and what they did with his cousins and regain his rightful inheritance.What he meets is the beautiful,spirited, capable Crompton heiresses,Blythe,who yearns to marry well and into the aristocracy to help further her parents standing in society.Although,he is falling in love with Blythe,he is determined to prove her parents imposters.Blythe,in the meantime as a plan to capture a Duke.This plan involves James,as a Prince.But Blythe in falling in love with the lowly servant.When she learns his true identiy she is devastistated,for everything and everyone she throught she knew turns out to be a lie.EXCEPT,one thing James truly loves her and she him. This another great read from Olivia Drake.If you love stories with imposters,web of deceit,passion,finding justice and the truth you will enjoy this one.This book was received for the purpose of review from the publisher and details can be find at St.Martin’s Paperbacks, published by St. Martin’s Press.
REVIEWED BY: April Renn