Saturday, January 22, 2011

Scandal 18+

The following review is for 18+ readers
 2 of 5 stars false 
From a stately country house in Hampshire to the dazzling drawing rooms of London Society, comes an exquisite tale of an elfin beauty, a vengeful lord, and a sweet love that is sheer poetry.

With her reputation forever tarnished by a youthful indiscretion, lovely Emily Faringdon is resigned to a life of spinsterhood, until she embarks on an unusual correspondence and finds herself falling head over heals in love. Sensitive, intelligent, and high-minded, her noble pen-pal seems to embody everything Emily has ever dreamed of in a man. But the mysterious Earl of Blade is not at all what he seems.

Driven by dark, smoldering passions and a tragic secret buried deep within his soul, Blade has all of London cowering at his feet, but not Emily... never Emily. For even as she surrenders to his seductive charms, she knows the real reason for his amorous wit. And she knows that she must reach the heart of his golden-eyed dragon before the avenging demons of their entwined pasts destroy the only love she has ever known..


 Scandal is about a poet and writer Emily who marries The Earl of Blade. The two of them have been writing to each other and Emily quickly falls in love with him without even meeting him. When he comes and meets her they get married and she find out that he is not the person he portrayed in his letters and that he married her to get revenge on her family. Emily is a naive writer who believes that most people are inherently good, especially her husband. She continually talks about how she and Blade connect on a higher plane, it's actually really irritating. She keeps getting herself in troubling situations because of her naivety. Blade is a cold hard man who is only interested in destroying the people who made his father commit suicide. His only emotions through out most of the book are anger and indifference. Even when he and Emily are "connecting on a higher plane" he still seems cold and methodical. I couldn’t connect with any of the characters in the book and I found myself somewhat indifferent to what happens to them. The only reason I gave this book a four was because the writing itself was good and there where a few parts of the book that I did like. I normally really like Amanda Quicks books but this one just didn't work for me.
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