Friday, 20 September 2013

Review: Season for Scandal - Theresa Romain

Jane Tindall has never had money of her own or exceptional beauty. Her gifts are more subtle: a mind like an abacus, a talent for play-acting—and a daring taste for gambling. But all the daring in the world can’t help with the cards fixed against her. And when Edmund Ware, Baron Kirkpatrick, unwittingly spoils her chance to win a fortune, her reputation is ruined too. Or so she thinks, until he suggests a surprising mode of escape: a hasty marriage. To him. On the surface, their wedding would seem to satisfy all the demands of proper society, but as the Yuletide approaches, secrets and scandals turn this proper marriage into a very improper affair.

My thoughts:
This romance was different. I can't say all the ways it was different because that would be to spoil things, but yes it was different.

First we have Jane who marries Edmund after a certain thing she was involved in. They are not in love, and he does try to treat her well. But yes the whole marriage is kind of blah. I wished for love but after a while I knew the truth. If these two want a happy loving marriage they will have to work for it. And so they did but it sure took time before they realised that.

Jane was strong, again I can't say the situation I am thinking of. She also wanted a bit too much. But she was cool. Edmund was kind and was the sort of guy who danced with spinsters at the balls. But he has a secret and it could tear everything apart. And then there is danger hidden in the darkness.

Conclusion:
So do not expect a whirlwind romance at once. No, expect two people, one wanting more, the other one all self-sacrifice. Two people who eventually will find love and happiness.

Cover
I like it

Paperback, 352 pages
Expected publication: October 1st 2013 by Zebra
Holiday Pleasures #3
Historical romance
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32 comments:

  1. It can be nice! I don't remember the other in this series... and I don't remember seeing the author.

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    1. I actually reviewed something by her earlier this month ;)

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  2. This sounds like a good one. I like that its different.

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  3. Those are usually the best...they have to really work for it.

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  4. Ehhh not sure about this one. I want to know more.

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  5. Sounds good and I do like that cover. Have a great weekend!

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  6. I kind of like the idea that this book is about a couple that has to work at a marriage. Many times in romance novels that part is glossed over or not even covered. I haven't read it yet but Eloisa James's Once Upon a Tower might be similar.

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    1. I remember the cover but have not read the book.

      And yes it was nice for a change, they really had to work at it.

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  7. Well now you have me curious. I have this for review and will read it in November. No holiday books till after Oct. 31st ..lol

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    1. Lol, i get the feeling. I am saving my other holiday books

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  8. I like different too. Glad it's good.

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  9. I loved the first two books in this surprising series, and look forward to this third one. Glad you enjoyed it Blodeuedd!

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  10. Hmm, interesting to hear it's different. And for a romance, that's really good. :)

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  11. Different can be good...putting this one on my want to read list.

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  12. I like the idea of a different kind of romance novel. Glad you liked it.

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  13. Hmm, I do like whirwind romances every now and then, but sometimes a more realistic, slowly developing one is nice to read about. Great review!

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    1. I love those, but a change is always nice :)

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