Saturday, January 14, 2012

~Book Review~ Whisper of Scandal

Whisper of Scandal (The Scandalous Women of the Ton, #1)
My rating: 4.5 of 5 pearls 
Sensitive readers warning: Contains graphic love scenes 

Wow. I started this book and didn't want to put it down. I thought about it when I had to put it down. I loved it.
The main characters were engaging. I even liked Alex, with his arrogance and ignorant determination to believe in his "friend's" honesty, thus believing Joanna to be a manipulative harpy. I thought it made him realistic. At moments it was irritating, but like I said, realistic.

My favorite part of this was the unusual setting. The Arctic in a Regency romance? That's awesome! It was fascinating and reminded me why I enjoyed Madeleine Brent titles so much, the exotic locales. My only beef was how long it took them to get there. Halfway through the book I was beginning to wonder if they'd ever go.

There are sex scenes, but they are skippable (if you're the skipping type) and the story stands on its own without them. At least, I think it does.

I will be reading the next in the series, One Wicked Sin, even though I didn't like Lottie in Whisper of Scandal. The setting is a parole town in 1813 and that intrigues me more than anything else.

Disclaimer: I purchased this paperback at Wal-Mart. I am not being paid in any way for my review. The opinions expressed here are my own.

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