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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 heels in love Sensitive intelligent and high minded her noble pen pal. This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceScandal is a tale of a fiery dragon and the woman that out of love and devotion would become his own fire breathing dragoness My God Emily For a moment the world seemed to halt She could barely breathe let alone respond Emily open your eyes and look at me Dreamily Emily lifted her lashes and looked up into Simon s harshly carved face He was so close that she could see him without the aid of her spectacles She was fascinated by the glittering heat that had washed away the coldness in his eyes Fire lit the beautiful golden gaze now a wild flame of masculine desire held under rigid control Dragon she whispered softly touching his hard cheek with gentle fingers My very own golden eyed dragon He narrowed his eyes as he stared down at her Dragons have a dangerous reputation around fair maidens She smiled softly up at him Tis no use breathing fire and smoke in an attempt to frighten me my lord I know I am uite safe with you Scandal is the first book that I have read from Amanda uick although I have read some of her titles under her other name Jayne Anne Krentz this was my first time picking up one of her historical titles that she has written I will admit that I had high hopes for this book and to be uite frank I really didn t know what to fully expect from this book And I can honestly say that this book was spectacular and I didn t want to put this amusing historical down and if you looking for an honest in depth well written dynamic readgrab up Scandal or any of her other titles Now I will admit that Scandal has the feel of an older style romance but not in ways you imagine I will be honest and admit I miss this style of writing in historical romance especially I really enjoyed the dynamics and what a well written book this is I mean honestly its been a while since I have picked up a book so well written and detailedScandal begins with our hero seeking revenge against the families that wronged him and his family The reasons behind his father s suicide and his mother being forced to live in the north and soon dying herself and where Simon soon learns that not everything goes according to plan Emily has been corresponding with the love of her life in letters and exchanging love of literature and romantic poetry Emily knows that Simon is her future but she never really imagined that she would meet him in real life Or that he would share certain delights and passion or agree to marry her But Emily soon learns that her father wronged Simon s she understand than anyone realizes and soon Simon and Emily both find that love heals wounds in ways you least expectNow I honestly became uickly immersed in Scandal and it had a sense of uirkiness to the story that I found simply delightful Now first we have our two main characters Our hero Simon is used to be feared He spent many years in India and deals with problems the way they do He has power and wealth and everyone tends to fear him But there is one person that doesn t fear him at allEmily Emily at first I wasn t uite sure how I felt about her But she is not what she seems to be on the surface We see her in the beginning being so immersed in poetry and romance and she seems to be a bit dim witted at times But she is way clever than all that Ever since she was seventeen she has managed to save her reckless father and brothers and handling their gambling debts again and again She is left alone on the estate unless they need funds But she knows everything good about making smart investments She also has a character that you rarely see in romance and I found her to be so refreshing and crafty She is one of those uniue characters that keep you on your toes because I NEVER knew what to expect from her Some of the plans she hatches I kept thinking poor Simon he has no idea what he is in for here but he does handle it with patience and grace so I have to applaud him for thatI also really liked the ways that these two falls in love and the little ways that they build upon the desire they feel that slowly develops into a strong love where they protect each other no matter what Their intricate dealings with society the precise details that are written that make this era just come alive for the reader And of course seeing how love does change you in some positive ways The changes we most especially see in Simon was uite frankly speaks of the talent to Amanda uick He has such a complex character and seeing how his affection and love that he develops for Emily changes how he deals with his enemies even I am trying to tell you that I probably do not deserve you elf but I will kill anyone who tries to take you away from me His golden eyes flashed in the candlelight In that way I believe we must be two of a kind Scandal is a uick witter and a story full of clever plot runs delightful characters whose story ends up give you all the feels and offers an in depth look at the regency era in the ways it was meant to be written SUPERB

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Scandal by Amanda Quick

Seems to embody everything Emily has ever dreamed of in a man But Simon Augustus Traherne the mysterious Earl of Blade is not all that he seemsDriven by dark smoldering passions and a tragic secret buried deep within his soul Blade has all of London cowering at his feet but no. This book was a cracking good read I really enjoyed the push pull between the hero and heroine It was fun and engaging and I was completely immersed the very best kind of romanceThe tension created by the two different perspectives of Emily and Blade was well done and very entertaining She is naive and he is cynical and bent on revenge But uick inserts enough ambiguity into this dynamic that the heroine never is at the hero s mercy She never does anything she does not want to do She has a romantic nature as in Romanticism the literary philosophy of the time concerned with passion transcendence and the Sublime and insists that their relationship is transcendent in nature He initially indulges this sillyness because it suits his dastardly plans but uick deftly makes it clear that naive and silly it may be but it might also be true And while he thinks it is claptrap he could be the blind naive one not herAnd this makes the book great The initial power imbalance in a plot with a manipulative hero and naive heroine never really materialises Instead it is a constant give and take So very well doneBut mostly this works because it s a great story I couldn t and wouldn t put it down and closed the book feeling happy The hallmark of an excellent romance

Amanda Quick ☆ 9 review

T Emilynever Emily For even as she surrenders to his seductive charms she knows the real reason for his amorous suit And she knows that she must reach the heart of this golden eyed dragon before the avenging demons of their entwined pasts destroy the only love she has ever know. Upon reading a synopsis of Scandal I was hesitant to read it I haven t read a marriage of convenience in a long time and really this just didn t seem like my thing I got about a uarter of the way through and still wasn t so sure The heroine Emily appears almost stupid at parts too stuck in her romantic literature to face reality However there is a point when she carefully lays out the reasons the Earl should marry her where Emily s supposed stupidity becomes almost endearing and the reader realizes that she can indeed recognize reality from fiction It is wonderful to watch the hero Simon struggle with himself An alpha male Simon finds it difficult to let anyone take charge And while he definitely struggles with trying to control her he does not ever really confront the struggle consciously There are not pages and pages devoted to his arguments with himself and I loved that I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book in the end It was an enjoyable read so than most romance books I ve read in the last few months


10 thoughts on “Scandal by Amanda Quick

  1. says:

    This was a light and fun historical romance It was typical Amanda uick in style We got a light tone plenty of humour and a uirky lead couple The romance was between the main couple was a good one The premise was pretty fun Emily Faringdon's reputation was ruined by a scandal when she foolishly ran off with a rouge at the

  2. says:

    I do not think I like Amanda uick's heroes either They're all so cool Marble Ice men Emotionless They NEVER give anything away to their heroines Can't crack a smile much less a joke This irks me BadlyAnd if I have to hear the words Metaphysical transcendental or higher plane one timethere will be explosive projectile vomiting The ending was the best part It's over now3 stars is a high rating But I suppose it is apt

  3. says:

    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceScandal is a tale of a fiery dragon and the woman that out of love a

  4. says:

    I am laughing so hard as I think of this book and what to write Look I used to devour Amanda uick's older books with the one word description and usually a random object on the cover There were some that were really good And there were some that may be wonder about the intelligence of the heroheroine involved Scandal is definitely the latter You have a sort of reformed rake trope taking place here though the hero is not

  5. says:

    This book was a cracking good read I really enjoyed the push pull between the hero and heroine It was fun and engaging and I was completely immersed the very best kind of romanceThe tension created by the two different perspectives of Emily and Blade was well done and very entertaining She is naive and he is cynical and bent on revenge But

  6. says:

    A few campy chuckling moments due to naive heroine but plot was weak My mind kept wanderingThis author has written many books under the names Jayne Ann Krentz Amanda uick and Jayne Castle She has a wonderful writing style and can make almost anything entertaining But I feel like she ran out of ideas as if she pulled the words charming eccentric naive romantic female out of a hat and tried to do something with it again T

  7. says:

    Scandal is the story of Emily and SimonOur heroine is the youngest in the Faringdon clan and the smartest Taking

  8. says:

    In all the Amanda uick books I have read s far this was a bit different I had some issues with the charactersBut as usual Amanda ui

  9. says:

    Upon reading a synopsis of Scandal I was hesitant to read it I haven't read a marriage of convenience in a long time and really this just didn't seem like my thing I got about a uarter of the way through and still wasn't so

  10. says:

    OMG how may times do I have to hear words Metaphysical transcendental or higher plane? Ugh It was getting on my nervesI cou