Image of Love and Other Scandals


Image of Love and Other Scandals

Linden doesn’t need to reinvent the Regency carriage wheel to create a delightfully engaging romance with intelligent characters whose witty dialogue propels the story forward at a great pace. There’s a rake of a hero, an almost on-the-shelf, sharp-tongued heroine, an unconventional chaperone and plenty of mischief keeps readers happy from the marvelous prologue to the delightful conclusion.

Joan Bennett is 8 when her brother’s best friend, Tristan, Lord Burke, breaks into her room looking for a place to hide. It’s this meeting that sets the stage for the rest of their lives. As they grow older, Tristan find Joan impertinent and she sees him as a man who breaks all of her mother’s strict rules of behavior — in other words, he’s a rogue to be avoided. However, when her family leaves town, Joan’s brother requests that Tristan keep an eye on her. Joan has been indulging in some naughty reading material, the serialized Fifty Ways to Sin, but Tristan gives her a chance to be scandalous for real — and Joan is more than ready to try. (AVON, Aug., 380 pp., $5.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin