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SEASON FOR SCANDAL
Genre: Regency Period, Historical Romance, England
Romain provides a delightfully funny bit of holiday fare with a marriage of convenience between an audacious lady and a daring gentleman. With the holidays as a backdrop and scandal as the stage, Romain lifts readers’ spirits as she manages to make love and laughter ring throughout this enchanting little tale.
Jane Tindall needs 10,000 pounds fast, and the way to get it is to win at cards. She has a mathematician’s mind and the theatrical skills of a Drury Lane actress. Unable to call out a nobleman who cheats, she must take her losses and ruined reputation. But she’s rescued by the one man she never expected: Edmund Ware, Baron Kirkpatrick. He proposes that she marry him to save her reputation. Society may be shocked, but Jane would be safe. What choice does she have? But, as their wedding and Christmas approach, an old enemy appears to ruin everything Edmund has envisioned — a man who would steal Jane away. With scandal looming, Edmund and Jane take risks that could change their staid plans into a wildly exciting, passionate love match that will stun the ton. (ZEBRA, Oct., 352 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed By: Kathe Robin
Published: October 2013