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SLIGHTLY SCANDALOUS
by Mary Balogh

Genre: Historical Romance
Setting: Regency England

2003 Best Regency-Set Historical Romance Award Winner

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Sister to the four indomitable Bedwyn brothers, Freyja is a bold, daring woman who craves excitement and freedom.

She sees good fortune when Joshua Morre, Marquess of Hallmere, strides into her life. Intrigued by her independence and intelligence, Joshua proposes they strike a bargain: She pose as his betrothed to put an end to his family's matchmaking, and she'll retain her independence. Since Freyja is more interested in adventure than marriage, she agrees. Both will learn that love is the most wild adventure and passion more dangerous than bullets.

Mary Balogh creates one of her most delightful heroines in Freyja. This fast-paced, engrossing romance is the jewel in her series' crown and a tale that will linger long after you're done. Balogh's sense of humor and great skill for crafting remarkable characters is in high form, and readers will appreciate her talents as they savor this treat. SENSUAL (Jun., 400 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed By: Kathe Robin

Publisher: Dell

Published: June 2003

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4.5 Stars

Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
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Slightly Scandalous

Submitted by Robin in PA on May 23, 2010 - 6:59pm.

Freyja Bedwyn is not your typical society lady. She is bored with society's rules and wants adventure. Adventure soon finds her when the Marquess of Hallmere, Joshua Moore, bursts into her room at asks Freyja to hide him. He is intrigued by her when she helps him escape from the men who are searching for him. Soon they meet up again in Bath. This time Josh asks Freyja to pose as his fiancee to stop his matchmaking aunt from trying to marry him off.

I like this series more and more. Balogh's characters are very real. Even though the pace of the book is sometimes slow, I don't get bored. My rating: 4.5 Stars.