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Friday, September 11, 2015

Review: Lady Scandal (Furies #2) by Wendy LaCapra




Print Length: 282 pages
Publisher: Entangled Scandalous (July 14, 2015)

From Goodreads.com: He had everything under control, until she proved him wrong...

London, 1784

Sophia Baneham has lived in the poison of her dead father's shadow for longer than she cares to admit. Now she exists outside of polite society's influence, holding gambling parties for London's most dangerous men. When a man walks into one of her soirees, a compelling mix of charisma and icy control, he offers the lady of sin a wager she can't refuse...

Lord Randolph is a spy in the service of His Majesty, but he's given an oath to protect the daughter of his mentor. Even as his gamble of marriage starts to spiral out of control and his passions ignite, Randolph is determined that he'll handle things his way...

But when danger closes in, Randolph won't just have to protect Sophia from an intended killer. He'll have to protect her from himself...

                              
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My Rating: 4 stars out of 5

This was one of those "romance" novels that had so much more than romance going on that I was caught up from the first chapter and left reading well into the night just to find out what was going to happen next. 

Although this was the second story in a series, I did not feel completely lost or like I missed something while reading it. I felt that for the most part, the backstories were explained in such a way that I didn't have to read the first novel before reading this one (although I probably will just based on how much I enjoyed this one). 

One of the things I enjoyed more about this story (aside from all of the intrigue and secrecy), was the fact that the Hero and heroine, did not fall into each other's arms from the first. They were flawed, their relationship was flawed, and that is a far cry from the "perfect" relationships that are so often portrayed in stories such as these. I find that I can better relate to (and believe) a story when there are problems that need to be resolved in a relationship as well as in their overall life. 

As for all of the "circumstances" that were happening outside of the relationship? Oh my - this was a story that was not only unique, but was also gripping. You stayed glued to the page trying to figure out who was a friend and who was a foe. You HAD to keep reading in order to find out if there would ever be a happily ever after. It had everything that I've come to want in this type of story - and more. 

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own. 
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Lady Scandal (Furies #2) is available from Amazon.com

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