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Friday, May 26, 2017

Scandal of the Season by Liana LeFey


Print Length: 300 pages
Publisher: Entangled Publishing (May 30, 2017)

From Goodreads.com: Five years ago, Lord Sorin Latham fled England’s shores to avoid heartbreak and scandal in the form of one Lady Eleanor Cramley. On returning home, he finds the young miss he used to scold for lack of decorum is now a stunning woman who fires his blood. But he must resist temptation or risk losing his honor as a gentleman and the friendship of those he holds dear, including Eleanor.

Lady Eleanor is determined to be the paragon of propriety Sorin urged her to become. But now that he’s back, the man she once thought of as an older brother makes her long to be anything but proper. She must make Sorin see her as worthy of his heart and his desire without losing his good opinion, or her Season will end in disgrace.

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My Rating: 3 stars out of 5

While this was a (mainly) clean romance that I'm sure many people will enjoy, it felt lacking for me in a lot of areas. To begin with, there was very little romance between the two leads. Sure, I get they both loved the other but were too scared of the others reaction to admit it, but I would have liked to have seen more happen between them that would let them explore those feelings and maybe come to realize they loved each other without outside interference, but unfortunately that just didn't happen. 

I also felt that Caroline (Eleanor's friend) was very wishy-washy when I wanted more from her. At first she comes across as an unrepentant flirt set on bagging a husband, then she comes across as a callous wench when confronted with someone from her past, only to change personalilites again and become the heart-broken young woman. It was just too confusing, and not much about her made sense. 

I did like the villain in this piece, and how he was responsible for bringing our Hero and Heroine together. Even if his methods were very unorthodox, without his actions I doubt Sorin and Eleanor would have gotten their act together.

Overall, I do believe this novel will enjoy those who enjoy historical romances, and I would give this author another chance.

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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                          Scandal of the Season is available from Amazon.com

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