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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Review: Love in the Time of Scandal by Caroline Linden

Love in the Time of Scandal (Scandalous, #3)Publisher: Avon
 ISBN: 0062244922
Pages: 384 pages
 Genre: Romance/Historical
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The third book in a deliciously sexy series from USA Today bestselling and RITA award winning author Caroline Linden, in which an utterly shocking book--Ffty Shades of Grey for the Regency era-- has all of London talking and gives more than one young miss a mind for scandal.

Penelope Weston does not like Benedict Lennox, Lord Atherton. He may be the suave and charming heir to an earl, as well as the most handsome man on earth, but she can’t forget how he abandoned a friend in need-nor how he once courted her sister, Abigail. He’s the last man she would ever marry. If only she didn’t feel so attracted to the arrogant scoundrel…

Once upon a time, Benedict thought he and Penelope got along rather well. But, though he needs a wealthy bride to escape his cruel father’s control, spirited Penelope just doesn’t suit his plans for a model marriage -- until a good deed goes awry, and scandalous rumors link his name to Penelope’s. She might not be the quiet, sensible wife he thought he wanted, but she is beautiful…beguiling…and far more passionate than he ever imagined. Can a marriage begun in scandal become a love match, too?

My Review:

Intro: I’ve had a bad day. Nothing went right. Everything went wrong. I needed something to cheer me up and I figured a Caroline Linden book couldn’t hurt. And it didn’t. It was excellent. I loved it.


Heroine: Penelope-This girl can hold a grudge like nobody’s business. I wavered between wanting her to let it go and supporting her in her grudge holding. I settle for a nice middle ground. I did find her to be a completely likable heroine even with her faults.

Hero: Benedict-He was the epitome of misunderstood hero. He was a good guy with a terrible father and much of his bad behavior stems from that. I loved him. He was a sweet hero with some flaws and mistakes along the way.

Chemistry: Penelope and Benedict were so perfect. They definitely had a history and some angst together. But I think part of what is amazing about the both of them is that they sort of grew up throughout the book and moved on from their past together.

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Conclusion: Caroline Linden never lets me down. This book was amazing and I loved everything about it. I think I need to go back and reread the earlier books in this series because I don’t think I appreciated them as much as I should have. 

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Author Info
Caroline Linden was born a reader, not a writer. She earned a math degree from Harvard University and wrote computer software before turning to writing fiction. Ten years, twelve books, three Red Sox championships, and one dog later, she has never been happier with her decision. Her books have won the NEC Reader’s Choice Beanpot Award, the Daphne du Maurier Award, and RWA’s RITA Award. Since she never won any prizes in math, she takes this as a sign that her decision was also a smart one. Visit her online at

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for hosting LOVE IN THE TIME OF SCANDAL!



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