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eBook Season for Scandal (Holiday) ePub

by Theresa Romain

  • ISBN: 1420132431
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Theresa Romain
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Zebra (October 1, 2013)
  • ePub book: 1713 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1777 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 928

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Season for Scandal is a perfect example proving that a tried and true trope (marriage of convenience) is as good as the writer that uses i. .

Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Season for Scandal is a perfect example proving that a tried and true trope (marriage of convenience) is as good as the writer that uses i.I was sobbing through the final scene and regretted that the book was over.

Season for Scandal book. This was another wonderful, wonderful addition to Theresa Romain's Season series. There is one line in the whole novel that continues to haunt me and wring my heart a little bit each time I remember it: If only she didn't love him, he could have made her so happy. See a Problem? We’d love your help.

2013) (The third book in the Holiday Pleasures series) A novel by Theresa Romain. Theresa Romain writes with a delightfully romantic flair

2013) (The third book in the Holiday Pleasures series) A novel by Theresa Romain. Theresa Romain writes with a delightfully romantic flair. USA Today bestselling author Julianne MacLeanUnladylike RiskJane Tindall has never had money of her own or exceptional beauty. Her gifts are more subtle: a mind like an abacus, a talent for play-acting-and a daring taste for gambling.

Other titles by Theresa Romain. Chapter 1 - Concerning Cousins, Husbands, and the Correct Number of Aces.

Kensington publishing corp. Other titles by Theresa Romain. Chapter 2 - Concerning Unexpectedly Large Numbers. Chapter 3 - Concerning the Uses of Gloves. Chapter 4 - Concerning an Ill-Timed Confession. Chapter 5 - Concerning a Pulverized Breakfast.

Holiday Pleasures book 3 Kensington Zebra (October 1, 2013) ISBN-10: 1420132431 ISBN-13: 978-1420132434. Ebook: kindle, nook, kobo, ibooks, kensington, google. DABWAHA Finalist, 2014. Has a subtle, stirring power that will affect you long after you’ve read the final page. Intricate, intimate, and remarkable. USA Today Happy Ever After romance blog

And all through dinner, Edmund had been forced to play a part, too: the friendly bridegroom who had nothing on his mind but the meal before him.

Theresa Romain t, Lady Irving, who sat at his right. You’ll never keep that wife of yours satisfied if you can’t keep her closer than this, the widowed countess said after two glasses of wine, not that she needed the assistance of spirits to speak her mind. Brides need a lot of tending, you young rogue. Tending? Like gardens?.

Theresa Romain writes with a delightfully romantic flair

Theresa Romain writes with a delightfully romantic flair. USA Today bestselling author Julianne MacLean Unladylike Risk Jane Tindall has never had money of her own or exceptional beauty. But all the daring in the world can't help with the cards fixed against her.

Theresa Romain writes with a delightfully romantic flair. Praise for Theresa Romain's Season for Temptation Hilarious and utterly adorable. passionate and just plain fun. –USA Today bestselling author Courtney Milan. Fiction Historical Romance Romance.

"Theresa Romain writes with a delightfully romantic flair." -USA Today bestselling author Julianne MacLeanUnladylike RiskJane Tindall has never had money of her own or exceptional beauty. Her gifts are more subtle: a mind like an abacus, a talent for play-acting--and a daring taste for gambling. But all the daring in the world can't help with the cards fixed against her. And when Edmund Ware, Baron Kirkpatrick, unwittingly spoils her chance to win a fortune, her reputation is ruined too. Or so she thinks, until he suggests a surprising mode of escape: a hasty marriage. To him. On the surface, their wedding would satisfy all the demands of proper society, but as the Yuletide approaches, secrets and scandals turn this proper marriage into a very improper affair.Praise for Theresa Romain's Season for Temptation"Hilarious and utterly adorable. . .passionate and just plain fun." -USA Today bestselling author Courtney Milan

Comments

Authis Authis
Sadly, Season for Scandal was another boring, un-holidayish tale in this series. This time we're following Xavier's cousin Jane and Baron Kirkpatrick, Edmund. He finds her in a dire situation when she gambles away money that she doesn't have. He pretends to be her fiance and that he'll be paying her losses, but then he realizes that getting married for real would benefit them both. He'd get a wife and an heir, and she'd get access to her dowry which can then pay off those debts. Of course their marriage of convenience isn't really that convenient.

Season for Scandal has a great premise, but it quickly went down hill for me. I loved Jane in the opening chapter! She gambles with men and has no fear! Then once she and Edmund are married, she turns into this timid, shell of a woman. I have no clue what happened to her! I expected her to continue to fight for what she wanted and demand respect from her husband, but instead the two just dance around each other and try not to offend. I have never seen two characters who talk so much without actually saying anything!

I was quite frustrated and honestly also confused throughout most of Season for Scandal. Aside from the mystery of Jane's lost personality, there's also this matter of Daniel Turner, or whoever he is. He's someone from Edmund's past, and there's secrets and threats and blackmail, and I don't even know what was going on. Then things happen with Jane and I was like, why?! Then it's Christmas, there's mistletoe, and everyone lives happily ever after.

Season for Scandal was just not very good. The romance was severely lacking, the plot was contrived and confusing. The characters were flat and boring after being awesome in the opening chapters. I really don't know what happened here. Clearly this hasn't been the festive, romantic series I was hoping for.
Sat Sat
Am currently 2/3 the way through this book. I'm truly tired of a kind and caring H who stepped in to save the h from losing big time to a cheat. She loves him, yet he cares for her. He only gives what he wants to give. He has issues from the past which he is reluctant to share with her, and honestly, I think she would not change her opinion of him( which he fears) and which I think she is intelligent enough to figure out how to equalize the situation. I'm getting tired of her always dancing around H and changing the way she reacts to him based on how he treats her. Finally he looks at the positive parts of his life and takes a leap of faith in her and allows others in to help him solve his issues.
Katius Katius
I had some trouble liking the hero. He was a weird combo of "kind" and self-absorbed. He did all the good deeds and gestures to be liked but completely missed the boat with the wife. Hard to believe his old habits of doing things for everyone is going to magically go away when the villain is vanquished. Too many missed conversations and expectations between the lead characters had me wanting the book to end. It just felt incomplete.
elegant stranger elegant stranger
who I found frequently irritating is paired with a hero who is kind to everyone. Spoiler alert: much of the plot is only sketched in such as how a nine year old leaves home for school and has the wherewithal to stay away for twenty years, even if he is a baron.
Zacki Zacki
This may be the most unique regency romance I have ever read. The feelings I felt as I read this story were unlike the feelings I normally feel while reading these sorts of books. I really took some time to evaluate my feelings about the main characters. There were times when I wasn't sure if I LOVED this book or absolutely hated it. Eventually I came to an understanding with it and was able to award it four stars ... but it was a journey, one that I am unaccustomed to taking when I pick up a historical romance novel. So what made this unique?

Many romance novels end with a Happily Ever After wedding. The struggles between the main couple have occurred. They have overcome whatever had been keeping them apart, and then they head off into the sunset together, full of absolute joy. Not this story. This story begins with a wedding, but happily married bliss does not soon follow. Edmund and Jane are in for a rough ride, and it was a pretty difficult ride for me to take with them as I read. After reading the second book in Theresa Romain's Holiday Pleasures series we knew that Jane adored Kilpatrick, but it was also clear that he was pretty oblivious to her feelings. In this story we get to see that obliviousness up close and personal, and it isn't pretty. It all starts with an overwhelmingly kind act as Edmund rescues Jane from a horribly placed wager, offering to marry her so that she can use her dowry to pay off her debt to an unscrupulous player. For Jane this could be a dream come true. She can escape the confines of her current life, rid herself of the debt she foolishly incurred, and marry the love of her life. Edmund is kind to her. What could go wrong?

Well ... everything.

Edmund was a hard character to like for at least 80% of this novel. 80%!!! Normally when I can't stand the hero of a novel it is because of his "roguish" ways. He is a womanizer, or a glutton, or unkind ... you know, the normal sort of rogue behaviors you encounter in regency romances. But you always stick with the guy because, like the heroine, you can see the heart underneath his roguish ways. Not so in this story. Edmund is nice ... REALLY nice. He is nice to everyone. He is that guy that dances with all the widows and wallflowers at the dance. He valiantly runs to save anyone who seems to be in need. The people love him. They cannot imagine how anyone could be unhappy as Edmund's wife. But this nice behavior is just his way of atoning for the sins of his past. He is nice, yes. But he will not allow anyone close to his heart. He buys Jane gifts because she asks for them. He caters to her every need. Seems like it is a good deal, right? But HE is not there. He is just performing an act. His heart does not belong to Jane. He is the love of her life, and he appears as if he will never, ever love her in return. And it is torture for her. And it was torture for me. Oh, how I felt for Jane! There were scenes written in this story that were absolutely brilliant. Their bedroom scene on their wedding night was an example of this brilliance. Theresa Romain was able to write a bedroom scene that had every single element that you always find in these stories, but instead of feeling the passion and romance of it, it seemed absolutely cold and heartless. Brilliant. It may have been one of the most disturbing scenes of this nature I have ever read, and I knew that this marriage was in trouble.

Seeing this couple go through their (basically) loveless marriage was difficult, but it never seemed totally hopeless. I kept reading, hoping, for Jane's sake, that she could find her Happily Ever After with the man of her dreams. The big scandal keeping these two apart takes awhile to reveal itself. That was a bit frustrating. To be honest, the most difficult thing to handle in this story was Edmund's dishonesty with Jane. Why couldn't he just come out and tell her what was wrong? It would have solved so many problems for him. But, to be a bit realistic, this was a marriage of convenience for him, despite Jane's feelings. He really had not taken the time to get to know Jane at all, so he had no idea how his new wife would respond to his gigantic scandal. And Jane didn't truly know the man she was in love with. They didn't really begin to communicate with one another until late into this story. This is a cautionary tale about why it might be important to get to know your spouse a bit before you jump into a hasty marriage.

Overall, I appreciated this story so much because of its unique nature. I felt different as I read, and it made me think a bit deeper about the themes presented. I normally grab a romance novel in order to escape and not have to think so deeply. This one took me by surprise. There might be some who will have a harder time appreciating this story because it may come across as a bit darker than some romances, but if you can see past Edmund's horribly uncaring behavior I think that you will find a satisfying and well-constructed romance that leaves you satisfied at the end. As unloving as Edmund could be, he does come to figure things out eventually. I did end up loving him as a character. If I have any huge complaint it is that I really hoped to get more time to spend with this couple after they finally worked things out and truly fell in love. But the Happily Ever After, or at least the beginning of it does arrive, thank goodness. Bravo for a somewhat daring approach in this genre, Theresa! Four stars!
Trex Trex
Saucy and sexy, with admirable characters.
Kahavor Kahavor
If you like delving deep into the psychology of a relationship, then I recommend this romance. It is less about action and more about the emotional development of the characters.
There are so many historical details skillfully woven into the narrative that I find myself transported out of my 21st century reality into another world, another time and place, where, in fact, humanity is still humanity, in all its glorious messiness.