Do You Want to Start a Scandal by Tessa DareDo You Want to Start a Scandal by Tessa Dare

Do You Want to Start a Scandal

byTessa Dare

Mass Market Paperback | September 27, 2016

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On the night of the Parkhurst ball, someone had a scandalous tryst in the library. Was it Lord Canby, with the maid, on the divan? Or Miss Fairchild, with a rake, against the wall? Perhaps the butler did it.

All Charlotte Highwood knows is this: it wasn’t her. But rumors to the contrary are buzzing. Unless she can discover the lovers’ true identity, she’ll be forced to marry Piers Brandon, Lord Granville—the coldest, most arrogantly handsome gentleman she’s ever had the misfortune to embrace. When it comes to emotion, the man hasn’t got a clue.

But as they set about finding the mystery lovers, Piers reveals a few secrets of his own. The oh-so-proper marquess can pick locks, land punches, tease with sly wit . . . and melt a woman’s knees with a single kiss. The only thing he guards more fiercely than Charlotte’s safety is the truth about his dark past.

Their passion is intense. The danger is real. Soon Charlotte’s feeling torn. Will she risk all to prove her innocence? Or surrender it to a man who’s sworn to never love?
Tessa Dare is a bestselling American author of historical romance novels. Her books comprise multiple series, including: Castles Ever After, Spindle Cove, The stud Club Trilogy and The Wanton Dairymaid Trilogy. Her writing has won numerous accolades, most notably, the 2012 RITA award for best Regency Romance for A Night to Surrender.
Title:Do You Want to Start a ScandalFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 0.96 inPublished:September 27, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:006234904X

ISBN - 13:9780062349040


Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5+ stars!!! I absolutely loved this book!! Favourite Tessa Dare book yet. You know the book will be one of your book soulmates when you are confident of a 5 star rating, even though you are not even halfway through the story. I wanted to savour this book, but I also could not stop reading. I wish the story never ended. I would honestly keep reading the adventures of Piers and Charlotte until they grew old. That's how attached I am to them. Do You Want to Start a Scandal hit all the right buttons for me: - House party ✓ - Compromise! ✓ - A fun whodunit mystery ✓ - Hilarity, with special appearances from an aubergine and a peach ✓ - A seemingly cold-hearted and starchy hero who prides himself on self-control, but loses his composure around the heroine ✓ - Smart, sassy and funny heroine who is not blushing 24/7 (In her own words, "Innocent, but not ignorant") ✓ - Sizzling chemistry ✓ - Slow burn ✓ - Natural, free and easy companionship between hero and heroine ✓ There was an instant connection between Piers and Charlotte, but it was not insta-lust nor was it insta-love. Their relationship was a slow burn and it was developed at the perfect pace - not too slowly, not too quickly. Charlotte and Piers were both such wonderful and likable characters, I couldn't help but root for them. I loved them as individual characters and as a couple. This book was both character and plot driven and Ms. Dare perfected the balance between the two. The characterization was well-written and the plot was engaging and fun. It was such a pleasure watching Piers and Charlotte fall in love. Their adventures were a lot fun and warmed me up in this cold weather. Piers and Charlotte were so good together. The repartee was witty, but they also had conversations of substance. They spent time not only discovering their bodies, but themselves as well.
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sweet and Funny The story was incredibly funny, well written and really sweet. The characters are relatable and Charlotte has you rooting for her right from the beginning. Overall a wonderfully sexy-ly funny book.
Date published: 2017-07-15

Editorial Reviews

“An irrepressible, independent-minded heroine and a responsible hero who’s leading two lives fall for each other in a rollicking and passionate romp that is just what Spindle Cove fans will relish.”