Friday, May 18, 2012

Romantic Review: Scandal Becomes Her

Title: Scandal Becomes Her

Author: Shirlee Busbee

Pages: 384 pages, paperback


New York Times bestselling author Shirlee Busbee weaves the intricate, unforgettable story of a chance meeting, a forced marriage—and the surprise of a love so passionate it cannot be denied...

Love Is Sweetest When It's Unexpected

Nell Anslowe and Julian, Earl of Wyndham, are an unlikely couple in every respect. Injured in a riding accident ten years ago, Nell was left with a fianc√© who abandoned their engagement and the firm belief that she will never marry. The abrupt end of Julian's unhappy marriage formed his resolve to remain a bachelor until the end of his days. But as Julian chases down his reckless stepsister, he seeks shelter from a summer storm in a cottage—and finds it occupied by Nell, who has escaped from a fortune-seeking libertine bent on carrying her off to Gretna Green. Discovered together by Nell's family, the couple's hasty wedding is the only way to save Nell from scandal. But the polite union each of them expects soon ignites into something much more powerful...


Romance and a thrilling murder mystery! What more can you want in a Historical Romance?!! I love that this wasn't your normal romantic read. It was a combination of sizzle and thrill.

In the mist of abduction, Nell the heroine is found by Julian Earl of Wyndham. But Scandal isn't the only thing Nell and Julian have to worry about. Nell is plagued with nightmares. When a woman is found dead it seems Nell's nightmares are anything but.

This was such a nice read. This is my first Busbee novel and I find I love her writing style. Nell is a spunky and strong character that has just enough flaws to make her relatable. She is perfect for Julian who is such a strong (and extremely hot!!! *fans myself*) character.

You can see the love grow between Julian and Nell. They start off as strangers and grow before are eyes. You see everything from jealousy to lust to unbelievable soul stirring love.

This story has many different twitst and turns that I loved. There way always a new plot at to be found, more mystery added to the story. Through the various sub plots and themes you really get the sense of danger and mystery.

And on top of everything else, this story was So STEAMY!!! I loved that the book showed the ups and downs of marriage. And when the marriage was up so was the hotness level! Definitely a keeper in my books.


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