Monday, July 23, 2012

Review: A Scandalous Affair by Karen Erickson

Title:  A Scandalous Affair
Author:  Karen Erickson
Genre:  Historical Romance
Pages:  80
Published:  July 2012
Publisher:  Carina Press
Source:  NetGalley
Buy Links: 
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Synopsis:

From the moment Daphne, Lady Pomeroy, meets the mysterious Marquess of Hartwell at a masquerade ball, she’s determined to seduce him. The handsome, charming man cannot possibly be the cold, calculating lord who Society calls “Black Hart.” Risking everything, the lonely widow invites the elusive Hartwell to her dinner party . . . for two.

Hartwell’s arrogant reputation is built on a lie. For he has a shameful secret that keeps him in the shadows: a stutter—his downfall since childhood. He’d rather keep his mouth shut than look the fool. But he’s shocked to discover that in Daphne’s company—and in her bed—his stutter vanishes.

After one wanton evening together, Daphne is hurt when the lord lives up to his Black Hart name. Yet his reasons for leaving surprise even him. Now he must confess everything or risk losing Daphne forever…

Spice Level:  Very sexy! *wink wink*
Violence Level:  Minimal

Daphne isn’t afraid to go after something she wants and right now that’s Hartwell.  The elusive Marquess of Hartwell isn’t one for society.  He keeps to himself and has earned the nickname “Black Hart” for his behaviour.

Because this was short story, writing a review seems hard!  I don’t want to tell you everything that happens, and how they work things out.  Or what they do..   I really enjoyed Karen’s style of writing.  This is the second novella of hers that I’ve reviewed.  She has a way of wrapping up the story so quickly, that you don’t even realize what’s happening.  I would have like to have seen more in between parts of the story.

Will I recommend this?  Yes, although this was one of those short, quick reads that kind of left me with the “that’s it??” feeling as I got to the end.  I felt like I was missing a whole pile of story – I wanted more!  Will I read more by this author?  Yes, I really enjoy Karen’s stories and I have a few of them on my e-reader waiting to be read.

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