Monday, March 19, 2012

A SCANDAL TO REMEMBER by Phyllis Campbell

Publisher: DCL Publications
Date published: August 2011
ISBN: 97809838078
Historical romance
Reviewed by Valerie
Obtained by author

Six years ago, Garrett Hastings, Earl of Blackmore met Cecily Lawrence and fell in love with her. They were caught in a compromising situation and although she remains a virgin, she has been ruined within the ton. Garrett wanted to marry her but his Grandmother, a powerful and stubborn woman made sure that he did not. Now he has been kidnapped on his way to his wedding to a woman he doesn’t love and who his Grandmother approves of. He is surprised to find that Cecily has kidnapped him and there she stands before him in all her glory. And she is a woman hell-bent on revenge. The thing is, Garrett must marry the woman his Grandmother wants him to or he’ll be cut off from his inheritance. But maybe, he would rather marry for love even though it may mean poverty.

Phyllis Campbell knows how to write a romance that curls your toes and this one is no exception. You just want the handsome Garrett and the lovely Cecily to find their happy-ever-after. Even though this story is rather predictable, it is written with such finesse that you want to keep reading. The sexual tension builds slowly and sweetly and then erupts into full force sensuality. I loved it! The characters are multi-dimensional, the secondary characters add depth to the story and the pacing is perfect. I also enjoyed how this author sweeps you back in time and takes you to the world of the ton with its rules and regulations. This is a lovely story to read on a snowy afternoon and will certainly warm your heart and keep the flame of true love burning bright. Phyllis Campbell is always a joy to read and I will be keeping my eyes open for her next work.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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