NEW REVIEW: One Night of Scandal by Teresa Medeiros

Monday, May 23, 2016

Proper decorum has never come easily to Carlotta Anne Fairleigh—not even tonight, when the lovely, impetuous miss is finally making her debut. As she waits to make her entrance, she can't help wondering about the darkened house next door, the supposedly abandoned home of Hayden St. Clair, the man society has dubbed the "Murderous Marquess." Certainly one small peek through his window before the festivities would be harmless . . .

And, naturally, this latest "adventure" ends in disaster, thoroughly compromising the budding debutante's reputation and leaving her suddenly, unthinkably . . . betrothed! Soon she's en route to the wilds of Cornwall in the company of the handsome, mysterious marquess whose name the ton whisper with fear and loathing.

Yet there is something thrilling—and surprisingly tender—about her dark, unreachable groom, and the desire in his eyes is undeniable. But before Lottie will surrender to the yearnings in her heart, she must unlock the secrets of Hayden's past, no matter how scandalous—or perilous—they may be.

4 Dramatic but Adorable Stars!

When I read the blurb for this book and realised that it would be Lottie's book, I was a bit hesitant but intrigued enough to read it. In a Kiss to Remember (the first book), Lottie was an absolute terror, after 2 attempts on Sterling's life I was sure she was the black sheep of the family and I didn't know if I liked her very much...

Lottie got herself into a bit of a pickle in this book. She finds herself married to an infamous Marquis and is promptly packed into a carriage set for his home in Cornwall. This book was such delightful historical romp with a touch of gothic mystery. To be quite honest it reminded me a little of Jane Eyre although Lottie is nothing like that Jane.

I'd be lying if I said I didn't relish all the grief Allegra gave Lottie. Served her right for the troublesome child she'd been lol. Jokes aside Lottie's character was so endearing in this book. There's just something about how innocent yet diabolical she could be. She might have been forced to marry the Murderous Marquis but she definitely didn't act like a damsel in distress. She shook Hayden's entire world and he had absolutely no hope of ever winning.

I think its safe to say that Teresa Medeiros, has found loyal fan in me. While I definitely loved A Kiss To Remember A LOT, this book definitely tickled by funny bone and tugged on my heartstrings. I loved the cameos from the characters. I've only read 2 books written by this author but I think its safe to say that humor plays a big part in her books, and that was probably one of the things I appreciated most. There was never a dull moment, its giggles all round even when the scene is a bit sad. Another recommended read!

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