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A Study in Scandal, by Caroline Linden

16 Jan

I am trying to slip this one under the wire, see if I can start the year right.

I got this novella, in print, at RWA National Conference, in July 2017, so it was totally in the humongous, overwhelming, print TBR Cordillera of Doom, and therefore it qualifies wonderfully for SuperWendy’s TBR Challenge 2019, January edition. Yay!

Also, I’m pathetically grateful January’s theme is shorts, because between life and the reading slump from hell, I don’t know I would have even attempted anything longer.

“A Study in Scandal” by Caroline Linden

While this is one of the later stories in the Scandals series, I wasn’t lost, despite not having read any of the other stories.¹ There was a bit of filling in some of the series’ backstory during the first couple of pages, but it was easy enough to follow.

I did have other problems with the story, but we’ll get to that. First, the back cover blurb:
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What a Gentleman Wants, by Caroline Linden

24 Aug
Reader beware: I got this book at a giveaway hosted by The Good, The Bad and The Unread, where this review was originally published.

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What a Gentleman Wants, by Caroline Linden

First in the Reece family trilogy, What a Gentleman Wants tells the story of Marcus, Duke of Exeter, and Hannah Preston, a vicar’s widow from the country. This novel is a very entertaining variation on the twins-playing-each other plot device. What a Rogue Desires, David’s story, and A Rake’s Guide To Seduction, Celia’s story, follow it.

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A Rake’s Guide to Seduction, by Caroline Linden

5 Jun

A Rake’s Guide to Seduction, by Caroline Linden

Set in the early 1800s, this novel tells the story of Celia Reece, youngest daughter of the late Duke of Exeter, and Anthony Hamilton, heir to the Earl of Lynley. Ms Linden first introduced us to Celia and the rest of the Reece family in What a Gentleman Wants and again in What a Rogue Desires, which tell the stories of her brothers Marcus and David, respectively. It is not necessary to read either of them in order to fully enjoy this novel, however.

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