Penelope Weston does not like Benedict Lennox, Lord Atherton. He may be the suave and charming heir to an earl, as well as the most handsome man on earth, but she can’t forget how he abandoned a friend in need— nor how he once courted her sister, Abigail. He’s the last man she would ever marry. If only she didn’t feel so attracted to the arrogant scoundrel . . .
Once upon a time, Benedict thought he and Penelope got along rather well. Though he needs a wealthy bride to escape his cruel father’s control, spirited Penelope just doesn’t suit his plans for a model marriage—until a good deed goes awry, and scandalous rumors link his name to Penelope’s. She might not be the quiet, sensible wife he thought he wanted, but she is beautiful . . . beguiling . . . and far more passionate than he ever imagined. Can a marriage begun in scandal become a love match, too?
Rating: Narration – B+; Content – A-
Caroline Linden’s Scandalous series has been one of the most consistently enjoyable sets of historical romances to appear over the last few years, and I’ve read and enjoyed all the full-length books and novellas that make it up. The first two books – Love and Other Scandals and It Takes a Scandal have been available in audio format for a while, and now, the last two books are being released, but with a different narrator. Listeners are frequently frustrated when narrators are changed part-way through a series, but here, I think it’s a good switch , as Beverley A. Crick is making herself a place on my “narrators to trust” shelf and in spite of a few reservations, I enjoyed her performance.
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