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Scandal by Amanda Quick

367749Title: Scandal
Author: Amanda Quick
Source: Bought
Edition: Paperback
Publication: Bantam
Pages: 329 pages
Category: Adult, Historical Romance, Regency

With her reputation forever tarnished by a youthful indiscretion, lovely Emily Faringdon is resigned to a life of spinsterhood, until she embarks on an unusual correspondence and finds herself falling head over heels in love. Sensitive, intelligent, and high-minded, her noble pen pal seems to embody everything Emily has ever dreamed of in a man. But Simon Augustus Traherne, the mysterious Earl of Blade, is not all that he seems.

Driven by dark, smoldering passions and a tragic secret buried deep within his soul, Blade has all of London cowering at his feet, but not Emily…never Emily. For even as she surrenders to his seductive charms, she knows the real reason for his amorous suit. And she knows that she must reach the heart of this golden-eyed dragon before the avenging demons of their entwined pasts destroy the only love she has ever known…



Out of all of the books which I read by Amanda Quick this is my least favourite. It did not have the usual mystery which most of her novels have. However, I did like the main characters thoughts on love. It was very poetic and a little bit corny, which is a combination which I usually like ^^ . The heroines love interest was the usual tall-dark-brooding type. He had the riches to rags then riches kind of life.

Anyways, the story plot was about forgiveness, revenge and being blinded by it. It was definitely written superbly. I gave it a 3 hearts rating because it was an okay novel for me. It did not make me have that fluffy feeling inside because my annoyance with the female character has over written it. Despite my misgivings about this book, I would still read novels by Amanda Quick because so far, most of her novels have the perfect combination of history and romance in them.


“Revenge is best served slowly, not gulped”
-Scandal by Amanda Quick

“But pride was a very powerful thing, as he knew from personal experience. Sometimes it was all one had.”
-Scandal by Amanda Quick

” Never too early to be cast adrift on love’s transcendent, golden shore, my sweet.”
-Scandal by Amanda Quick


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