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Scandalously Yours (The Hellions of High Street) [Kindle Edition]

Cara Elliott
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Proper young ladies of the ton-especially ones who have very small dowries-are not encouraged to have an interest in intellectual pursuits. Indeed, the only thing they are encouraged to pursue is an eligible bachelor. So, the headstrong Sloane sisters must keep their passions a secret. Ah, but secret passions are wont to lead a lady into trouble . . .

SCANDALOUSLY YOURS

The eldest of the three Sloane sisters, Olivia is unafraid to question the boundaries of Society-even if it does frequently land her in trouble. Disdaining the glittery world of balls and courtship, Olivia prefers to spend her time writing fiery political essays under a pseudonym for London's leading newspaper. But when her columns attract the attention of the oh-so-proper Earl of Wrexham, Olivia suddenly finds herself dancing on the razor's edge of scandal. With the help of her sisters, she tries to stay one step ahead of trouble . . .

However, after a series of madcap misadventures, Wrexham, a former military hero who is fighting for social reform in Parliament, discovers Olivia's secret. To her surprise, he proposes a temporary alliance to help win passage of his bill. Passion flares between them, but when a political enemy kidnaps the earl's young son, they must make some dangerous decisions . . . and trust that love will conquer all.


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"A delicious new trilogy with engaging characters, witty dialogue, and passion..."
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About the Author

Cara Elliott started writing Western novels at the age of five. However, she traded in her cowboy boots for Regency high-top Hessians after reading Pride and Prejudice in junior high school and hasn't looked back. She graduated from Yale University, and she now lives and works in New York City.

Twitter, @CaraElliott

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Product Details

  • File Size: 639 KB
  • Print Length: 289 pages
  • Publisher: Forever (January 7, 2014)
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00D19E04O
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #107,903 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 3.5 Stars January 7, 2014
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John, the Earl of Wrexham is in need of a wife. Preferably a demure, conventional, well-behaved woman who will raise his son, Scottie, while John focuses on Parliamentary matters. He’s not looking for grand passion and thus he settles on the first woman who meets all his requirements. The only problem is, Scottie can’t stand the “Steel Corset” John’s all but engaged to, and John’s interfering sister seems to agree with her nephew.

Olivia Sloane is everything Scottie’s looking for in a mother and nothing that John wants in a wife. She’s bold, opinionated, and doesn’t give a fig for what well-bred young ladies are supposed to be obsessing over. She’d much rather be writing political columns for the newspaper than pursing a husband, but when she and John collide, sparks fly.

A proper hero and a bluestocking activist? It’s a match made in High Street ;)

Propriety takes a back seat to passion in Cara Elliott’s Regency romp, Scandalously Yours. Ms. Elliott takes the popular romance trope of pairing a hellion heroine with an outwardly reserved hero and gives it a fresh spin. I absolutely adored the Sleepless in Seattle-like plot of Scandalously Yours and found myself utterly charmed by John’s son, Scottie, and his best friend, Lucy. Indeed, I was more taken with the supporting cast than I was with John and Olivia, which sounds odd but didn’t particularly bother me. John and Olivia are likeable, albeit not too memorable main characters. They’re a like-minded duo who have great sexual chemistry but truly fall for one another on an intellectual level first and foremost, which I enjoyed. But it’s Scottie, Lucy, and future Hellions of High Street protagonists Anna, Caro, and “the Devil Davenport” who truly captured my attention in Scandalously Yours.
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John, the Earl of Wrexham has a life with many hats to wear, including war hero, widower and father to a very active son. John has moved from soldier to pillar of society and now wants his voice her in Parliament. While he needs a mother for his son, he does not necessarily want another wife even though duty and responsibility are calling. His requirements are very simple, be a perfect matron of society which is boring but functional, however when John meets Olivia Sloane outspoken seems to be more to his liking.

Olivia was raised by an open minded father who showed her the world and now Olivia wants even more. She is a prolific writer and under the guise of a man’s name produces honest editorials about life and how the have nots might need a little more. Olivia and John cross paths at balls and social functions which neither enjoy but seem to be a little less torturous now that they are able to see on another. They protest that they are a poor match, wax poetry about the rewards of a life well lived, and still seem to want nothing but the embrace the other can provide. What both Olivia and John come to realize is plans are great and should be made but life marches on at its own uncharted pace and you either follow or get left behind.

When tragedy strikes both John and Olivia are the first to set a course of action. Two great minds that feed off of each other as equals turns out to be combination for success. With a course set into action Olivia and John both show the strength they possess as well as the tenderness for each other. And to their great elation, they discover that they don’t have to change in order to be happy with each other. Mutual respect entwines with mutual love as they realize that together, as equals, they can face any battle in life.

Whenever a reader searches for a great book they always turn to anything Cara Elliott has written.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Flawed but ultimately enjoyable romace November 13, 2014
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I don't even know where to begin on this book my reactions were so mixed. I didn't really care for the first half at all. I found Olivia somewhat irritating with her outspokenness and inability to understand that her actions in society could affect her sisters. John had basically no personality. He was intelligent but had no warmth and that included his dealings with his son, 10 year old Prescott. I liked Prescott but his role was fairly large in the first half of the book and it definitely would've hurt the romance factor for me if there had been any at that point. The first half of the book almost reads as two separate stories. One is a serious historical romance regarding social reform, the second is a lighthearted children's book about a precocious child and his friend trying to find his father the perfect wife. It was a little jarring to say the least. The physical relationship that develops seems completely out of sync with John's personality. At about the halfway mark something happens which almost made me put the book down and call it a day. Then I read a few more pages. Somehow John and Olivia go from people I didn't like to a team that works together and respect each other. Suddenly the relationship developed and it really seemed to work. I ended up finishing this book enjoying it and believing that John and Olivia could actually work as a couple and isn't that the entire point of a romance?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Smart & Sexy!
I really enjoyed this story. Smart heroine and a sexy hero with depth! I'm buying her next one right now!
Published 2 days ago by Cara Jones
4.0 out of 5 stars Delightfully unique
A prim and proper young Miss...Olivia is not. And I adored her. Scandalously Yours was a lovely romance with a bold, opinionated heroine, a starchy hero and his precocious son that... Read more
Published 4 days ago by Anna's herding cats
5.0 out of 5 stars I enjoy period romances (think Julia Quinn) that make me care ...
Went right out to buy the next two books in the series after enjoying this first one so much. I enjoy period romances (think Julia Quinn) that make me care about the characters... Read more
Published 8 days ago by B. Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars It knocked my socks off!!
I love reading historical romances; lately, though, the ones I've read have been great, but haven't blown me away. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Red25
4.0 out of 5 stars Bluestocking meets War Hero
The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say. - Anais Nin

Olivia Sloane has a talent for writing yet the ton forces her to hide... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Kim Adams
4.0 out of 5 stars THE PERFECT HERO LEARNS TO BECOME A BETTER MAN
Olivia and John are not very similar people on the surface. But, their personal outlooks on life is very similar. “I want to do what I want to do. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Texanne
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightfully fun romp
My rating 4.5.
Olivia is a true blue-stocking who cares little for ton activities and rules, except that she must not ruin the chances for her younger sisters. Read more
Published 1 month ago by MSEreads
5.0 out of 5 stars I laughed, I cried and then laughed some more!
Cara Elliott has a new series and I’m so there!

This series, Hellions of High Street, is about three unconventional sisters that are poorer than a church mouse, but they... Read more
Published 1 month ago by bookworm2bookworm
4.0 out of 5 stars A nice change of pace.
Sometimes you just need a change of pace. I've been immersed in all sorts of contemporary, erotica, and paranormal books lately that I needed to switch things up. Read more
Published 1 month ago by bluestocking01
4.0 out of 5 stars A great heroine!
It’s nice to have a different kind of heroine from time to time in historical romance. Olivia is smart, independent, and passionate about what she believes in. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jen (Red Hot Books)
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I started creating books at the age of five, or so my mother tells me. And she has the proof--a neatly penciled story, the pages lavishly illustrated with full color crayon drawings of horses and bound with staples--to back up her claim. I have since moved on from Westerns to writing about Regency England, a time and place that has captured my imagination ever since I opened the covers of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice."

I have a BA and an MFA in Graphic Design from Yale University and now work as the Creative Director of a lifestyle sporting magazine, a job which lets me combine my love of the printed word with my love of art. I'm very fortunate in that my work allows me to travel to interesting destinations around the world--however, my favorite spot is London, where the funky antique markets and used book stores offer a wealth of inspiration for my stories.

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Only Ebook editions?
Mariquita, apparently the publisher is doing a dual release on this series: the e-books come first with print to follow in several months. So you will be able to get paper books shortly.
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