- Series: The Reckless Brides (Book 4)
- Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks (March 25, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 125004457X
- ISBN-13: 978-1250044570
- Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 1.1 x 0.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,666,827 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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After the Scandal: A Reckless Brides Novel (The Reckless Brides) Mass Market Paperback – March 25, 2014
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“Essex will have readers longing to set sail alongside her daring heroine and dashing hero. This wild ride of a high seas adventure/desire-in-disguise romance has it all: nonstop action, witty repartee, and deft plotting. From the bow to the mast, from battles to ballrooms, Essex delivers another reckless bride and another read to remember.” ―RT Book Reviews on Almost A Scandal
“Elizabeth Essex will dazzle you with her sophisticated blend of vivid historical detail, exquisite characterization and delicious sexual tension. Almost a Scandal is a breathtaking tale of rapturous romance and awe-inspiring adventure!” ―USA Today bestselling author Julianne MacLean on Almost A Scandal
“Elizabeth Essex writes the perfect blend of fast-paced adventure and deliciously sexy romance. I couldn't put this book down! Almost a Scandal gets a place on my keeper shelf--I will read anything Elizabeth Essex writes!” ―New York Times bestselling author Celeste Bradley on Almost A Scandal
“The first book in the Reckless Brides Trilogy is a seafarer's delight. Col and Sally's high-stakes adventure is fast-paced and fraught with peril. Well-timed humor punctuates the action and the use of frigate-speak adds authenticity to the shipboard dialog. The love story teases the reader at first, as Col and Sally struggle to conceal their attraction on board the Audacious. Then things turn desperate when the circumstances of war seem intent on driving them apart. A smartly written, emotional tempest.” ―Reader to Reader Reviews on Almost A Scandal
“Elizabeth Essex has created a fascinating world peopled with fascinating characters. I didn't want this story to end and with the promise of more books in this series, it doesn't have to. Almost a Scandal is a joy to read.” ―Fresh Fiction on Almost A Scandal
“Ms. Essex delivers romance at its finest; adventure-packed, passion-filled and totally satisfying. Teeming with adventure, passion, sexual tension, secrets, scandal, witty banter, romance, and love, this story is a delight and a definite keeper.” ―Romance Junkies on Almost A Scandal
About the Author
Elizabeth Essex is the award-winning author of the critically acclaimed Reckless Brides historical romance series. When not rereading Jane Austen, mucking about in her garden or simply messing about with boats, Elizabeth can be always be found with her laptop, making up stories about heroes and heroines who live far more exciting lives than she. Her books have been nominated for numerous awards, including the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award, and RWA's prestigious RITA Award, and have made Top-Ten lists from Romantic Times, The Romance Reviews and Affaire de Coeur Magazine. Her fifth book, A BREATH OF SCANDAL, was awarded Best Historical in the Reader's Crown 2013. Elizabeth lives in Texas with her husband, the indispensable Mr. Essex, and her active and exuberant family in an old house filled to the brim with books. You can sign up for her newsletter at: eepurl.com/bQgwk9
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It is without a doubt the most lyrical,romantic, enthralling book I have read this year. I loved it so much that I'm forcing my husband to read it (The dogs aren't much for romances ) and I have to have someone to talk to about this book. 'nuph said.
I HATE to wait, September can't come too soon.
Wow, was I blown away. This was a fabulous book. There is nothing like reading a book where the author takes a giant step forward. This book had everything--two great characters in Tanner and Claire, and an interesting, fast-paced plot. I especially loved Tanner--I must confess an intriguing hero always makes a book for me. He reminded me of the lead character in the tv series Sherlock (a modern version of Sherlock Holmes); his analytical mind was always assessing and deducing--except when he was distracted by the woman he was besotted with. Almost as interesting was Claire's growth as a person through the book--she really comes into her own. One of the biggest things this book has going for it is the maturity of the relationship--these two people love each other and fall more deeply in love as the story progresses. Nothing is more irritating in a romance than when there are artificial misunderstandings and characters pretending to be disaffected with each other. These two just grow and grow closer. Kudos to Ms. Essex on a great book--I think she'll be dessert next time!!
I will say that the author is a great writer and if I had been looking to read a mystery I probably would have liked it a little more. Also, the last 10% of the book was really good and this is what saved this book from being a 2-star for me.
I was just laughing to myself at a thought which I've decided to ask Elizabeth directly, since I have the great honour to do so for many fabulous writer's!
So, dear Elizabeth, since I have time and hours and days to spare since retirement should you ever be desirous of another ARC reader please contact Anne Renwick. Who will hopefully not be appalled with the bandying about of her good name. Texas should supply a clue, if needed. And while waiting I will continue to read and review as many wonderful tomes as possible, for it is one of the few habit's "I" choose not to break!
What absolutely killed me was the main characters becoming intimate within a day of knowing each other. Why it didn't work is that the h's family were beside themselves because she'd been missing and I do not believe for one minute she'd suddenly have the freedom to run around the H's house at night. I'm convinced that normal parents would have had her under lock and key somewhere and probably not in the H's house, since they thought he was the bad guy. Sorry Ms Essex you lost me when you wrote those scenes that lasted for nearly 2 chapters. Unrealistic and it spoilt the book for me.
For those who are sticklers for things like accuracy in using in titles etc, then you'll be irritated by the mistakes in this book.
I'll probably try the next book in the series.
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What I thought going into this story was different than where it went. It was alright, but not as gripping and intriguing as I anticipated.Read more