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A Most Scandalous Proposal Mass Market Paperback – February 26, 2013
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“Ashlyn Macnamara brings all the elegance and romance of the Regency to life with this tale of high-stakes scandal and heartfelt passion. A Most Scandalous Proposal is a most delicious treat!”—New York Times bestselling author Tessa Dare
“Gossip, scandal, and breezy banter enliven this unusual dual love story that features some beautifully rendered secondary characters, illuminates realistic dilemmas, and highlights the overwhelming importance of one’s social standing.”—Library Journal
“A charming tale . . . Readers will find themselves happily enchanted by this debut.”—RT Book Reviews
“Engaging and entertaining.”—Night Owl Reviews
“Witty, sensual, captivating. A must-read.”—Tracey Devlyn, award-winning author of A Lady’s Revenge
“Pithy and engaging! A pure delight from start to finish!”—Valerie Bowman, author of Secrets of a Wedding Night
“A great debut novel, a wonderful romantic read!”—Brazen Reads
About the Author
Ashlyn Macnamara lives in the wilds of suburbia outside of Montreal with her husband and two teenage daughters. When not writing, she looks for other excuses to neglect the housework, among them knitting, reading, and wasting time on the Internet in the guise of doing research.
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The story follows two sisters who have rejected several good suitors after being admitted into society. One sister, Sophia, has a Scarlett O'Hara vision of a man who is nothing but a bully and a jerk. She thinks she's in love with him until something happens that leads her to the arms of a better man. The other sister, Julia, has a problem giving her heart away. I think Ashlyn gives us enough of a description of her mother's character to understand why a dramatic event in Julia's childhood made her afraid of love. Their parents aren't in the best financial shape, so their mother is anxious to get them married off. Like all families, the parents have secrets that come out in the course of the rocky love lives of the two sisters. Ashlyn lets us see enough of the mother and father to feel some sympathy for them. The male love interests are a delight. I found myself rooting for both Benedict and Rufus from the start.
The story is fun, the pacing is good, and it's nice to read a sex scene that you don't regret reading.