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In Pursuit of a Scandalous Lady Mass Market Paperback – April 27, 2010
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During this time frame in history, scandal surrounding someone's family was like an instant death sentence and it is with this such knowledge that Gayle Callen weaves an enticing story - one that kept me guessing the entire time I was reading it. I LOVE when that happens because I know that a lot of thought was put into the plot. Besides having a great plot, In Pursuit of a Scandalous Lady has all the right elements to keep readers engaged and enjoying this wonderful start to what I am sure is going to be a highly successful trilogy! Gayle Callen rocks the historical romance!
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In addition, the resolution of the mystery of the Scandalous Lady (the jewel, not Rebecca) seemed tacked on. I won't spoil it for you, but it made very little sense.
I only finished the book because it was there. I was able to walk away from it for days, which is not generally the case for me. As a whole, it was unsatisfying.
So I was very pleasantly surprised to find myself utterly captivated within the first ten pages! The book dove right into the plot without flowery introductions like I expected. And what a great plot it was! This book wasn't just about the budding romance between two members of Society (though that was heavily in there as well.) There was an intriguing and exciting story of theft, betrayal, scandal... all told at a great pace that never left me bored. There were some steamy scenes but nothing over-the-top and not so much of it that I got tired of hearing about it. I ended up reading the whole book in three days, and closed it with a smile on my face. The ending was satisfying and sweet, and I really loved getting to romp through this adventure with two protagonists that I equally liked despite them being so different from one another. My only disappointment was not finding out what happened with Susanna and Elizabeth, but fortunately, Gayle has provided their stories in the two sequels. Can't wait to get my hands on those!
The Leland sisters, Rebecca and Susanna, and their cousin Elizabeth Cabot hope to keep their family from another disgraceful scandal that even having a duke to help would not stop the disaster. When Julian and his two friends Leo Wade and Peter Derby meet the three females, each claims to be the model. The three men bet they can prove who the real Scandalous Lady is. Julian believes Rebecca is the one and pursues her as brazenly wears his family's gem in public.
The first tale of a Victorian romantic trilogy is a wonderful story starring two strong protagonists and a solid support cast. Fast-paced throughout, sub-genre fans will relish the battling to love antics of Rebecca and Julian; and look forward to how well Leo and Peter do when they go up against the formidable Susana and equally kick butt Elizabeth.
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I was not very impressed with this story. It went on forever as I actually had a hard time reading it. I just didnt find the story that well written or captivating.Published on June 23, 2012 by Cameravixen
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I was intrigued for the first half of the book. The interaction between the hero and heroine was fun and interesting. Read morePublished on July 20, 2010 by Luna
I enjoyed this book. It wasn't quite 5 stars but 4 for sure. My first book from this particular author. She's wonderful. Definitely looking forward to reading more from her. :)Published on July 5, 2010 by LovesHistorical
I enjoyed the story and the attraction between Julien and Rebecca, but there was something lacking in their romance. Read morePublished on June 25, 2010 by Amazon Customer
I've read a million of these, I only review the ones that are worth buying - there are a few problems but generally good readPublished on June 20, 2010 by Georgia Rose