Scandalous Redemption by Amanda Mariel
Ladies and Scoundrels series, Book 3
Brook Bride Press (May 31, 2016)
A lovely historical romance set in London in 1843. I enjoyed the plot of a charming yet slightly ungraceful Lord who falls madly in love with a widow with a scandalous past. The author perfectly paces the plot and builds up their relationship. The third book in the Ladies and Scoundrels series, it is a wonderful addition to the series and can be read as a standalone. A quick, enjoyable read.
She never wanted him… Ruined by scandal, Claudia Akford survived years of marriage to a cruel brute. Widowed, she is determined to regain her standing in society, but Lord Shillington personifies temptation. Kind and gentle, yet masculine and sinfully handsome, he would make the perfect lover, but he wants more than she is willing to give. He needed her… While Henry Shillington knows a little of the beautiful but notorious Lady Claudia Akford, he is struck by her kindhearted, accomplished, and witty demeanor. The more time he spends in her company, the more he dreams of a future with her. But the lady resists his honorable overtures, and a mistress will never do for him. Can two wary people overcome past hurts, an old scandal, and social strictures to embrace true love?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Bestselling, Amazon All Star author Amanda Mariel dreams of days gone by when life moved at a slower pace. She enjoys taking pen to paper and exploring historical time periods through her imagination and the written word. When she is not writing she can be found reading, crocheting, traveling, practicing her photography skills, or spending time with her family. Amanda lives along the Lake Huron shoreline in northern Michigan with her husband and two kids. She holds a Master of Liberal Arts Degree with a concentration in literature and has a long-standing love affair with sugary junk food.