Saturday, May 09, 2015

REVIEW: Only Scandal Will Do by Jenna Jaxon

Book One of the House of Pleasure series

Book Blurb: 

He has the woman of his dreams, but what price will he have to pay to win her heart?

Kidnapped and sold at auction in a London brothel, Lady Katarina Fitzwilliam squelches an undeniable attraction to the masked stranger who purchased her, pits her wits against him, and escapes him and the scandal that would ruin her life.

Unable to resist temptation in a London brothel, Duncan Ferrers, Marquess of Dalbury, purchases a fiery beauty. She claims she's a lady, but how can she be? No lady of his acquaintance in polite society is anything like her. Then he discovers she is who she says, and that this latest romp has compromised her reputation. He knows how that is. One more scandal and he'll be cast out of London society, but he needs a wife who'll provide an heir to carry on his illustrious family's name. He seeks out Katarina, intending only to scotch the scandal, but instead finds his heart ensnared. He's betting their future he'll capture her heart, but does he have what it takes to win the wager.

The Review: So I will say that I did like this book. I got this one because I'm going to review the second one in the series and I needed to read this one before I do that. I was a little apprehensive going into this one because they are a lot of mixed reviews on it. At first I didn't like the hero of the story. He is a playboy. Seriously who buys a woman at a auction and then tries to force himself on her? Katarina tried to tell him who she was and he wouldn't believe her. He deserved that bashing on the head she gave him. And then when he founds out that she was telling the truth he tried way to hard to get her to marry him.

Katarina, omg that woman just needed to stop being such a hot head all the time. The smallest little thing sets her off it seems like. If only she had stopped and actually thought things through and I don't know talked to her husband a lot of the misunderstandings between them could have been avoided. She won't let her husband consummate their marriage until late in the book because she believed what her brother told her right before she got married. And the only reason they even got married is because she lost their fencing match because he cheated. She was all set to marry her friend and then he cheated on their wager.

I liked this book but both the characters are whiny and they deserve each other in that regard. 

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars


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