The Perfect Scandal by Delilah Marvelle

Story: 8.5
Presentation: 9
Total: 17.5
Publisher: Harlequin
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Blurb: If there is anything Tristan Adam Hargrove, fourth Marquis of Moreland, has learned to avoid, it's scandal. For the dark and dashing lord is not only an honorable gentleman who would never seduce a woman for his own gain, he is also the author of How to Avoid a Scandal, the infamous red book that has swept like wildfire through the better part of London society.

When a raven-haired beauty arrives as his new neighbor, he knows better than to succumb to the desire he feels. He knows little about her—only that she is high born, a protégé of the Crown and completely unsuitable for the base passions he hides from the world. If only he had never glimpsed the vulnerable beauty one fateful night. If only her lips were not so ravishingly red. If only it were not already too late to save her and himself from the untamed passion he is about to unleash in the name of love.

Review: It is unique to find a story with a heroine who has bodily imperfections...and I have to say that when I come across them I tend to enjoy them very much. This story was another in the short line of tales that I can add to that list :)

Emotions so strong for love and country that sometimes I wasn't sure which they would choose. Ms Marvelle did a great job in whipping up two characters that were so complex, with so many different layers that it left me with a true feeling that they were real.

When you couple characters like that with a story that is this dynamic, you really come out with a winner :)

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