Blog Tour / Giveaway: A Touch of Scandal by Jennifer Haymore

Title: A Touch of Scandal
Author: Jennifer Haymore
Published: April 1, 2010 by Forever
ISBN-10: 0446540277
ISBN-13: 9780446540278
Pages: 432 pgs, Mass Market Paperback

Reason for reading: Participating in Blog Tour/Giveaway courtesy of Hatchette Book Group.

Synopsis:
The last thing Garrett, Duke of Calton, expects to find while tracking his sworn enemy is the delectable, mysterious Kate. This beautiful servant girl rouses a longing the battle-scarred ex-soldier had never hoped to feel again. But when she turns out to be the sister of the man
he seeks, he's convinced he's been betrayed.

Kate knows her duty to her family, yet how can she ignore Garrett's powerful pull on
her heart? Or the heady temptation of his stolen-and sizzling-kisses?
Scandal has followed the duke since the war. Now the greatest shock of
all is on its way-the one that can separate Garrett and Kate forever.

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Isalys's Review:
A Touch of Scandal is the follow-up novel to Haymore's A HINT OF WICKED which I reviewed back in May of 2009. It was because of that novel that I fell in love with regency romance and Jennifer has now become one of my auto-buy/favorite historical romance authors.

In A HINT OF WICKED, we meet Sophie, the Duchess of Calton and her new husband Tristan, best friend and heir to her deceased husband, Garrett, the Duke of Calton.

It was believed that Garrett had perished during a battle in Waterloo. However, it wasn't until seven years later that they find out that Garrett never actually died, but was living as a farmer in Belgium because he has no memories of his life as an English Duke. As soon as his memories return, he high-tails it back to England to reclaim his life and his wife. Imagine the shock of finding that she married his best friend. Let the games begin...

Sophie and Garrett are not able to reconcile their marriage after so many years apart and at the end of this novel, Garrett finds himself in the midst of a scandalous divorce.

Now begins HIS story...

Garrett is becoming reacquainted with the life and responsibilities of a Duke while mourning the loss of his marriage and looking for his enemy; the man responsible for the seven years of life that he lost. While searching for him in the countryside, he comes across a hidden pond that he enjoys swimming in. During one of his evening swims, he spies a girl watching him. He confronts her and is captivated by her. Despite her lowly appearance, she's lovely and has a smile that could light up a room. They begin a mutual flirtation until he finds out that she's the sister of his arch nemesis *gasp* and on top of that, he also finds out that she's the maid to the girl he's trying to rescue (I won't mention who in case some of you haven't read the first book) *gasp again*.

Kate spotted the mysterious man a few weeks ago and is completely mesmerized by him. She has never seen anyone more beautiful and she finds herself rushing home after "work" to watch him swim (in the buff - naughty girl!).

A Touch of Scandal focuses on the forbidden love between Garrett and Kate...the Duke and the servant girl. However, this book is so much more than a love story when you consider the evil villain who tries to kill Garrett (along with others), the betrayal of an ex-lover, and the stigma of rank.

There wasn't a single thing I didn't love about this story. Jennifer has a true talent for creating an enthralling story with a hero/heroine you want to root for, a villain you love to hate and twists and turn that will keep the pages turning well into the night.

This historical romance is filled with love, passion, deception, scandal and most importantly, the loyalty of family. If you loved A HINT OF WICKED, then DO NOT miss out on this novel. And if you haven't read either one, get your booty to your local bookstore and get them both!

Psst, we have her third novel to look forward to in October 2010
*high five*
You can also read Nely's review and sign-up for her giveaway [here].

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April 6 - April 13
{5 Copies available}

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12 comments:

  1. OHHH I entered I SO want ths one great giveaway girls

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  2. I want this book after the raving review on your Vlog.

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  3. I just filled out the form. I would love to win this book.

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  4. I entered. I loved a Hint of Wicked and can't wait to read Garrett's story ;-)

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  5. I entered. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  8. I entered, but since I'm impatient to read this one (I read her first, loved it) I'm probably going to end up buying it on vacation this week!

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  9. I filled out the form. I want to read this book. Sounds good.

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