Thursday, June 19, 2014

Review: After the Scandal by Elizabeth Essex

Title: After The Scandal
Author: Elizabeth Essex
Published: March 25th 2014
Source: Copy given by author for honest review
Genre: Historical Romance
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Caution: May contain spoilers
In English society, the rules of engagement have stood the test of time. Until a Reckless Bride falls deeply, scandalously in love…


When Lady Claire Jellicoe agreed to a walk in the moonlight, she never imagined her titled companion might have brutal motives. Nor could she have dreamed up such a brave rescue by the most unexpected savior of all: an inscrutable nobleman with a daring plan of escape—and a deliciously tempting embrace…


Timothy Evans, the Duke of Fenmore, has palmed more treasures than he can count. Even for a man who grew up thieving in London’s stews, a stolen bride should be beyond the pale. But Fenmore won’t let scandal ruin the spirited beauty’s reputation. And now that she’s stolen his heart, how can he ever let her go…?

My Thoughts:

What I thought going into this story was different than where it went. It was alright, but not as gripping and intriguing as I anticipated. However, I still enjoyed it enough that I kept reading, and that says something.

When I read these books, I'm all about the romance. It was there to some degree, but not that spectacular. Claire and Tanner's romance has its moments, don't get me wrong, but it took awhile. Because of the whole murder mystery going on, the whole plot had me more bored than swooning. Once it started getting interesting for me, there wasn't much left to go.

After the Scandal is an interesting enough read to check out sometime if you like a mix of romance and mystery. It may not have been everything I look for in a book, but it was a nice story. It was different, which was a good change of pace for me.

My Rating:


  1. Oh always a shame when it doesn't catch ya until near the end.

    1. Right? It's like you're waiting and waiting and then it's over. Lol.


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