Rating: 4 stars
He is the next Marquis of Wolvington…
She is a lady with nothing but beauty and wits…
Together they share a forbidden kiss.
Lady Rebecca is determined to find a husband on her own terms, rather than marry any of the aging suitors her greedy aunt and uncle foist upon her. Her chance comes at the Kingsborough Ball, where she meets several potential grooms…yet no one compares to the dangerously handsome Daniel Neville.
Daniel Neville, notorious rake and heir to the Marquis of Wolvington, is in need of a bride, but finding a lady who’s willing to accept his past, is an entirely different matter. When he spies a stunning woman across the ballroom, Daniel believes he’s found her…until scandal erupts around them. How can he convince Rebecca to take a chance on him…and on the love that could be theirs forever after?
I love me a good Avon historical! I am happy to have discovered a new author with The Scandal in Kissing an Heir. This was a fantastic read that was a bit different than most historicals, since while some of this one takes place before the marriage in the courtship, the majority takes place after with the scandal and problems that follow Daniel and Rebecca.
Daniel and Rebecca’s story was a delight – and is rather atypical. They both take advantage of one another for a marriage that serves the other and it grows into something much more. It has the romance, friendship, and a little revenge. It was excellent.
I really am looking forward to reading the first book in the series, The Trouble With Being a Duke, and see how it all started. Really, this was a well done read and I tore through it in a single night.
Have you read anything by Sophie Barnes before? Let me know!