Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Review and Giveaway: A Touch of Scandal by Jennifer Haymore

A Touch of Scandal
by Jennifer Haymore

Book Description:
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.

About the Author:
I’ve been writing since I could pick up a pencil….
Wait, no…that’s what every other writer says! I started writing just before my eighth birthday, and it wasn’t on my own volition. I was sailing with my family in a 42-foot sailboat across the Pacific, and since there were no local schools (except those pertaining to fish) nearby, my mother homeschooled me. She was a strict taskmaster! A veritable slave driver! She demanded a new story every day.
So I’d sit in the boat’s galley and write. And stare out the porthole, and write some more. And doodle, and write some more. By the time we arrived in Hawaii the following year, I had a portfolio of stories, and I was hooked. Since then I haven’t stopped. (Well, much. I did take breaks now and then, for things like college, young kids, and a master’s degree.)
I love to read just as much as I love to write, and actually the reading bug hit me at about the same time my mom was cracking the whip over my head and commanding me to write. What else to occupy your time with when there are no other kids to play with and nothing to do but stare at the endless sea? Some of my most recent favorites: The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, River God by Wilbur Smith, and anything by Laura Kinsale and Loretta Chase. You can learn more about Jennifer Haymore on her website.

Read an Excerpt

Here's what I say:
This is a great Regency England era storyline. First let me point out that this is number two in a series. The first of the series is A Hint of Wicked. The first book follows Sophie, Garrett's first wife, in her confusing struggle when she discovers that her "late" husband of several years, is not, in fact, dead at all. Upon his return, " demanding his title, his lands-and his wife", Sophie has to make a choice between her new husband, Tristan (who happens to be Garrett's cousin) and Garrett. Sadly she chooses Tristan and Garrett is forced to suffer a divorce. This is where the second book, A Touch of Scandal, picks up. Garrett has come to a small town in his on-going to attempt to right the wrongs in his life, by rescuing his sister from his long-time enemy, William Fisk. He meets Kate, in a rather intriguing manner and they both fall almost instantly, but neither will admit it. Then it gets really interesting, as Kate and William are, you guessed it, brother and sister! This book is full of interesting twists and turns. Kate is your quintessential "living in the wrong era" outspoken, vibrant young woman. Garrett, in Kate's eyes in a god from Olympus, with a ton of mystery surrounding him. Action adventure and romance all come together in the spirit of Diana Gabaldon! A great read for anyone that enjoys the Historical Romances of Regency England.

BUY IT! You can by A Touch of Scandal by Jennifer Haymore on Amazon.

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