Monday, 28 March 2011
#103 (#39) - Last Night's Scandal ~ Loretta Chase
There is a very good reason this book was awarded the top slot in 4 categories in All About Romance 2010 Reader Poll .... simply because it is completely and utterly amazing.
The story of two characters that appeared in Lord Perfect, Olivia Wingate-Carsington and Peregrine Dalmay, Earl of Lisle - the step-daughter and ward of Viscount Rathbourne. Olivia was wild and could scheme, cheat and charm her way along and Peregrine quiet, orderly and determined to live his life hunting antiquities in Egypt.
Years later he has been called by to England on family business and gets re-acquainted to the whirlwind that is Olivia. Their adventures take them off to Scotland under the not very watchful eye of some of the Dowager Lady Hargate's cronies, where they find ghosts. Do they find romance though, or does Olivia prove too much to handle for Lisle?
A 5 ***** Star read all round. Loretta has now also written about three of the Dreadful DeLucey cousins ... which is sure to e another winner. Plus, I've just read on her site that they digitalising the out-of-print books ....phew what a relief as I haven't managed to track them down yet.
Next book on my list is one by Evelyn Hood, from the preface it seems to be about a Scottish Fishing Village ... not my type of thing, but I've been pleasantly surprised in the past by Audrey Howard, so I will give it a go.