Scandal follows Rose Barclay, young widow of the Duke of Southdown, wherever she goes. It's never her fault, but newspapers love to write about the simple girl from Scotland and the much older duke who died suddenly on their honeymoon. And now there is even more talk as the legitimacy of the marriage is being contested by the duke's son and heir. Steven McBride is a decorated soldier-and a notorious gambler and womanizer. The last thing he wants is marriage, but due to a series of unfortunate events, his and Rose's names are linked in the papers, threatening the lovely lady with ruin. To save the day, Steven suggests that they claim to be engaged. But as desire boils between them, Rose and Steven soon learn the difficulties of maintaining their deception, which might not be a lie after all....
©2014 Jennifer Ashley (P)2014 Tantor
So, 5 two stars and 52 four and five stars on Amazon.. Go figure..
As with ALL the Mackenzie books, except Daniel's story that I haven't gotten to yet, I simply loved this story. Loved Steven and Rose, what an awesome twosome. And it was nice seeing Ian, Beth, Ainsley, Cam, and Sinclair, even if it was them having lines in the book or just a mention that they were there. Wonderful storyline and some great sexual tension and sex. You just can't go wrong with the Mackenzies and McBrides.
Just ignore the lower reviews cuz I highly recommend this read..
As to the narrator: Ms. Dawe gets better with each book she reads. As with a lot of the female narrators all her men sound almost alike but at least they sound like men. All she needs to do is work on her emotions and she'll be an awesome narrator.
I love Epic Fantasy....have become a Historical Romance fan because I am a sucker for a good Happily Ever After. Good characters are a must
One thing I see..the McBride's claim thier women quick! They either marry the woman right away, get engaged right away or move them in the house right away!
I enjoyed this short novella about Steven and Rose
Their relationship is filled with sexual tension, but they are cute at the same time.
The mystery of the story held my interest and the plot was imaginative. I also found myself laughing a few times. Overall I liked it.
the story feels like she wanted to be done with the character and did a mildly dramatic storry with a real quick ending...to be honest it left me wanting in character development and overall story
This story hooks you from the first paragraph! Steven & Rose fall into each other & the rest is history! I love this entire series & Steven's story was such fun...Angela Dawe draws you into the story as the awesome story teller that she is! I love Jennifer Ashley's writing...you feel like you are part of the story....a great listen!
I really enjoyed this book, the only thing that was wrong is it was to short. I wish it went more into the life of the Duke and his son with more back ground on them. I also think that it should of gave more about Steven and his life as a soldier. Other then that it was a good book and u hope audible gets the last three book in this series.
A short story. Part of the denouement was far fetched. But I love that Scottish accent and any time Ian and Beth appear is a pleasure.
I have been looking forward to learning of Stephen McBride for a long time. I do wish that there would have been more back story to this, or just simply a longer story. For what is there is excellent, per usual from Jennifer Ashley.
I think I'm disappointed because Stephen isn't as deep a character as we usually see in this series. Narration is masterful, again per usual with Angela Dawe.
Overall, a definite read for those involved in the series.
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