Whisper of Scandal

5 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 421 ratings

Bargaining with a Rake Publisher's Summary

For 11 years, Gillian Rutherford has dreamed of escaping her family's dark secret and living a normal life. Now, faced with an unwelcome marriage that will chain her to London and the secret slowly killing her, she's desperate to save herself and the sister she adores. Salvation comes in the form of an American shipping tycoon, and all she must do is seduce him into marrying her. But Gillian's scheme hits a snag when she makes a bargain with a notorious rake Alexander Trevelle, Lord Lionhurst. He'll help her win the hand of his American friend, if she'll assist him with exacting revenge against her unwanted fiancé. But the price of the pact may just be their hearts.

©2012 Julie Johnstone (P)2014 Julie Johnstone
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  • Book 1

    • Bargaining with a Rake

    • Whisper of Scandal, Book 1
    • By: Julie Johnstone
    • Narrated by: Tristan Hunt
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 189
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 170

    For 11 years, Gillian Rutherford has dreamed of escaping her family's dark secret and living a normal life. Now, faced with an unwelcome marriage that will chain her to London and the secret slowly killing her, she's desperate to save herself and the sister she adores. Salvation comes in the form of an American shipping tycoon, and all she must do is seduce him into marrying her. But Gillian's scheme hits a snag when she makes a bargain with a notorious rake Alexander Trevelle, Lord Lionhurst.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good one

    • By A. on 10-15-14

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Conspiring with a Rogue

    • A Whisper of Scandal, Book 2
    • By: Julie Johnstone
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 62

    In order to save the man she loves from the enemy bent on destroying her, Lady Whitney Rutherford sheds her identity and escapes her past, making a new life for herself as Mr. Roger Wentworth, missing person locator extraordinaire. But when Whitney's best friend from her old life comes up missing and there is every indication the girl was taken by the debauched members of a secret club, Whitney dons a new disguise and infiltrates the club, determined to unravel the mystery and save her friend.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Ouch!

    • By Maine Knitter on 07-12-16

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 3

    • Dancing with a Devil

    • A Whisper of Scandal, Book 3
    • By: Julie Johnstone
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    A Lord Chained To His Past… Lord Trent Rutherford's past has left him guarded, jaded and perfectly content to spend the rest of his life moving from one meaningless affair to the next. Until he meets Lady Audrey Cringlewood, an innocent beauty who makes him question everything he believes. His devilish demeanor guards more than a wounded heart. Behind his swagger lie secrets he'd rather forget than face, but the price of forgetting may be his second chance at life.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • VERY DISAPPOINTING!!!

    • By Edwina "I Love books" on 11-26-15

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 4

    • After Forever

    • A Whisper of Scandal Novel, Book 4
    • By: Julie Johnstone
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
    • Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    A year and a half after her husband's tragic death, all Lady Julianna Barrows wants is to be left alone and forget that most of her heart went with him when he passed. Instead, she finds herself the subject of many matchmaking schemes and lurid offers to ease her widowhood, as well as save her fading fortune.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • After Forever!

    • By Dottie on 12-31-17

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 5

    • The Dangerous Duke of Dinnisfree

    • A Whisper of Scandal Volume 5
    • By: Julie Johnstone
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    Justin Holleman, the Duke of Dinnisfree, is used to being wanted: in bed, for missions, and even dead. He's protected his country more times than he can remember, gaining enemies along the way, but he failed to defend himself from the past that hardened his heart. Instead, he became an expert at shutting people out.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful read..

    • By Trish R. on 06-07-16

    Regular price: $19.95