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Summary A Scandalous Countess

A Scandalous Countess

Lady May is back And so is the scandal that sent her tumbling from her position as the toast of London when her husb. For nostalgia s sake and because I sorta liked the hero I upped this from 1 to 2 stars I have loved so many of Jo Beverley s books Especially the earlier Mallorens This one didn t capture me At all I seriously disliked the heroine from the beginning I kept reading I actually enjoyed the hero and was disappointed when I reached page 134 and realized I didn t like him enough to endure any of Lady May s arrogant blabbering Here is what did me inLord Dracy is taken aback by her beauty at a ball He finds himself staring and she notices and informs him they can never be than friends Then he reminds her that any man would find it difficult to not be entranced with her rare beauty and personality She actually says I hoped you d be immune When he says he ll wear a blindfold she continues on admire and inhale then but don t fall in love I already have a surfeit of unwanted devotees Seriously She says that The heroinenot a snotty secondary character or bratty family member The heroine I about threw up Before this I battled to continue on refusing to give up Well I m done Sorry but with so many great reads waiting on my TBR list I just don t see myself purchasing her next book Bummer

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Ia Maybury is determined to regain her position in the beau monde but a scarred ex naval officer threatens her plans. I ll go out on a limb and say this is like 4 12 Jo Beverley is back in fine form I checked off the cabin romance and road trip romance shelves because once Dracy and Georgia met they really weren t separated again Lots of echoes of Beverley s I ve liked like another widow that was very popular with the ton Skylark The tension between a daughter and her powerful parents reminded me of Hazard A Scandalous Countess was so enjoyable I d like to go back and read the book that preceded it An Unlikely Countess to get another glance at a couple characters that intrigued me like Georgia s brother PerriamThis isn t much of a review so let me think Don t read it if you haven t kept up with the Malloren world it s a definite continuity book If it hadn t be for superwendy s challenge I probably wouldn t have picked it up and that would have been a shame because it was great It starts off slow though Stick with it It s the story of a man and woman who were meant to be together but who had obstacles to clear away not the least the madman who arranged for Georgia s husband to be killed In essence though it s a book that focuses on the truly important and that s not one s status in the tonThere were so many pings of remembering this Rogue book and that Rogue book even though this is set in Beverley s Georgian world that I think the only solution for this reader is for Jo Beverley to write a new Rogue book Double Jeopardy up with the Malloren world it s a definite continuity book If it hadn t be for superwendy s challenge I probably wouldn t have picked it Einsteins Generation up and that would have been a shame because it was great It starts off slow though Stick with it It s the story of a man and woman who were meant to be together but who had obstacles to clear away not the least the madman who arranged for Georgia s husband to be killed In essence though it s a book that focuses on the truly important and that s not one s status in the tonThere were so many pings of remembering this Rogue book and that Rogue book even though this is set in Beverley s Georgian world that I think the only solution for this reader is for Jo Beverley to write a new Rogue book

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And the Earl of Maybury was killed in a duel Even a year of mourning hasn't uieted the rumors of her infidelityGeorg. In 1763 England passed a law fixing the minimum age for marriage at 16 with parental consent needed for anyone under 21 During the Georgian Period the average age of marriage was 27 Teenage brides were anomalous One can understand why when reading Jo Beverley s latest novel A Scandalous Countess Her heroine Georgia is just twenty and after almost three years of marriage a widowGeorgie was an immature bride she was wed to a neighbor three years her senior when she was 16 and is an immature widow Her husband was killed in a duel over what many believe was Georgie s infidelity She s young lovely and after her year of mourning desperate to regain her place in society She s too immature to live on her own although under the law she could and yet she longs for the freedom she had while married She wants a new husband preferably one with a title and lots of money to buy the outrageous gowns for which she is knownLord Dracy has neither money nor an impressive title He abruptly left the naval life he loved when his fribble of a cousin the previous Lord Dracy died after bankrupting the family holdings Dracy has come to Devon and is trying to raise funds to rebuild his estate One of the only things his cousin left was a fast filly named Cartagena Dracy brings Cartagena to Georgia s father s estate Herne to race her against the Earl of Hernscroft s famous bay mare Fancy Free The race is winner takes all whoever wins gets both horses Dracy wants to win but not to gain Fancy Free He plans to ask the Earl to instead give him one of the Earl s stud horses a prize breeder named Gosling go Dracy wins the race but when he sits down to talk about the trade the Earl really doesn t want to part with Fancy Free Dracy is distressed to find that earlier in the week Gosling go had to be put down The Earl then offers Dracy a trade for a different filly his daughter If Darcy marries the young widow he ll get her portion of twelve thousand pounds cash in hand the day he weds her As the Earl points out Dracy could buy a herd of stallions with that kind of bluntDracy is shocked to hear the Earl s proposal The Earl points out that his daughter who was wild when married although faithful is likely to return to her scandalous ways when she s let loose on the ton again and would probably end up married to a blackguard He s looked into Dracy s background and feels Dracy is a trustworthy solid man The Earl laughs and says You re the type she needs A man of iron used to command The Earl urges Dracy to take his offer the Earl can keep his beloved horse rid himself of a troublesome scandalous daughter and Dracy can wed and bed a gorgeous young girl and gain twelve thousand poundsThis is a partial review To read the entire review please go to All About Romancehttpwwwlikesbookscomcgi binboo


10 thoughts on “A Scandalous Countess

  1. says:

    This book wasn't bad but it wasn't outstanding either It's not uite as stand alone as the previous but it's close The only character really in both is Georgia's brother can't wait for his book next and you really don't need to know the details

  2. says:

    Georgia was 16 when she married her childhood friend Dickon Earl of Maybury She’s become the darling of the beau monde the male half at least known for her daring and flirtatious ways She’s true to her husband though who adored being the envy of his pals In one fatal morning now 20 year old Georgia is widowed and the new earl drop kicks her and her dowry back to her father the Earl of Hernescroft It's whisp

  3. says:

    For nostalgia's sake and because I sorta liked the hero I upped this from 1 to 2 stars I have loved so many of Jo Beverley's books Especially the earlier Mallorens This one didn't capture me At all I seriously disliked the heroine from the beginning I kept reading I actually enjoyed the hero and was disappointed when I reached pa

  4. says:

    Very good book At the beginning I didn't care much for Georgia She was selfish and spoiled and intent only on finding a new husband that would keep her in style I did like Dracy from the beginning He was determined to bring his estate back from ruin and had a plan to make it happen When Georgia's father comes to him and offers his daughter in marriage he is tempted Not just for the money but for Georgia hersel

  5. says:

    DNF 15% could not get into it no likeable characters they are either way too immature or self obsessed I'm out

  6. says:

    In 1763 England passed a law fixing the minimum age for marriage at 16 with parental consent needed for anyone under 21 During the

  7. says:

    I'll go out on a limb and say this is like 4 12 Jo Beverley is back in fine form I checked off the cabin romance and road trip romance shelves because once Dracy and Georgia met they really weren't separated again Lots of echoes of Beverley's I've liked like another widow that was very popular with the ton Skylark The tens

  8. says:

    What I love about Jo Beverley's writing is the way she incorporates historical detail into the story it's so richly drawn

  9. says:

    I always feel like a wittier person when I finish one of Jo Beverley's romances

  10. says:

    I couldn't relate or care about either of the main characters I didn't believe the family the setup or the peopl

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