Almost a Scandal
Elizabeth EssexAlmost a Scandal Bold, brazen, and beautiful, the Reckless Brides refuse to play by society’s rules of courtship. But—come hell or high water—they always get their man…For generations, the Kents have served proudly with the British Royal Navy. So when her younger brother refuses... show more
Elizabeth EssexAlmost a Scandal Bold, brazen, and beautiful, the Reckless Brides refuse to play by society’s rules of courtship. But—come hell or high water—they always get their man…For generations, the Kents have served proudly with the British Royal Navy. So when her younger brother refuses to report for duty, Sally Kent slips into a uniform and takes his place—at least until he comes to his senses. Boldly climbing aboard the Audacious, Sally is as able-bodied as any sailor there. But one man is making her feel tantalizingly aware of the full-bodied woman beneath her navy blues…Dedicated to his ship, sworn to his duty—and distractingly gorgeous—Lieutenant David Colyear sees through Sally’s charade, and he’s furious. But he must admit she’s the best midshipman on board—and a woman who tempts him like no other. With his own secrets to hide and his career at stake, Col agrees to keep her on. But can the passion they hide survive the perils of a battle at sea? Soon, their love and devotion will be put to the test…
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: July 31st 2012
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Pages no: 353
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, Regency Romance
Series: The Reckless Brides (#1)
I am a history buff (I was a history major, actually), and I have a thing for sailboats. Ships, barques, brigs, schooners, ketches, cutters, sloops, and yawls, I love 'em all. Elizabeth Essex is a romance novelist with an MA in Nautical Archaeology, so she had me at "hello." I was predisposed to lik...
The first half is all right; then the book remembers that it's a romance novel and the narrative becomes less self-assured.
This was almost a five star book. What stopped it short was all of the boat jargon and the ending.However, this is very close to a five star book because of the amazing character development and plot. There was action, intrigue, high seas, sexy and steamy love scenes and a heroine who could kick all...
Guys, if I can tell you one thing about my reading habits, it's that I love a good crossdressing. Even though sometimes it's just ridiculous that not everyone sees through the dirt/hat/whatever sort of cover up. I don't know many women who could pass for a man. That said, I LOVE IT! And in a romance...
Sally Kent decides to take her younger brother's place when he refuses to report for duty on the Audacious. Her brother would rather be writing sermons than joining the British Navy like the rest of their family. Sally has been surrounded by ships her whole life. She grew up learning everything abou...