When Marrying A Scoundrel

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When Marrying A Scoundrel

The second in a new Victorian series!

When Marrying a Scoundrel features heroine Sadie Moon (not her real name we learn)- a tea leaf reader to the elite in London, she claims to be a widow but when her husband shows up on the scene- also with a new name, all hell could possibly break loose. Both are in respected and comfortable positions in society and neither wants the secrets of their past or who they really are to get out, but we all know secrets have a way of not remaining so secret.
The true conflict in the story isn’t their secrets though- it is them and the reasons why they seem to hate each other so much. He left her, she needed him and never wanted him to leave but couldn’t tell him that, when he came back she was gone…It was a blame game that went around in circles and continues to go round and round as they keep blaming and hating each other for everything that went wrong with their relationship and for the feelings they have kept hidden from each other and from themselves for the past ten years.
This was a delightful, delectable, deliciously charming book. I didn’t want to put it down. The characters were fun, feisty and stubborn, everything you want in a romance novel hero and heroine.
I have read Kathryn Smith’s paranormals but this is my first foray into reading one of her historicals and I must say Kathryn Smith does not disappoint in any genre she writes in.
I am so glad I read When Marrying a Scoundrel it was fantastic.
It reminded me of all the feisty historical romances I grew up with and it was a nice distraction from reading so much fangs and fur. I am definitely going to read some of Kathryn’s other historical because this one was highly entertaining and totally engrossing. I have got to get the first book in the series and I eagerly anticipate upcoming books.

Book Blurb for When Marrying A Scoundrel

A lady must be prepared for anything . . . when marrying a scoundrel.
Sadie Moon once thought she was in love. Then her dashing husband left her to seek his fortune, and she had no choice but to transform herself from a heartbroken waif into London Society's favorite fortune-teller. But even she could not have foreseen Jack's return—until their paths cross in the last place either would have expected: London's most exclusive house of pleasure.

Now wealthy and successful, Jack Friday has everything he'd ever dreamed of . . . except Sadie. He swears he will never trust the woman who broke her promise to wait for him, though his passion for her burns as hotly as ever before. But love, like the past, comes back to haunt them—drawing them into a web of intrigue and betrayal that could save or destroy them both. 

Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2010 4.75