Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Toni's Review of One Night Scandal by Christie Kelley ***4 Stars***



A Night With A Marquess

Born on the wrong side of the blanket, matchmaker Sophie Reynard understands the consequences of unbridled desire all too well. Despite the many highborn friends she has matched, falling in love with an aristocrat without a pedigree of her own would be an act of futility. But that doesn’t stop her from succumbing to one evening of anonymous passion…

A Lifetime Of Desire

Nicholas Tenbury, Marquess of Ancroft, knows nothing of Sophie’s lineage. He knows only that the enchanting beauty captured his heart in one night and then fled, leaving no trace of her identity. But when he seeks answers from London’s finest matchmaker, he finds none other than the woman herself-stubbornly refusing to acknowledge the attraction they share! Now the enamored Marquess has no choice but to sway Sophie with seduction…

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Ok, I’m a teeny tiny perturbed!!! There is no indication that this is #5 in a series. Yes, this book can be read alone, but there are four books before this one that includes all the couples you read about in “One Night Scandal”. In fact, this book could very well be the last of the stories of the couples. Here is the list of other books:
Something Scandalous
Every Night I’m Yours
Every Time We Kiss
Scandal of the Season

That being said…I really liked this book. It kept me up all night long, well I did finally go to bed at 4:30am, but I could not put it down. I will likely read the other books by this author. This was a one sitting book.

If you are a stickler about history, language, customs and all that stuff you may not like this book. I don’t read historical romances for that. Yes, I do enjoy those types of books, by my focus is usually on the characters and storyline.

Sophie Reynard is a bastard, plain and simple. While she does not hide the fact, she does honor that stigma within society. She knows her place and she doesn’t push the situation. She is lonely though and wants to find her true love. She is a matchmaker that has helped all her friends find love and now she wants what they have found.

Nicholas Tenbury is the Marquess of Ancroft. He is a man above most men in society. He is a future duke who knows that his station in life requires him to find a wife and start a family. He will do his duty, but only on his terms. He wants love in his life, home and heart.

Sophie is a medium and sees her future husband and sees Nicholas. They share a steamy night of passion, but then Sophie loses her future visions when it comes to Nicholas. She runs away from him, leaving him to find a better future then a bastard for a wife. Nicholas can’t get Sophie out of his mind. She is all he ever thinks about and is determined to find her.

This story is about them finding each other and the obstacles they must hurdle to come together. The characters are fun to read about, the scenes are sexy and the story is well paced. This is a pleasant story to read, with no confusing mystery or suspense. It would be a lovely poolside/backyard read. Easy to put down and come back to, but you won’t want to. It grabbed a hold of me and wouldn’t let go.

Thanks for reading! - Toni

2 comments:

Talina Perkins said...

I loved your review, Leanne! I love the detail you get into without giving spoiler. it's a neat twist that the heroine is a medium. I am very intrigued now.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this book! I just added it to my personal TBR pile. Now I'm going to check out your other reviews for some new books to read! :-)

~Talina

Leanne109 said...

LOL this was written by my friend Toni who also does reviews on my blog.