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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Scandal in Spades by Wendy LaCapra - Book Review & Giveaway

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Review by Suze

Giles, the Marquess of Bromton, has discovered he's actually a bastard. He feels he has no right to carry the title and wants his estate to go to the rightful heir. He's come up with a plan, he will lose everything he owns in a card game to the earl of Markham, the man with the right bloodline, so his debt will be paid. However, the earl has a different plan. He doesn't accept Giles's loss because he cheated. Instead the earl has something to offer, his sister. Lady Katherine is the least marriageable lady in England. If they marry Giles will have a rightful heir and he can keep his position and possessions. Will this plan actually work?

Katherine has retreated from society because of her reputation. Scandal is attached to her name and she's being ridiculed because of it. When her brother brings home a friend Katherine's suspicious. However, when she meets Giles there's a strong attraction. Giles doesn't hide his intentions, but why would the Marquess want to marry Katherine after everything that's been said about her? They have a connection and seem to be a perfect match, but what will happen once the truth about the card game comes to light?

Scandal in Spades is a wonderful romantic story. Katherine has a fiery personality. She's intelligent, outspoken and brave. I loved that she doesn't let anyone mess with her. She doesn't trust Giles and the clever way she tries to discover what he's really like made me smile quite a few times. She doesn't know about Giles's feelings of inadequacy, his struggle with his honor and his constant heartache caused by his childhood. Giles has quite a few secrets, which isn't a good way to start a relationship, but makes fascinating reading. I couldn't turn the pages quickly enough to find out how the story would progress and read Scandal in Spades in one sitting.

Wendy LaCapra has a warm and welcoming writing style. Her main characters have plenty of flaws and that was exactly what I liked about them. Their adventures are all entertaining and there are plenty of fabulous fascinating misunderstandings and quarrels. I liked the constant tension between the main characters, they certainly don't give in easily. There's so much that hasn't been said and it was interesting to see what would happen when it would all come to the surface. Scandal in Spades is a terrific charming, sparkling and amusing story.


If you love historical romance with headstrong main characters you will definitely like Scandal in Spades.

About Wendy LaCapra

Wendy writes Historical Romance with a touch of intrigue & suspense. Her debut series, a trilogy about three Ladies who refuse to play by society's rules, was released by Entangled Scandalous in 2015. Her first indie, Her Duke at Daybreak, finaled in Romance Writers of America®'s RITA® contest.

Wendy was born a Jersey Girl, though most of her extended family lives in Maine. Trekking up and down the Northeast coast in the backseat of a car gave her plenty of opportunity not only to fight with her sister, but to read, to listen to her dad tell stories from history, and to dream up stories of her own.

She lives in NYC with her husband. Things she loves besides writing and reading and being an aunt to seven nieces and nephews include travel (50 states and all 7 continents), old things, pine trees, wine and pasta.


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  1. Scandal in Spades sounds like a historical romance packed with drama, humour, sizzle and a dash of angst.

  2. It sounds like a real page turner to me, I love it!

  3. This novel sounds like a very interesting historical romance, just my cup of tea. A book that keeps me riveted to every page.

  4. No big deal, sooner or later every man discovers he's a bastard.

  5. I enjoy historical books so I'm putting it on my wish list.

  6. Sounds great, beautiful romantic cover.

  7. wow, love a good bodice ripper, it's why I subscribe to Mills and Boon !!

  8. love the title font Wendy

  9. A very interesting historical romance! The kind of book that I like.

  10. I love reading historical romances. I'd love to read this one as well.

  11. This sounds like just my kind of book! Putting it on my TBR list.

  12. Love a good romance, this sounds great!

  13. Sounds like a great read - thanks for the chance to win

  14. Well who doesn't like a good scandal? one for the got too read wish list!