Monday, October 14, 2013

Season For Scandal-Theresa Romain

Season For Scandal

Theresa Romain

Zebra, Oct 1 2013, $6.99

ISBN: 9781420132434

In 1819 London, using her abacus like mind, Jane Tindall counts the cards as she plays vingt-et-un with Lord Sheringbrook. When she knows she has the perfect hand to win the 10,000 pounds she needs, she bets a lot only he produces the winning fifth ace. She congratulates him on his creative play but vows to herself to take this cheat down by destroying his reputation.

Handsome affluent Baron Edmund Ware stuns plain Jane and those at Sheringbrook when he announces she is his betrothed. She accepts as this will keep her from ruin, but she wants a real marriage while he insists on a relationship of convenience. When Ware’s long time enemy plots to destroy him by scandalously stealing his betrothed; neither the baron nor his adversary expected the wallflower to take charge.

The third Holiday Pleasures Regency romance (see Season for Temptation and Season for Surrender) is a fun frolic as Edmund, his foe and her cheater soon realize they don’t know Jane. Fans will enjoy the leads’ changing relationship as Jane teaches her mate that as the Four Aces sang: “true love's a many splendored thing” (by Sammy Fain and Paul Francis Webster).

Harriet Klausner

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