Book Reviews of Lord Of Scandal

Lord Of Scandal
Lord Of Scandal
Author: Nicola Cornick
ISBN-13: 9780373772117
ISBN-10: 0373772114
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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3.2 stars, based on 29 ratings
Publisher: HQN Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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reviewed Lord Of Scandal on
Helpful Score: 6
- If I could rate this book -5 stars, I would.

- The characters are so ugly in personality and temperament, and there is absolutely no redeeming quality, lesson learned, eyes opened, or positive awareness they achieve. And the worst thing, there were several characters that you hoped to see a happy ending for, but nope! Didn't happen.

- Some people, according to Amazon reviews, enjoyed this book. I'm not one of them. The best thing I can say about it: the cover; and I can now get rid of it! I wouldn't recommend wasting the credit much less the cover price I paid for it! =(
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Take an heiress with a good heart and a need to help others...
with a heartless father and a young step-mother with addictions...
a "fiancee" who likes to hurt those less fortunate and weaker than he...
add in a wealthy & loving god-mother...
a friend who has fallen from grace...
and a fortune hunting adventurer...
and you have all the ingredients for this story.

I enjoyed the prospect of a duel challenged by the heroine... I enjoyed a heiress not willing to be "trapped" into marriage... I also enjoyed seeing family rally to help the "black sheep"... and as always...a true love ending.
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The settings of this book, the earthiness and decadence of society that it portrayed, made me think it was set in an earlier era than the Regency, like the late 1700's(Georgian era). For instance, the opening scene is at a public hanging. But I really liked it, the characters were realistically flawed and 3 dimensional. In fact, the central conflict of the story revolved around the hero's biggest flaw. That the author was able to make him a sympathetic character, in spite of a couple of rotten things that he does, is a tribute to good writing and character development. This book came out some years earlier than Cornick's Scandalous Women of the Ton series, but the flavor is similar. Those books had some very flawed heroines who were eventually redeemed.
I also enjoyed seeing a minor recurring character, Mr. Churchward, who shows up in so many of Cornick's books, as a financial advisor to her heroes and heroines.
I was however, distracted and disappointed by some hints of a secondary romance which did not come to pass.
And the villain gets his comeuppance in a particularly apt and gruesome way.