Book Reviews of Once Upon a Scandal

Once Upon a Scandal
Once Upon a Scandal
Author: Barbara Dawson Smith
ISBN-13: 9780312962777
ISBN-10: 0312962770
Publication Date: 9/1997
Pages: 336
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 35 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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From 'Romantic Times'
Once Lady Emma had a bright future, but then she was forced to trick her fianc, Lucas Coulter, the Marquess of Wortham, into marriage. When he discovers that she is pregnant with another's child, he leaves her. With her grandfather's gambling debts mounting, Emma has no choice but to find a way to pay off the bills by becoming the cat burglar known as the Bond Street Burglar.

The one night, Lucas catches her and he makes a deal with her; he will keep her secret if she will give him a son and heir. Emma only wants freedom to marry another man who pledges a marriage in name only. She must comply with Lucas' bargain or lose everything.

Emma takes her place as Lady Wortham, not expecting her husband to woo her and replace her fear of intimacy with desire. He tutors her in love after learning of her deep secret and what happened when her daughter was conceived.

Their newfound love will unleash another's hatred that knows no bounds and draw them into grave peril.
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Hot and sweet historical romance between a desperate thief and the noble lord who loved and left her.
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Emma wronged her husband, Lucas and he abandoned her and left England for seven years. Upon his return, Emma begs him for a divorce so they can both get on with their lives. He refuses claiming he wants an heir then maybe he'll grant her request. The new courtship is fraught with danger for Emma since there are questions about her past that she can't tell Lucas. The give and take between them makes for an interesting story. I really liked Lucas and felt great pity for Emma. I haven't read this author in years, and now I'm wondering why I stopped. Hmmm.
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Desparate and alone, Lady Emma tricked Lucas Coulter, the Marquess of Wortham, into a hasty mariage. but on their wedding night, when he learned the truth about his not-so-innocent bride, he abandoned her..
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Desperate and alone, Lady Emma tricked Lucas Coulter, the Marquess of Wortham, into a hasty marriage. He abandoned her when he discovered the truth about his not-so-innocent bride. Seven years later, he blackmails her into agreeing to give him an heir.