Book Reviews of One Night of Scandal (Bluestocking Brides, Bk 2) (Harlequin Historical, No 763)

One Night of Scandal (Bluestocking Brides, Bk 2) (Harlequin Historical, No 763)
One Night of Scandal - Bluestocking Brides, Bk 2 - Harlequin Historical, No 763
Author: Nicola Cornick
ISBN-13: 9780373293636
ISBN-10: 0373293631
Publication Date: 8/1/2005
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 29 ratings
Publisher: Harlequin
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed One Night of Scandal (Bluestocking Brides, Bk 2) (Harlequin Historical, No 763) on + 16 more book reviews
Great regency romance. I usually don't buy Harlequin Historicals, but the cover made me buy this one, and I'm glad that I did. Such a great hero, and the heroine isn't a dumb ninny or a fiery hellion...lol. She's just perfect.
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ONE NIGHT of SCANDAL is the middle book of a trilogy ('Bluestocking Brides') by Nicola Cornick. The time is 1803 and the locale is Suffolk. The British and Napoleon are trying to second-guess each other regarding an invasion of Great Britain by the French. There's a bit of a mystery about someone acting treasonous by giving info to the French and using a local book club as the swapping place.

Young widow Deborah Stratton had a disastrous first marriage; fortunately it was of short duration. She's been acting the retiring widow in Midsummer Village for three years. When she receives a missive from her father demanding that she attend her brother's wedding and move back home permanently, Deborah becomes frightened. Her sedate life is about to be altered by her father and she doesn't like it; Papa wants her to marry a cousin, Harry. Deborah is underwhelmed with the thought of being under her father's thumb again. She also doesn't want Cousin Harry.

So she devises a plan to get someone to enter a fake betrothal with her for her brother's wedding. Lo and behold, the one man she doesn't want to know of her actions offers to help her. Lord Richard Kestrel is a rake tired of the title and women's expectations. He really wants to settle down and he is in love with Deborah.

Deborah whines too much and seems immature. She did not speak to me; her character was impetuous and short-sighted. Richard Kestrel needed his head examined for wanting the flaky Deborah. But all ends well -- except for the treasonous person in Midwinter Village. This thread is left hanging until the final book. I doubt that I will read it. There was nothing wrong with the book but the plot wasn't all that original or interesting.


Blue Stocking Brides
1. The Notorious Lord (2004)
** 2. One Night of Scandal (2004)
3. The Rake's Mistress (2004)
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THE WIDOW AND THE RAKE
Deborah Stratton is a respectable widow - or so the inhabitants fo the Midwinter villages believe. But she hides a secret that means she'll never marry again...

Lord Richard Kestrel is London's most notorious rake, a dangerous man to be around, a man who has already shockingly offered to make Deborah his mistress.

Now Richard has come to realize it is Deborah's hand in marriage he wants - but not before they share one night of scandal.....
reviewed One Night of Scandal (Bluestocking Brides, Bk 2) (Harlequin Historical, No 763) on + 79 more book reviews
The Widow and The Rake!

Deborah Stratton is a respectable widow-or so the inhabitants of the Midwinter villages beliee. But she hiding a secret that means she'll never marry again...

Lord Richard Kestrel is London's most notorious rake, a dangerous man to be around, a man who has already shockingly offered to make Deborah his mistress.

Now Richard has come to realize it is Deborah's hand in marriage he wants-but not before they share one night of scandal...