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Marriage Most Scandalous
Marriage Most Scandalous
Author: Johanna Lindsey
With the dazzling blend of romance, humor, and poignant storytelling that has made her one of the world's best-loved authors, Johanna Lindsey presents the passionate Regency-era tale of an earl's daughter who dares to pose as the wife of a deadly mercenary in order to save her former guardian. From the back of the book: When Sebastian To...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781416505464
ISBN-10: 1416505466
Publication Date: 4/2006
Pages: 448
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 374 ratings
Publisher: Pocket Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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daedelys avatar reviewed Marriage Most Scandalous on + 1756 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I enjoyed this book, but it did only get 4 and 1/2 out of 5 stars because it was just missing a little something. I did think the story was great, but it was a little slow going at first (or I was just tired) and it took a bit for the story to actually start getting "good". It's a definite reader if your a fan, but just not as good as other books of hers that I've read. The plot seemed a little forced, but the characters had some fun lines that are typical for a Lindsey story. Overall good read.
carolceltic avatar reviewed Marriage Most Scandalous on + 41 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
historical romance was good read in night.
mrspotts66 avatar reviewed Marriage Most Scandalous on
Helpful Score: 2
Plot twists abound in this melodramatic tale of revenge, families torn asunder and (of course) true love. Set in Regency England, the story opens as Sebastian Townshend, the heir to an earldom, reluctantly takes part in a duel with his best friend. After unintentionally killing the man, Sebastian, now disinherited by his father, leaves England and adopts a new identity as a brooding mercenary called the Raven. Sebastian's Raven persona is so over the top that it's almost laughable (at one point, he fells two burly bodyguards merely by knocking their heads together), but Lindsey (A Loving Scoundrel, etc.) gives her hero enough magnetism, sexual appeal and human flaws to make his romance with 23-year-old bluestocking Margaret Landor believable. Margaret has hired Sebastian to investigate the truth behind the numerous "accidents" that have befallen his father, who also served as Margaret's guardian. To carry out this assignment, Sebastian returns to England, pretending to be Margaret's husband. When they arrive, a series of clues keep the young couple hopping, while their passions lead them to consummate their pretend marriage. One might quibble that the story's final twist comes out of nowhere and that the protagonists are really modern characters in Regency guise, but Lindsey writes with such gusto and warmth that her legions of readers are unlikely to object.
elsasdaughter avatar reviewed Marriage Most Scandalous on + 115 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I had not read a Johanna Lindsey book in a long time and I was really excited about reading this one. It was dissapointing. To me, it started slow and it just did not get any better. I made myself finish it but was skipping some of it along the way. I liked the characters but they did not click in my opinion.
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Helpful Score: 1
Deception. lies and greed are the main components of this well paced and sexy story. Lady Margaret Landor and Sebastian Townsend-also known as the Raven come to a bargain that leads to danger and romance with a dash of rumor to round out this story,
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Lindsey at her finest. She's a real talent. I've enjoyed her for decades, if you like historical romance, this one's for you.
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I have all her books in hard back but 2, There is nothing better on a rainy night than a warm cosy fire and a Johanna Lidsey Book. They are must reads all of them over and over again.
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good book
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Passion, Intrigue, Scandall. Some marriages have it all
Dimples2212 avatar reviewed Marriage Most Scandalous on + 209 more book reviews
This book has everything...Humor, intrigue, twists that you don't see coming, passion and even a few tears at the end. As the inside cover of the book explains, Johanna Lindsey has created for her fans "a hero to fall in love with."

One quote in the story stays with me. "A man who assumed he had unlimited power, true or not, is very dangerous." The book was written in 2005; however, the quote is still true today!
justreadingabook avatar reviewed Marriage Most Scandalous on + 1599 more book reviews
This was a fun-fulled read. Lots of wonderful characters and interesting plots all going at once. You can't go wrong with a JL book.
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I have all her books in hard back but 2, There is nothing better on a rainy night than a warm cosy fire and a Johanna Lidsey Book. They are must reads all of them over and over again.
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Sebastain Townsend is banished from the family seat and even England after a duel ends in the death of his best friend Giles. Knowing that he is to blame for the whole situation he leaves England with just a friend and a few items and makes a name for himself as "The Raven" on the continent. This mercenary for hire will do whatever he must to see the job done. Does he have a death wish? Maybe. Than a face from his past comes looking for him, appealing to what she mistakes as his honor and pride. Come back to England with her and figure out who wants his father dead. Sebastian agrees after Maggie is willing to pay an outragous fee. In order to get back onto the estate they pose as a married couple. This shame relationship though is hard to put aside after awhile as they both start feeling very intense emotion for the other. Will they allow themselves to have a happy ending or will the enemy hiding in the shadows see to a rather different ending?
Maya33 avatar reviewed Marriage Most Scandalous on + 225 more book reviews
Regency Romance. Passion, intrigue, scandal, some marriges have it all
linnybo avatar reviewed Marriage Most Scandalous on + 23 more book reviews
Sebastian thought he had killed his best friend in a duel, over a woman he had slept with. He didn't know that the woman was his best friend's wife. Disowned by his father, living with the guilt of his best friends death, he travels throughout Europe as the Raven. He's a man that most people both admire, and fear. He has vowed that England is the one place his work will never take him to, and the one place he will never return to. Lady Margaret goes in search of the Raven. She never dreamed that the man she was going to hire the Raven to find, is the Raven himself. Lady Margaret is worried about Sebastian's father. Too many accidents have happened. She's afraid someone is trying to kill him. Sebastian returns to England posing as Lady Margaret's husband. He finds that the woman who caused the duel is now married to his brother. Is his father in danger from her or his brother? They are defineately keeping secrets. He wants Lady Margaret, but will he be able to live without her? What happens when the best friend that he thought that he had killed in the duel turns up alive and well? If you want the answers to these questions, I suggest that you might want to give this book a listen!


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