Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Her Scandalous Wish by Collette Cameron

Title:  Her Scandalous Wish
Series:  A Waltz With a Rogue Novella
Author:  Collette Cameron
Publication Date:  February 22/16 by Blue Rose Romance LLC
Length:  86pgs
Genre:  regency romance
Shelf:  review
Rating: ★★★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

A marriage offer obligated by duty; an acceptance, compelled by desperation.

At two and twenty and scarred from a fire, Philomena Pomfrett is resigned to spinsterhood, but to ease her dying brother’s fretting, she reluctantly agrees to attend a London Season—to acquire a husband. If she fails, when he dies, with no family and no money, her future is perilous. Betrayed once by love, Philomena entertains no notions of a love-match.

Newly titled, Bradford, Viscount Kingsley, returns to England after a three-year absence. When he stumbles upon Philomena hiding in a secluded arbor during a ball, he doesn’t recognize his first love, believing she died in a fire. Yet, something about her enthralls him, and he steals a moonlit kiss. Caught in the act by Philomena’s brother, Bradford is issued an ultimatum—a duel or marry Philomena.

Bradford offers marriage, but Philomena rejects his half-hearted proposal, convinced he’d grow to despise her. Then her brother collapses, and she’s faced with marrying a man who deserted her once already.

My Review:

What a breathtaking novella from Collette Cameron. She eloquently yet entertainingly takes readers into the lives of high society during London’s Season, creating a fantastically gossip inducing backdrop for this fun & romantic tale.

Cameron has created characters that both understand and flaunt the rules of the ton. They stand out without being too outrageous. I found myself easily imagining being in the characters’ positions. It was chilling and haunting, yet at the same time I truly envied them. Cameron really allowed their emotions to shine from the pages, creating the ultimate second chance romance. The intensity of their feelings, both good and bad, truly drew me in.

Short, sweet, emotional, and endlessly romantic. Once again Cameron has created the perfect tale to enchant readers for an afternoon.

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