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  1. says:

    This book wasn't bad but it wasn't outstanding either It's not uite as stand alone as the previous but it's close The only character really in both is Georgia's brother can't wait for his book next and you really don't need to know the details of what he was doing up north off stage so you can easily start here in the series if you like—though I uestion why you'd want toMost of my engagement with this book was based on Dracy and yes my mind does want to read that as Darcy He's a sensible guy with drive and strength who knows what he wants and goes after it with determination I particularly like that while he observes and notes the reactions he gets from others on seeing his facial scarring it otherwise doesn't enter his consciousness at all Not only is he not all woe is me but it just doesn't even enter his mind as something to worry aboutGeorgia has little going for her on the other hand—mainly being as unconscious about his scarring as he is Other than that she's immature and flighty and self involved and a bit conceited There are glimmers of in her involvement with some charity work for example but not enough to offset the selfishness at least for me This is ameliorated somewhat in that the story is largely about her growing up and becoming less self centered That said while I liked where she was by the end I didn't really feel that the destination was very well earned; I just didn't get any sense of motivation or direction beyond simply getting through her scandalAs usual I did rather enjoy the ending Beverley really has a way with those emotionally cathartic releases at the end and this is no exception The story plays out beautifully and by the time Georgia had finished all that growing I rather liked her and Dracy together It's not uite enough for me to want to round up to four stars but it was a close run thingA note about Steamy I can't decide if this makes it out of the low end of my steam tolerance or not There's one lengthy explicit not uite sex scene and one pretty short explicit totally all the way sex scene Which leaves this on the edge of my mid range but still on the low side


  2. says:

    Georgia was 16 when she married her childhood friend Dickon Earl of Maybury She’s become the darling of the beau monde the male half at least known for her daring and flirtatious ways She’s true to her husband though who adored being the envy of his pals In one fatal morning now 20 year old Georgia is widowed and the new earl drop kicks her and her dowry back to her father the Earl of Hernescroft It's whispered that the fatal duel was fought over her She retires to her father's country estate where her family advises her to live out her mourning year to give the gossip time to die offFast forward almost a year With her mourning period almost over Georgia is keen to return to Town and resume her place in society but her father is stonewalling It seems the gossip never did die down—in fact it was fueled by her former mother in law who claimed to have seen a letter from the duelist who killed Dickon stating that Georgia had promised that once he killed her hubby she would be his Odd that since she barely knew the man and wouldn’t have bedded himLord Dracy not Darcy—sorry Austen fans is a Naval hero badly scarred from a burn to his face who has returned England to find himself a Baron his wastrel older brother having had the discourtesy to die The estates are falling down around his ears and he has little money He pours it all into rebuilding his stable with the goal of raising race horses But he needs a studNo not that kind of studBetter Thing is he hasn’t the blunt to buy one or even rent one for the night So he stakes his best filly against Fancy Free a filly owned and much prized by Lord Hernescroft Dracy’s filly wins and Dracy accepts an invitation to the Hernescroft estate where he hopes to talk Lord Hernescroft into a deal—he’ll let the man keep his filly if he can have one of the studs a mean spirited lad who tends to kick the snot out of anything that strays into range Good blood lines if a bit of a PIA ProblemThe stud in uestion has kicked one last thing—the bucket But Lord H has another deal to offer How about a filly of the human kind—namely Georgia? Her dowry is £12000 which would come to about 13 million in modern US currency Enough to buy a lot of studs and rebuild the barony with careful management When Dracy asks if the lass is willing Lord H says “She’ll do as she’s told”Seems the doting daddy thinks Georgia needs a firm hand and lot of miles between her and the scandalmongers in London Dracy has a rep of being a stern tough officer so he can handle high spirited Georgia—Daddy advises the liberal use of a switch to keep her in line And hey it’ll be much easier to part with G than Fancy FreeDracy is no fool The money is tempting though he’s not keen on the idea of being saddled with a merry widow whose reputation precedes her He decides he needs to meet her and have a look at the goods yes he actually puts it that way later on Georgia meanwhile is ordered to put in an appearance at the small house party her father is holding for the people who came for the race She’s not eager Her family has kept her mostly in the dark about her ruin but she has an inkling and she's still in mourning But Mummy insists She tells G that her dad is working on Dracy to negotiate a trade for Fancy Free and if she would butter him up it would not go amiss G agrees to take one for the fillyIt’s like at first sight Dracy is pleased that G doesn’t flinch at his scars G enjoys his conversation—he’s not near as awkward as Mummy let on Things progress somewhat predictably in the relationship tho as feelings begin to develop G consistently warns that there can be nothing between them She’s angling for a duke this time—certainly not a mere baron especially one who wants to molder away in the country rather than enjoy the amusements in Town Even the shock of Society’s new hostility towards her fails to make her reconsider She’ll live it down eventually And she still has many of her former cicisbei—a couple dukes among them Also among them is Sellerby a good friend from before whose conversation is amusing though his attempts to court her during her mourning didn’t uite amuse Intrigue becomes part of the game as “the letter” surfaces giving rise to even hostility towards Georgia Old friends distance themselves Only a few stalwarts including Dracy Sellerby a few gal pals including a couple Malloren brides and her family Dracy detects an odd aroma around the whole thing and starts investigating and what he digs up is pretty good stuff There’s a nice twist in the romance too before the HEA Plus there is some priceless info in the author notes explaining matters of inheritance jointure dowry and inheritance as well as some really gross info about the water systems in London No wonder they always drank booze


  3. says:

    For nostalgia's sake and because I sorta liked the hero I upped this from 1 to 2 stars I have loved so many of Jo Beverley's books Especially the earlier Mallorens This one didn't capture me At all I seriously disliked the heroine from the beginning I kept reading I actually enjoyed the hero and was disappointed when I reached page 134 and realized I didn't like him enough to endure any of Lady May's arrogant blabbering Here is what did me inLord Dracy is taken aback by her beauty at a ball He finds himself staring and she notices and informs him they can never be than friends Then he reminds her that any man would find it difficult to not be entranced with her rare beauty and personality She actually says I hoped you'd be immune When he says he'll wear a blindfold she continues on admire and inhale then but don't fall in love I already have a surfeit of unwanted devotees Seriously She says that The heroinenot a snotty secondary character or bratty family member The heroine I about threw up Before this I battled to continue on refusing to give up Well I'm done Sorry but with so many great reads waiting on my TBR list I just don't see myself purchasing her next book Bummer


  4. says:

    Very good book At the beginning I didn't care much for Georgia She was selfish and spoiled and intent only on finding a new husband that would keep her in style I did like Dracy from the beginning He was determined to bring his estate back from ruin and had a plan to make it happen When Georgia's father comes to him and offers his daughter in marriage he is tempted Not just for the money but for Georgia herself Georgia has been tasked by her parents to help Dracy fit in she knows nothing about the offer As she tries to regain her life in the beau monde the old scandal is brought back to life Dracy is there through it all helping to protect her and trying to find out who is causing the trouble As time goes on information comes out and both of them are threatened I really liked the way that Dracy took care of Georgia I was also glad to see her mature as the book went on and see how she came to care for him I loved seeing the way Dracy's mind worked to puzzle out who was causing the trouble


  5. says:

    DNF 15% could not get into it no likeable characters they are either way too immature or self obsessed I'm out


  6. says:

    In 1763 England passed a law fixing the minimum age for marriage at 16 with parental consent needed for anyone under 21 During the Georgian Period the average age of marriage was 27 Teenage brides were anomalous One can understand why when reading Jo Beverley’s latest novel A Scandalous Countess Her heroine Georgia is just twenty and after almost three years of marriage a widowGeorgie was an immature bride — she was wed to a neighbor three years her senior when she was 16 — and is an immature widow Her husband was killed in a duel over what many believe was Georgie’s infidelity She’s young lovely and after her year of mourning desperate to regain her place in society She’s too immature to live on her own — although under the law she could — and yet she longs for the freedom she had while married She wants a new husband preferably one with a title and lots of money to buy the outrageous gowns for which she is knownLord Dracy has neither money nor an impressive title He abruptly left the naval life he loved when his fribble of a cousin the previous Lord Dracy died after bankrupting the family holdings Dracy has come to Devon and is trying to raise funds to rebuild his estate One of the only things his cousin left was a fast filly named Cartagena Dracy brings Cartagena to Georgia’s father’s estate Herne to race her against the Earl of Hernscroft’s famous bay mare Fancy Free The race is winner takes all — whoever wins gets both horses Dracy wants to win but not to gain Fancy Free He plans to ask the Earl to instead give him one of the Earl’s stud horses a prize breeder named Gosling go Dracy wins the race but when he sits down to talk about the trade — the Earl really doesn’t want to part with Fancy Free — Dracy is distressed to find that earlier in the week Gosling go had to be put down The Earl then offers Dracy a trade for a different filly his daughter If Darcy marries the young widow he’ll get her portion of twelve thousand pounds cash in hand the day he weds her As the Earl points out Dracy could buy a herd of stallions with that kind of bluntDracy is shocked to hear the Earl’s proposal The Earl points out that his daughter who was wild when married although faithful is likely to return to her scandalous ways when she’s let loose on the ton again and would probably end up married to a “blackguard” He’s looked into Dracy’s background and feels Dracy is a trustworthy solid man The Earl laughs and says “You’re the type she needs A man of iron used to command” The Earl urges Dracy to take his offer; the Earl can keep his beloved horse rid himself of a troublesome scandalous daughter and Dracy can wed and bed a gorgeous young girl and gain twelve thousand poundsThis is a partial review To read the entire review please go to All About Romancehttpwwwlikesbookscomcgi binboo


  7. says:

    I'll go out on a limb and say this is like 4 12 Jo Beverley is back in fine form I checked off the cabin romance and road trip romance shelves because once Dracy and Georgia met they really weren't separated again Lots of echoes of Beverley's I've liked like another widow that was very popular with the ton Skylark The tension between a daughter and her powerful parents reminded me of Hazard A Scandalous Countess was so enjoyable I'd like to go back and read the book that preceded it An Unlikely Countess to get another glance at a couple characters that intrigued me like Georgia's brother PerriamThis isn't much of a review so let me think Don't read it if you haven't kept up with the Malloren world it's a definite continuity book If it hadn't be for superwendy's challenge I probably wouldn't have picked it up and that would have been a shame because it was great It starts off slow though Stick with it It's the story of a man and woman who were meant to be together but who had obstacles to clear away not the least the madman who arranged for Georgia's husband to be killed In essence though it's a book that focuses on the truly important and that's not one's status in the tonThere were so many pings of remembering this Rogue book and that Rogue book even though this is set in Beverley's Georgian world that I think the only solution for this reader is for Jo Beverley to write a new Rogue book


  8. says:

    What I love about Jo Beverley's writing is the way she incorporates historical detail into the story it's so richly drawn and yet she doesn't do info dropping I thought this was a realistic romance Georgia and Dracy really worked as a couple and the way they worked out the obstacles to their HEA was believable I admit to thinking the villain was a bit OTT though And because I'm a Malloren fangirl I did like the cameos by the Mallorens especially Rothgar


  9. says:

    I always feel like a wittier person when I finish one of Jo Beverley's romances


  10. says:

    I couldn't relate or care about either of the main characters I didn't believe the family the setup or the people Skip this one folks


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A Scandalous Countess

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