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Lynn Spencer - All About Romance

I'm one of the publishers of All About Romance. I love reading romance, as well as mysteries, fantasy, history and historical fiction, and all kinds of other things. Staying on Goodreads for now but trying this out in case I decide to switch.

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Review - The Scandal in Kissing an Heir

The Scandal in Kissing an Heir - Sophie Barnes

Often when I read historical romance, I'm looking for something with a strong sense of place and time, and at least a little bit of realism. However, every now and again, some fun wallpapery fluff hits the spot as well. And if you're in the mood for a fluffier historical, The Scandal in Kissing an Heir is a fun read.


So, why is kissing an heir scandalous? Well, the heir in question is Daniel Neville, heir to the Marquess of Wolvington. Mr. Neville has frittered away his time with gambling, causing scandals and generally proving an embarrassment to his uncle, the Marquess. The Marquess warns Daniel to knock off the frat boy antics (in Regency-ish speak, of course) and to settle down with a nice, respectable lady. Soon after, Daniel finds himself at the Duke of Kingsborough's ball.


At the ball, most respectable folk avoid Daniel but he does find himself intrigued by a mysterious young lady in a moderately scandalous scarlet dress. And so he meets Lady Rebecca. We learn pretty quickly that Lady Rebecca has been declared mad by her aunt and uncle and that she has spent the past two years imprisoned in their home. The reasons for all of this aren't quite clear, but at this point, the story flows along well enough that I suspect many readers will be willing to just roll with it.


This is a partial review.  You can find the complete text at All About Romance.