Scandalous by Night (Carlisle Family #4)
Even among that band of rakes known as les sauvages nobles, Lord Everod’s reputation is truly wicked. Countless willing partners have enjoyed his sensual prowess, but now one lovely innocent has his undivided attention. The alluring Miss Maura Keighly once lost Everod his family’s regard, and almost cost him his life. And no vengeance could be sweeter than the delicious se...more
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After an extended bout of reading erotica and paranormal titles, I was looking forward to taking a break and heading back in time with “Scandalous by Night” by Barbara Pierce, a historical romance from St. Martin’s Press. This is certainly a passionate novel for a historical, set in the early 1800s in England. It’s a tale of wickedness, villainy, and revenge. A young man seduced and betrayed by his own loved ones, and a young woman, alone a ...more
What worked for me:
*LOVED the reason Lord Everod was estranged from his family. That was CRAZY!
*I really enjoyed the wives of the previous characters circled around Maura when they began to perceive Everod as a threat
*I also liked the Big Betrayal between Everod and Maura. Well done toward the angst factor to me.
What didn't work for me:
*I didn't really "get" the ILY's -- it was like "ah the sex is wonderful" ...more
Striving to balance her love of history with the need to tell a compelling story, she debuted in 2000 with A Desperate Game. Since then, she has created two successful family series ...more