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A Matter of Scandal (With This Ring #3)

3.92 of 5 stars 3.92  ·  rating details  ·  1,387 ratings  ·  60 reviews
Miss Emma Grenville, who is no silly debutante, has had her fill of thick-headed noblemen who believe women exist solely to satisfy men. And her arrogant new landlord, the Duke of Wycliffe, is the worst of the lot! The too attractive cad wants to triple the rent on Emma's finishing school for young ladies to help get his uncle's estate out of debt. Well,
Mass Market Paperback, 372 pages
Published August 1st 2001 by Avon
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads)
Oct 15, 2009 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads) rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: To regency romance fans who want the steam and romance without the realistic aspects
My problem with this story is the sexual mores in it. I find it very distressing that a young woman who is completely dependent on her position as a schoolteacher would risk her livelihood by dallying with a careless lord, including having a sexual encounter in her schoolroom. I spent the whole book waiting her someone to catch her and for her to get fired. I was disappointed that she had such reckless decision-making and also at the hero for being so selfish as to pursue an affair with a woman ...more
Jul 02, 2008 Eastofoz rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Eastofoz by: Julie (on loan)
A light historical with a feisty get-out-of-my-way heroine and a Jo Cool alpha who unexpectedly falls in love with the least likely woman.

Witty in your face dialog, some very mean characters from the infamous "ton" all set around a school that teaches girls how to become respectable ladies.

Not a lot of bedroom steam here but if you're looking for a well-written quick story for the weekend this would be a good one to pick up.
Grey really despises women and Emma doesn't think too highly of her fellow man either so this story has an amusing battle of the sexes. His opinion of female education and their usefulness was pretty outrageous. (Really, dude. Don't hold back. Tell us how you feel) Their combative relationship was a lot of fun to read about and for the first half of the book I was really enjoying it. Grey's and Emma's witty banter was very lively and I was pretty happy with my decision to force myself to read th ...more
A fun ride with a girl's school headmistress and a rakish woman-hating duke. Worth a read, if you enjoy bad behavior and rakes, in general. It has the added bonus of a varied cast, such as students, Triston (the rake from 'The Rake' before his love story), Grey's ex-mistress, reappearance of this series' H/Hs and so on. They are also quite entertaining. The fights between Emma and Grey are fun and there is no angst. Thank God! Emma is easy to relate to, as she is basically a modern woman, workin ...more
Jul 07, 2008 ChloeLeeNH rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Regency Era fans
I liked the tension between the h/h from the beginning. Nice theme of setting a wager and then they both realize that they can learn things.
Maggi Hesseling
This wasn't the first time I had read this novel. A couple years ago I picked it up in a 2nd hand book store and when I started transitioning part of my bookcase to Kindle last year, this was one of the novels I really wanted to get a copy of.

It's a good, solid historical romance. The characters are interesting and the situations different. I like that they can't get along with each other at the beginning, and love that they have to change each other's mind pertaining to the school. I especiall
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Emma Grenville is a spinster and the headmistress of a reputable girls’ school in Hampshire.

Greydon Brakenridge, the Duke of Wycliffe, finds himself in the middle of a London Season, visiting his uncle’s estate in Hampshire and offering a solution to his money woos.

To that end, Emma is soon drawn into a wager with this arrogant Duke, and she is determined to teach him a lesson and prove to him and all his
Joanne Veloria
I'm having second thoughts giving this novel a one or two star ratings. I really love the tension between Grey and Emma. they're relationship starts like a cat and mouse. I find the first to three chapters amusing that's why I continue reading it. But, as I continue I find faults in this story. And I hate this feeling that I love this from the start and I ended up not sleeping OVERNIGHT but the more I read the less the story progress. First, how in their right mind, will someone, having sex from ...more
Enjoyed this book and all the secondary characters. Had some LOL moments. I hope Tristan gets his own book.
This was an enjoyable story, but I know I would've liked it more if the scandal wasn't so silly. Obviously it was a big deal at the time, but reading about it now seems ridiculous that something like that could ruin someone and shut down a school.

People were so insane about sex, and they still are, but it seems like there was a total mania about preserving a woman's virginity during this time period. It's just hard to understand and accept even in a fictional story that I know is set during a t
At last we get to read the third and final in Enoch's With This Ring Series! This is the story of Emma Grenville, the young headmistress of a girl's finishing school who tangles with Greydon Brakenridge, the Duke of Wycliffe who can't resist her condescending ways towards him. We've gotten to know Emma slightly in the previous books and her happily ever ending was just delicious! While visiting a relative in the country who is having money problems, Greydon helps him by having him raise his tena ...more
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I wasn't sure if to give this book a four or five starts, but in the end I decided it did deserve a five star review. It was a charming and funny story, the characters were interesting, and their chemistry was nicely written.

P.S. But the first book from this series is still by far the best ...
Clever headmistress intrigues rakish Duke so much that he sets out to ruin her. Not so much to like about The Duke of Wycliff at first, but as Emma Granville and her students educate him, he grows up. Though he does still want to ruin her, just in a sexual way, and has no compunction about what it might do to her as well as the Academy (!) I had a hard time getting over that, as he WAS very much a rake, but he does come around. And their banter was pretty entertaining. Plus the girls' interactio ...more
Lady Darcie
Aug 25, 2011 Lady Darcie rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: romance lovers
Recommended to Lady Darcie by: with this ring #2
Emma Grenville has been running her aunt's academy for over two years and she has done everything to keep the academy flowing smoothy until the price of rennt went up and a wager was made which had Emma placing everything on the line and that maybe something she can't afford.
Grey Brakenridge, the Duke of Wycliffe escaped london to find something less devious to do but he didn't expect to help his uncle in running his estate nor did he expect to fall for a women let alone a educated women, but wh
I read Lessons In Love before I knew about this. When I read about Grey & Emma, I had feeling there has to be a complete a novel about them. Guess I was right. And it's awesome as well..
Bebe Four
Series rating: 3
Each book centered on a woman who was connected to the others. The books were generally enjoyable with decent premises, but they didn't really rise above that.
Emma and Grey... I loved how Grey was intrigued by Emma's wit and unflinching pride to stand up to him. They had fun banter!

I was a bit disappointed in how things wrapped up in the end, but I'm pretty sure that was the only solution possible for that time.
The hero and heroine are instantly attracted to one another (yawn). The heroine is inexplicably considered "on the shelf" despite being pretty, intelligent, and kind (though opinionated). This is one of those books where the hero has NEVER had a woman stand up to him, and he is powerfully attracted to the one woman who will. This romance novel trope has the sheen of feminism (she stands up to him!) over a base of misogyny (and all other women are lying, unlikable whores). She falls into bed with ...more
Wiwo Aprilia
5 Apoplexy Stars.

i was in the good mood when I read this book and i laughed a lot. So, because that reason alone it deserved 5stars
Stephanie Bolen
Hot, cool, and completely fabulous. I wish that we had got to see her estate plan but other than that minor quibble it was great.
Jane Stewart
Enjoyable fluffy read, witty author.

I was surprised at how often this book had me laughing out loud, and that alone is the reason I gave it 5 stars instead of 4. The dry sarcasm in several comments was hilarious. I enjoyed the characters. Mentally quick Emma is a school headmistress and falls for the duke. The arrogant and condescending duke dislikes and distrusts all women. He believes the school does nothing more than teach girls how to trap a husband. He ends up changing his mind about the sc
4.5 out 5.
I was definitely engaged the whole time, but something was missing. Probably an epilogue, and HR isn't complete without one (in my opinion). Generally, I like all my regency heroes, but Grey really irritated me at times. Emma was actually a lovely heroine, she wasn't too whinny or selfless, she was a genuine character. It's a good light read, I recommend it if you're transitioning from the end of one series and going to another. It helps to get you fresh for a new series or book.
ceritanya bagus, seru ngikutin pertengkaran antara Wyclife dan Emma, akal Wyclife untuk ngedeketin Emma juga ada aja tapi feel antara mereka ga terlalu exciting, cuma flowing aja.

Di sini Tristan dari The Rake sudah muncul, jadi sahabat sekaligus saingan Wyclife mendapatkan Emma. Lucu saat Tristan ketakutan setiap ketemu Lady Georgiana, dan langsung kabur menghindar. Personally I love The Rake better than A Matter of Scandal.
Amelia Fransiska
Tertarik baca krna sinopsisnya agak mirip crita Saint - Evie

Klo S-E ada kaitan ama panti asuhan
Grey - Emma krna sekolah yg di pimpin emma brada di tanah nya paman Grey...

Emma lumayan annoying karakternya,,, bbrapa kali bikin aq sebel..
Grey charming jg, tp dia trmasuk karakter yg gampang di lupakan *sigh*
Ada Tristan, Lord Dare jg di sini,,, ampun d dia di sini boyishhh sangat [hmpfh]
This is the first Suzanne Enoch book I read and loved it. Greydon and Emma were a perfect match. He was a bit stuffy and arrogant but Emma brought him around. His dealings with the girls had me laughing. The wager between Grey and Emma made for interesting tension (both on a personal level and on an attraction level). I did not want to put the book down once I started reading it.
That was one arrogant Duke! I loved him though. Emma handled herself and him well. Lizzy was great.. wonder if we'll meet her again in her own story? So glad I came back to read this story- I'd read about Grey and Emma in another book and their story sounded interesting. I wasn't disappointed!
This books tells the love story of the Duke of Wycliffe and Emma and let's face it - it's predictable as the the moon in the night! The only interesting part was that Tristan, the rake of the 1st part of the "Lessons in Love" triology and Gorgiana have a small part.
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