A Most Scandalous Engagement (Scandalous Lady, #2)
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A Most Scandalous Engagement (Scandalous Lady #2)

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Could she be the brazen lady who posed for the scandalous portrait?

Lady Elizabeth Cabot is no longer the reckless girl she once was. Now the darling of the ton, she is determined to put her past behind her. But who would have imagined that one immodest act could throw her entire world into chaos . . . and force her toward a loveless marriage? In desperation, she approaches...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published November 30th 2010 by Avon
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Heather
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Mary
Is this a first book? This feels like a first book. Transistions and backstory are very poorly done, characterization is minimal and unbelivable. I didn't read the first book, and won't go looking for it based on the writing in this one.
Sarah
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Ada
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Kate
This was enjoyable. I did feel a bit lost here or there due to the fact that I hadn't read the first one. Otherwise, not bad.

UPDATE:

Apparently, I liked it better the second time around. I don't know what it says about the book or about me that I just discovered that I actually had read it in 2011 and had absolutely no memory of it throughout my second reading.

Finished 05.11.2011 and 02.10.2014.
Monica
I loved this book but I felt the end was a little abrupt. Still give callen props for writing such awesome books!
Maryanne
very enjoyable
Lilah Chavez
I didn't like the female characters at all. Elizabeth was just ugh, Mary Ann I just wanted to smack. Peter could've been a great character. usually Callen could do a great book , but what happened ? The plot seemed a bit hurried and not convincing. The only reason I.finished reading it wad because I bought the book. Sorry Callen, but I'm hoping for Leo's and Susannah's story is better, it can't get much worse than this.
Donna
I really enjoyed this, I couldn't put it down. I loved Elizabeth, she and Peter were made for each other. My only negative is that Elizabeth's angst and self-doubt did come across as too over-wrought to be really believable at times. I really like the way all three books in this trilogy are occurring parallel to each other. I can't wait for the last book.
Saral
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Tabetha Waite
I didn't care for this book from the beginning, mainly because of the initial interaction between the MCs. I felt that there was too much conflict and not enough to recommend Elizabeth or Peter. For the writing style alone, I choose not to finish the book :(
April
I definetly felt like you need to have read the other books in this series to understand what is going on. Plus the characters never really came alive for me.
Eve
I enjoyed it..it wasn't really a great read per se, but I liked both their characters and the fact that he was a commoner gave it a bit of a different edge.
Elle
I think this book must be late in a series. There's a lot of stuff that's talked about in the story as if the reader must already know.
Fay Ann Hollcroft
I don't know what it is but every time I start to read one of Gayle Callen's books I cannot seem to be able to put it down. THEY ARE GREAT!
Carrie (elphaba) Selusnik
The second in the series, and I really enjoyed it as much as the first. Looking forward to the reading more from Callen.
E. R.
The first one grabbed my interest better than this one. I'll provide a better review at a later date.
Heather Fischer
Ok book. It didn't hold my interest as much as other books of hers that I have read but it was enjoyable.
Andrea Jackson
Good, sexy. The set-up was a little unbelievable. Now I have to get the rest in the series.
Melanie
...but what about Susanna....hopefully there is a third book to this series to finish the story.
Melissa
Not nearly as good as the first book in the series.
Chriscilla Quintana
LOVED IT! LOVED IT! LOVED IT!
Donna
Great book.
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USA Today Bestselling author Gayle Callen writes historical romances for Avon Books. Her twenty-first novel, Redemption of the Duke, was published in May 2014.

Gayle’s novels have won the Holt Medallion, the Laurel Wreath Award, the Booksellers’ Best Award, and finaled in the National Readers Choice Awards. She was a nominee for RT Book Reviews Magazine’s Reviewers’ Choice Award. Her books have be...more
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