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My Scandalous Viscount

(Inferno Club #5)

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  1,859 ratings  ·  156 reviews
Sebastian, Viscount Beauchamp, lives by a code of honor, and now honor dictates he must marry Miss Carissa Portland. He has no regrets over stealing a kiss from the adorable little busybody-a fitting punishment for putting her delectable nose where it didn't belong. But now, caught in a compromising situation, he knows he must make her his bride. He's faced danger before-b ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published September 25th 2012 by Avon
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

My Scandalous Viscount is the fifth book in The Inferno Club series, and true to form, Gaelen Foley has penned a romantic, sexy, exciting tale that kept me up far too late into the night, unable to put it down!
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Sebastian, Viscount Beauchamp, lives by a code of honor, and now honor dictates he must marry Miss Carissa Portland. He has no regrets over stealing a kiss from the adorable little busybody--a fitting punishment for putting her delectable nose where it didn't belong. But no
Lover of Romance
This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance

I just read this one, and boy it surely didn't take very long. My only complaint about this book is that it went by way too fast to suit me. Its like I have a love/hate relationship with this one. When I found this available at the library, I knew that I had to pick it up, since I have been waiting months for it to become free for me to read. It has been a while since I have read the previous books in the series, but I am thinking I need to
Edwina " I LoveBooks" "Deb"
Oct 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I had been waiting for awhile to read Nosy Carrissa Portland know as the Lady of Information story!! Really she was down right nosy, Always sneaking around to here Ton Gossip. We later find out why, she is listening in on gossip. She wants to make sure no one has heard of her secret deflowering.

Non the Less I like Carrissa, she was brave intelligent and when she was compromised from being nosy. She married the man she had always loved and became a very loving and devoted wife. She made a few mi
update: ok i kept thinking about how cute Beau and Carissa were so i decided to give this 4 bye

Easily my favorite so far in the Inferno Club series. Beau was by far my favorite hero just because although he acted all bossyboots and stuff, he pretty much let Carissa walk all over him. LOL. Beau also was acting more of a diplomatic agent rather than a field agent, in this book, which made him way more interesting than the other Inferno Club dudes. He also gave Carissa amazing wedding presents and
Ivy H
I hated this heroine from the very first novel in the series. She was not deserving of her own novel. I had thought I'd be able to finish reading this but she annoyed my last f****** nerve with her busybody antics. In some heroines, being a busybody can be kinda cute. In this heroine, it was supremely irritating. I can't even imagine what kind of gossipy, witchy shrew she'll grow into when she crosses the age of 60.
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Dec 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Very good book. Carissa and Beau have known each other for years. Beau is a notorious rake in public, but in private he is one of a group of operatives who protect the country. Carissa is a busybody - or "lady of information" - who tends to poke he nose where it doesn't belong. He's attracted to her but her personality and his line of work are not a good mix. Then she gets hurt trying to save him from harm and the resulting compromising situation forces them to marry. Beau wants to keep her safe ...more
What I continue to love about Gaelen Foley’s writing is her ability to create such strong chemistry between two likable leads as well as turning the expected on its head. She clearly has a gift and it was on full display in My Scandalous Viscount.

Carissa and Beau’s relationship was wrapped around truth, lies, spies and a whole of bunch of truly epic kisses. I actually wasn’t sure at first how their romance would work since Carissa was a ~lady of information (which translates to gossipy busybody)
Mar 19, 2020 rated it liked it
This was really more of a 2.5 for me.
I enjoyed the start of this despite being a little lost at book #5, and read the 2 thirds of the book quickly in one sitting. BUT the last third and some niggling issues from the first parts made finishing this one hard.
I get the whole trying to recreate accurate historical times behavior thing, but the hero's behavior about putting his wife in line and punishing her like she was an ill behaved dog or toddler, was just not doing it for me.
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Oct 16, 2017 rated it liked it
Somewhat asinine characters and plot but the action flowed briskly and there were occasional moments of sweetness.
Adria's Musings
Sep 24, 2012 rated it liked it
Originally posted on Breath of Life Reviews

I have been a die hard fan of Gaelen Foley's for years. Her books have become more than just exciting stories to me and more of a reminder of how the simplest things like a great book can get you out of a bad place in your life for moments at a time.

The Inferno Club series has long been a favorite of mine but with the events of the previous book, My Ruthless Prince I didn't know where the series could and would go after that rather amazing conclusion.
Nov 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
I received a complimentary copy of this book as a part of a book tour in exchange for a fair and honest review.

My Scandalous Viscount, the fifth book in the Inferno Club series by Gaelen Foley, gives us the tale of a notorious rake, who's secretly a spy, who finds himself compromised and "forced" to marry an incorrigible snoop. With likable characters, witty dialogue and plenty of romance, Ms. Foley's tale captured my attention from the first page. While a part of a series, I found that I was ab
Jen Davis
Sep 16, 2012 rated it liked it
I had high hopes for this book. Gaelen Foley really wow'ed me with the last installment in The Inferno Club series, but this one just didn't have the same effect. It felt really slow moving at first and the "issue" between our hero and heroine felt overblown and not nearly strong enough to justify the angst that ensued. The pace picked up in the second half, but I was never really bowled over by the romance.

We saw the groundwork for a relationship between Carissa and Beau in My Ruthless Prince.
Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
The rakehell Sebastian, Lord Beauchamp is part of the infamous Inferno Club a notorious and debauched gentlemans club to those on the outside. However, the truth is that the Inferno club houses the Order, a secret group of spys who protect the country. Miss Carissa Portland, a famous gossip or "lady of information" as she puts it, has been watching Lord Beauchamp closely, she can't seem to help but be drawn to the rake, especially after the kiss he stole from her. But when dire circumstances hav ...more
Sep 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
As with the rest of the books in this series, I really enjoyed this one. I do wish there would have been a little more "steam" & perhaps some serious getting-to-know-you time between Sebastian (Beau) & Carissa. All in all it was enjoyable & I liked both characters. My Ruthless Prince was EXCELLENT & it was a little difficult to guess where the series would go after they eliminated the Prometheans. This book coincides with the timeline of the previous book so in actuality the Order has two groups ...more
My advice would be to read the prior books in this series before you read this one. I didn't because the prior books frankly did not interest me. I thought this book sounded pretty good because the hero sounded like a real rake in need of reform (which is my favorite trope), so I read it out of order, but I wish that I hadn't. I felt like I was dropped into the middle of a story that already started. The hero and heroine had already met and even had a little history that I would have liked to ha ...more
Started off fabulous! Sort of fell apart for me towards the end.
Shannon (Giraffe Days)
Carissa Portland styles herself as a "lady of information" - and with good reason, for how else will she know as soon as the ton learns about the indiscretion in her past, and the real reason why she's living with her uncle and his family in London? That doesn't mean she can't be trusted with a secret, but Sebastian, Viscount Beauchamp, doesn't see things that way. Caught snooping in the Inferno Club, around which there is much conjecture (a den of debauchery is the common belief), Beau knows th ...more
It was good but I wished these two would’ve just spoken the truth from the beginning. Trust is a hard thing to find once you’ve lost it.
Sep 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Gaelen Foley writes these intricately detailed Regency Era books. They are literally the definition of that period, rich, lush, sensual, decadent and that's just the setting. Her characters are complex and unique and one can not help but fall in love with them. I have loved the Inferno Club Series thus far for a lot of reasons but one of them is the dark Gothic feel to it. Dank Dungeons, Broody Heroes and intelligent women. When reading these books one can all but feel the fog weaving it's way t ...more
Oct 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
I honestly don't think that I could have read this book at a better time because My Scandalous Viscount fit my mood perfectly! An entertaining romance that kept me immersed in its' pages, this book was a joy to read and exactly what I was looking for. Carissa isn't your typical proper lady but instead is a bit of a nosy busybody that finds herself entangled with the infamous Viscount Beauchamp. After Sebastian and Carissa find themselves caught up in a precarious situation, they end up being pus ...more
Melissa McHugh
Aug 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
A successful entry in any series has to do a number of things. It has to hold up the theme of the series, introduce elements (e.g. characters, plot, settings) from the previous books to satisfy previous readers) while not alienating new readers. It has to have a standalone story. If it’s not the finale of the series, it has to introduce characters or plot threads that will keep readers intrigued enough to pick up the next book. And if it is the finale, it has to satisfy everyone.

Gaelen Foley’s M
Tracey Risebrow
Oct 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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A member of the secret Inferno Club and a ‘lady of information’, a spy with secrets to keep and a woman who cannot resist poking her nose into other peoples business. Viscount Beauchamp (Sebastian Walker) and Carissa Portland are an unlikely pairing who end up married because Carissa just cannot mind her own business.

With one of the Inferno Club teams in Germany and an investigation into the Order occurring in England, Beau has his hands full trying to
May 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
------ I received this book from Edelweiss and the publisher for my honest review------

As the book that seems to tie everything up in the Inferno Club series I think that this was a pretty good book. In most cases I think that the last books are just there to put the endings on any loose ends a series might have. And while this book does a good job of that, there is also a good story here. Sebastian and Carissa are actually a pretty good match for one another. Carissa, due to her past is not one
Sep 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Every time I read one of Gaelen Foley’s Inferno Club installments, I think it’s the best one she’s written and even though I still have a special affinity for Rohan, Duke of Warrington, I must say that I am most definitely mad for Beau.

MY SCANDALOUS VISCOUNT by Gaelen Foley is fast-paced, endearing and by far, the most romantic installment of the Inferno Club yet. Gaelen’s characters have come to life in MY SCANDALOUS VISCOUNT in such a way as to endear themselves to you immediately. You desire
May 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
I was greatly interested to see where Foley was taking this series after the last book. That book seemed to have a conclusion to the story arc. What this story brought was a more definite conclusion to that story arc and an introduction to Beau's teammates in the Order. And of course, we get Beau and Carissa's love story.

Beau and Carissa's relationship is a rocky one. They are forced to marry after a compromising situation and Carissa overhears Beau talking about the Order. Though there has bee
Mary Gramlich
Oct 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Carissa is an investigative reporter for the ton, not recognized as such but really if she does not get the information who will. It is very important to stay on top of all the information being exchanged especially where Sebastian Walker, Viscount Beauchamp is involved. Beau has been on the gossiping end of Carissa’s snooping more than once and the one time she tries to do the right thing, they are shot. Before the blood has dried upon their clothes Carissa and Beau, find themselves engaged. Be ...more
My Book Addiction and More MBA
MY SCANDALOUS VISCOUNT by Galen Foley is an exciting Regency historical romance. Book 5 in "The Inferno Club",but can be read as a stand alone. See,"My Ruthless Prince","My Irresistible Earl," My Dangerous Duke",and "My Wicked Marquess" *not in order*. Follow, Sebastian, Viscount Beauchamp and Miss Carissa Portland on an adventure into matrimony,misunderstandings,and passion. Filled with danger,secrets,wedded bliss sometimes,and falling in love with one's spouse. A fast paced story of love and a ...more
Nina Reads Too
Aug 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
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May 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
I did enjoyed this book. I could do with out the heroine being such a busy body ALL THE TIME...but the chemistry between the hero and heroine was great. SEMI SPOILER: I have two favorite scenes in this book. 1) When the hero Beau (which I love that name) caught his wife in the middle of a confrontation with a would be blackmailer...and Beau simply walked in the store, closed the door quietly, pulled down the shades and said "Carissa, Who is this"....I mean I could feel the tension. I love a stro ...more
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Gaelen Foley is the New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher's Weekly bestselling author of twenty historical romances set in the glittering world of Regency England. Her books are available in sixteen languages and have won numerous genre awards, such as the Bookseller's Best, the NJRW Golden Leaf (three times), the CRW Award of Excellence, the National Reader's Choice Award, the Beacon, and the ...more

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