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A Taste for Scandal

(Sealed With a Kiss #2)

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  510 ratings  ·  85 reviews
Things have always fallen into place for Richard Moore, Earl of Raleigh. His good looks, abundance of charm, and the small matter of being heir to a marquisate make him quite the catch. So when a delectable young woman wants nothing to do with him, he can’t help but seize the irresistible challenge.

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Mass Market Paperback, 336 pages
Published December 4th 2012 by Signet Eclipse
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Oct 31, 2017 rated it liked it
utterly delicious.
a good mix of sweets, passion, love, family and decisions that will impact all.

As she smiled and praised Richard’s skills,
only one thought seemed to stick in her mind.
So this is what bittersweet tastes like.

Jan 11, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
I only got about 12% of the way in. I had a negative reaction to both characters and it kept me from wanting to read further (plus, I had a feeling I would not rate this fairly even if I did push through so why bother).

My poor impression of the characters in this book could be summed up as follows:
- Jane did a lot of shrieking and had negative views about men in general.
- Richard was very full of himself, had empty thoughts, and there was too much innuendo about his sexual exploits that he is pr
Aly is so frigging bored
DNF 52%
I don't care what happens to either character
Boring, cliché and plain ridiculous.
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
4.5 stars

Posted on Under the Covers

Richard Moore, Earl of Raleigh is no stranger to a life of scandal and carnal pleasures. He indulges often and isn’t afraid to use his charm to get what he wants. However, life has seemed rather dull lately and it isn’t until he attempts to be a hero that things go terribly wrong for him. A shrill shriek catches his attention and when his eyes land on a large, roughened man and a wide-eyed woman, Richard reacts impulsively and tackles the man to the ground to p
Nov 20, 2014 rated it liked it
So when a delectable young woman wants nothing to do with him, he can't help but seize the irresistible challenge.
Because nothing says ‘irresistible’ more than a woman who wants nothing to do with you.

I mean, aren’t restraining orders so sexy?! Oh, nothing is hotter than seeing that gleam of reluctance in a female’s gaze as she catches you stalking her for the hundredth time.
get a life photo: hard drive 14661k1vycllyt6-2.gif

I really hope guys don’t use these books as guides.

Dudes, I’m speaking directly to you now: for the love of all that
3.5 (high 3.5 for the baking)

This was really cute, really fluffy and I really enjoyed two thirds of the book. The banter and chemistry between the two leads was undeniable, I loved the two sisters as supporting characters and both Richard and Jane were wonderful leads. But I think it started to flag in the third act where there wasn't much steam to keep it as exciting as the first two acts. Still, baking, bantery adorable leads.
I really like this author, and am so glad I discovered her. The first book in this series (this is the second book) was so polished and well written, that I couldn't believe that it was her first book. This book also has a lot to recommend it. Both Richard, the hero, and Jane, the heroine, are engaging, well developed characters. Richard starts out as somewhat aimless and feckless, but he matures over the course of the story. One of Ms. Knightley's strengths is her dialogue, and I especially lov ...more
4.5-5 stars!!!

Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I'd find an HR that involves the hero (willingly) partaking in baking lessons from the heroine. But that is exactly what this treat of a book entails. And I do mean 'treat' quite literally since on top of the romance, the various desserts described throughout left my mouth watering.

A Taste for Scandal tells the tale of the unconventional courtship between Richard Moore, the Earl of Raleigh, and Miss Jane Bunting. Their first meeting, and
Melody  May (What I'm Reading)
Sep 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: historical, romance
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I'm super excited to bring to you the soon to be latest release in A Sealed with a Kiss series by Erin Knightly. I must say, I really did enjoyed this story and I think A Taste for Scandal was even better than More Than a Stranger. Here's what's it about and what I loved about it.

Jane Bunting owns a lovely little bakery and loves to turn out tasty little pastry. However, her world gets turn upside down when a certain lord attacks her dear sweet cousin in he
Dec 25, 2012 rated it liked it
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Jan 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED this story! Very sweet story (ha! It's about a baker!) about Richard Moore, the Earl of Raleigh, and Miss Jane Bunting, the proprietress of a bake shop. They meet when Richard mistakenly tackles Jane's cousin Emerson, who is recently back from the navy, inside Jane's shop. Richard thought that Emerson was attacking Jane, not surprising her with his return from the sea. Jane calls the watch on Richard and then is dismayed that Richard pulls the "I am a Lord" card and is let go. After some ...more
The Window Seat
Thank goodness for a light-hearted romance! The more that I expose myself to new authors and romantic genres, or books with a very dark or unusual undertone, the more I appreciate the stories that are written with a lighter feel, with conflicts that don’t induce terrible angst. A light-hearted romance doesn’t have to be overly humorous or completely void of any pain and suffering. What it really needs is an engaging story, two main characters that are enjoyable to read about, all within a book t ...more
A very sweet, quite traditional Historical romance.

About halfway through I was convinced I knew what was coming.....big misunderstanding accompanied by lots of unnecessary angst, I'm so glad the author DIDN'T do that. At the beginning, I found Richard to be quite selfish, having no thought whatsoever as to the consequences of his actions but he did improve and he grew on me.

I'll definitely be sticking with this series :)
Apr 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
WOW! I loved A Taste for Scandal. This was charming story that shows there are no boundaries when love is involved. I throughly loved all parts of this story. It was wonderful to watch Richard show his natural self with Jane. I have to say Bea is growing on me and I cannot wait for her story.

Erin Knightely has become one of my new favorite authors and I look forward to her next book.
Wendy Marcus
Jan 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful historical romance! This was my first Erin Knightley book and it will not be the last. LOVED it!
Dec 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: historical
a charming story for Richard and Jane. The whole story is just a wonderful addition to this series. Looking forward to Bea's book in 2013.
Aug 09, 2017 rated it liked it
It was a cute enough story, but I didn't really feel anything for the characters. I also felt that the things they said and did didnt really match the time period.

I did really enjoy the research the author put into baking and recipes that would've been available to Jane & her family.
Jan 08, 2018 rated it liked it
A light read. The ending was a bit unbelievable considering the time period.
Apr 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Thank goodness for a light-hearted romance! The more that I expose myself to new authors and romantic genres, or books with a very dark or unusual undertone, the more I appreciate the stories that are written with a lighter feel, with conflicts that don’t induce terrible angst. A light-hearted romance doesn’t have to be overly humorous or completely void of any pain and suffering. What it really needs is an engaging story, two main characters that are enjoyable to read about, all within a book t ...more
Jan 23, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance-regency
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Elizabeth Bennet
Mar 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What is funnier than a self assured rogue with the ability to attain any woman realizing a simple baker is immune to his charm? Richard Moore is so sure that Jane Bunting is under attack that he jumps into save her. He's so busy patting himself on the back that he doesn't notice that all her anger is directed at him. What does an Earl do when the same young lady shows up at his house the next day to drop off a peace offering? The old saying," The way to a mans heart is through his stomach," defi ...more
Miss Clara
May 14, 2013 rated it really liked it

I got involve with a whole lot of Romance reading because of my sister.
Okay confession time: so I'm a sucker for a picturesque setting of love and hearts. What can I say, I'm a girl.

In any case, what I love most about this book is the pure sense of girly thrill. I mean it. No agents of the crown, no spies,no black mail although I relish on those sort of plots most of the time.
Perish the thought! This time around, I sought for simplicity. And this book turned out to be way better.

Dec 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
A Taste of Scandal, Sealed With a Kiss #2, by Erin Knightley
Grade: B

“Bravo for us, Miss Bunting. We have been able to remain civil for over a minute. That is certainly a record.”

Baking is all Jane Bunting has every know and when her parents died she took over the family bakery and raising her younger brother. Jane’s life is full of responsibilities and trying to keep the business up and running which leaves no time for fun let alone love. A misunderstanding lands Lord Richard Moore in her bakery
Oct 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars. This book was SO cute!!! I really wasn't expecting to like it as much as I did, but I had a grin on my face from their very first meeting all the way until the end! I loved how they both developed wrong impressions of each other due to the misunderstanding at their first meeting (THAT WHOLE SCENE WAS SO CUTE, plus when Jane went to apologize and make peace with Richard, but then just ended up snarking at him some more), and the development of their relationship was so perfectly paced. ...more
Feb 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
To read my full review, visit: Love Saves the World

The reality of Jane and Richard is that they belong in very different social classes -- and one would think it would be impossible for a baker to meet, let alone marry the heir of the Marquis of Granville.

But Jane challenges this reality and him. While one's title and nobility is inherited, noble-ness and respect have to be earned. Richard has always relied on his wealth, position and charm -- but being with Jane has made him discover whole new
Aug 13, 2016 rated it it was ok
Apart from dragging on the book and the difference in class trope forever, which made me feel SO relieved when I read "The end" at last, what really drove me nuts was the hypocrisy of the "clean" romance without graphic sex scenes when the hero is described as a seasoned womanizer cavorting with plenty of widows and willing ladies and the heroine is only prevented by circumstances from giving up her "virtue" out of wedlock after inviting the hero to her place at night when she knows she will be ...more
Britney (BookDrunkSloth)
Oct 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Britney (BookDrunkSloth) by: Goodreads
I'm surprised and at the same time not surprised at how much I loved this book. The reason I am surprised is because when I sat back and thought about the book's plot, it seemed so very boring. I mean, most of the book was in a bakery making goodies. Why I am not surprised though is because after I read More Than a Stranger (this book's prequel) I knew that Erin Knightley was an amazing writer.

Even though the plot line seems pretty dry, Knightley made their love story so real. I truly felt that
Connie Fischer
Oct 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Jane Bunting runs a bakery with the help of her younger brother. Her deceased parents were bakers and she is carrying on the family tradition. Richard Moore, Earl of Raleigh, enters her bakery shop one day when he heard her scream and a man advanced toward her. Thinking she was being attacked, he ran in and wrestled the man to the floor. Turns out, it was her cousin and she was just excited to see him. Having broken some display cases and other things, Richard feels bad and tries to pay for the ...more
Oct 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
I'm not one to rehash a story as so many people already have. Here is my take: Fun read, not as good as the other two. Still worth reading. There are some very delicious little pieces in here and I found myself in tears of laughter in many wonderfully written parts but I can't get past a couple character flaws that irk me. First our hero is a charmer to the nth degree. It would make me automatically not like him but I liked Richard more in the last book. His power of persuasion and always gettin ...more
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