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A Little Bit Scandalous

(Forbidden Love #3)

3.63  ·  Rating details ·  142 ratings  ·  33 reviews
A woman in search of a gamble…

Mathematics prodigy, Caroline Jellico, plans to support herself by winning big in the gaming hells of London—while dressed as a boy. She’s tired of waiting for the elusive Roe to notice her. She’ll marry him or no man.

A gambler in need of redemption…

Monroe Grisham, Duke of Chanceworth, needs to marry off his beautiful young ward and ensure
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Published August 2013 by Entangled Publishing LLC, Scandalous
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Mar 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars!
The book had a beautiful ending. The book content was good, too.
Dec 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mon avis en Français

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En lisant le résumé du roman, j’ai tout de suite été intriguée par les idées mises en avant par l’auteure. Nous nous retrouvons ici avec un tome 3 mais j’avoue que je n’ai pas eu l’occasion de lire les autres romans précédents. Ce n’est vraiment pas un problème soit dit en passant car je n’ai eu aucun problème dans ma lecture. N’hésitez donc pas à commencer avec ce roman si vous en avez envie.

Comme je le disais, j’ai beaucoup aimé les idées utilisées par l’
Anna's Herding Cats
DeHart creates such fun heartfelt stories and is quickly becoming one of my favorite historical authors. While A Little Bit Scandalous didn't feel quite as fleshed out and finished as the previous installments and had a couple spots that just didn't feel period appropriate I still had a great time with it.

Caroline was one of my favorite heroines in recent months. I freaking *loved* her. She says what she thinks, goes after what she wants--even if that means impersonating a man so she can play
J'ai donc terminé la série (du moins en VF....) toujours en Italie (et loin d'internet)et le 3ème tome remonte en style.

Caroline est une héroïne comme je les aime, qui prends son destin en main (dès le début puisqu'elle propose elle le mariage à comme ça marche pas, elle devient une pro au blackjack ^^)

Monroe (Roe pour les intimes) est un poil plus classique.... duc, rake... bois trop, joue trop.... blablabla.... amoureux de l'héroïne mais comme il est un mauvais garçon pas assez
Jul 26, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
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Yes, yes ANOTHER romance. What is happening? First, look at that cover. I want that dress. I'd never wear it but I want it anyway. It's beautiful. So why another romance? I participated in a chat with three Entangled authors and found them all so delightful that I wanted to read at least one of their books to share the love. It just happens that this one came up as available to review so I jumped at the chance to review it. Of all romance, I
Jul 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What can I say about this book? It was just brilliant! A card-shark of a heroine, a guilt ridden rake of a hero, high stakes, steamy romance, and a swindler on the loose. A Little Bit Scandalous had all that and more. Loved this book!

Caroline was a wonderful heroine. She was just so easy to like. She's had an infatuation with Roe for years and, even though he rejected her, she wasn't going to let that bring her down. So, she packs up to London, decides she wants to obtain independence, and sets
Melody  May (What I'm Reading)
Aug 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, historical, romance
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I have finally read the third book in the Forbidden Love books, and I think A Little Bit Scandalous happens to be my favorite. Which each book it just keeps getting better and scandalous. This time the scandalous relationship is between Monroe Grisham (Roe), Duke of Chanceworth, and his ward Caroline Jellico.

Caroline has been in love with Roe, I have no clue how long. When she was about to start her first season, she made it abundantly clear that she wanted Roe.
WTF Are You Reading?
Aug 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Robyn DeHart, never ceases to amaze and delight her readers with tales of brazen woman and dashing men willing to risk everything to follow the call of passion.
In A Little Scandalous, the third offering from the Forbidden Love series; we are introduced to Roe and Caroline, two players in a high-stakes, winner-take-take all game of hearts.

Ohh finally! A story where the girl gets to be the roguish gambler, and the guy gets to try to reform her!!!!
It seems that one Miss Caroline Jellico, is quite
My Book Addiction and More MBA
When Caroline Jellico puts her heart on the line and suggests to her guardian, Monroe Grisham, that he marry her, only to be turned down, she decides to take her future into her own hands, literally. She turns to the one thing she’s good at, cards. By dressing up as a boy and playing cards, she earns a large sum of money, money that she is convinced will help her live an independent life, a life where she will be financially free from Roe. But when Roe decides to play “the boy” in a game of ...more
Aug 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
A Little Bit Scandalous is the third book of the Forbidden Love series. I have read all of the series up to this point but believe this book can be read on its own and the reader will not be lost. That being said however, one of the things I really enjoy about this series to date is that ancillary characters that are depicted in one book then become the main characters in the next book; almost like a vinette. For example, book 2 started up towards what is the end of the first book but from the ...more
Aug 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2013
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Robyn DeHart's latest installment in the Forbidden Love series. Truth be told, I have the first two books in the series and haven't read them yet, but I'm going to remedy that ASAP! Seriously...I'll be reading them this week!
Roe and Caroline's story was so unique. I loved that Caroline both enjoyed and excelled at a "man's game". Definitely a unique story line. Honestly, I wanted to smack Roe upside the head several times during the story, but he redeemed himself in
Nicole Laverdure
Aug 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A Game of Seduction
I love stories set in the Regency-Victorian eras, because they are so romantic! So I decided to read for the first time, a book written by Robyn DeHart; A Little Bit Scandalous #3 of her Forbidden Love series. I was not disappointed!It's the story of Caroline Jellico and Monroe Grisham; set in 1869, she is 18 years old and has a crush on Monroe but time goes by until they meet again in 1876. She has become a beautiful and independent woman who plans to support herself by
Aug 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Monroe Grisham, Duke of Chanceworth becomes the guardian of Caroline Jellico, the sister of his best friend. Roe feels guilty over the death of his friend and hopes to do the right thing for Caroline which is to marry her off to someone worthy. Roe happens to teach Caroline how to play cards and discovers she is a math prodigy and by counting cards, can't lose. When it is time for Caroline to enter society she informs Roe that if she can't marry him, she will have no other. Caroline decides it ...more
Joey Berube
Aug 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I've read all three books in the series so far and this one is my absolute favorite. In fact, I think it may be my favorite book by Ms. DeHart so far! I absolutely love Caroline and Roe. They are a fantastic couple and the sparks just fly between them. Their first kiss had me curling my toes and every sensual moment between them was fantastic. As a reader, I could see from the beginning why they were meant to be together, but I also completely sympathized with the reasons that were holding them ...more
I don’t know how I feel about this book. The foundations are there. The characters could have been great. But the plot was under developed, and the hero seems a bit flat. I liked him better in the token appearances in the other books.

I liked it in spite of the significant flaws. But I can’t bring myself to give it a higher score.
Aug 04, 2013 rated it liked it
The heroine Caroline Jellico becomes the ward of the hero, the Duke of Chanceworth (Roe) at 15 when her brother dies from cholera when the 2 men are in Persia looking for a precious artefact. Roe is guilt stricken over his best friend’s death. He was saved by his father who brought him back home; but who refused to do the same for Christopher, Caroline’s brother who was merely a baron’s son.

The ward & guardian trope is nicely done; Caroline falls in love with Roe quite early on & tells
Diane K. Peterson
A Little Bit Scandalous is the third book in Robyn Dehart’s Forbidden Love trilogy. It would be fine to read as a stand-alone, but characters from the previous book make brief appearances.

Caroline Jellico’s situation is a bit precarious. She became the ward of Monroe Grisham, Duke of Chanceworth, after her brother died, but has barely seen him in the seven since she first confessed her love for him. Living with his mother, she is determined to gather enough money to refurbish her family townhome
Jul 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Originally given 3.5 hearts at Rookie Romance.

Caroline was a great heroine- she's likable, with an independent and stubborn streak. She's had a crush on Roe- her legal guardian- for years, but she hates feeling like a burden and yearns to be able to be independent. I liked that Caroline decides to take the bull by the horns, and do something about it. Roe taught her how to play cards, and taught her well, so she dresses as a boy and plays cards in a gaming hell where she can make the money she
Mary Gramlich
Sep 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Always want for something one-step away from your current position

Caroline Jellicoe wants her freedom and independence and plans to use her gifted talent to get both. Caroline is a card shark and dressing as a boy and going into a gaming hell proving her expertise has turned out easier and very financially lucrative than expected. Now if her guardian Monroe Grisham, Duke of Chanceworth were to discover this sin nothing would be politely said between them but what he does not know will not hurt
Caroline was a fantastic character. I loved that she was fierce and independent and not afraid to go after what she wants. Pair that with being a bit naive and she finds herself in potential trouble dressed as a man in a card game. On the other hand, we have Monroe. He was a bit stale to me. So many historical heroes are written this way and he didn't seem to have a unique perspective. I did enjoy him more as the book moved forward, he just never really stood out from the rest. The story line ...more
Oct 29, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Stars

Monroe Grisham, the Duke of Chanceworth is the guardian and object of affection for Caroline Jellico. He taught her how to play “21” after her brother died in hopes of keeping her mind off the fact that she was alone in the world. She is quite the mathematics prodigy and is quite good. She has thrown herself at Monroe before and he turned her down. She has decided to disguise herself and earn money playing “21” in the London gaming hells. Her plan is the earn enough to restore her
Rosemary K
Aug 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Carolyn Jellico has a very handsome guardian, Monroe Grisham. He is a Duke but that isn't why she loves him. When she asks him to marry her, he refuses. He feels responsible for her brother's death. Time passes but her love does not. Caroline is determined to be her own person. If Roe will not marry her, she will stay single. How will she get the money she needs? By playing Vingt-et-un (a card game). To do this she goes to Rodale, a gaming hell, and plays there, disguised as a boy. When Roe ...more
Nov 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
In the conclusion of Robyn DeHart’s Forbidden Love trilogy we are back to fun and scorching sensuality!

I adored both hero and heroine and loved their road to happily ever after. The heroine with strength of her convictions and a hero whose behavior kept me in the dark and on the verge of declaring him beta, but in the end the alpha won.

This story had it all, from characters who can melt your heart to the wonderfully witty dialogue, I enjoyed it all, despite the predictability of the plot.

All in
Disappointing. While I enjoy the girl dressed up as a boy trope, this novel didn't do it very well. I was also surprised at the low quality of the editing - there were multiple occasions where there were words that were wrong, or run-on sentences, and that very easily pulls me out of the story. The dialogue was also very dry, and it didn't feel like the characters had much chemistry together. Not the worst I've ever read (thus not meriting a one star) but I likely wouldn't recommend it to ...more
Tracy Emro
Jul 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

I didn't think this book was nearly as good as the first two in the series.

I liked Roe and Caroline - but there was so much going in this book that I had a hard time following the story and when it was over I felt boggled - I read the epilogue and thought - what the heck happened?

Now to be perfectly fair, I have a wicked cold and am jacked up on cold medicine, so it is possible that my drug fogged mind is not making perfectly obvious plot connections - so please bear that in mind when
I like the premise of a girl dresses up as boy and goes gambling. And she's good at math, too! I also like that she is the hero's ward and also his late best friend's sister. The writing is also good. The conflict are described well. Someone before me pointed out (to which I agree!) that for a girl raised in country estate, the heroine seems too bold in her approach to sex (I guess it's the plot device in order to get hero and heroine do "something").
Dec 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Une lecture légère et agréable d'une plume fluide avec une pointe d'humour.

Mon avis : http://les-lectures-de-titou.over-blo...
Dec 20, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2013-reads
Meh. Kinda boring. :/
Britt Marczak
Dec 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: entangled, historical
I have such a weakness for historicals with women dressing up as men for one reason or another! :) Loved Caroline.
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