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His Scandal

(His Trilogy #2)

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  333 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Taming a Rogue

Lady Emmeline Prescott is shocked when Sir Alexander Thornton, the most incorrigible scoundrel in England, suddenly notices she even exists—and starts flirting with her! The dashing cad has a well-earned reputation for carousing that brings a blush to her cheeks, but more distressing still I is the unwanted desire he arouses in her!

To win a wager, Alex must w
Mass Market Paperback, 377 pages
Published April 28th 2002 by Avon
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Sep 09, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Sir Alexander Thornton just came off a few years of pretending to be his twin bro when he makes a wager he can kiss the hottie Lady Blythe Prescott. Except then her older (hotter) sister, Emmeline, gets his fires RAGIN' and he can't stop himself from inviting her to Bonerville, population: NICE. This results in LOVE(TM)???

1. This is allegedly set in the 1500s: it did not feel like that AT ALL beyond the goblets of wine and doublets. Other than that, it's Regency-esque with almost no tie to the b
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Oct 06, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
Sir Alexander Thornton is sorry the minute he makes a wager with his best friend as to who will kiss a maiden first. Alex’s chosen target is the lovely Lady Blythe, but her stern older sister Emmeline stands in his way. How can he get past this spinster chaperone, especially when she’s the one who captures his heart?
Karyn Gerrard
Aug 13, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Picked this up for 2.26 on Amazon Kindle (temporary sale price) takes place in the late 1500's, time of Queen Elizabeth, though it felt more like a Regency in tone. Entertaining and moved at a fast clip, and Alex Thornton is a hot hero with many intriguing layers. Hey, I even liked the heroine for once! A very good read. ...more
Ebony Morton
Jun 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a great read.
Juliana Philippa
An enjoyable light read; starts off prosaic and lacking spark but *quickly* improves!

[1588, England:] This book is the second in Gayle Callen's "His" series; Book 1 is His Betrothed, which features Viscount Spencer Thornton (the brother of this book's hero, Sir Alexander Thornton) and Book 3 is His Bride, whose hero is Sir Edmund Blackwell, Alex's best friend. I have not read the first book but was easily able to follow the plot, so it's not a problem if you read the series out of order.

I read H
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There was one thing I wasn't keen on towards the end: (view spoiler) Otherwise, a nice spinster/rake romance. (3.5 stars) ...more
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May 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: time-historical
Re-Review: Sir Alexander Thornton where can I find a guy like you in our world today??? I mean, you've been a really really bad, bad boy! LOL.. Well this second book of Gayle Callen's His series is very, very cool!

The story goes...Alex Thornton is your average rake. Due to a wager he must get a kiss from a maiden. Not so hard but it IS difficult for her chaperone and sister is no other than the uptight miss, Lady Emmeline. Alex must win the wager, he must get the kiss and he must escape Emmeline
I enjoy Callen's books. And normally I'm.amazingly forgiving when it comes to historicals. But I had to wonder. The book theoretically takes place in 1588, but it reads exactly like Callen's regencies. If I pretend it was 1829 instead of 1587 then this book gets a 4, just cuz I liked the story itself. But in context? WTH? Definity no 16th century setting or characters. ...more
Imania Margria
May 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sensual, romantic, and enticing
Jul 22, 2009 rated it it was ok
Wow, even I noticed the historical errors. Very light stuff.
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USA Today Bestselling author Gayle Callen writes historical romances for Avon Books. Her twenty-second novel, The Wrong Bride, was published in November 2015.

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 bee

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