Scandal Takes the Stage
Successful playwright Maggie Delamere has no interest in the flirtations of noblemen like Cameron, Viscount Marwood. She once paid dearly for a moment of weakness…and vows to rebuff the wildly persistent—and irritatingly handsome—scoundrel at every turn. But when ...more
Scandal Takes the Stage by Eva Leigh
Book Two of The Wicked Quills of London series
Publication Date: October 28, 2015
Rating: 2 stars
Source: eARC from Edelweiss
***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers***
Summary (from Goodreads):
Successful playwright Maggie Delamere has no interest in the flirtations of noblemen like Cameron, Viscount Marwood. She once paid dearly for a moment of weakness . . . and vows to re ...more
Honestly, I can hardly believe that I didn't love this book. It has everything I could possibly ask from a romance: Cute banter, genuinely nice people, practically no drama (surprising for a story that revolves around a theater), a relationship that slowly builds over time while the characters get to know each other, a woman with trust issues who has to come to terms with t ...more
“‘Then shall I ever be your slave, if only to prove the authenticity of my affections. For, madam, you hold my soul in your palms, and if you are its captor, then I welcome my imprisonment.’”
If I could give this book ten stars I would. I absolutely loved it!!!
Maggie Delamere is a successful playwright, one you disdains noblemen. Years ago she paid very dearly for her trust in a nobleman, and never will that happen again. Especially not with wickedly charming Cameron, Viscount Marwo...more
Scandal Takes the Stage is the second book in Eva Leigh’s Regency-set Wicked Quills of London series, so titled because the heroines are writers. I read the first book, Forever Your Earl, a few months back and loved it – it’s beautifully written, with plenty of sexually-charged, witty banter between the l ...more
The hero and heroine must fall in love straight away and be monogamous for the rest of the story because god forbid they flirt or even look at another person with interest. The hero must shout from the rooftops that he is not a rapist a ...more
The Wicked Quills of London series features heroines who are prominent writers in Regency England. The first book, Forever Your Earl, focused on the owner of a famous scandal sheet and I really enjoyed that so I had high expectations for the sequel, Scandal Takes the Stage, which features a female playwright. And I found it to be just as charming and thought-provoking as its predecessor.
Maggie Delamere's burlettas are the main attraction at the Imperial Theater and her biggest fan is Came ...more
”He felt her presence beside him. She was small, but it was as though she was a much bigger person, more will and self, that had been concentrated into a red-hot coal of a woman. If he tried to clasp her close in his hands, he would surely be scorched. But he wanted that heat, that fire and burn. Everything else seemed cold in comparison.”
I had a feeling Scandal Takes the Stage had ‘Amanda’s catnip’ written all over it and I was happy to see my instincts proved true. While the book ...more
I was slightly sceptical going into this because I didn't especially like the hero of this book when he showed up in the first book in the series. But the premise is DELIGHTFUL: A female playwright with writer's block and a pending deadline is essentially rescued by her patron, a nobleman she refuses to trust because of her past but to whom she has an undeniable attraction.
And honestly? I ended u ...more
So this isn't theatre as we know it, but theatre it is and musical it is and I LOVE BOTH! Color me an easy mark.
Setting / Time / Genre: Regency.
Series: Oh yea, and I have one more book to complete the series (this is my new 2017 goal in case you were wondering.)
Sexy times: It's an Evah Leigh. So, of course. This lacked the spice level of the other two books I have read in the series but that still left plenty.
Plan on reading more by the author: Not even a question that ...more
Same thing as with book one: the heroine, while sometimes frustrating, is the strongest element of this book. I really liked the fact she was allowed to be this at times moody and frustrating creative type. The hero was kind of bland once again. Perhaps a bit less so. The romance? Meh.
I really loved how much of a 'moody temperamental writer' Maggie was, and how the big obstacle in the book was her writing, and her writer's block was what brought her and Cam together. In general, I am really enjoying how Eva Leigh has been putting the heroine's professions at the forefront of the stories, and how GOOD all of them are at what they do, and how much they have poured into their writing and are appreciated and rewarded for ...more
Wow! I really, really enjoyed book one, Forever Your Earl, but this book impressed me more! I found myself loving it even more than book one, but they're both simply fantastic.
Again, this is very smart, feminist historical romance with everything in it. There's a delightfully slow burning heat between the hero and heroine, wity banter, and enticing story. I read it all in one sitting because I simply couldn't put the book down!
Book three can't come fast enough! ...more
It was by no means a bad book, but compared to the first one it wasn't as exciting, though Eva's witty style of writting was still present, thankfully! ^^ ...more
Narrator: NOPE. I really didn't like this narrator. She spoke way too slo ...more
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Cameron Chalton, Viscount Marwood is enjoying his privileged life, indulging his passions for fun, beautiful women, and the theatre. His ego takes a slight beating when he finally meets noted playwright, Margaret “Maggie” Delamere, and she can’t get away from him quickly enough. Used to women who long to be in his company, Cameron is all the more determined to win Maggie over. Not only is she very attractive, but she’s penned some marvel ...more
My thoughts: Scandal Takes the Stage is again y ...more
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Wow! Just wow!
Great series! ...more
I enjoyed the confrontation of class issues in this novel and the fact that as the epilogue shows while there’s definite ...more
It also lost a half star because of the loose end of her family. (view spoiler)[I would have loved to touch on them - are they still under the fist of her controlling father? Did this change antthing? She notes her sadness that they didn' ...more
Eva also writes in multiple romance genres as RITA-award nominated Zoë Archer. As Alexis Stanton, she wrote the novel on which the top ...more