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Last Night's Scandal (Carsington Brothers #5)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  3,623 Ratings  ·  265 Reviews
An unsuitable pair? Absolutely. But they just can't escape each other, no matter how hard they try.

After surviving the perils of Egypt, Peregrine Dalmay, Earl of Lisle is back in London, facing the most dire threat of all: his irrational family....and Miss Olivia Wingate-Carsington. A descendent of notorious—but very aristocratic—swindlers, the delectable redhead has the a
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ebook, 384 pages
Published July 27th 2010 by HarperCollins e-books
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Ridley
Apr 28, 2010 rated it liked it
I have no real strong feelings either way on this book. It started off super funny then sort of fizzled when the sexual tension was cut short and replaced by a non-committal self-imposed internal conflict. I'm not sure I have it in me to write a full-bodied review.

The book opens strongly with a few letters back and forth between the younger Olivia Carsington in England and Peregrine Dalmay, Earl of Lisle, who is in Egypt. Olivia's letter are true to the personality of the child we met back in Lo
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Caz
I've given this an A for narration and a B for content at AudioGals. I suppose that's technically 4.5 stars but Kate Reading's narration pushes it into the 5 star bracket..

When offered the choice of reviewing this or Not Quite a Lady, I immediately made grabby hands in the direction of Last Night’s Scandal because I’m a fan of the childhood-friends-who-meet-again-after-a-long-separation-and-think – “wow, you’re really hot now you’re all grown up!” – trope. That is, in essence, the plot of the b
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Wollstonecrafthomegirl
Probably more like 3.5 stars but I'm rounding up because of Loretta Chase Bonus Fun Points. Give the woman her due, even when the book isn't that good, it's still damned entertaining.

I was rooting for a Lisle and Olivia book (see my ridiculously gushing Lord Perfect review) and here it is. In some respects very satisfying. I love that Olivia is still OTT and clever and adventurous. Lisle is still a balancing influence to her and it worked nicely (although perhaps it didn't quite live up to my e
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Carol *Young at Heart Oldie*
When I read Lord Perfect, the two adventurous youngsters, Peregrine Dalmay (Earl of Lisle) and Olivia Wingate, really captured my heart. I thought they deserved their own story and I am delighted that Loretta Chase agreed with me because her latest book, LAST NIGHT'S SCANDAL is their story. Wonderfully romantic, deliciously sexy and extremely funny, it is a joy to read.

At the end of Lord Perfect, Lisle goes off to Egypt with his aunt and uncle to pursue his studies. Olivia, meanwhile, is learnin
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Catherine
Peregrine, Earl of Lisle, and Olivia Carsington have finally gotten their own story. We first met them in Lord Perfect when they went on a Noble Quest to help Olivia's mother. Lisle was less enthusiastic about the adventure, but when he realized that Olivia was doing it with or without him he went along too. As a child Olivia was a dramatic, manipulative creature who wanted to experience grand adventures and become a knight and go on Noble Quests.

Not much has changed since she was a child. She
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Lady Wesley
Mar 31, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, listened
It's fun to see the children from Lord Perfect all grown up but still recognizable. As usual, Kate Reading's narration is pitch-perfect, causing me to bump this up from the 3.5 for the Kindle version to a legit 4 stars for the audio.
Christine
Dec 31, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Okay, here's the thing: I love seeing long-time friends/acquaintances suddenly realize their feelings for one another are more than friendly. I just rarely see it done well, and this book is no exception.

Here's why: There's a formula in romance....that which brings them together vs. that which keeps them apart. In most long-time friend scenarios, once they start seeing one another as attractive members of the opposite sex, the "that which keeps them apart" element of the formula is weakened. In
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Katie(babs)
Jul 18, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Peregrine Dalmay, the Earl of Lisle has returned to England on and off over the past ten years while studying in Egypt. It's been five years since he has been back in England. He finds his parents to be ridiculous and emotional. They have become fed up with his heartless nature toward them and his siblings. And when Lisle's father threatens to cut him off unless he travels to Scotland and supervises the renovations of the alleged haunted Gorewood Castle that his family owns, Lisle is backed into ...more
Hirondelle
Jul 31, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
The story of the kids, from Lord Perfect, and this plot would have made a better novella than a novel. I enjoyed this very much, but Loretta Chase is probably incapable of writing anything I would not enjoy - I loved the dialogue, the small snippets of interaction between characters ( oh the valet and the maid, I so wanted more....). And the old ladies are indescritable. BUT and this is a very big but, the relationships are not nearly as complex and interesting as in her other books ( though the ...more
Holly
Although I love a good hero as much - sometimes more - than the next girl, it's really the heroines who make or break stories for me. The most delicious hero in the world doesn't mean crap if he's with a TSTL heroine. Not only do I hate the heroine, but I start to question the hero..what's wrong with him that he's with this awful girl? What does he see in her?

As always Chase's writing is fabulous. She really excels at dialogue and creating beautiful imagery with her words. I kept reading right
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Loretta Lynda Chekani was born in 1949, of Albanian ancestry. For her, the trouble started when she learned to write in first grade. Before then, she had been making up her own stories but now she knew how to write them down to share. In her teenage years, she continue to write letters, keep a journal, write poetry and even attempt the Great American Novel (still unfinished). She attended New Engl ...more
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Carsington Brothers (5 books)
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