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My Lord Scandal: Notorious Bachelors (Notorious Bachelors #1)

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  779 Ratings  ·  96 Reviews
Alexander St. James may be a thief of hearts, but he is no burglar. Nevertheless, he must recover and item belonging to his family to avoid a scandal, and so he has stolen into the home of Lord Hathaway, only to come upon the beguiling and chaste Lady Amelia in her bedroom, wearing little but a look of surprise. Alexander leaves Amelia breathless-but is it from fear or exc ...more
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Published September 1st 2010 by Signet Book
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Sep 09, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wildes-emma
2.5 stars

I really was hoping for a good read with this latest EW book.

The love story of Alex and Amelia seemed to take a back seat to the "mystery" of Anna and the family feud between the Hathaway and the St. James families.

The limited amount of time that was devoted to our H and h was enjoyable to read, but I got a bit bored by the secondary characters of Aunt Sophia and Richard and the unraveling of the mystery. It was just not that interesting or a friend called it, lots of
4.5 stars
May 06, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance-regency
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By B.A Ruggiero for Romance Novel News

A well-known rogue, Alexander St. James is ordered to break into the home of Lord Hathaway, a family rival, to steal a key in order to prevent a family scandal.

But Alex doesn’t expect to run into Lord Hathaway’s beautiful daughter Lady Amelia Patton. While hiding on her balcony, he spies on her as she undresses.

The quiet and beguiling Amelia has led a sheltered life in the country, surrounded by books. Her first season proves taxing as her father wishes to
Sep 09, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked the book but at some points it was a bit slow. I liked both the H&H in this book and the love scenes were on the hot side, that is alway's a plus for me, LOL! The ending had a nice little twist that added to the story. I will be reading the next book, Our Wicked Mistake when it comes out 10/5.
Rose May
Jun 23, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: b-plus
Note: This review, and all my reviews, comes from my blog - Romantic Rose's Bookshelf (

Book 1 in the Notorious Bachelors Series

This book was unique. The hero, Lord Alexander St. James, and heroine, Lady Amelia Hathaway, communicated with each other for the entirety of the book. Whenever an obstacle arose to their love, they discussed it. Whenever one was insecure about something, they discussed it. When they fell in love, they didn’t wait until the end of t
Ana Luisa
Aug 23, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mesmo antes de iniciar a leitura deste livro há algo que tem de ser tomado em atenção: a autora. Ainda não encontrei um livro de Emma Wildes que não tivesse o seu toque muito pessoal, aquela forma única e característica dela de nos fazer apaixonar pelo livro em questão. Claro que com estas palavras só posso mesmo dizer que adorei a história e acabei por devorar as suas páginas em poucas horas.
Todo o livro é excepcional e o seu ponto mais alto, na minha opinião encontra-se no momento em que Alex
Oct 06, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Começo a ter dúvidas de quem gosto mais: se de Emma Wildes se de Madeline Hunter. O género de livro é o mesmo, por isso não resisto a compará-las.
Penso que a resposta é que estão empatadas pois dos dois livros que li da Emma adorei os dois, e os dois primeiros que li da Madeline também adorei. Por isso só me resta ler o 3º da Emma e se gostar mais dele pronto... fica resolvido.
Em relação ao livro em questão, este não me pareceu muito diferente do Lições de Sedução. Claro que a história não é a m
Oct 17, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
O fruto proibido é, naturalmente, o mais apetecido.
Alexander St. James herdou do irmão mais velho a fama de libertino mas, ainda assim, a sua elevada posição social e fortuna tornam-no num dos solteiros mais cobiçados de Londres e muitos seriam os pais que não se importariam de o ter como genro. Mas não o pai da jovem a quem rouba um beijo inesquecível e proibido...
Lady Amelia Patton é a donzela em apuros deste romance. Romântica mas prática, inocente mas desprovida de pudor e dona de um excelen
Oct 13, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Apesar de ter gostado do livro, este foi o mais fraco que li da autora.
Nem consigo explicar bem porquê, gostei imenso de Alex e Amelia, mas faltou algo.
No entanto foi uma leitura leve e agradável, como habitualmente ;)
Sep 07, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
DNF. Been there, done that story with yet another jaded hero and a virginal ZZZ worthy heroine.

Side Note: This cover must be the blahest cover of the year.
leído en Agost 2011
María José
Feb 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tiene un principio muy bonito y un final algo aburrido, aunque en general me gusta, es el típico romance de Regencia con los paseos a caballo, las intrigas y los bailes. Y también original, que eso cuesta en el género.
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Aug 18, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fv-review

Like curling up in a nice soft blanket on a crisp fall day, My Lord Scandal, the first installment of Emma Wilde's Notorious Bachelors series, left me warm, feeling good and ready to cozy up to the upcoming bachelors in the series.

Lady Amelia Patton has arrived in London at her father's request to be presented to society and all the eligible bachelors at "the ton." Used to the easy, carefree country life, Amelia is far from excited about her father's insistence that she attend the seasonal balls
Sandy M
Sep 26, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical
I became an instant fan of Emma Wildes when I read her Lessons from a Scarlet Lady, loving the freshness of the story. This book isn’t far behind that one, giving us lively and interesting characters, a romance that is a treat for the heart, and a mystery with a twist to cap things off.

I really like the beginning of this book. Alexander has brought along his good friend Michael to break and enter into the home of a nobleman to retrieve something that belongs to Alex’s family, at least per his gr
Sep 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am officially an Emma Wildes fan. After reading this as well as Lessons From a Scarlet Lady, which I highly recommend, Wildes is a must read for me. The characters were extremely well developed, there was some mystery, a long standing family feud, and a heroine not afraid to be smart as well as a hero who appreciated said smarts. *GASP*

I loved everything about Alex. He has grown up the third son of a duke, and loves it that way. He has no desire to inherit the title, but not because he is afra
Oct 05, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ms. Wildes has done a wonderful job of bringing us a story of three best friends, Lord Alexander St. James in “My Lord Scandal”, Luke Daudet, Viscount Altea in “Our Wicked Mistake” and Michael Hepburn, Marquess of Longhaven in “His Sinful Secret”. All three have survived the Napoleonic/Peninsular War and are now trying to get back to the life they were meant to lead. There is plenty of romance, intrigue and mystery in all three stories.

In the first book, “My Lord Scandal”, we meet our first Hero
Aug 31, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My Lord Scandal: Notorious Bachelors by Emma Wildes
Historical Romance- Sept 7th, 2010
4 stars

This was an enjoyable Regency. The hero was a dashing rake with hidden
depths and the heroine is an angelic beauty with brains and a curious disability.

The story starts out as the dashing Alexander St. James is attempting to steal a key from the Lady Amelia’s townhouse in London. But sudden passion buds when Lady Amelia unexpectedly arrives home early. Alex secretly spies her undressing and is struck
Jan 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, regency, 2011
The title is awful, the novel is excellent. In this first novel of Emma Wildes' Notorious Bachelors trilogy, there's murder, mystery, intrigue, beautifully developed characters, and a story line that will keep you guessing until the end. While Wildes employs some of the traditional tropes of the Regency romance subgenre, she applies and explores them in such ways that they feel fresh and innovative. The book is filled with humor (so much so that I laughed aloud several times) and, joy of joys, a ...more
Sep 08, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical
Emma Wildes is fast becoming a favorite author of mine.

I like the fact that her books--at least the three I've read so far--are not extremely angst filled, which is a nice change of pace. I find them quite relaxing. They make me smile...and sometimes laugh out loud.

This book included. I loved the fact that the two lead characters actually communicated with each other the whole way through the book. There was no giant misunderstand between the two that kept them apart or any of the other regular
Jun 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
- This was an interesting tale of mystery, friendship and love. I was smitten with Lord St. James aka Alex. He wasn’t extremely seductive (as I like) but he was a smooth operator indeed. I thought the connection between Amelia and Alex was a good and at times sexy. However, I wish she could have been a little more mature in certain areas. I enjoyed their banter and closeness. I wish the story in all had a little more adult texture, not necessarily sex but not so adolescent either. Now for the my ...more
Sep 13, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm going to have to order some more of Emma Wildes' novels because I thoroughly enjoyed this story. Its refreshing to read a romance where the hero and the heroine are honest with each other and don't try to deny or destroy their feelings for each other. You can almost feel the chemistry between Alexander and Amelia and wanted them to find a way to be together despite their families disapproval of each other.
It also kept me interested until the end as to why their families hated each other and
Sep 24, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The stories of three English soldiers/friends who've been changed by their experiences during the long war with Napoleon Bonaparte. One was a British spy working undercover in Spain. His capture and torture by the French nearly cost him his life. If not for his last-ditch rescue by his two friends, he would not have survived.

War changes the people involved in it. These books show how each friend must adapt back into society. But for one of them, his self-doubts and mistrust may prevent him from
Nov 19, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance-regency, 2013
All around a very enjoyable read! I loved the characters and the fact they did not play games and were quite open and honest with each other. I love the slight mystery the lovers found themselves entwined in (those "found" love letters were sooo romantically good). I will say towards the end, it feels like the author rushed things and wrapped everything up too quickly and too neatly... but with that said, I think this is probably the best regency romance I've read this year.
Da Kamel
I should not allow what the cover looks like to affect my enjoyment of the book within but I did with this one. The storyline was just mediocre for me. The hero descrbed in the book looked nothing like the cover and it was really bugging me as the hero supposedly had silky locks whilst the cover showed a well cropped gentleman. Had the story been more captivating, I suppose I could have gotten over the marked difference in appearances. Sigh.
Feb 24, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wildes-emma
Notorious Bachelors series

"Alexander St. James may be a thief of hearts, but he is no burglar. He must recover an item blonging to his family to avoid a scandal, and so he has stolen into the home of Lord Hathaway, not expecting to come upon the beguiling Lady Amelia Patton in her bedroom, wearing only a lacy chemise....

From their first meeting Alexander leaves Amelia breathless---- He ignores the schadalous whispers as he sets out to seduce the woman of his dreams..."
Aug 30, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: emma-wildes
Nice story about two intelligent and sensible people who also happen to be beautiful and rich falling in love. A bit of a Romeo & Juliet feel to the story because their families have a long-standing hatred for each other. The mystery part was not that interesting, though, and the picture on the cover doesn't look at all like what I imagined the hero to look like as I was reading the book.
Sep 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What I liked about this book is that while it is a romance, it is not your stereotypical, formulaic romance. There is a mystery, but there is not some dramatic misunderstanding that leads to some dramatic rescue that you so often find in regency romances. This is one of those books that I can read again and again because it is such a sweet and tender love story.
Vina Raintree
Suka banget sama Alex yang jujur sama perasaan sendiri dan nggak takut bilang L word, nggak takut diajak nikah juga loh. Ameli juga tipe heroine yang bijaksana dalam mengambil keputusan plus nggak manja.
nah sejujurnya aku nee suka ide cerita menikah dengan musuh sih. ini kan dua keluarga yang saling bermusuhan sejak jaman kakek nenek dan dibawa sampe cucu..
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