Malin’s #CBR5 Review #130: Love and Other Scandals by Caroline Linden

2.5 stars

Miss Joan Bennet is dangerously close to being on the shelf, and the only thing close to romance she is experiencing is in literary form.  Her mother keeps dressing her in the height of fashion, yet her with her tall, curvy figure, she looks like an idiot. At social gatherings and balls, she’s a constant wallflower. She’d love to be noticed, by anyone at all. Except possibly Lord Tristan Burke, her brother’s best friend and a notorious rake. Lord Burke thinks Joan is a bossy Fury, who’s made it her life’s mission to torment her brother as much as possible. But when Joan’s parents have to go to the seaside for Joan’s mother to convalesce, and Joan’s brother is sent away to see to repairs on the family estate, he asks Lord Burke to make sure Joan stays out of trouble.

Joan’s eccentric and slightly scandalous aunt comes to stay with her, and soon Joan has a new and improved wardrobe which flatters her rather than makes her look like a gaudy umbrella. Lord Burke, who has already discovered that the best way to shut his best friend’s bossy and opinionated sister up is by kissing her senseless, is suddenly starting to consider whether he may not have to change his mind about what a chore it is to have to entertain her while her family are out of town. Full review on my blog.

3 thoughts on “Malin’s #CBR5 Review #130: Love and Other Scandals by Caroline Linden

  1. It was just so forgettable. Not bad by any means,but nothing at all in the story to make it memorable or any events that stood out. I just finished the most recent Julia Quinn, which, thank heavens, was the best she’s written in years. I really liked Sir Hugh as the hero. He’s angsty, but with fairly good reason.

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