Also in this series: Silk Is for Seduction, Vixen in Velvet
Series: The Dressmakers #2
Published by Avon on June 26th 2012
Genres: Historical Romance, Regency Era
From the Journals of Sophia Noirot: A dress is a weapon. It must dazzle his eye, raise his temperature . . . and empty his purse.A blue-eyed innocent on the outside and a shark on the inside, dressmaker Sophy Noirot could sell sand to Bedouins. Selling Maison Noirot's beautiful designs to aristocratic ladies is a little harder, especially since a recent family scandal has made an enemy of one of society's fashion leaders. Turning scandal to the shop's advantage requires every iota of Sophy's skills, leaving her little patience for a big, reckless rake like the Earl of Longmore. The gorgeous lummox can't keep more than one idea in his head at a time, and his idea is taking off all of Sophy's clothes.But when Longmore's sister, Noirot's wealthiest, favorite customer, runs away, Sophy can't let him bumble after her on his own. In hot pursuit with the one man who tempts her beyond reason, she finds desire has never slipped on so smoothly . . .
For years Sophy has dedicated her life to the dressmaker business along with her two sisters. Sophy’s talent lies in being able to turn herself into looking like anything and being able to convince anyone off of the street to com into their shop. Shophy has been focusing her attention lately on the recent scandal that threaten to put their shop out of business. Then Longmore’s sister runs into a spot of trouble, and flees London. So she joins up with Longmore to help search for her. What Sophy doesn’t expect is to find a hidden passion that surfaces between herself and Longmore. For quite a while now there has been a hidden tension that has existed between the two, but now its like a bursting flame only wanting to break free…
Harry, Lord Longmore, grew up in a home with a very eccentric mother. He doesn’t put much stock into feelings. When he see’s his sister struggling, he is helpless. But when she gets caught in a web of scandal and ends up running away. So he along with Sophy go in search across the countryside of England for her. But with Sophy as his partner he finds himself drawn to her, and there is a certain connection between them, one he can’t deny any longer.
When Clara runs off, Sophy knows that it is her duty to the store and to her sisters to find her, because she is their one hope of surviving. But then she becomes partnered with Lord Longmore who at times can be intolerable but at oithers can make her want to curl her toes with each sizzling touch. All she knows is that she is torn between her responisbilites and the feelings that are beginning to stir for this one man that could break her heart and could complete her in every way.
Scandal wears satin is the second in the most recent series by this author. I really loved the first one and so I had some high standards for this one as well. Overall it was the kind of book you can relax with but not one that will be a ‘unforgettable romance’. I mean there were parts here and there that were funny and exciting in ways, but I felt like something was missing out of the relationship. I felt like there was more focus on Clara than there was on Harry and Sophy. I have enjoyed seeing Clara and I hope we get to see a happy ending for her, however, its a bit frustrating wanting to see more of the relationship between Harry and Sophy. I think the side story of Clara really railroaded the love story here and it didn’t really blossom into any good romance that I am used to seeing with this author. I definitely will read more from this author because I just love the stories I read from her so far. However I think she could have focused a bit more on Harry and Sophy over Clara. I just thought it was a bit too much. But overall not a bad read, it was enjoyable at moments, but it just wasn’t a complete package that I was expecting.