Book Review-Marry in Scandal by Anne Gracie

Book Review-Marry in Scandal by Anne Gracie

I received this book for free from Berkley Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review-Marry in Scandal by Anne GracieMarry in Scandal by Anne Gracie
Also in this series: Marry in Scarlet
Series: Marriage of Convenience #2
Published by Berkley on April 3, 2018
Genres: Historical Romance, Regency Era
Pages: 320
Format: eARC
Source: Berkley Publishing Group
ISBN: 0425283828
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A shy heiress and a well-known rake face a scandal-forced marriage that might be true love in the latest irresistible romance from the national bestselling author of Marry in Haste.

Shy young heiress, Lady Lily Rutherford, is in no hurry to marry. She dreams of true love and a real courtship. But when disaster strikes, she finds herself facing a scandal-forced marriage to her rescuer, Edward Galbraith, a well known rake.

Despite his reputation Lily is drawn to the handsome Galbraith. In the gamble of her life, she agrees to marry him, hoping to turn a convenient marriage into a love match.

As heir to a title, Galbraith knows he must wed, so a convenient marriage suits him perfectly. But there is a darkness in his past, and secrets he refuses to share with his tender-hearted young bride. All Lily's efforts to get close to him fall on stony ground, and in desperation she retreats to his childhood home—the place he's avoided for nearly a decade.

Must Lily reconcile herself to a marriage without love? Or will Galbraith realize that this warm-hearted, loving girl is the key to healing the wounds of his past—and his heart?

Marry in Haste was such a wonderful read, and I adore everything about this book. There wasn’t really anything I didn’t like except the beginning was a bit slow. But once it picked up then it really set fire to the story and the romance. I have always been a fan in how Anne Gracie handles historical romance, she writes them so very well. So I was delighted to grab this one up. I haven’t read book one, but I feel like you don’t need to. Although now, I really REALLY want to since it features our heroine’s older brother and sister in lawn. But this story totally worked for me, because of the heroine.

I love you, Lily Rutherford Galbraith, with all my heart. It doesn’t matter to me what you can or can’t do. Whatever life throws at us, we’ll manage it together.

She was pretty wonderful but she is not a character that everyone will love reading. She is shy and reserved but has a strong resilience but she can be a bit naive but I think its due to her circumstances and how protective her family is of her. We see her grow into her own wings in this story and see what she is capable of.

In this story, our heroine, Lily, was sent away to school with her sister when her father learned that she couldn’t learn to read and considered her “defective”. Lily is kindhearted but shy and innocent. She has been overly protected by her sisters and brother and shield her from any conflicts of life. But while attending a party to help a girl who once hated her in school, she is kidnapped by a man who wants her inheritance and is determined to marry her in Gretna Green. After a few days, she manages to escape and runs into a man she least expected…Edward Galbraith. One of her brothers closest friends and even though he is rumored to be a rake, he treats her with kindness and generosity. But when a scandal reaches the Ton about her bring “alone” with Edward, they are forced to marry. but Lily is determined to find love with Edward and to be the best wife. Both Edward and Lily have a friendship and have some powerful chemistry that they share. But Edward once fought in the war when he was eighteen and came back hardened and emotionally damaged. We see how the love that Edward and Lily have for each other, help both of them overcome their weaknesses and become stronger together. And the chemistry was suprisingly well done and sweeps you off your feet

Kissing Edward was like hot spiced wine, and ….fire–oh, there were no words, only feelings.

I found Marry in Scandal to be a heartwarming and romantic story that curled my toes and I couldn’t put this story down. I was so fully invested in this story and I was charmed by these characters that tug at your heartstrings.

About Anne Gracie

I've always loved stories. Family legend has it that I used to spend hours playing in the sand pit, with a dog on either side of me and Rocka the horse leaning over me, his head just touching my shoulder, while I told them stories. I have to say, dogs and horses are great audiences, apart from their tendency to drool occasionally. But people are even nicer.

In case you imagine we were a filthy rich horse-owning family, let me assure you we weren't. The horse period was a time when my parents entered a "let's-be-self-sufficient" phase, so we had a horse, but no electricity and all our water came from the rain tank.

As well as the horse and dogs, we had 2 cows (Buttercup and Daisy and one of them always had a calf), a sheep (Woolly,) goats (Billy and Nanny) dozens of ducks, chooks, and a couple of geese, a pet bluetongue lizard and a huge vegie patch. I don't know how my mother managed, really, because both she and Dad taught full time, but she came home and cooked on a wood stove and did all the laundry by hand, boiling the clothes and sheets in a big copper kettle. Somehow, we were always warm, clean, well fed and happy. She's pretty amazing, my mum.

Once I learned to read, I spent my days outside playing with the animals (I include my brother and 2 sisters here) and when inside I read. For most of my childhood we didn't have TV, so books have always been a big part of my life. Luckily our house was always full of them. Travel was also a big part of my childhood. My parents had itchy feet. We spent a lot of time driving from one part of Australia to another, visiting relatives or friends or simply to see what was there. I've lived in Scotland, Malaysia and Greece. We travelled through Europe in a caravan and I'd swum most of the famous rivers in Europe by the time I was eight.

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