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Book Review-When Marrying A Scoundrel

by | Jan 23, 2011 | Book Reviews | 0 comments

Book Review-When Marrying A ScoundrelWhen Marrying a Scoundrel by Kathryn Smith
Series: Victorian Soap Opera #2
Published by Avon on May 25th 2010
Genres: Historical Romance, Victorian Era
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
ISBN: 0061923001

A lady must be prepared for anything...when marrying a scoundrel. Sadie Moon once thought she was in love. Then her dashing husband left her to seek his fortune, and she had no choice but to transform herself from a heartbroken waif into London Society's favorite fortune-teller. But even she could not have foreseen Jack's return—until their paths cross in the last place either would have expected: London's most exclusive house of pleasure. Now wealthy and successful, Jack Friday has everything he'd ever dreamed of...except Sadie. He swears he will never trust the woman who broke her promise to wait for him, though his passion for her burns as hotly as ever before. But love, like the past, comes back to haunt them— drawing them into a web of intrigue and betrayal that could save or destroy them both.

Sadie Moon once fell in love, and got married, even though it wasn’t fully legal, in her heart she committed herself to him, until he abandoned her, and so she decided to move on with her life, never expecting to cross paths with him again. However things never go as expected. Sadie Moon is a fortune teller, and has a real gift that has helped people. Then Jack Friday enters her shop and all her feelings for him, both good and bad come rushing back. However Jack is none too pleased with her either. Jack married Sadie against his grandfather’s wishes who wanted him to marry someone from the ton. Jack could have cared less about the title, so he went and left Sadie to earn a fortune so he could give her a life he wanted to give her, but then she left him, and has harbored resentment toward her. Now they are put in each other’s paths once more, and the passion they once felt for each other…is very much alive and they will both start to realize that the love that they once have felt for each other…could be the one thing that will save them as betrayals and a danger threatens them….

My Thoughts 
When Marrying A Scoundrel is the second installment in the Victorian Soap Opera series…I just love Kathryn Smith..at least the books that I have read so far. I just fell in love with this story and the characters hard and fast. I just loved loved loved Sadie, she was fresh and spirited, yet hid vulnerabilities when it came to love and especially to Jack. Through the whole story we see these two fall in love all over again despite protests to the contrary, and we also see a mystery unravel. So it was fun and refreshing romance and I just love Kathryn Smith’s style of writing. Its like a breath of fresh air….and I just truly loved When Marrying A Scoundrel!!  It was EXCELLENT!!!

About Kathryn Smith

In a little over a month, my last book with Avon will be released. When Tempting a Rogue is Trystan's book, and I hope you all enjoy it. This means that Archer will not be getting a book of his own. I'm sad, but it's out of my hands. WTaR is also my last book as Kathryn Smith.

Talk about dropping a bomb, right? lol.

Not to worry. I'm still writing. In fact I'm busier than ever right now. On May 31st my Steampunk Young Adult novel 'The Girl in the Steel Corset' will be released under the name of Kady Cross. I'm so nervous and excited about this it's not funny.

Then, I will have Steampunk romance out next year from Signet Eclipse. I'll be writing those under the name Kate Cross. Those of you who enjoyed my historicals should like these as well. Also, my vampire fans should enjoy my 'extraordinary' heroes and heroines.

Speaking of vampires, I've also sold a new series to another publisher. I don't want to say too much because nothing's been signed, but it will have vampires, werewolves, goblins and corsets. Did I mention they're present day and set in an alternate England where WWII never happened, and a certain long-lived monarch is STILL on the throne? I'm having such fun with this new series! Right now the plan is to release these books under the name Kate Locke.

So you see, I'll have plenty of books for you to read, no matter what your preference. There will simply be another name on the cover. Just keep an eye on my Kathryn-Smith.com website (which will be updated soon) for more info. Eventually that website will forward to the Kate Cross site, but you'll still be able to find out the news about all my many names.

And now I return you to your reading!

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