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A gem from Loretta as usual!
on 23 July 2012
I adore Loretta Chase, and this series is one of her finest. She is witty, sharp and extremely romantic without being sappy. You don't get to keep the hero angsty, dark and brooding, because the heroine is usually like a hurricane which snatches him and whirls him away until he is too dizzy to brood and have no idea what hit him.
Scandal Wears Satin is no different. Sophy Noirot is a gorgeous and extremely sharp journalist for London's most famous gossip newspaper. Longmore is a bored young aristocrat whose lack of purpose poisons all his life and pursuit of pleasures. Despite all that, he is very funny, very handsome and very sceptical of sisters Noirot, whose dressmakers' shop dresses his younger sister Lady Clara.
However when Clara bolts after a disastrous forced engagement to a fortune hunter it's up to Longmore and ever resourceful Sophy to chase her across the country and create an elaborate scheme to extricate poor girl from from the villain's clutches without ruining her reputation.
Pffff. Nothing like bonding over some swindler's plan, and those two are ever suited with each other...
The thing with Loretta is that she goes for the gut. You keep laughing over the characters delightful banter, and then BAM! she does something so casually but deeply romantic that it cuts straight through you. Both Longmore and Sophy understand the ridiculousness of their attraction to each other and keep fighting it, but they still fall head over heels for each other. *sigh* It's just lovely without being silly, and I adored it.
A MUST READ.