Little does Kate know that lusting after a man bathing in the pond on her way home from work would lead to such an adventure. A Touch of Scandal by Jennifer Haymore is about the life of Kate, a beautiful servant girl who is really the sister of the man she is pretending to be a servant for, trying to protect her family but pretending to be someone different.
Garrett, Duke of Carlton, is on the hunt for the man who framed him for murder and stole his sister away. After searching England for the two, Garrett finds Kate, a serving girl who distracts him from his revenge and make him think of the future instead of the past. As Kate and Garrett get closer, the secrets they are keeping threaten to tear apart their new found love and keep them from happiness forever.
Okay, honest truth, didn’t love this book. It was okay but some of the events seem a bit far-fetched for me. Also, the main character Kate seemed to have every flaw and strength known to man. The author ran on and on about how Kate was loved by her family and then in the next breathe was talking about how Kate’s older brothers scared her with their viciousness. The novel had all the right elements, a revenge plot, a heroine determined to care for her family at all costs and a hero needing to be saved from himself but just didn’t quite do it for me. It wasn’t horrible to the point that I couldn’t finish the book (I have run across those before) but I really struggled to be invested with the characters and their trials. Read it for yourself and let me know what you think.
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Title: A Touch of Scandal
Author: Jennifer Haymore
Page Nos.: 400
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Release Date: April 2010
Available for purchase: Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com, etc.
**I received a copy of this book from the Goodreads.com First Reads but was not required to provide a review and it did not impact my review in any way.