Karen Erickson - A Scandalous Affair [The Merry Widows #3]

Title : A Scandalous Affair
Series : The Merry Widows #3
Author : Karen Erickson
Publisher : Carina Press
Published Date : July 2012
Pages : 80
Genre : Historical Romance

From the moment Daphne, Lady Pomeroy, meets the mysterious Marquess of Hartwell at a masquerade ball, she’s determined to seduce him. The handsome, charming man cannot possibly be the cold, calculating lord who Society calls “Black Hart.” Risking everything, the lonely widow invites the elusive Hartwell to her dinner party . . . for two.

Hartwell’s arrogant reputation is built on a lie. For he has a shameful secret that keeps him in the shadows: a stutter—his downfall since childhood. He’d rather keep his mouth shut than look the fool. But he’s shocked to discover that in Daphne’s company—and in her bed—his stutter vanishes.

After one wanton evening together, Daphne is hurt when the lord lives up to his Black Hart name. Yet his reasons for leaving surprise even him. Now he must confess everything or risk losing Daphne forever…

Got this from NetGalley ^^

A stutter character kind of remind me of Julia Quinn's book "The Duke and I" and I loved the story.

Although has some similarities, I admit that I pretty like "A Scandalous Affair" yet I'm a bit disappointed of Camden because when he faced a problem, he closed himself. I'd prefer a man (in this case a main lead character) who strong enough than who hide in the corners. That's why I found Simon Basset more attracting in this case ^^

In contrast, I like Daphne's character who didn't judge someone by the cover. Hahahahaha... She tried to lure Camden's true characters. I like her when she stand on her opinion about Camden and remonstrated her brother's saying.

It's quite sad because it's not longer than 80 pages, I hope several pages could make a more fascinating story with more twists. But overall, this is a sweet and nice quick read. I enjoyed it!

The Merry Widows series:
#1 Lessons in Indiscretion
#2 Her Christmas Pleasure
#3 A Scandalous Affair

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