Book Review: Scandal by Amanda Quick

ScandalScandal by Amanda Quick
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

As much as I love Amanda Quick, I never reviewed this book after reading it. It was a very good story. With the new book out by Amanda Quick, I am remembering all the great books I have read by her so far. In case you have not read her historical suspense books you can learn more about them and maybe find one or two you can’t resist. They are fabulous.

I really pulled for the main characters and enjoyed the interaction with the pirates. Emily Faringdon corresponds with Simon Traherne, The Earl of Blade while he was and she becomes really enamored with him. She believes that they are meant to be together, that it was metaphysical connection. He has archaeological aspirations and she does as well. This is not really encouraged at this point in time, so she just appreciated him as a pen pal.

At times Emily was endearing and other times aggravating, but I loved her all the same. She knew what she felt and she pursued it.There was an incident in her past that forbade her to marry.

That Blade was not very nice to her is an understatement. He was cold and very rude and hurtful with his words. There was a hidden side to him that he feared being discovered. He was likable and even lovable, but he was too protective of his secret.

She might be a little naive but she was bright. Sometimes I wanted her to just plow into the Earl of Blade. He deserved it. I loved this book. I found it sweet and charming.

I felt the hope from Emily and I watched closely for Blade to crumble. The others in the story made it even more well rounded. I mean who doesn’t like a few ex-pirates? They made it bearable while she was unsure. This story also shows the strictness of the times. Scandal was just another win in my opinion for Amanda Quick.


This book is available in Hardback, Paperback and on Kindle at Amazon.com. The AudioBook is also available from Audible at a discounted price as a companion piece. or freestanding at Audible.com

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Book Review: The Paid Companion by Amanda Quick

The Paid CompanionThe Paid Companion by Amanda Quick
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the amazing beautiful story of Arthur Lancaster, Earl of St. Merryn and Elenora Lodge. They are brought together in a ruse by the Earl as a way to secretly search for a murderer.

The Earl of St. Merryn needed someone to keep the worrisome mothers away while he tried to locate a killer. You know how those marriage minded mothers can be to a single attractive Earl. Arthur puts the idea to Elenora as a matter of business. He convinces her to pretend that there was a betrothal between the two. It did indeed seem to be the perfect cover for him.

Their story was so beautifully told. Elenora had been laid low by the death of her step-father and there was little hope for her. I adored Arthur, he was so sweet and he did have a secret passionate nature that Elenora brought out.

The story was really great to watch unfold. Two such likable characters made for a wonderful read. Elenora was blooming into a wonderful witty, and smart woman right under his eyes. He had no idea she as so bright. She took the Ton by storm.

Then there is the murderer. He is featured in this book and you know exactly what he has in mind, and why. There are many dangers in old London and Amanda Quick, can tell them better than anyone.

The story is so well written that I was just swept away by it all. I know it is not a new book, but it is still a favorite of mine. I first found Amanda Quick after reading and falling in love with the writing of Jayne Ann Krentz. I was so excited to find she also wrote under the name Amanda Quick. I immediately checked out all of the Amanda Quick books. I was not disappointed.

Today, I am rejoicing that there is a new book being released 4/19/16 by Amanda Quick called ‘Til Death Do Us Part. It is another historical Romantic suspense. The plot sounds wonderful. I just know I am going to love this one too. Oh, be still my fan-girling heart!

Getting back to the Paid Companion, I just want you to know that Arthur and Elenora are two people that I just loved reading about and regretted reaching the end of the book. I wanted them to come back and let me read more about them. This is a very satisfying book!

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