A Little Bit Scandalous (Forbidden Love #3)
Author: Robyn DeHart
Publisher: Scandalous, Entangled Publishing
Publication Date: 12 August 2013
A woman in search of a gamble…
Mathematics prodigy, Caroline Jellico, plans to support herself by winning big in the gaming hells of London—while dressed as a boy. She’s tired of waiting for the elusive Roe to notice her. She’ll marry him or no man.
A gambler in need of redemption…
Monroe Grisham, Duke of Chanceworth, needs to marry off his beautiful young ward and ensure she attaches herself to the right man, not an irresponsible cad like him. But all grown up now, Caroline’s presence is an utter distraction. One he can neither act on nor deny.
A game of seduction…
But when Roe and Caroline meet across the gaming table, all bets are off. Seduction is in the cards and the winner will take all…or lose everything.
Caroline was a great heroine- she's likable, with an independent and stubborn streak. She's had a crush on Roe- her legal guardian- for years, but she hates feeling like a burden and yearns to be able to be independent. I liked that Caroline decides to take the bull by the horns, and do something about it. Roe taught her how to play cards, and taught her well, so she dresses as a boy and plays cards in a gaming hell where she can make the money she needs for her independence.
Roe has got the devil-may-care attitude down to a T, but there's a lot more to this hero. He's completely filled with guilt, and the real purpose in his life is driven by this guilt. It's also the reason why he won't give in to his attraction to Caroline, no matter how much he wants to. Despite his reputation, he's a gentleman and very sweet with Caroline...well, most of the time!
They were never going to be able to resist the attraction between them, and it was very sweet and sensual.
I enjoyed this a lot, and it had an interesting and rather unique plotline. I wasn't 100% in love with the characters but it was entertaining and I enjoyed watching them succumb to their feelings for each other. There's also some suspicious goings on at the charity they're both on the board for, with someone apparently stealing from the orphanage. This mystery snagged my attention as well, and adds another layer to the story. It also brings out Roe's protectiveness for Caroline.
Even though it's not my favourite of the series, it was a good addition to the Forbidden Love series, with a sweet romance, fab heroine and sexy hero!
*I received a review copy from the publisher, for my honest review. Thank you!