The Scandal in Kissing an Heir (At the Kingsborough Ball #2)
Author: Sophie Barnes
Release Date: 31 December 2013
He is the next Marquis of Wolvington…She is a lady with nothing but beauty and wits…Together they share a forbidden kiss.
Lady Rebecca is determined to find a husband on her own terms, rather than marry any of the aging suitors her greedy aunt and uncle foist upon her. Her chance comes at the Kingsborough Ball, where she meets several potential grooms…yet no one compares to the dangerously handsome Daniel Neville.
Daniel Neville, notorious rake and heir to the Marquis of Wolvington, is in need of a bride, but finding a lady who’s willing to accept his past, is an entirely different matter. When he spies a stunning woman across the ballroom, Daniel believes he’s found her…until scandal erupts around them. How can he convince Rebecca to take a chance on him…and on the love that could be theirs forever after?
After reading the first book in this series, The Trouble With Being a Duke, I was very eager to read The Scandal in Kissing an Heir. The rather unique way in which Daniel and Rebecca meet, promised to deliver a story filled with intrigue and scandal, and it definitely delivered.
Daniel is the sort of hero I really enjoy reading about in a lighter sort of romance. He's got the outward appearance of a carefree rake, but lurking beneath he has pain buried from his childhood. He's very sweet towards Rebecca, and not nearly as bad as his reputation makes him out to be.
I really enjoyed Rebecca's character, she was very refreshing. She maintains an optimistic and remarkably cheerful outlook, despite the awful treatment by her aunt and uncle. Namely, their desire to marry her off to the highest bidder- who happens to be a disturbingly lecherous Duke, 50 years her senior.
Daniel and Rebecca meet at the Kingsborough ball and are instantly drawn to each other. It helps that they're both rather desperately seeking to marry, his Uncle has given him an ultimatum to wed or be cut off, and she wishes to marry a man of her choosing. After that meeting, Daniel pursues Rebecca despite the obstacles between them, and you'll find yourself cheering for them every step of the way.
I loved the relationship between Daniel and Rebecca, it's very honest and open, which is definitely a breath of fresh air. They also have a fiery sexual chemistry, which makes for some very steamy love scenes together!
You'll be rooting for the hero and heroine as they surmount every obstacle thrown in their way. It's very easy to be drawn into the story, and lose yourself in this engaging and sweet romance. I'm already looking forward to the next in the series.
*I received a review copy from the publisher, for my honest review. Thank you!
About the Author
Born in Denmark, Sophie has spent her youth traveling with her parents to wonderful places all around the world. She’s lived in five different countries, on three different continents, and speaks Danish, English, French, Spanish and Romanian.
She has studied design in Paris and New York and has a bachelor’s degree from Parson’s School of design, but most impressive of all – she’s been married to the same man three times, in three different countries and in three different dresses.
While living in Africa, Sophie turned to her lifelong passion – writing.
When she’s not busy, dreaming up her next romance novel, Sophie enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, cooking, gardening, watching romantic comedies and, of course, reading. She currently lives on the East Coast.
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