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Scandal Takes the Stage by Eva Leigh

Scandal Takes the Stage - Eva Leigh

Everything on the What Every Romance Must Have list is checked with this book, which I enjoyed. I wish the ending had been a bit different, even though it was happy. Being proposed to in public is cringeworthy. 

 

Here's the blurb:

 

Together they may create a scandal worthy of the stage, but can their love last after the final curtain falls…?

Successful playwright Maggie Delamere has no interest in the flirtations of noblemen like Cameron, Viscount Marwood. She once paid dearly for a moment of weakness…and vows to rebuff the wildly persistent—and irritatingly handsome—scoundrel at every turn. But when pressure to deliver a new play hampers her creativity, an invitation to use his country estate as a writer’s retreat is too tempting to resist....

For years, Cam has admired Maggie’s brilliant work and he can’t pass up the opportunity to discover if the beautiful, mysterious playwright is as passionate and clever as the words that flow from her quill. He’s never offered a lady his bed without being in it, but if it means loosening Maggie’s pen—and her inhibitions—he’ll do exactly that.

But soon Cam’s plans for seduction become a fight for Maggie’s heart. He’s more than the scandalous, carefree rake society believes him to be…and she’s the only woman who has ever noticed

 

Another thing I found irritating that many historical romances taking place in England, but written by Americans, is the use of words like "bloke" by the characters. It just sounds out of place in the mouth of an aristocrat.

 

A nice, enjoyable read.

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