Monday, June 21, 2021

#Review: TO TEMPT A SCANDALOUS LORD by Liana De la Rosa

  4 of 5 stars

Widowed Alicia Lindsay has finally found a way for her voice to be heard. She secretly writes political chapbooks and has focused on the candidates for Prime Minister. She's never vicious in her commentaries, but points out ways for the candidates to improve the lives of poorer citizens. She's most interested in Niall Campbell, Marquess of Inverray, who she believes is the best candidate for Prime Minister for his efforts regarding better working conditions for children. When an unfortunate mishap with her brooch in the ballroom, she suddenly finds herself engaged to the handsome Scot Niall. Niall steps up and marries Alicia to save them both from scandal, but most especially for himself. His candidacy cannot withstand the scandal. What Niall doesn't know is the more time he spends with Alicia, the more he is frustrated and intrigued. 

Ms. De la Rosa has written an intriguing story about Alicia and Niall. The brooch was a clever way to bring about a wedding. She adds the mystery of Niall trying to find out who the chapbook writer is and how Alicia tries to find a way to tell her new husband she's the one he's looking for. I was happy to see there wasn't any insta-love in the story, but a slow build up to their happily ever after. Alicia was a strong woman who stood up for her opinions. There is definitely quite a bit of politics discussed in the book so readers should be aware of that plot element. I found it fascinating and enjoyed this book as it tackled a unique idea. I definitely plan to read more by Ms. De la Rosa in the future. 

I voluntarily read the advanced reader copy and all opinions are my own.


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