Saturday, August 18, 2012

Week 33 Review: Almost a Scandal

From Goodreads:
Bold, brazen, and beautiful, the Reckless Brides refuse to play by society's rules of courtship. But—come hell or high water—they  always get their man…

For generations, the Kents have served proudly with the British Royal Navy. So when her younger brother refuses to report for duty, Sally Kent slips into a uniform and takes his place—at least until he comes to his senses. Boldly climbing aboard the Audacious, Sally is as able-bodied as any sailor there. But one man is making her feel tantalizingly aware of the full-bodied woman beneath her navy blues…

Dedicated to his ship, sworn to his duty—and distractingly gorgeous—Lieutenant David Colyear sees through Sally's charade, and he’s furious. But he must admit she's the best midshipman on board—and a woman who tempts him like no other. With his own secrets to hide and his career at stake, Col agrees to keep her on. But can the passion they hide survive the perils of a battle at sea? Soon, their love and devotion will be put to the test…

My Review:
Yeah, this was a really fantastic book! I loved the voices, and yeah, the situations, they got my blood boiling with the unfairness, but yeah, having a girl pretend to be a guy, to be her brother, well, yeah, that was pretty great!

The romance was really great to read! And yeah, just the situation that puts him as the lieutenant on the ship in while she's the newbie, well, yeah, that balance of power, worked out pretty well! I really enjoyed reading it!

I also really enjoyed reading the history, it was really fantastic, with the setting, and the words, and was just written so well! I loved reading all of that so much! So great and entertaining and was a perfect setting for the story!

One thing that I would've loved, would be the reaction her family had when they learned of their relationship, because yeah, I think that would've been awesome. But it ended in a pretty darned good place, so that was really great!

I enjoyed this book so much, and I'll have to wait for the rest of the series to come out!

Author: Elizabeth Essex
Series: The Reckless Brides #1
Read: August 17th, 2012
Source: NetGalley
Reason Why: Sounded like a good read!
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Published: July 31st 2012
5/5 Hearts
4.5/5 Books

4/5 Stars

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