Do You Want to Start a Scandal by Tessa Dare *Stephanie’s Review*

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I really needed a good historical romance to avoid a book burnout. Do You Want to Start a Scandal by Tessa Dare was an obvious choice. Dare’s books are almost always a hit with me. Tessa Dare can make me laugh and bring me tears and at the end of the story leave me with a sigh of satisfaction.

I’ll admit that the whole story seemed a bit over the top but that is exactly why I read historical romance. You kind of have to roll with things a little bit even when things seem a bit unrealistic. Do You Want to Start a Scandal was paced well and always kept my attention. I enjoyed the mystery added to the romance. It kept things moving along and always made me want to read a little bit more. The mystery never distracted from the romance but rather added to it.

[bctt tweet=”I really enjoyed the secondary characters. I’ll never look at eggplants and peaches the same way!”]

I loved Piers and Charlotte!! Even as misguided as her actions might have been she was always putting others before herself. I understand where Piers actions came from but I was a little less quick to forgive him. I think that only added to his charm if I’m being honest. Little Edmund added quite a bit of humor to the story. Charlotte’s sisters made me want to dive into the Spindle Cove series. I really enjoyed them and wanted to spend more time with them. As far as Charlotte’s mother……I’ll never look at eggplants and peaches the same way!

Do You Want to Start a Scandal was a great read and I need to get to more Tessa Dare in my life. I knew it was going to be a good read going in and she didn’t disappoint!

8 responses to “Do You Want to Start a Scandal by Tessa Dare *Stephanie’s Review*”

  1. Ha..yes on the eggplants and peaches. I do adore this author and her characters.

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    1. Harlotte had a bit too much fun with that one! Me too! I really need to get caught up with her books.

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  2. I love Tessa Dare, it has been too long since I’ve read her romances. I need Piers and Charlotte in my life!

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    1. She’s pretty awesome! I’m sure you’ll enjoy this book when you get a chance to pick it up!

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  3. Ahhh she’s one I really need to try. I love historicals but for some reason have never tried hers. Sounds fun πŸ™‚

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    1. You should! After watching her YouTube video doing her own marketing for her book I was sold. I read her book and never looked back.

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  4. That is why I don’t like historicals, I don’t like the over top part of the genre, and they always feel unrealistic.

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    1. They certainly can be. Dare’s historicals are humorous so sometimes the over the top part comes from that. In all fairness though, I’m sure historical England got up to shenanigans; they just didn’t make it into the history books.

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