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!
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