on March 29th 2016
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The drama of London's Little Season continues in USA Today bestselling author Kasey Michaels's vibrant new series featuring three courageous war heroes surrendering at last to love…
Who would have thought a man could tire of being fawned over and flirted with? Ever since Cooper Townsend returned from France as a hero with a new title, he has been relentlessly pursued by every marriageable miss in London. Perhaps that's why the unconventional Miss Daniella Foster is so appealing. She doesn't simper or flatter. She only wants him to help unmask her sister's blackmailer, and Coop has never been so intrigued…
Let every other woman in London fight over His Lordship's romantic attentions. Marriage is the last thing on Dany's mind…at least until she samples his illicit kisses. Now, as a mutual enemy races to ruin Coop's reputation and Dany's family name, an engagement of convenience will spark an unlikely passion that might save them both.
~~Reviewed by AnnMarie~~
A Scandalous Proposal by Kasey Michaels is the second book in her ‘The Little Season’ series. I have read the first book, which I thoroughly enjoyed, and while this one lacks a little in comparison to that one, I very much enjoyed this second book as well.
This is the story about Cooper Townsend and Miss Daniella Foster. Coop is a hero, a much adored and lusted after man all thanks to somebody publishing small books, making him out to be every woman’s desire. He doesn’t know who has written the books, but he’s not happy about them at all. He enjoys the quiet life, a life he isn’t having because of the ridiculous exaggerations written about him. It all seemed harmless until he received a letter saying that a third book was going to be published, and this one would be telling some major secret of Coop’s, one that if discovered could lead to Coop’s death! The book would be published unless Coop paid the writer to stop it. Blackmail at it’s finest.
Daniella’s sister is being blackmailed also. She’s a married woman, and in a fit of melancholy she decided that her husband wasn’t in love with her anymore. He actually forgot her birthday before he went off to the country to a shoot with friends. She had received a letter from a secret admirer, and she decided to correspond with him. She poured her heart and soul out in the letters much to her detriment as she too ends up with a blackmail demand. The supposed secret admirer tells her that if she doesn’t pay him, then the letters which he has in his possession, would all be sent to her husband. Already fearing her husband has gone off her, the last thing she needs is for him to know of the letters. She enlists Daniella’s help in trying to get them back.
Daniella of course has heard of the wonderful hero Cooper Townsend, and she is certain if anybody can help get the letters back and keep her sister’s marriage from failing, it would be him. She enlists his help, and as it turns out they are both being blackmailed by the same person, Coop is even more adamant to find the culprit and stop him.
Daniella and Cooper have to spend a lot of time together and so that she isn’t compromised and her reputation sullied, they decide to pretend to be betrothed. Will that betrothal become real, will the blackmailer be stopped, and who is he??
I enjoyed reading the developing relationship between Coop and Daniella, she is everything he never knew he wanted in a woman: Although straight from the start he loved that she wasn’t a simpering woman like all the other ladies who thought him the perfect husband material.
The mystery in the story was captivating especially when we learn that the blackmailer Isn’t just a simple blackmailer out to make a buck, he is so much more than that.
The romance in the book is just right with some well written passionate moments thrown into the mix. Nothing crass, just beautiful love making.
I think what I find missing from this book in comparison to the first in the series is the comical side of things. I guess it’s hard to find a way to add a lot of humour to a story revolving around blackmail though, so I certainly won’t let that affect the rating that I give for this book.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Readers Copy of this book.