Scandalous Summer Nights
by Anne Barton
Release Date: October 28, 2014
James has always found Olivia bewitchingly attractive, but what kind of gentleman takes up with his best friend's sister? Not that he's thinking particularly gentlemanly thoughts when she appears on his exploratory trip-three hundred miles from home!-and incites a tavern fight. No matter what the devil she's doing there, it's his duty to see her safely back to her family. But how safe will she be when every starlit night brings wicked temptation . . . ?
Scandalous Summer Nights is a highly entertaining book, but I wouldn't expect anything less when it comes to Lady Olivia Sherbourne. I adore Olivia, because she's candor and impulsive. A bit tenacious when it comes to getting what she wants. She has set her eyes on James Averill. Now James is the opposite of Olivia. He tends to be thoughtful and cautious. During the story, it explains a bit why he's that way. Of course it deals with James family secret. However, he isn't the only one to have a family secret, but Sherbourne's family secret isn't reveal to them until the middle of the story. Boy was that one a doozy.
So, we have impulsive Olivia trying to get James to realize he needs to stay and marry her. I know that sounds positively silly, but she's a girl on a mission. Basically, she risks her reputation in order to capture James attention. She finally does, but then she realize how selfish she was acting. When James is with her grasp, she starts to question her impulsive behavior. At the same time, James realize that he's thankful for Olivia's behavior.
I absolutely loved this story, because it was entertaining. You see these two people grow closer together. It wasn't smooth sailing right away, but it took sometime for James to see what he had the whole time. Olivia is just so darn cute, when she tries to fix the wrong, but it becomes a huge mess. I could spout every detail why I loved this story.
Yes, Olivia is silly and impulsive, but she does have a good heart. James needs a little help to realize he needs a little adventure in his life. Some may view the story outlandish, but I loved the story.
"You burst into my life like a hummingbird, zipping here and there, demanding more from me. Challenging everything I thought I knew about myself and making me realize that the greatest treasures do not come from the past by from the present. From the friends and family who have shared in our lives made them richer. With you, life will always be an adventure, and every chapter will be sweeter than the last. I am the luckiest man alive to have you as my wife."
Copy provided by Forever Romance via NetGalley
About Anne BartonAnne Barton began swiping romance novels off her mom's bookshelf as a teenager, so when she had the chance to spend a semester in London-home to her favorite heroes-she packed her bags and promptly fell in love with the city, its history, and its pubs. She dreamed of writing romance, but somehow ended up a software analyst instead.
Fortunately, a few years and a few careers later, Anne found her way back to writing the stories she loves and in 2011 won the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart® for Regency Historical Romance. She lives in Maryland with her husband (who, sadly, is not a peer of the realm-but a great guy nonetheless) and her three children, who try valiantly not to roll their eyes whenever she quotes Jane Austen. Her weaknesses include reality TV, cute-but-impractical shoes, and caffeinated beverages of all kinds.
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