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A Gentleman's Guide to Scandal: Birch Hall Series, Book 2
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Passions and tensions run high in the latest scandalous Birch Hall romance from the author of A Lady's Guide to Ruin. Even men of great certainty can be completely clueless when it comes to matters of the heart. Colin Spenser, Marquess of Farleigh, is shocked when his feelings towards his best friend's sister take a turn into the realm of helpless adoration. Unfortunately, Elinor is more inclined to ignore him than express her undying devotion, so Colin resolves to forget his troublesome feelings by entering a loveless marriage... Elinor Hargrove has absolutely no interest in the infuriating and arrogant Marquess of Farleigh. That is, until he kisses her—twice—inspiring unexpected and inconvenient passions. Then Elinor finds out he's engaged, and her desires are quickly surpassed by her outrage... But when a ghost from their shared pasts resurfaces, Colin and Elinor must work together to puzzle out a complicated intrigue by attending an extremely exclusive party where secrets and lies flourish—and scandal is only a kiss away.From the Paperback edition.
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Even men of great certainty can be completely clueless when it comes to matters of the heart.

Colin Spenser, Marquess of Farleigh, is shocked when his feelings towards his best friend's sister take a turn into the realm of helpless adoration. Unfortunately, Elinor is more inclined to ignore him than express her undying devotion, so Colin resolves to forget his troublesome feelings by entering a loveless marriage...

Elinor Hargrove has absolutely no interest in the infuriating and arrogant Marquess of Farleigh. That is, until he kisses her—twice—inspiring unexpected and inconvenient passions. Then Elinor finds out he's engaged, and her desires are quickly surpassed by her outrage...

But when a ghost from their shared pasts resurfaces, Colin and Elinor must work together to puzzle out a complicated intrigue by attending an extremely exclusive party where secrets and lies flourish—and scandal is only a kiss away.
From the Paperback edition.
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        May 2, 2016
        Kimmel’s fast-paced second installment in her 19th-century Birch Hall Romance series (after 2015’s A Lady’s Guide to Ruin) shows that longtime acquaintances can find love in the most unusual situations. Colin Spenser, Marquess of Farleigh, has decided that it’s time he got married, and has chosen Lady Penelope Layton as his bride. But Colin still harbors feelings for Lady Elinor Hargrove, his sister Marie’s old friend. When Colin kisses Elinor right before his engagement is announced, she’s amazed by her attraction to him and devastated by his apparent callous treatment of her. Elinor’s still grieving Marie’s death under strange circumstances and decides to impersonate a courtesan so that she can attend a very sensual house party and hopefully gain information that will help her solve the mystery. When Elinor meets up with Colin at the party, they succumb to the allure of their attraction. The sizzling chemistry between Colin and Elinor is a driving force of this novel, which is complete with subtle suspense and a fearless heroine. Agent: Lisa Rodgers, JABberwocky Literary.

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        May 15, 2016
        After a nobleman's heart is broken by his best friend's sister, opportunities for scandal abound in the newest Birch Hall romance (A Lady's Guide to Ruin, 2015). From Page 1, Colin Spenser, Marquess of Farleigh, is fretfully in love with Elinor Hargrove, whom he'd watched grow from an "irritating, nosy twig of a girl" into a 25-year-old beauty. He is minutes late trying to win her heart, however, beaten to a proposal by Matthew Newburne, a rival he didn't know he had. Although Matthew dies tragically before he and Elinor can marry, Colin has given up on Elinor, and five years later he agrees to an engagement to a young Lady Penelope. Elinor, meanwhile, is once again a guest at the Farleigh estate, looking after Colin's energetic teenage sister, Phoebe. As it turns out, Phoebe has discovered some mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of their older sister, Marie, in India several years earlier; she blames a rake named Edward Foyle and wants revenge. Separately, Colin has his own suspicions about his sister's death and wants a very different form of revenge. As a close friend of the family, Elinor wants to get to the bottom of these mysterious rumors but also wants to keep Phoebe out of trouble and Colin from dying in a duel with Edward Foyle. In order to get to the villain in question, Elinor and Colin both end up, unbeknownst to each other, at a scandalous party involving "decadent displays of wealth, sex, and gluttony." The notion of scandal is everywhere in this charming novel, and at times the reader has the entertaining dilemma of wondering what the real scandal will be. The sex comes rather late but it doesn't disappoint. Elinor and Colin are well-matched in wit, vulnerability, and awkward sexual desire, and the mystery of Marie's death in India is resolved in a satisfying and surprising way. Great fun from start to finish.

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Even men of great certainty can be completely clueless when it comes to matters of the heart.

Colin Spenser, Marquess of Farleigh, is shocked when his feelings towards his best friend's sister take a turn into the realm of helpless adoration. Unfortunately, Elinor is more inclined to ignore him than express her undying devotion, so Colin resolves to forget his troublesome feelings by entering a loveless marriage...

Elinor Hargrove has absolutely no interest in the infuriating and arrogant Marquess of Farleigh. That is, until he kisses her—twice—inspiring unexpected and inconvenient passions. Then Elinor finds out he's engaged, and her desires are quickly surpassed by her outrage...

But when a ghost from their shared pasts resurfaces, Colin and Elinor must work together to puzzle out...
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