Title: A Scandalous Proposal Series: The Little Season #2
Release Date: March 29th 2016
Genres: Historical Romance
The drama of London's Little Season continues in this vibrant new series by USA TODAY bestselling author Kasey Michaels 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.
Also by this author: An Improper Arrangement, A Reckless Promise
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*I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*
REVIEW OF A SCANDALOUS PROPOSAL
At the end of An Improper Arrangement, the reader learned that Cooper would be the next in line to find love. However, you don’t need to have read the first book to enjoy this one; Kasey Michaels gives you all the information you need in order to enjoy it.
Cooper is tired of being chased by women (and their mothers) who want to push him into marriage. He has earned a reputation as a hero, not to mention he is a baron. The attention has become tiresome and he resigns himself to finding a wife to take him off the market. His problems are bigger than that, though. He is being blackmailed.
Dany, who has come to London for her Little Season, wants to help her sister who is also being blackmailed. She seeks the hero (Cooper) to help her sister. In order to be able to work together closely without too much scrutiny, Cooper proposes to Dany. They both believe it is temporary until they catch the blackmailer. They don’t count on falling in love with one another.
I really enjoyed reading A Scandalous Proposal. It wasn’t as funny as An Improper Arrangement, but it still had plenty of interesting characters to keep me entertained. Plus, many of the same characters are in this book; we just don’t see as much of them.
One thing I liked about this book was how the romantic pair were opposites. Dany is a thrill-seeker, who likes to stir up trouble because it is more fun than being good. Cooper, of all his friends, is the levelheaded and proper one. It takes a lot to get him to misbehave. What’s also funny about it is that Dany is a lot like Cooper’s mother. He refers to her as the “Terror of Society” (p. 80), and Dany isn’t much different.
The romance in this book takes place over a shorter period of time than in An Improper Arrangement. To some, it might fall under the heading of insta-love, since it is only a few days before they realize their love for one another. I didn’t mind that because they did spend a lot of time together and they did consider what was happening as their feelings changed.
In my opinion, A Scandalous Proposal was not as polished as An Improper Arrangement. I noticed some errors, mostly toward the end of the book. One thing that threw me off was a part where what was being said seemed like it was being said by the other person in the conversation. It seemed that the attribution of who was speaking was messed up. There was also another error I noticed where Dany refers to Gabe as “Thea’s husband” when she knows that Thea and Gabe aren’t married yet.
Still, I did really enjoy reading A Scandalous Proposal. I am looking forward to the release of the next book in July.
I strongly recommend the Little Season series to readers who like spunky and unconventional female leads in historical romance, men who are helpless against those women and their opinions, and solid goals for the characters to work toward while unwittingly falling in love. I give A Scandalous Proposal 5 out of 5 stars!
Note: The book includes a bonus story called “How to Woo a Spinster.” I will be reviewing that story separately.