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Scandalous Can I just start by wondering at the sheer volume of romance novels named Scandalous Many are just that the single word Others use the word scandal combined with other words I did a search for Scandalous on goodreads and this book was the 5th listed Out of 539 results I m beginning to think I ve read at least a hundred of them myself And I m sure hope there s an exception out there, but so often, it s a misleading title It s like romance publishers know romance readers and the Can I just start by wondering at the sheer volume of romance novels named Scandalous Many are just that the single word Others use the word scandal combined with other words I did a search for Scandalous on goodreads and this book was the 5th listed Out of 539 results I m beginning to think I ve read at least a hundred of them myself And I m sure hope there s an exception out there, but so often, it s a misleading title It s like romance publishers know romance readers and the average human being are drawn to scandal, and so they strongarm the author into naming it Scandalous or whatever So, title aside, I was pretty much unaffected by this book A guy who doesn t remember who he is collapses on Priscilla s doorstep They spend much of the book trying to figure out who he is which I knew by about 1 4 of the way through , there s a murder that I solved by about 1 4 of the way through There s some sex, which didn t really interest me The big scandal is mostly that Priscilla write adventure novels under a pseudonym gasp Another disappointment from an author I ve enjoyed in the past That s two in one week Time to try a new author, I think This book fits into the distraction with not much substance category, as I knew it would from the first page onwards.A romance withadventure than real depth of feelings, a plot based on action with no character development And anyway no real characterization, with most characters looking like caricatures of themselves Obviously historical realism is not a major concern and can be used as a convention when required and totally forgotten when it did not fit with the purpose This is a genr This book fits into the distraction with not much substance category, as I knew it would from the first page onwards.A romance withadventure than real depth of feelings, a plot based on action with no character development And anyway no real characterization, with most characters looking like caricatures of themselves Obviously historical realism is not a major concern and can be used as a convention when required and totally forgotten when it did not fit with the purpose This is a genre some readers deeply enjoy, though it s not my favorite by far.By the end of the book, there are 3 weddings to be celebrated, everything ended up like it should have, very conveniently At each kiss or steamy scene, I kept rolling my eyes, thinking wow they really know how to pick their moment And those did not really work for me.This was my first from Ms Camp I will not rush, nor specifically search for another one from her, though I might read a cheapie.2.5 stars 3.5 stars The sex in this book was really inappropriate, like legit action movie Aren t you supposed to be running Is this really the time for that inappropriate And incredibly disrespectful of his role as a guest to the family that had taken him in Me throughout the entire book Like now You choose now for this You have energy for sex but not to walk back to the house Your father thinks you ve been kidnapped Seriously, y all are napping after Good book and characters otherwise Fun 3.5 stars The sex in this book was really inappropriate, like legit action movie Aren t you supposed to be running Is this really the time for that inappropriate And incredibly disrespectful of his role as a guest to the family that had taken him in Me throughout the entire book Like now You choose now for this You have energy for sex but not to walk back to the house Your father thinks you ve been kidnapped Seriously, y all are napping after Good book and characters otherwise Fun and amusing But seriously, the author needed to rethink sex scene placement It was legitimately always obnoxious against what was happening, in pace, escalation and general realism Despite this irritant, I quite liked both leads, and the amnesia trope was surprisingly angst free 3.5 starsI lowered my rating a bit from when I first read this book years ago, but my tastes have changed since then and I seem to like my books darker and angstier nowadays.Still, an entertaining way to spend an afternoon With quite a few of my favourite plot devices a bluestocking spinster type with a secret, a handsome rogue with amnesia, a missing duke and some pretty good chemisty not to mention a fever and an excellent spongebath this one stays on my keeper shelf.And the hero s na 3.5 starsI lowered my rating a bit from when I first read this book years ago, but my tastes have changed since then and I seem to like my books darker and angstier nowadays.Still, an entertaining way to spend an afternoon With quite a few of my favourite plot devices a bluestocking spinster type with a secret, a handsome rogue with amnesia, a missing duke and some pretty good chemisty not to mention a fever and an excellent spongebath this one stays on my keeper shelf.And the hero s name is Bryan I don t tend to care for that name in real life, but it works pretty well for me here Scandalous Candace Camp He s a strange man who s just showed up on Priscilla s door step completely naked and then promptly passes out Who is he And why is he naked and beat up to boot Was someone trying to kill him When he wakes up there is a little bit of a scuffle between the stranger and Priscilla He has no idea who she is and if she is working with them But who are they she asks He can t tell her though and not because he doesn t want to It seems that he has no memory of who he Scandalous Candace Camp He s a strange man who s just showed up on Priscilla s door step completely naked and then promptly passes out Who is he And why is he naked and beat up to boot Was someone trying to kill him When he wakes up there is a little bit of a scuffle between the stranger and Priscilla He has no idea who she is and if she is working with them But who are they she asks He can t tell her though and not because he doesn t want to It seems that he has no memory of who he is So what happened to his memory What sort of trauma did he suffer through Now he s going to have to unravel this mystery and find out who he is and why someone would want him dead.Priscilla has always been the model of propriety the dutiful daughter, and the loving sister who puts her family above any and all things including herself But things are not always as they appear You see she is a woman with a secret Nobody has ever guessed at the shocking secret she has kept hidden or the desire that burns inside her everytime this stranger touches her Candace Camp never ceases to amaze me This book was absolutely brilliant It had me hooked from the get go and just kept getting better and better as the story unfolded right in front of my eyes Bryan and Priscilla were so adorable No matter what he wanted her to do or not do it didn t matter because it was her way or the highway She was one feisty lady who had no qualms about speaking her thoughts out loud weather it was the right time or the wrong time She loved to get the last word in and since I myself am told I m like that it just made her all that muchlikeable to me Bryan loved her and was not going to give up on asking her to marry him and she was so terrified of her shocking secret getting out she kept saying no to him Finally she relents and tells him her deep dark secret thinking he s going to run far away from her, but it has the opposite effect and has him loving her evenSo as you can see this story has it s happy ever after which is something that always leaves me with a wistful smile on my face Ms Camp you have written a gem of a book and I m so happy that I took the time to read it There was a Naked Man on her Doorstep Then he collapsed and looked up at her Help me Yes that got my attention with this mystery that was about to unfold Priscilla had been sitting there reading when she heard pounding on the front door He doesn t remember who he is and as determined, strong Priscilla takes care of him, a spark ignites More like like a fire but he worries he may not be able to commit to her.Can I just say this started out great and I love the characters and their witty There was a Naked Man on her Doorstep Then he collapsed and looked up at her Help me Yes that got my attention with this mystery that was about to unfold Priscilla had been sitting there reading when she heard pounding on the front door He doesn t remember who he is and as determined, strong Priscilla takes care of him, a spark ignites More like like a fire but he worries he may not be able to commit to her.Can I just say this started out great and I love the characters and their witty banter I really could not put it down once I started and as the mystery unfolds as to who the hero is and what is going on, it only got better Of course what do you expect with a tale by the fabulous Candace Camp Amazing This story is entertaining even though it is predictable I had no problem solving the mystery But I had fun doing it I loved the hero However, the heroine got on my nerves by acting pretty stupid most of the time Getting that reaction out of me is a writing talent not all authors have Thank you, Ms Camp, for another entertaining story. A MAN WITHOUT A PASTWho was the stranger on her doorstep Why was someone trying to kill him And what had happened to his memory A WOMAN WITH A SECRETShe had always been a model of propriety, the dutiful daughter and loving sister who put her family above all else No one had guessed at the shocking secret she kept hidden or the desire that would burn inside her at this stranger s touch ➹ [Read] ➵ Gender in Psychoanalytic Space By Muriel Dimen ➼ – 9facts.co.uk the dutiful daughter and loving sister who put her family above all else No one had guessed at the shocking secret she kept hidden or the desire that would burn inside her at this stranger s touch I debated between giving this book two or three stars It s probably about a 2.5 Ms Camp is a very fine writer There was a lot to enjoy about this book, and there were some very interesting elements in the plot There were two mysteries why the hero had been attacked and abducted and which of the gentlemen in the area had killed a pregnant servant 30 years before The attack on the hero leaves him with amnesia However, once the hero and reader discovered who he is, the answer to the fi I debated between giving this book two or three stars It s probably about a 2.5 Ms Camp is a very fine writer There was a lot to enjoy about this book, and there were some very interesting elements in the plot There were two mysteries why the hero had been attacked and abducted and which of the gentlemen in the area had killed a pregnant servant 30 years before The attack on the hero leaves him with amnesia However, once the hero and reader discovered who he is, the answer to the first mystery became fairly apparent Also, the author left some pretty obvious clues However, it was still very well done, and I enjoyed the reading about the first mystery and its resolution And the solution to the second mystery was farsubtle Further, the secondary characters were likable and well drawn, and the triangle involving the heroine s companion and eccentric scientist father was delightful I also liked the hero He was very engaging, and he loved the heroine s intelligence, and relished their intellectual sparring The fact that he was an American made his attitude at that time period credible.My problem was the heroine She was fine for about the first third of the book But then she decides she can t marry the hero, with whom she s head over heels in love The reason for her refusal to marry him, despite his repeated entreaties, was totally ridiculous, especially given the time period of the novel, which is sometime in the last quarter of the 19th century view spoiler She s hiding something from the hero that she believes will cause him scandal if they marry, but I think it s something that was accepted by polite society at that time in history hide spoiler I also had a problem with the sex scenes Yes, yes, of course unmarried people had sex in the 19th Century However, the heroine, who certainly was a member of the gentry class, blithely gave her virginity to the hero, before there d been any talk of love between the two of them This is reallylate 20th century 21st Century behavior Unwed pregnancy was such a shame and scandal that I don t think women casually fell in lust and jumped into bed in Victorian England The heroine was not in least concerned about becoming pregnant, which also didn t seem authentic for that time I felt that the hero and heroine could have fallen in love with each other without all the gratuitous sex In fact, it would have beenbelievable to see them fall in love rather than substitute lust for love Obvious plot, but what did it for me was the character of the heroine s father I am so tired of eccentric scientists with wild hair, who forget about meals and sleep and explode their laboratories at regular intervals This is Enid Blytonland, I expected the Famous Five to rush in at any moment, demanding ginger beer and cake.

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