Welcome to my stop on The Scandalous Proposal of Lord Bennett blog tour which has been organised by Neverland Blog Tours. I’m very pleased to be taking part and hope you enjoy your time here.
To have and to hold?
Reluctant debutante Lady Clarissa Macpherson has never forgotten the forbidden kiss she shared with notorious rake, Lord Theodore ‘Ben’ Bennett, all those years ago. Even now, he’s the one man who sets Clarissa’s pulse racing and her skin tingling – no matter how hard she tries to ignore it!
Yet, when Ben rescues her from the unwanted advances of a drunken Lord at a society ball, she finds herself in a most scandalous predicament – engaged, to the most eligible bachelor in London!
Wedded? It appears so, but bedded? Clarissa demands more from her marriage than simply surrendering to her new husband’s sexual desires, especially when she realises she’s falling deeper in love with him every single day. Ben must prove that she’s the only woman for him – and surrender his heart!
Yet resisting her new husband’s delicious seduction may prove the hardest thing Clarissa has ever done…
Lady Clarissa MacPherson is a modern woman in regency times. She’s not interested in marriage or having children. But she is hung up her brother’s best friend Lord Bennett after a secret kiss during her teenage years which he doesn’t even remember because he doesn’t realise it was her.
Lord Bennett has been rather besotted with Lady Clarissa for years, watching her from afar swatting suitors like fly’s and admiring her candor.
During a rather scandalous moment at a ball involving a bare ankle of all things(!) they end up married a situation that secretly they are both quite pleased with, but both are so stubborn that we are presented with a situation where neither party is going to back down.
What I had expected with this novel was a very serious battle of wills. But what actually came along was a funny romantic comedy that was set in regency times. It was a very light-hearted read, with a lack of formality which books set in this period normally have.
The storyline was somewhat predictable and there wasn’t anything hugely unexpected added to the mix. However it is an enjoyable and cheerful story which will add some smiles to your reading list.
Thank you to Neverland Book Tours for inviting me onto this blog tour and for the ARC for my review.
About Raven McAllan:
Raven lives in Scotland, along with her husband —their children having flown the nest—in a house much too big for them, surrounded by beautiful scenery, which inspires a lot of the settings in her books.
She is used to sharing her life with the occasional deer, red squirrel, and lost tourist, to say nothing of the scourge of Scotland—the midge, and her house with the dust bunnies who congregate. They must know they won’t be disturbed.
A lover of reading, she appreciates the history inside a book, and the chance to peek into the lives of those from years ago. Raven admits that she enjoys the research for her books almost as much as the writing; so much so, that sometimes she realizes she’s strayed way past the information she needs to know, and not a paragraph has been added to her WIP.
Title: The Scandalous Proposal of Lord Bennett
Author: Raven McAllan
Genre: Romance, Historical Romance, Romantic Comedy
Publisher: Carina UK
Publication Date: 22 September 2015
Review Format: eBook
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