Format Read: e-ARC provided by Netgalley
Number of Pages: 384 pages
Release Date: April 26th 2011
Formats Available: Paperback, Ebook
Purchasing Info: Author website, Goodreads, Amazon
She lives for passion
Bold, impulsive, and a magnet for trouble, Juliana Fiori is no simpering English miss. She refuses to play by society’s rules: she speaks her mind, cares nothing for the approval of the ton, and can throw a punch with remarkable accuracy. Her scandalous nature makes her a favorite subject of London’s most practiced gossips…and precisely the kind of woman the Duke of Leighton wants far far away from him.
He swears by reputation.
Scandal is the last thing Simon Pearson has room for in his well-ordered world. The Duke of Disdain is too focused on keeping his title untainted and his secrets unknown. But when he discovers Juliana hiding in his carriage late one evening–risking everything he holds dear–he swears to teach the reckless beauty a lesson in propriety.
She has other plans, however; she wants two weeks to prove that even an unflappable duke is not above passion.
They both want to teach the other a lesson. Juliana wants to make him feel passion and he wants to prove her that one can live without passion. Simon loses control around her and he resents her for making him act this way. He doesn’t want to want her, he doesn’t want to feel passion for her. Simon has his reasons for trying to protect his family’s name and associating with Juliana would put this in jeopardy. His duty to his family must come first, even if it breaks his heart in pieces. What a heart-wrenching love story! This impossible love had me both cheering and yelling at the book. The story has lots of twists and turns, and I felt exhausted by the end of the book. They deserved their HEA!
The story had me glued to the pages from start to end. It’s a fantastic and moving story. It doesn’t hurt that we see more of Nick and Gabriel too in this book *g*. Simon really grew on me, I loved how he fought his love for Juliana but couldn’t stop it from happening. I loved both Juliana and Simon as characters, which is not often the case. Eleven Scandals is a heart-wrenching love story about pride and prejudice and how love and passion always win in the end. I can’t recommend this book enough
I give Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke’s Heart 5 Bookies
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