Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Most Scandalous Engagement-Gayle Callen

A Most Scandalous Engagement
Gayle Callen
Avon, Nov 30 2010, $7.99
ISBN: 9780061783449

In 1846 the bets were flying as to who posed nude for the painting hanging in the gentlemen’s club. Lord Peter Derby is confident he will win the wager as he believes childhood friend Lady Elizabeth Cabot is the luscious model. However, he is taken aback and sidetracked from his pursuit when she asks him to pretend to be her fiancĂ©. He agrees, but wonders if she might be the model.

Still he always liked Elizabeth and helped her out of situations when they were kids, but he also knows he is way below her station in life. Elizabeth wants Peter to teach her how to love a man. He agrees to help her again, but realizes he wants to be her man.

The latest scandalous sensational Victorian romance (see In Pursuit of a Scandalous Lady) is a charming historical as Peter is confident he will win the bet, but instead wins a greater prize. The story line is fast-paced as Peter and Elizabeth fall in love with one another, but she has major doubts about him and the notorious wager. Providing delightful background is the feeding frenzy over who the model is as Gayle Callen entertains her fans with a scandalous winner.

Harriet Klausner

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