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I only got about 12% of the way in I had a negative reaction to both characters and it kept me from wanting to read further plus, I had a feeling I would not rate this fairly even if I did push through so why bother.My poor impression of the characters in this book could be summed up as follows Jane did a lot of shrieking and had negative views about men in general Richard was very full of himself, had empty thoughts, and there was too much innuendo about his sexual exploits that he is pr I only got about 12% of the way in I had a negative reaction to both characters and it kept me from wanting to read further plus, I had a feeling I would not rate this fairly even if I did push through so why bother.My poor impression of the characters in this book could be summed up as follows Jane did a lot of shrieking and had negative views about men in general Richard was very full of himself, had empty thoughts, and there was too much innuendo about his sexual exploits that he is proud he doesn t have to pay for charming I have a hard time believing such disparate class romances so if there isn t a good impression of the characters, this book probably won t work for me.No comments on the writing, grammar, or plot since I didn t get that far EK is a good writer so I usually end up at least trying her books out regardless of the blurb on the back Thus far, I ve enjoyed her second series much better based on my taste [[ Epub ]] ↛ A Taste for Scandal ⇲ A TEMPTING DIVERSIONThings have always fallen into place for Richard Moore, Earl of Raleigh His good looks, abundance of charm, and the small matter of being heir to a marquisate make him quite the catch So when a delectable young woman wants nothing to do with him, he can t help but seize the irresistible challenge AN UNLIKELY COURTSHIP Jane Bunting knows all about responsibility she has managed to support herself and her brother with their bakery but she knows nothing of excitement or passion When dashing Lord Raleigh crosses the threshold of her shop, she has no idea of the potential danger to her reputation or to her heart AN IMPOSSIBLE MATCH Neither imagined things would go so far until the night their worlds collide, irrevocably changing both their lives But when duty calls for Richard, and with everything Jane s worked for suddenly at stake, will their taste for scandal be their downfall DNF 52%I don t care what happens to either character Boring, clich and plain ridiculous. 4.5 starsPosted on Under the CoversRichard Moore, Earl of Raleigh is no stranger to a life of scandal and carnal pleasures He indulges often and isn t afraid to use his charm to get what he wants However, life has seemed rather dull lately and it isn t until he attempts to be a hero that things go terribly wrong for him A shrill shriek catches his attention and when his eyes land on a large, roughened man and a wide eyed woman, Richard reacts impulsively and tackles the man to the ground to p 4.5 starsPosted on Under the CoversRichard Moore, Earl of Raleigh is no stranger to a life of scandal and carnal pleasures He indulges often and isn t afraid to use his charm to get what he wants However, life has seemed rather dull lately and it isn t until he attempts to be a hero that things go terribly wrong for him A shrill shriek catches his attention and when his eyes land on a large, roughened man and a wide eyed woman, Richard reacts impulsively and tackles the man to the ground to prevent him from hurting the poor lady.Soon he finds that the lady was in fact not in any sort of trouble, but simply very excited to see his cousin Worse yet is the fact that the lady he has attempted to save is now blaming him for the damaged done to her shop as he fought the man Now, it seems that Richard cannot complain of his life being uneventful as the beauty pointing her dainty little finger at him both infuriates and intrigues him Richard makes it his next goal to learnabout Jane Bunting.Erin Knightley delivers a splendid sequel to the Sealed with a Kiss series I was ecstatic to learn that Richard was getting a book next He made such an impression in the first book that I just had to know what would happen to him Knightley creates a charming story for Jane and Richard that I couldn t help but smile and even laugh out loud at some scenes This is partly due to the mess that Richard and Jane get themselves into and also partly due to the way Knightley writes her books She has a very strong voice that I think is very unique and reminiscence of historical heavy hitters such as Lisa Kleypas, Julia Quinn, Suzanne Enoch and even a bit of Tessa Dare The whole book is infused with charm and crazy antics that made it so easy to sink deeply into this world.Added to that is the fact that Knightley writes strong bonds between the siblings Beatrice is a major part of this book and I think that this creates a lot of anticipation for the next book in the series where readers will see Beatrice get her own story told As layers are built uponlayers, Knightley is creating a nice little niche of characters that I think readers will find endearing and fun.In this book, the magic really happens in the kitchen when Richard learns how to bake from Jane As they made progress with each dish, the sexual tension boils to a fevering point and I think the romance was really well done I do think that the ending progressed a little too quickly for my taste, however, there is no doubt that Jane and Richard have enough chemistry to fuel a fire.I can t wait to read Beatrice s book next This is a new series that I m glad I ve discovered With endearing characters, eloquent writing and a spoonful of charm, you ve got the perfect recipe for the perfect read ARC provided by publisher So when a delectable young woman wants nothing to do with him, he can t help but seize the irresistible challenge Because nothing says irresistiblethan a woman who wants nothing to do with you I mean, aren t restraining orders so sexy Oh, nothing is hotter than seeing that gleam of reluctance in a female s gaze as she catches you stalking her for the hundredth time I really hope guys don t use these books as guides Dudes, I m speaking directly to you now for the love of all th So when a delectable young woman wants nothing to do with him, he can t help but seize the irresistible challenge Because nothing says irresistiblethan a woman who wants nothing to do with you I mean, aren t restraining orders so sexy Oh, nothing is hotter than seeing that gleam of reluctance in a female s gaze as she catches you stalking her for the hundredth time I really hope guys don t use these books as guides Dudes, I m speaking directly to you now for the love of all that is good in this world, please do not take a woman s refusal as a sign to pursue her If she says she wants nothing to do with you, 99.999% of the time she means it And if she doesn t mean it, than it s up to her to clarify that Nothing is less attractive than a man who doesn t understanding the meaning of the word no Your cat isn t the only one Odds are, that lady you re stalking around town She s not that into you, either 3.5 high 3.5 for the baking This was really cute, really fluffy and I really enjoyed two thirds of the book The banter and chemistry between the two leads was undeniable, I loved the two sisters as supporting characters and both Richard and Jane were wonderful leads But I think it started to flag in the third act where there wasn t much steam to keep it as exciting as the first two acts Still, baking, bantery adorable leads. I really like this author, and am so glad I discovered her The first book in this series this is the second book was so polished and well written, that I couldn t believe that it was her first book This book also has a lot to recommend it Both Richard, the hero, and Jane, the heroine, are engaging, well developed characters Richard starts out as somewhat aimless and feckless, but he matures over the course of the story One of Ms Knightley s strengths is her dialogue, and I especially lov I really like this author, and am so glad I discovered her The first book in this series this is the second book was so polished and well written, that I couldn t believe that it was her first book This book also has a lot to recommend it Both Richard, the hero, and Jane, the heroine, are engaging, well developed characters Richard starts out as somewhat aimless and feckless, but he matures over the course of the story One of Ms Knightley s strengths is her dialogue, and I especially loved the repartee between Richard and his best friend Also, this is a book about family as much as it is about the relationship between Jane and Richard Both of them come from loving parents, and feel responsibility for younger siblings, whom they also adore Richard has begun to see how purposeless his life is through his relationship with Jane, which helps him come to terms about the direction of his life when he has to takeresponsibility in a family crises So far all of the above was a solid 4 star read However, it was the author s treatment of the class difference between Jane and Richard that was problematical for me Richard was an aristocrat, who would someday be a marquis He came from one of the most prestigious and wealthy families in England Jane was a pastry chef, the daughter of two bakers The class divide between them was enormous I happen to really like historical romances with class differences, and how the hero and heroine struggle to work out a HEA within the confines of a rigid class system But this plot readlike a fairy tale And while, when one reads historical romance, there has to be a certain willing suspension of disbelief, this was too unbelievable for me to overcome The huge class divide was treated far too lightly view spoiler Basically, everyone in Richard s family seemed to be okay with Jane as Richard s wife And regardless of how wonderful Richard s parents and sisters were, their acceptance was totally unbelievable for the time period The class difference should have been a far bigger andserious issue, but here it was almost relegated to a minor problem hide spoiler The treatment of the class issue really detracted from an otherwise fine book But it was too serious for me to overlook, and hence the 3 stars But I certainly plan to read the next two books in the series Also on m super excited to bring to you the soon to be latest release in A Sealed with a Kiss series by Erin Knightly I must say, I really did enjoyed this story and I think A Taste for Scandal was even better than More Than a Stranger Here s what s it about and what I loved about it.Jane Bunting owns a lovely little bakery and loves to turn out tasty little pastry However, her world gets turn upside down when a certain lord attacks her dear sweet cousin in he Also on m super excited to bring to you the soon to be latest release in A Sealed with a Kiss series by Erin Knightly I must say, I really did enjoyed this story and I think A Taste for Scandal was even better than More Than a Stranger Here s what s it about and what I loved about it.Jane Bunting owns a lovely little bakery and loves to turn out tasty little pastry However, her world gets turn upside down when a certain lord attacks her dear sweet cousin in her shop Richard Moore, Earl of Raleigh, believes he is coming to rescue a damsel in distress, but he finds a harridan Come on you would act like a harridan if an unknown stranger came barging in and attacking your cousin The best way to describe Richard is a take charge and ask question later That doesn t fly over well All right, A Taste for Scandal had me snickering from the get go Truly a charming read, and I adored the story I mean you have to enjoy a story where the heroine is a baker who makes marvelous creations Then you have Richard, who is a unrepentant rake and enjoys the attention of women Yet, whenever he s around Jane he has a tendency to stick his foot in his mouth You gotta love when a charming hero can t charm his way out of everything Then you have Jane who has a distaste for the aristocracies attitude towards others and I completely understand Yes, Richard has his work cut out when it comes to wooing Jane However, during their time together Richard learns something about himself and tries to become a better man An amusing read with baking hijinks that will keep you entertain So, if you are looking for a sweet read, you should checkout A Taste for Scandal Before I go, I will leave you my absolutely favorite line from the book Guard your oven door well, my dear I hope y all are enjoying this fine Sunday and enjoy the books that you read.ARC provide by the author 4.5 5 stars Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I d find an HR that involves the hero willingly partaking in baking lessons from the heroine But that is exactly what this treat of a book entails And I do mean treat quite literally since on top of the romance, the various desserts described throughout left my mouth watering.A Taste for Scandal tells the tale of the unconventional courtship between Richard Moore, the Earl of Raleigh, and Miss Jane Bunting Their first meeting, and 4.5 5 stars Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I d find an HR that involves the hero willingly partaking in baking lessons from the heroine But that is exactly what this treat of a book entails And I do mean treat quite literally since on top of the romance, the various desserts described throughout left my mouth watering.A Taste for Scandal tells the tale of the unconventional courtship between Richard Moore, the Earl of Raleigh, and Miss Jane Bunting Their first meeting, and subsequent interactions that followed, were less than pleasant Okay that s putting it mildly They borderline hated each other, at first anyway But what started out as a mutual disdain, soon blossomed into something quite wonderful indeed I think Jane s angel like chocolate biscuits and Erin Knightley s prose deserve most of the credit for that 180 of a change.Knightley writes with such warmth, charm and wit that it s nearly impossible not to fall in love with her characters and the situations they find themselves in I not only felt the passion and connection between Richard and Jane, but also a deep regard for them as individuals The supporting characters, most of whom who had already been introduced in previous books, likewise were just as endearing, especially Richard s little spy of a sister Beatrice.While I am not used to reading HRs quite thischaste no sex happens between Jane and Richard, just kisses and a few impassioned encounters , I found that the lack of physical intimacy between the two leads didn t deter my enjoyment of the story, nor did it effect my belief that these two were meant to be You can t read this book and not feel the love that leaks from every moment they re together In a sense, Knightley seemed to channel within herself through this story and the other Sealed With a Kiss series, a modern day Jane Austen I look forward to readingfrom her in the very near future