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I read this book on the recommendation of one of my friends, Ridley I had been telling her of my love for Vere from The Last Hellion, and she said I just had to try this I m so glad I did The book started out a little slow for me I didn t really get absorbed into the story until Juliet and Lord Swale or Ginger, as I can t help but think of him have some heavy page time together From that point on I was hooked.I can t think of another hero I ve read that s quite like Swale The comparison t I read this book on the recommendation of one of my friends, Ridley I had been telling her of my love for Vere from The Last Hellion, and she said I just had to try this I m so glad I did The book started out a little slow for me I didn t really get absorbed into the story until Juliet and Lord Swale or Ginger, as I can t help but think of him have some heavy page time together From that point on I was hooked.I can t think of another hero I ve read that s quite like Swale The comparison to Vere that I mentioned above is accurate, but only to a point Where Vere is obstinate and acts thick on purpose, Swale really is He s not dumb by any means, but the man does not get subtlety and anything he doesn t have an interest in isn t worth caring about Shakespeare, I m referring to you The biggest similarity between the two books is the witty sparring that the protagonists engage in Their interactions are what made the book for me.So, let s talk about Swale He s young, only in his mid twenties, and has a temper that flares with the least provocation He doesn t seem to hold a grudge long, but he doesn t have a problem kicking the crap out of someone if they make him mad He doesn t really care about society and because he gets over his temper quickly, he assumes that everyone does the same thing He s frankly shocked to think that anyone doesn t like him He s described as big and ugly with flaming red hair and giant sideburns He also has a pug nose that doesn t look like it belongs on an aristocrat This lack in his nose leads to hilarious high jinks to acquire a better one for the family Juliet is pretty, but nothing special She s smart and rather hotheaded when riled She knows she s a girl, but she s constantly confounded by the scrapes she gets into She s just trying to uphold the family honor like any of her brothers would, you know Unfortunately for her, the rules for girls are different It seems like every time she turns around she s broken another rule and in danger of being a pariah When Swale comes to see her she pulls no punches She nicknames him Ginger, taunts him, and throws yarn at him She s prideful, so when she finds out her assumptions were wrong she doesn t apologize She dances around it with ifs and maybes until Swale is ready to blow.Every conversation between Juliet and Ginger has a new delight The dinner scene was particularly hilarious How can you not love a girl who lights a man s carrots on fire The miscommunications and drama about the engagement killed me too I also loved the back and forth over which room Ginger would stay in I guess what I m trying to say is I loved the whole book.There were two points which, unfortunately, stood out for me The first was the use of the phrase make love To me, that refers to sex In this book it refers to courting or wooing It was extremely startling to read about Juliet s family discussing Ginger s coming to make love to Juliet It kept pulling me out of the story and making me do a double take until I remembered The character used that phraseall the timeThe other point was the sex If you re looking for a book with a skilled, sensual lover you ll be out of luck here It didn t detract from the story for me, but be aware that this is not the kind of book where the bumbling hero suddenly morphs into Don Juan [[ EPUB ]] ☘ Simply Scandalous ⇯ Juliet Wayborn did not hesitate to avenge her brother s beating in a London alley, especially once she discovered the perpetrator was the notorious Geoffrey Swale When opportunity arose, she got even But humiliating Swale in public is a sin for which there is no forgiveness For Swale is the sort of gentleman and she uses that term loosely who doesn t like to lose, a man who coldly vows to challenge her every move in her determination to ruin him A man who is proving dangerously, unthinkablyseductive Geoffrey Swale will not stand for being bested by the outrageous Miss Wayborn, nor accused of a crime he did not commit If Juliet were a man, Swale would deliver a well aimed punchor two But since she is quite unmistakably female, he does the next best thing He kisses her And then he kisses her again Suddenly, Swale wants so much than defeat from the woman who has openly declared war on him He no longer cares about winninghe simply wants her surrender I bought this book entirely on a whim I needed like 2to get free shipping and tossed this 3.99 book in with an Eh, why not Best Whim Evar.The book opens with Juliet Wayborn s brother getting the ever living snot beat out of him on the eve of a carriage race with Geoffrey Swale Under the impression Lord Swale ordered the hit on her brother so he d win the race, Juliet dons a man s hat and coat and races Swale herself Embarrassed by losing to a woman and further scandalized by the s I bought this book entirely on a whim I needed like 2to get free shipping and tossed this 3.99 book in with an Eh, why not Best Whim Evar.The book opens with Juliet Wayborn s brother getting the ever living snot beat out of him on the eve of a carriage race with Geoffrey Swale Under the impression Lord Swale ordered the hit on her brother so he d win the race, Juliet dons a man s hat and coat and races Swale herself Embarrassed by losing to a woman and further scandalized by the spreading rumor that he paid to have Cary Wayborn attacked, Geoffrey finds himself in hot water with his duke father The duke decides it s in the family s best interests that Geoffrey marry the very Miss Wayborn he finds so ridiculous Thus begins an amusing battle of wits between two strong willed characters Juliet s older brother, Benedict, turns down the marriage proposal, but Geoffrey goes off after Juliet to give her a piece of his mind, and to let her know he didn t want to marry her anyway While visiting her at her aunt and uncle s home, the sparks fly Swale breaks a glass display case full of porcelain figurines in a pique of anger Juliet creates an inedible meal Swale can t avoid eating and calls him by the hated nickname Ginger He s hot headed and immature, she s strong willed and impossible to cow, and both seem to enjoy playing this game, not that they d admit that to anyone.The book s strong point is its dialog The banter between the protagonists by turns hilarious and achingly romantic Juliet s conversations with her stern older brother show us a loving relationshipakin to father and daughter than one of a pair of siblings I have a soft spot for older brother guardians Most importantly, the dialog gives us a great picture of who these characters are When Swale grudgingly tells his friend The thing is, AlexThe thing is, I didn t mind being caught I mean, I m going to be caught one day Why not by her it shows us volumes about Swale and his attraction to Juliet in a way a bunch of POV prose never could I could happily quote half the book, and have gone back to reread especially touching or amusing passages.Simply Scandalous is an incredibly fun read Watching these two figure out that they want the same thing, and the trouble they generate in the process, makes for a satisfying read I think this book might especially appeal to those who loved Lord of Scoundrels I really enjoyed this book It is very silly, and loses its way somewhat in the second half, but the writing style is very witty, and the hero and heroine are unusual, to say the least It made for a nice refreshing change from most of the Regency romances out there.The hero, bless him, is essentially an anti hero very large, with a mass of sticky outy red hair, copious sideburns, a hearty appetite for cheese and an absolutely filthy temper I m not talking dark and brooding, oh no I m talkin I really enjoyed this book It is very silly, and loses its way somewhat in the second half, but the writing style is very witty, and the hero and heroine are unusual, to say the least It made for a nice refreshing change from most of the Regency romances out there.The hero, bless him, is essentially an anti hero very large, with a mass of sticky outy red hair, copious sideburns, a hearty appetite for cheese and an absolutely filthy temper I m not talking dark and brooding, oh no I m talking irrational, out of proportion blind rage, which makes his, already unattractive face, blotchy My only criticism is that his filthy temper seems to disappear in the second half, which was a real shame.The heroine, meanwhile, is a superb match for him Smart, witty, and a good driver, she does some things which don t sound daft at the time, but which Society views as unforgiveable The scene with the carrots is priceless.For me, the best bit about this book was the dialogue It was absolutely fabulous, witty and dry I could just visualise the hero and heroine spitting all sorts of insults at each other.Very silly but very enjoyable ONE LINE SUMMARY Absolutely wonderful tribute to Georgette Heyer every single character is superb and the dialogue is sparkling Blog Bookstagram ONE LINE SUMMARY Absolutely wonderful tribute to Georgette Heyer every single character is superb and the dialogue is sparkling Blog Bookstagram 2 stars The plot based on mixups did not entertain me But there was an amusing battle of wits.STORY BRIEF Cary is attacked the night before a curricle race with Geoffrey Thugs broke his arm and said they were sent by Geoffrey Cary s sister Juliet dresses in her brother s clothes and runs the race in his place This is a disgraceful activity for a lady and causes scandal.The main characters are Juliet and Geoffrey The main question is who will they marry WHAT I LIKED The characters Julie 2 stars The plot based on mixups did not entertain me But there was an amusing battle of wits.STORY BRIEF Cary is attacked the night before a curricle race with Geoffrey Thugs broke his arm and said they were sent by Geoffrey Cary s sister Juliet dresses in her brother s clothes and runs the race in his place This is a disgraceful activity for a lady and causes scandal.The main characters are Juliet and Geoffrey The main question is who will they marry WHAT I LIKED The characters Juliet is handsome, not pretty She considers herself plain She is excellent with horses Geoffrey has long bright red hair, and a short pug nose He s not good looking He s an undisciplined brawler with a fiery temper He is usually found with a scowl on his face.My favorite part was Geoffrey s father the Duke wanting Geoffrey to marry Juliet for her nose She had a straight, narrow, elegant nose The Duke said Over the centuries, the family has accumulated land and wealth and titles Now, it is our turn to enrich future generations of Amblers We re going to accumulate a nose Geoffrey asked The Duke nodded The moment I saw this nose, Geoffrey, I knew we had to have it It had the most astonishing effect on me I enjoyed Ridley s review and agree with her She says the book s strong point is its dialogue There s an amusing battle of wits between two strong willed characters WHAT I DID NOT LIKE Too many conflicts were caused by vague communication and inaccurate assumptions A one minute honest conversation and there would be no story Early in the book I could accept some of this Juliet asked two different people which direction to travel, but they were interrupted and didn t answer her, which caused an incident that was ok But there was too much of this during the last third of the book For example, Boy wants to marry Girl Boy arrives and says to Girl one must make sacrifices when one is in loveYou see the length to which I am willing to go to please her Girl assumes Boy is talking about X another lady But Boy is really talking about Girl Why doesn t Boy say you instead of her Then as they talk about a nearby house, Girl says I expect you would like to buy it for a certain lady as a wedding present Boy says If a certain lady desires me to purchase it, I will of course be commanded by her Again, Girl thinks Boy is talking about X another lady Why can t they say you and me instead of a certain lady and her Too many conversations continue like this through the rest of the book Sometimes I m ok with this if other things are funny But here I was annoyed The cover of the book says madcap mixups abound Yes they do Many readers are not bothered by this, so this may be a good book for them, but not for me.Another problem I didn t see how the couple fell in love All of their interaction is fighting and spats, and then all of a sudden each is in love with the other I didn t see why or how And, I did not understand why she wanted to have sex with him Ok, so she did have some weird logic, but I felt uncomfortable about it.The ending was too abrupt I wish the author had the couple explain things to each other I would have liked seeing Juliet interact with Geoffrey knowing that he loved her and not someone else.DATA Story length 380 pages Swearing language mild Sexual language mild One sex scene, 7 pages long Setting around 1810 England Copyright 2005 Genre regency romance Lord Swole its actually Swale , but hey , thou art the original Broski You smell of cheese, have bangin sideburns, punch everybody and their friend in the face, and probably deadlift your horse.You also married the girl who beat you in a race, didn t like her brother talking down to her, don t sit with people who gossip or mince words, and you love your sister.Thou hast ascended. lolz this one made me laugh out loud LITERALLY.The characters were simply humorous the hero is giant not so handsome , and to add on that he has Wild Temper BUt underneath that he is such a sweet person , so innocent , he really does tries so much to win the lady s heartThe girl is wild tigeress herself , just a perfect match for our hero..The silly mystery also adds up, with the greater confusion chaos increasing, I am falling down with my hysterical laughter Gosh , I lolz this one made me laugh out loud LITERALLY.The characters were simply humorous the hero is giant not so handsome , and to add on that he has Wild Temper BUt underneath that he is such a sweet person , so innocent , he really does tries so much to win the lady s heartThe girl is wild tigeress herself , just a perfect match for our hero..The silly mystery also adds up, with the greater confusion chaos increasing, I am falling down with my hysterical laughter Gosh , I dnt remember how much did any book made me laugh this much This was cute in very non traditional way The hero wasn t obvious, at first and then when we figured out, we were completely surprised to find he wasn t a typical hottie not even close It was a fun romp, but not my fav of Ms Lejuene.