About the Book
Book: A Proper Scandal
Series: Proper Scandals #1
Author: Esther Hatch
Release Date: May 1, 2019
Genre: Historical Romance
Grace Sinclair has been callously cast out of her home. And though taken in as an orphaned child by the vicar and his wife, her unsurpassed beauty makes it impossible for her to remain in the vicar’s household—with two daughters of their own about to enter Society, the vicar and his wife see Grace as nothing but competition. Thankfully, Grace’s estranged Aunt Bell has agreed to take her in to her home in London. But Grace soon learns her situation has just gotten much worse.
It takes only a moment’s acquaintance for Grace to ascertain that her aunt has married a detestable rake. And Aunt Bell, recognizing the danger of having her lovely niece too near her husband, gives Grace an ultimatum: the young woman has two weeks to find a man to marry, after which she will be turned out. With no experience in the art of attracting a husband, Grace quickly realizes that a worthy suitor might not be so easy to ensnare.
I have had A Proper Scandal by Esther Hatch on my Kindle since December 2020. I had every intention of reading this book as soon as possible, but life had other plans. When I plan my reading for the month, I start with the novels I am obligated to review, then I add to my list one book from NetGalley, one book from my massive TBR pile, and one recently purchased novel. I try to balance between what I must read, what I want to read now, and what I wanted to read in the past. I’m really glad I chose A Proper Scandal for this month’s TBR read. This story is quirky and different and a ton of fun. It’s truly a great read, and a quick one, too. What I liked the most about this story is how unique it is. I have never read a story where the heroine is forced to trap a man into marriage but tells the man upfront what she is doing. I actually laughed out loud several times because this premise is goofy and allows for a ton of silliness to ensue. It works, though, really well and I can say honestly that this is one of my most favorite romances I’ve ever read. I was constantly on my toes. How is Grace going to make Nate fall for her for real? What’s really up with her cousin? How is she going to thwart the evil machinations of her skeezy uncle and come out ahead? Will Nate really go along with Grace’s plan? All these questions kept me turning pages well into the night. I just had to know what was going to happen next. And I really liked how Grace and Nate’s relationship developed. It is truly a journey!
A Proper Scandal is a fantastic Historical Romance that I highly recommend. I really loved this quirky Romance, and I cannot wait to read the next story in this series.
I purchased a copy of this novel in eBook form from Amazon.com on December 30, 2020, in order to review. In no way has this influenced my review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own.