Review: Lessons from a Scandalous Bride by Sophie Jordan
Best-laid plans beget
sizzling passion in the second book in New York Times bestselling author
Sophie Jordan's delectable Forgotten Princesses series. A sweeping and
breathtakingly dramatic historical romance, Lessons from a Scandalous
Bride features a haunted hero, a Scottish viscount, who hopes to snare a
wealthy wife in Victorian England--only to have an inappropriately
independent heiress catch his eye and steal his heart. Sophie Jordan is
well-known and well-loved for her dark, brooding heroes and sexy
heroines--and her fans will not be disappointed by these Lessons...nor
will readers of the bestselling love stories of Lisa Kleypas and Sabrina
Jeffries. When it comes to Ms. Jordan and her extraordinary historical
romance novels, Kirkus Reviews offers the best advice: "Just surrender
to the sizzle."
This book was what I wanted from the second in the Forgotten Princess series and more!
First off I didn't realize it was directly connected to "Wicked in Your Arms" (review here) until it mentioned in the first few pages about Grier, but I should have known better because as an after thought I remembered that Cleo, the lovely subject of this one, was in the first book when Grier was introduced to her towards the end when their father found out about her.
Anyways, "Bride" was truly a great heart wrenching story about Cleo Hadley, one of Grier Hadley's half-sisters. After their father, Jack, had abandoned her mother, Cleo and her mom went through this awful time full of an evil stepfather and multiple siblings, some stayed alive and some unfortunately left this world.
When Cleo learns that her awful person of a stepfather basically sold her back to her father, she is then thrust into the high social circles of London, so her social climber of an actual father can get that English wealth that he wants, as if having your other daughter marry a prince wasn't enough!
That's when Cleo meets the WONDERFUL Logan McKinnely! Jordan basically describes him a sex on a stick without the crude description that I just gave! Logan is the most gorgeous Scotsman in the world with the reputation that those beautiful men get.
Logan's estate is in trouble so he has to marry to keep his family home in one piece. Of course mayhem of the two people who should be together but aren't ensue.
If "Wicked in Your Arms" was basically Pride and Prejudice with gorgeous people and scandalous intrigue, "Lessons from an Scandalous Bride" would be like the Cinderella version of that, but better!!
I got this book on Friday and read it all through the night it was SUCH a great read! I now just can't wait for the next one about another interesting Hadley sister!! But I doubt her man can compare to Logan!!!
All I could think of when I was reading his part was imagaining him as that guy who married Christina on Grey's Anatomy because he was that hot Scotsman in Made of Honor. He's gorgeous! Go Google him, then read this book and you will know why I'm kinda in love with Logan McKinnely right now!