Aug 27, 2014

"Waiting On" Wednesday #162: Scandal and the Duchess by Jennifer Ashley!

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Scandal and the Duchess
(Highland Pleasures, #6.5)
Jennifer Ashley

Publication date:
September 16th, 2014   

Scandal follows Rose Barclay, young widow of the Duke of Southdown, wherever she goes. It's never her fault--honor bright--but newspapers love to write about the young woman from Scotland, and the much older duke she married, who died on their honeymoon. The duke left her with a large widow's portion, now contested by his younger brother, who kicks Rose out of the estate's dower house and uses it to kennel his dogs.

Rose does *not* need to be found with a large, handsome Scot passed out at her feet, fueling gossips and giving her brother-in-law more ammunition. The Scot is Steven McBride--a decorated soldier who is notorious for heavy gambling and womanizing during his leave time. Steven is happy to open his eyes and find the beautiful woman standing over him, and happy to help spirit her away. But the journalists get wind and start a campaign to couple Rose with the scandalous Steven McBride.
Even though I'm not reading historical romances as much as I used to, the Highland Pleasures series is one of my favorites and one I've kept up with, so I'll be eager to read more of the Mackenzies &/or McBrides every time, and Scandal & the Duchess sounds like another fun read.
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  1. I'm not much of a historical reader in any genre but I always love a good romance! That cover is great eye candy! LOL

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    1. LOL indeed ;) I don't actually like covers like these, but the characters in the series are great, so I try not to mind too much...

      Thanks for stopping by, Jen!

  2. ABS AND KILTS . haha * stole that from a comment on a io9 outlander recap * haha

    Even though i'm not big big of a straight up historical romance it still nice to look at the cover .lol

    happy reading, Aleksandra

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    1. hahahaha I actually prefer the stories than the covers. Thankfully, not all of the covers are like this one ;) There were a few with the couple, with kilt of course, but no abs :D

      Thanks for stopping by, Roro!

  3. Nice pick! Totally new to me! Not really my kind of read either, but still hope you love it!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  4. Well this cover did catch my eye! I usually read historical fiction and not much romance but I might pick it up to see what it is like.
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