Wednesday, April 6, 2016

A Scandalous Proposal by Kasey Michaels (thoughts)

Summary from Goodreads:

"Who would have thought a man could tire of being fawned over and flirted with? Ever since Cooper Townsend returned from France as a hero with a new title, he has been relentlessly pursued by every marriageable miss in London. Perhaps that's why the unconventional Miss Daniella Foster is so appealing. She doesn't simper or flatter. She only wants him to help unmask her sister's blackmailer, and Coop has never been so intrigued…

Let every other woman in London fight over His Lordship's romantic attentions. Marriage is the last thing on Dany's mind…at least until she samples his illicit kisses. Now, as a mutual enemy races to ruin Coop's reputation and Dany's family name, an engagement of convenience will spark an unlikely passion that might save them both."

My Thoughts:

What a fun, delightful read this was!  I really enjoy historical romances even though I don't feel like I've read nearly enough of them.  This book though managed to take me completely by surprise with just how fun of a read I found it to be.  There were times that I laughed out loud at this book and there were many a time I just found myself grinning at my kindle while reading (I'm pretty sure my husband has learned to just ignore my weirdness at this point).  Even the way that the author writes was fun to read although I admit at the beginning it took me a bit to get used to.  I found myself highlighting passages to save that I just loved which isn't something that I often do while reading.  This book was a breath of fresh air after all of the dark and thrilling reads that I have been reading as of late.  It fit my reading mood just perfectly and I found myself unable to stop reading.  

One of the things that I really loved about this book was Dany and Cooper and the relationship that was developing between them.  Dany was such a great leading female character filled with spunk and an unapologetic nature.  She is who she is and doesn't pretend to be anything else.  I found her to be such a refreshing female lead and a perfect match for Coop.  The chemistry between the two of them was just perfect and fit right into the story.  I was eagerly waiting for them to realize their true feelings for one another and find their happy ever after.  It was just so sweet and perfect!  I also really enjoyed the secondary characters in this story and am eager to read the first book in this series to see how it all began.  This author really managed to pull me into this book and I loved every minute of it!  

Overall, I found this to be a really enjoyable read that fit my reading mood perfectly.  I love when that happens!  It was fun, romantic, and had just the right amount of heat to it in my opinion.  I adored watching Dany and Coop find each other and loved the way that the book ended.  It was absolutely perfect and was just what I had been hoping for.  This may have been my first book by this author but it definitely won't be my last.  I actually already have An Improper Arrangement (book one) ready for me on my kindle to read and I don't plan on waiting long to read it!  I can easily recommend this book to historical romance lovers and romance fans in general.  Recommended!

Bottom Line:  A delightful read that made me laugh at times and sigh with happiness in others!

Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book thanks to the publisher and NetGalley as part of a TLC book tour.



  1. Fun and romantic are good qualities in a historical romance. This does sound like a good one, Sam. I am glad you enjoyed it!

  2. I've been SO in the mood for fluffy historical romance novels lately, and for whatever reason, I still have not read anything by Kasey Michaels. Match made in heaven -- thanks for the recommendation!

  3. Don't you just love it when a book comes along at just the right time to fit your current reading mood?! It is so fun and enjoyable when things work out like that.

    Thanks for being a part of the tour!

  4. I think it's been years since I've read one of her books. This looks like a fun historical to add to my reading list.

  5. Anything with 'scandalous' in the title tends to grab my interest. This one sounds good!I like the heroines to have some spunk too.


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