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Highland Scandal got off to what I felt was a good start; I found Lizzie's instant escape attempt pretty funny, and I thought it was a sign that she . I have read other books by Julia London so I didn't hesitate to purchase this one. But it was terrible! I could barely make it three chapters in.

Highland Scandal got off to what I felt was a good start; I found Lizzie's instant escape attempt pretty funny, and I thought it was a sign that she would be quite spirited throughout the novel. However, Lizzie's "spirited-ness" got pretty annoying after awhile. There's a line between being independent and feisty and being childish.

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Highland Scandal London Julia Simon & Schuster 9781416547105 : The second historical romance novel in bestselling author Julia London& Scandalous series, the follow up to The Book of Scandal. 2009 Язык: ENG Размер: 1. 2 x 1. 1 x . 5 cm Читательская аудитория: General (us: trade) Рейтинг

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The second historical romance novel in New York Times bestselling author Julia London’s Scandalous series. On the run from the wrathful Prince of Wales, Jack Haines, Earl of Lambourne, is taken prisoner by a Highland laird who makes him an unusual offer: if Jack handfasts his niece, then his life will be spared.

London creates magic with another delicious, scandalous book about a sardonic hero and a strong-willed heroine whose . I was eagerly anticipating this new series from Julia London, because I am a highland romance junkie.

London creates magic with another delicious, scandalous book about a sardonic hero and a strong-willed heroine whose battle of wills rages across the. Print Date. I have read many of Ms. London’s romances, and have never been disappointe. ntil now.

On the run from the wrathful Prince of Wales, Jack Haines, Earl of Lambourne, is taken prisoner by a Highland laird who makes him an unusual offer: if Jack handfasts his niece, then his life will be spared. The old Highland custom -- a marriage lasting only a year and a day, unless both partners agree to make it a lifelong vow -- sounds preferable to Jack to being dragged to London in chains, and when he meets lovely Lizzie Beal, his dilemma starts to seem positively enjoyable. Until the hellion vents her fury...on him! Detesting the scandalous match that will end all her chances of making a respectable marriage, Lizzie can't abide living intimately with a fugitive nobleman bent on seducing her and then running off. But in teaching her the pleasures of a wife's duties, Jack sparks within them both a passion that will make him wish he could stay with Lizzie for much longer than a year and a day.

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Kelenn
I've been in the mood for books set in Scotland and somehow I missed this one when it first came out. As soon as I started reading it, I realized the hero, Jack Haines, was the brother of the heroine, Fiona, in the novella "Snowy Night with a Highlander" in the anthology "Snowy Night with a Stranger". At the end of that story, Jack was told to hide in the highlands as he is wanted by Prince George.

This book starts with Jack being captured by Carson Beal who forces him to handfast with his niece, Lizzie, for an year and a day or be handed over to the Prince's men searching for him. Carson threatens Lizzie, who has a crippled sister, with their debts. Neither are happy about this, but they agree. Jack moves into her home, with her sister Charlotte, and the two guards the uncle sent, Dougal to watch Jack and the other, Newton to help Charlotte.

Jack tries to figure out why the uncle is acting like this and assumes there is something on the sisters' property he wants. Jack and Lizzie, along with Mr. Gavin Gordon, who has come at her summons to help her discover why and set off for London to make things right. Jack assumes he will end up in jail or hung, but pleads with the king to make it clear to Carson that Charlotte and Lizzie own the land and what's been discovered on it. By this time, Lizzie loves Jack but can't see him loving her back or moving from England to his Scottish estate. Jack believes she loves Gavin. With a little help from his friends and the King he is only jailed for a few weeks.

I hate plot spoilers so this is very basic. A lot goes on while he is living with her. There is a very nice secondary romance between Charlotte and her "guard" Newton. I really enjoyed this book.
Akisame
I should start this review by saying that I by no means HATED this novel. I liked it and found it to be well written in that it was never boring and there were only a handful of errors in the writing (for example, a few bits of dialogue were left with mistakes, like instead of "And are YOU feeling better?" you get "And are feeling better?").

**SPOILERS AHEAD**
I purchased this novel on my Kindle and was unaware that it was the second in the series. Perhaps if I had read the first novel I would have enjoyed this one first, but frankly I felt rather... unattached to the characters. In the other Julia London novel I read, I had the same "I think something else has happened before this that I don't know about..." feeling, but it wasn't nearly as bad and in no time at all I was swept up in the story of the Hero and Heroine quickly. Highland Scandal got off to what I felt was a good start; I found Lizzie's instant escape attempt pretty funny, and I thought it was a sign that she would be quite spirited throughout the novel. However, Lizzie's "spirited-ness" got pretty annoying after awhile. There's a line between being independent and feisty and being childish. Lizzie's stubborn nature made her come across as being quite caustic and ill-tempered on a few occasions, to the point where I would actually roll my eyes and skip a head a few pages thinking "Is she EVER going to stop being such a petty jerk?". I quite liked Jack, the hero, and thought it would be a good match for a slightly less annoying Lizzie (I believe the author was going for the opposites attract idea, Jack is quite laid-back and friendly while Lizzie is uptight and stubborn). However, I did find it... confusing, I guess, that the author saw fit to include several mentions of Jack being quite flirtatious with women in the beginning of the novel but there was no further mention throughout. Other than some bawdy stories about the Prince of Wales and a few not really all that flirtatious encounters with women there's really very little to indicate that Jack is some sort of rake, but Lizzie (and the clan) obsess over that "fact" like Jack is rolling in the hay at every given opportunity...

I also felt really disconnected from the characters' pasts, something I think would have greatly improved this story. For example, Lizzie and Carson, her uncle/laird of the clan, both mention a few memories from the past - these memories would lead one to believe that Lizzie's childhood with him was quite a good one - but Lizzie hates Carson and Carson uses Lizzie without even the slightest hint of remorse... There's also no coming to a head for this, there's no confrontation between Lizzie and Carson, Lizzie and Jack and Gordon (who was a dumb character who really didn't need to be included) simply run off to London and the king, in all his infinite wisdom, immediately fixes everything. I wanted *LIZZIE AND JACK* to fix things. Will they always run off to someone else each time they need help? Then, at the end of the novel, there's vague mentions about Jack's father being unkind to women; it's mentioned to give Jack an "excuse" not to marry Lizzie, whom he loves by that point, but there's only vague references and only at the end of the book. On the opposite side of the spectrum, Lizzie seems to adore her father but, again, there's only a handful of vague references about this. Even Charlotte and Lizzie, who are supposed to be sisters, don't seem all that close.

In all honesty, I was far more interested in the relationship between Charlotte and Newton, her guard. I would have loved to see that relationship build, in part because of the subtlety and the genuine affection you could see flourishing (slowly) between them. But Lizzie was too obsessed with "hating" Jack to even ask Charlotte about it, which seems like rather selfish behavior for a sister (how can you live with someone their whole life and not have the fainest idea they care for someone you see them with daily??).

Like I said, in all honesty I didn't *HATE* this book, but I didn't really love it either. I'm a habitual re-reader, I almost always read an old favorite in between new novels, and I can say that the chances of me returning to this novel are slim to none. I just wasn't in love with their love story, and found a lot of the meatier background information sorely lacking. With this novel I spent more time going "Oh get over yourselves already!!" or "Lizzie, omfg, just let him hold the damn flower pot instead of acting like a child and fighting with him over it!" than "Awwww!" or "Ooooh!" or "Omg, how will they get over this?!".
Gajurus
I have read other books by Julia London so I didn't hesitate to purchase this one. But it was terrible! I could barely make it three chapters in. Either this book was written very early in her career and she just submitted it to her editor to make a deadline without revisiting it, or she wrote this haphazardly. The dialogue is dicey and ill-formed, the character descriptions seem elementary and character development was hazy at best. I would save my money if I were you...
Fearlessdweller
A++++++++++
Highland Scandal (Scandalous) download epub
Historical
Author: Julia London
ISBN: 141654710X
Category: Romance
Subcategory: Historical
Language: English
Publisher: Pocket Books; Original edition (April 21, 2009)