5 star rating
Only Scandal Will Do
By Jenna Jaxon
ISBN# 9781616504328
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House of Pleasure, #1

He has the woman of his dreams, but what price will he have to pay to win her heart?

Kidnapped and sold at auction in a London brothel, Lady Katarina Fitzwilliam squelches an undeniable attraction to the masked stranger who purchased her, pits her wits against him, and escapes him and the scandal that would ruin her life.

Unable to resist temptation in a London brothel, Duncan Ferrers, Marquess of Dalbury, purchases a fiery beauty. She claims she’s a lady, but how can she be?

No lady of his acquaintance in polite society is anything like her. Then he discovers she is who she says, and that this latest romp has compromised her reputation. He knows how that is. One more scandal and he’ll be cast out of London society, but he needs a wife who’ll provide an heir to carry on his illustrious family’s name. He seeks out Katarina, intending only to scotch the scandal, but instead finds his heart ensnared. He’s betting their future he’ll capture her heart, but does he have what it takes?

WARNING: A blade-wielding heroine who crosses swords with a master of sensuality.

A Lyrical Press Historical Romance | Vintage Romance. (Goodreads)


What an absolutely wonderful romp! Well written, super fun, with characters that are likeable, loveable and despicable.

Kat was a strong, smart , sensible and beautiful heroine. I completely enjoyed her and how bright and skillful she was. We need more heroines with her attitude.

Duncan was a man of the times, but turned out to be more than what was expected. He was very patient, which in the end worked to his advantage.

The siblings of these two, were both engagingly loveable, caring and interesting.  Hope they get their own books and that we will see how Kat and Duncan are doing. If they have a boy or girl????

Villains (don’t want to completely spoil it) while there was a slight feeling of something was off, at the end it was surprising how twisted the individual was and lengths to which they went too.

The pacing was very well done, great dialog for all the characters.  This is an excellent addition to the Historical Romance genre. I highly recommend this book for anyone who enjoys this genre. I am looking forward to the next book in this series and this author will be on my auto buy list from now on.