Feature Book: Scenting Scandal
It was an interesting mix, a wedding and gunshots. This scene opens the second instalment of the Scandalous Siblings series.
Lady Laura Jamieson has unique qualities that puts her at odds with the ton. She is a bluestocking but her particular skill is her ability to smell and sniff out particular scents. She can create a potion for the sick by smell. She is in the processes of sniffing as many men in the ton as she can to find her perfect match. After the shooting at the wedding, she is determined to find Lady Hetherington once and for all in the hope Lady Hetherington will no longer be a threat to the family. Laura also keeps up her good works but also knows that she will never have the mathematical acumen of her older sister.
Richard St Martin, Earl of Winchester, has been tasked with protecting the Jamieson girls from the threat while Sherwyn and Becca are on their honeymoon. Richard is only interested in marrying a bland woman, to be his countess, but the more time he spends with Laura the more he realises she is the one for him. It then becomes a matter of protecting Laura and convincing her that they were meant to be together.
It is only through different events, including a near-death experience and the meeting of an Adonis, that Laura comes to see that what she believed is not totally accurate. She finds learns a lesson that shows Richard is her one and only.
This story continues to show the strong female heroine archetype that was seen in the first story. The reader does not have to read the first story but it can explain aspects of why the Jamieson girls are the way they are (and it is entertaining).
What I am waiting for is Lottie’s story. Lottie is the stunningly beautiful sister who blinds men with her beauty.
Reviewed by Heather
A review copy of this book was provided by the author.