Feature book: The Most Scandalous Ravensdale
The Most Scandalous Ravensdale by Melanie Milburne
This is the fourth story in this series and features Richard’s love child and the family lawyer.
Kat Winwood is an aspiring actress. She works as a waitress until she hits the big time. It wasn’t until her mother died that she discovered the name of her biological father. As it transpires he is an extremely well known actor. She also discovers she has a half-sister who is two months older than her. Kat does not want to meet this new family as she wants to make it on her own and she worries, even though she would deny this, about how the members of the family feel about her.
Flynn Carlyon is the Ravensdale family lawyer and charged with getting Kat on side and to her father’s 60th anniversary party. He arranges for her to house-sit his friend’s place, which just happens to be next door to him. In a complete accident, Flynn is injured and has to rely on Kat to help him. And yes it was Kat’s fault he was injured but Flynn makes her nervous.
While Flynn is injured and at home, Kat accidently runs into her half-sister and she discovers the experience is not as bad as she initially thought. But Kat refuses to go to her father’s anniversary party. As the party approaches, Flynn does something unforgiveable and Kat says they are over. Kat has to believe that Flynn didn’t mean what he said, or it is more the duplicity, so goes to the party in disguise. It is there that Flynn and Kat are reunited. Of course there are a few other things that happen at the party but the reader can discover those for themselves.
The attraction between the two is apparent to the other half-siblings and gleefully they chide Flynn. Even Kat’s encounter with her biological father’s wife (also a famous actress) had its amusing moments especially as Kat has a need to either hold her peace or speak out to the famous actress.
I really wanted to read Kat and Flynn’s story as this coupling had been hinted at in the previous books. What I really liked was the conversations that Kat had with herself. The run of the conversation was hilarious as she tried to convince herself, or talk herself out of, doing things.
I have enjoyed reading this series by Ms Milburne.
Reviewed by Heather
A review copy of this book was provided by the author’s publicist. ARRA members who leave a comment by 29 June 2016 will go into the draw to win a copy of the book.