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June 27, 2013


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A MOST IMPROPER RUMOR                                                4 STARS
by Emma Wildes


What is society to do when the diamonds of the first water are caught in compromising situations, one after the other? Can the young ladies survive the season with their reputations intact…or will the scandalous whispers surrounding them bring about the ultimate ruination?

Once the toast of the town, Lady Angelina DeBrooke is no longer known just for her exquisite beauty, but more for her notorious marriages. Dubbed the Dark Angel, she has fallen in love for the first time and wishes to marry, but fears finding herself a widow for the third time. With two poisoned husbands and a cloud of suspicion hanging over her head, she turns to the only man in England who might help her…

Benjamin Wallace, Lord Heathton, isn’t interested in playing detective again, but when Lady DeBrooke approaches him in a quest to clear her name, he finds the challenge irresistible. Her second husband was an old friend, and when he takes a closer look, he catches the scent of a foe he has hunted before—and knows this is his chance to finally trap the elusive prey... 

To really get into this book it would probably be best to read Book 1, RUINED BY MOONLIGHT: A WHISPERS OF SCANDAL NOVEL.You get some of the background that way. Each book is like a continuation of the previous book. You learn about the main characters and the storyline continues from Book 1.   Like a real serial novel.  It's still a good stand alone novel, you just don't have the background to continue on.  I really didn't take it as much of a romance but more of a mystery.  There was some confusion at first as to who the heroine and hero were. You will find out . At first you think it is Angelina and Ben.   Are they where the real romance lies ?   From Book1, a married couple, Ben and Alicia follow through the series.  You become attached to this couple and want to read and find out more about them.  I think this is great to keep them in the series. Once Lady Angelina turned heads because she was so beautiful and mysterious, but now heads turn for another reason.  Her two dead husbands.  Did she kill them or is someone else plotting against her?  She has been dubbed the Dark Angel.  She has finally fallen in love and wants to remarry, but how can she with 2 murdered husbands and suspicion she was involved.   There are some very sensual scenes in the book which added to the mystery.   Take this book and go out on the patio and indulge yourself.  It's a great read.    Anxious to read another.

I would give this book 4 STARS

The cover is quite good  3.5 STARS

I was given a complimentary copy of A MOST IMPROPER RUMOR, written by Emma Wildes, from Manic Readers for this unbiased review.

About the Author

Emma Wildes grew up loving books, so turning to writing seemed a natural course. She has been a #1 bestselling author at Fictionwise, a WisRWA winner in historical romance, a Lories winner, a Passionate Plume winner, and a first-place Eppie winner for best erotic historical romance.

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