A Common Scandal by Amanda Weaver #BlogTour #Review

A Common Scandal by Amanda Weaver #BlogTour #Review

A Common Scandal by Amanda Weaver #BlogTour #ReviewA Common Scandal by Amanda Weaver
Series: The Grantham Girls #2
Published by Carina Press on May 30th 2016
Genres: Historical, Romance
Pages: 230
Format: eBook
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Finishing school taught Amelia Wheeler how to put on a well-mannered performance—when she’s not bored and looking for trouble. Lady Grantham’s is behind her and now it's time for Amelia to keep her promise to her dying mother: marry a title and leave her wild days behind.

That promise would be much easier to keep if Nate Smythe hadn’t just reappeared in a London ballroom. The son of an impoverished sailor, Nate—Natty, as he used to be called—has grown up to become handsome, rich and polished. He claims to be looking for a proper bride who can advance his business interests, but that doesn’t stop him from seeking out Amelia every chance he gets. Challenging her. Kissing her.

Suddenly, struggling against her simmering passion is the least of Amelia's problems—one of her titled suitors is hiding a desperate secret that could stop Amelia from pleasing her parents or finding happiness with Nate. As a weeklong house party threatens to derail her hard-won future, Amelia must decide: fight against disaster or act like the lady she's promised to become?

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Review
A Common Scandal is book 2 of the Grantham Girls series, however, I had no problem reading it as a standalone. (I haven’t read book 1 yet. It seems I always start series in the middle.)
Amelia’s father made his fortune in manufacturing. This means according to society, that they have low origins and while they are tolerated in the upper class because of their money, they are also looked down upon because the money was earned and not inherited. I loved this aspect of the book especially since it’s not in the historical romances I normally read. I love how Amelia handles herself during all the gossiping and snickering that goes on about her.
Amelia has been friends with Nate since they were little but he left to go find his own fortune when he was 15. Now Amelia is on her third season and determined to make it her last. Nate shows up and intends to marry another woman but the chemistry between these two is undeniable. True love always wins.
I really enjoyed this book and look forward to more in this series.

About Amanda Weaver

Amanda Weaver has loved romance since she read that very first Kathleen E. Woodiwiss novel at fifteen. After a long detour into a career as a costume designer in theatre, she’s found her way back to romance, this time as a writer.
A native Floridian, Amanda transplanted to New York City many years ago and now considers Brooklyn home, along with her husband, daughter, two cats, and nowhere near enough space.

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