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AN INVITATION TO SCANDAL Nicholas Sheridan, Viscount Roxton, is as wicked as they come, but when his sinful actions result in the death of one of his peers, guilt forces him to change his scandalous ways and seek redemption through marriage to a proper lady. Miss Abigail Laytham is a lady on a mission, determined to see the man responsible for her beloved uncle’s death payAN INVITATION TO SCANDAL Nicholas Sheridan, Viscount Roxton, is as wicked as they come, but when his sinful actions result in the death of one of his peers, guilt forces him to change his scandalous ways and seek redemption through marriage to a proper lady. Miss Abigail Laytham is a lady on a mission, determined to see the man responsible for her beloved uncle’s death pay. But revenge has its price, and with scandal courting her every step, can the headstrong beauty find the satisfaction she craves, or will she find something else entirely at the hands of her former beau, Viscount Roxton. The Sins & Scandals Series While there are those who spend their time in modest pursuits, upholding propriety befitting the lords and ladies of the ton, it would seem that for others scandal is just a sin away… THE SINS & SCANDALS SERIES #1 AN INVITATION TO SCANDAL #2 A SCANDALOUS PASSION #3 A SINFUL TEMPTATION #4 THE LADY'S SINFUL SECRET #5 SURRENDER TO SCANDAL #6 A SINNER NO MORE #7 THE SWEETEST SIN (Aug 9, 2016) #8 A MOST SCANDALOUS CHRISTMAS (Dec 2016) #9 A HINT OF SCANDAL (Spring 2017) #10 SINS OF A SOLDIER (TBD)...

Title : An Invitation to Scandal
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ISBN : 19307605
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Number of Pages : 373 Pages
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An Invitation to Scandal Reviews

  • Lauren
    2019-03-04 11:14

    This was such a good book the MC's came off as cruel or childish at first glance but as the story progressed and more of their history is reveled they grow as complex people controlled by societies constrictions

  • Jultri
    2019-03-07 08:05

    4.5/5. This book is a first for me by this author, but I look forward to reading the rest of the series and her other books. Ms Boyce is a skilful writer. Her prose is lovely, her characters vivid and fleshed out. This book is about misguided vengeful actions of first the hero, then the heroine, following the abrupt end of their courtship two years earlier. The redemption of the hero, Nicholas, was believable and he came across as truly honourable and a man changed by his past actions.The heroine, Abigail, lost the book half a star, as her impetuous behaviour and hardline attitude in the first half of the book made her less than appealing. However, she too redeemed herself as she slowly realised her folly and that just maybe, her hatred of Nicholas was mis-directed. Had he ever been the true enemy? Or just the easiest place to spend her pain? Perhaps, in the end, her true enemy had been her anger. It had blinded her to anyone else’s pain but her own.She had painted Nicholas with a callous brush, only to realize her own misery had distorted the canvas.The plot of the masquerade and not recognising familiar people because they're wearing a half-mask usually is a pet peeve of mine, but the author got away with it, because the heroine's Mother did point out the absurdity of such, forcing Abigail to confront the potential truth that perhaps she did not recognise Nicholas, because she simply did not want to see the truth.“It really isn’t difficult to tell who is who, dear, if you look close enough. Most people just don’t. It’s more fun to turn a blind eye and get lost in the mystery and the masks. But one cannot truly disguise who they are simply by covering a portion of their face. It doesn’t cover their eyes, or their mouths, the sound of their voice, their mannerisms. There are so many more things that make up a person.”This book was a pleasure to read and free from Amazon. A heady introduction to a new author and I'll be heading back to Amazon to buy her other books.There were no gray areas with her. There never would be. It was either black or white. Night or day. But he lived in a world of dawn and dusk and he could not reconcile himself to spending the rest of his life with someone who could not see or experience the colors and shadows. (About the woman he is forced to court instead of Abigail.)

  • Holly Bargo
    2019-03-22 09:11

    Heroine is TSTLRecklessly stubborn, blindly obstinate, foolish, and just too stupid to live ... that describes the heroine of this book. The hero is no saint, but he's at least more realistic. I will say that the editing is clean. Not recommended.

  • Jeanne Johnston
    2019-03-06 14:19

    Yet again, a story stemming from people not communicating, holding grudges, and caving to family expectations and misplaced sense of honor. Frustrating main characters, grotesque villains, and an anticlimactic ending. But hey, there weren't typos jumping out on every other page so it's got something to recommend it.

  • Irène Wadowski uliasz
    2019-03-19 09:07

    Malgré le fait que j'ai vraiment aimé lire ce livre, il n'aura pas plus d'étoile. La cause, l'héroïne - complètement à côté de la plaque. Elle n'arrive pas à avancer pendant une bonne partie du livre,totalement centrée sur sa colère et sa rancune. Lui, par contre est plus réaliste et essaie de faire au mieux pour améliorer les choses et rattraper ce qui peut être rattrapable.

  • Nancy Brooks
    2019-03-10 07:08

    Loved this book! First by this author and definitely not the last...had gotten this one for my Kindle with a special offer and now I'm on the lookout for all the rest of her books.Lord Roxton offered for Abigail and was rejected which led to a series of tragic events several years prior to the beginning of the book. How they overcome this and end of with a HEA is a great story.

  • Patti Fischetti
    2019-03-19 09:12

    I enjoyed the story!I recommend this book to romantics everywhere. An enjoyable story with its misconceptions and twist and turns regarding two people caught , one in guilt the other in hate. As the story progresses the truth wins out. Love conquers in the end. Enjoy!

  • Becca
    2019-03-24 10:02

    An invitation to scandal First time reading this author. I enjoyed her style of writing. The characters were all enjoyable and personable. You wanted to protect some and shake others.

  • Cristina
    2019-02-24 11:01

    The whole book would have been over in 10 pages if the main characters would have just talked to each other,''hey, did you want to break up or was it your uncle'' ''yes, i did''- end story ''no, it was him''- get married and the end.

  • Mavi Santacruz
    2019-03-17 11:09

    "Real" characters. Great plot. ButI didn't quite get the message. I think it was a little predictable and I also think the end of every chapter should have been different, it should have been the end of every point of view instead of making splits during one POV to another.

  • Vicki Randall
    2019-03-20 12:21

    Great love story

  • Pamela
    2019-03-23 10:19

    An Invitation to ScandalThis was an amazing book I loved all the characters and am very excited about reading the next boo in the series

  • Rebecca Jackson
    2019-03-10 14:59

    And they all lived happily ever after. blech

  • Lynn
    2019-03-07 15:16

    A delicious start to my Christmas break mindless reading binge.

  • Vevo
    2019-03-04 07:06

    3-3.5 starsIntriguing plot and h/hBetter than I expectedTo read

  • Tina Rae
    2019-02-28 11:04

    For the last year I've been using BookBub, a little kindle gem that enables me to succumb to my natural instinct: book hoarder. And that's how I found this book. Which I then decided to read over the weekend as a means to detox before I would be forced to retox during this, what will hands down be my longest week this semester.Honestly, this book sucked me right in. During my time snapping up all the BookBub details, I've found that not all regency books are created equal. Some are so terribly written you can't even make it past the first page. (Why set your book during a period that you can't actually write for?? This notion baffles me to no end.)This one, thankfully, actually wrote well for the period. I ended up enjoying the two main characters quite a bit and felt their story seep into my bones and legitimately make me want to continue. Those are the kinds of books that are good for relaxing over the weekend.However, this book did have a few technical issues. There were a few instances when I felt things were repeated to excess when they had already been explained long ago. It was as though we weren't expected to remember these things and, apparently, needed to hear them again. This was offset by the times when important background information was just glossed right over as though it wasn't important to the story at all when, in fact, it was vital.But my biggest peeve was the ending. Had we not waited an entire 371 pages for this moment? And then the book just ENDS. Um. Thanks? I kind of wanted more than that?? I mean, I would've been happy with another 30 pages or so of wrap up. Instead, the wanted ending was merely dangled in our face and then the book just ended-- not even allowing us that moment of enjoyment.So overall, I did enjoy this book quite a bit. When you find that one gem in amongst all the pebbles, it's a nice feeling. So I guess yay for actually well written regency books? You're quite literally one in a million.

  • Kalinya Parker-Pryce
    2019-02-25 13:58

    I enjoyed this book very much, and only baulked at giving it a 5 star rating because I found the ending too abrupt.The characters were well written, and the point of conflict very credible.I am not going to regurgitate the story here - if you are like me, you like to read a book and discover the story and its twists and turns for yourself, and frankly, I have never understood why people need to summarise the story when they should be writing a review which is entirely different.What I really liked about this story was the fullness with which the author fleshed out her characters for us - the way she showed them to us, warts and all, without telling us in words of one syllable what they were like. She created people I could believe in; people I would have liked to befriend if they were indeed flesh and blood creatures walking the planet today.I liked the way the author showed us the characters by peeling back the layers, one after the other; this well paced exposition of backstory in no way inhibited the pace of the story, but for me at least, created a steadily growing understanding and empathy with the characters, along with a steadily growing desire to see them resolve their conflict and achieve their HEA.The resolution did not rely on the convenience of others, but the dawning insight of the h and H themselves, and their own integrity in confronting their past mistakes.Take all this, and wrap it up in a story that was based on the social mores and attitudes of the time, and you have a compelling and thoroughly enjoyable read.My only disappointment was the ending was just much too abrupt and could have been handled far better.

  • Zena
    2019-03-03 13:52

    In this story we have Nicholas and Abigail knocking heads at every turn. They had been courting and then he suddenly breaks it off for what appears to be no valid reason.Of course this upsets Abigail but she doesn't know the real reason behind his actions.Her uncle commits suicide in front of Nicholas and Abigail blames Nicholas... But was it really his fault?The story has begun and there's tons of intrigue and lists of conniving characters, a horrid father and a selfish aunt and aging suitor and then there are the loving, supportive people! Friends and family too. All of these characters help make this a most enjoyable read and I am very sure this book will appeal to historical romance followers.I loved it and it was really worth reading.

  • Kathryn
    2019-03-05 09:09

    Fully developed charactersI loved how vibrant the heroine was. She wore her emotions on her sleeve and it made for an entertaining read.

  • Jess
    2019-02-25 09:15

    Meddling families, rakish love interest, head strong, odd for the times main character? This was woven together in a very interesting and easy to read way. Don't know that I'll continue the series but it was definitely not all bad!

  • Michelle
    2019-03-01 12:11

    This is the story about a woman, driven to desperation by her circumstances, to seek revenge on the man she'd convinced ruined her family, and the man who'd do anything to come to terms with his own past, and a couple who realize their love for each other had never gone away.Nicholas Sheridan is the heir to a title and fortune, and eager to reclaim his reputation by marrying a very proper lady. He is clearly haunted by his past affiliation with a mistress that ended in the death of Abigail Laytham's uncle. The nature of the uncle's death leaves the family on the outside of society's good graces, and Abigail, desperate to make the hero pay, puts herself in a precarious situation that invites scandal.I will admit it was the hero, and not the heroine that drew me into this book, but eventually Abigail won me over. She's not a normal 'woe is me' miss, but is actively trying to save her family, and I appreciated that about her. I also enjoyed the secondary characters - they were intriguing in their own way - even (and maybe most especially) Opal, the mistress, and I kind of hope the author considers writing at least a novella about her. If you are a regency fan - this is a great read! I enjoyed it.

  • Theresa Brandt
    2019-03-03 11:20

    It's a long tedious journey to anything interesting.If you can get thru the first 65% of this book the you'll finally arrive at a story worth reading. It took that long before anything happened to build tension or maintain interest. Up to that point it's just a poorly written, slow moving and repetitive tale of not much interest. There are a few glaring editing errors, but at least they provided a bit of humor. Below are the notes I wrote at the 50% mark:Writing this at the half-way point in is story, I have three major complaints. In ASCENDING order of annoyance:1) the heroine's seeming inability to recognize a man in a mask who she can describe in detail having been in love with him previously.2) her willingness to let said man, a supposed 'stranger,' take extreme personal liberties with her after only one previous meeting.3) the heroin's dogged clinging to the idea that he must be punished for ruining her family even in the face of evidence to the contrary. Her continuous sputtering about his evil transgressions is getting old and makes her come off as a childish shrew.

  • Tara
    2019-03-05 07:02

    Abigail tempts fate when she hatches a plan to confront Lord Roxton at a party meant only for scandalous pleasure.Her history though is set in the past of a shame her entire family feels and suffers from in London ton society. They cannot shrug it off or better their chances. Abigail is set to marry senior Lord Tarrington and never know the pleasures of the flesh.Until she meets a handsome, costumed stranger who warns her against pursuing her belief Lord Roxton will admit his wrongdoings. They kiss. They touch. It is a world Abigail knows she will never see again with Lord Tarrington at her door and in her bed.But for now, passion ensues.Little does Abigail know that Lord Roxton himself is the stranger who feels feelings for her he does not have control over. Who has a conscious over the shaming of her family and who dances a dance with her destined to explode.Who will survive their heated kisses - Abigail or Lord Roxton? And, will love win this round?Intrigue. Politics. The depths of London society like you've never seen before can be found in this read.

  • Michelle Quintana
    2019-02-22 14:05

    I have mixed feelings about the book. Overall, I liked the story. At times Abigail did tend to get on my nerves because she just had a one track mind when it came to the death of her uncle and who was to blame. I really did like Nicholas in the story and was rooting for him the whole way because it seemed like he had really changed his life around. Ms. Caldwell was someone I could not trust because she never showed emotion and later in the book it turns out there is a reason not to trust her. For me, things really picked up at the dance at the country estate of the Longbourne's. That is when Abigail seems to finally start maturing and realizing Nicholas was meant for her. Lord Tarrington's true side along with Ms Caldwell's side were also revealed at the country estate. I just did not like the way the book just seemed to end. Would have like an epilogue to state what happened to Abigail to Nicholas, even though I know I will find out in the second book of the series. I am glad that I read this book first because it does give a lot of the background for the characters in the second book.

  • Judy Lavik
    2019-03-05 11:58

    There's a new name on my favorite authors listThis is an incredible story of love and loss, betrayal and forgiveness. Abigail once loved Nicholas and thought he felt the same. Then he dropped her with no explanation. He began a torrid affair with a courtesan. Her previous protector was Abigail's beloved uncle, a man obsessed and unwilling to let go. He went through the family fortune trying to lure her back, humiliated the entire family with his very public declarations of love, and ultimately took his own life when he realized he'd never get her back. Abigail now blames Nicholas for her family's ruination. Ostracized by the ton, her only option is to marry a man old enough to be her grandfather, who wants to make one more desperate attempt to produce an heir. Meanwhile, Nicholas came through the scandal with no problem, and is currently courting one of the most beautiful and proper young women in the ton. It's just not fair, and Abigail begins to plot against her former love, current enemy.

  • Mays
    2019-03-02 09:17

    I thought this was a rather pleasant read. I enjoyed it and I would recommend it to others, I believe the best part of this book is the plot and character development between Abigail and Nicholas. Character development is everything to be and the switching perspectives between the two characters gives me that, this didn't feel like a standard period romance, it felt stronger, and it didn't feel lazy. I felt emotional driven with the characters, which is always a plus. And I couldn't wait until I had more free time to dive back into this book. I read it on my kindle so the first day I read up until about 80% then had to wait an entire day and a half before just finished it. It was really worth the read, I highly recommend this book. I'm satisfied.

  • Laurel
    2019-03-09 12:59

    I almost stopped reading it because the scene with the boats in the first chapter seemed to go on forever. However, I was curious enough about what had split up Abigail and Nicholas to keep reading. Then I thought, Oh, no, another masquerade plot. But by then I liked the characters and wanted to know how they resolved the conflict. Next came another contrived situation: Abigail's mother happens to be a friend of Nicholas's mother, and they all end up at a country estate along with Abigail's and Nicholas's intended fiances. But the romance was solid, and the plot worked out in a believable way.

  • brenda rivera
    2019-02-23 08:22

    Really liked the hero & heroineI really enjoyed this book. The characters were interesting and I enjoyed watching the plot unfold. The supporting characters were interesting and I look forward to reading the next book in the series. The were times I felt so sad for the two lovers and how things couldn't seem to work in their favor. There was a scene here and there that was a little too coincidental i.e. the heroine stumbling on the little cabin in the woods during a downpour and running into Nicholas but you read these type of books for entertainment and to get away. I altogether enjoyed this and plan on reading the other ones in the series.

  • Cheryl
    2019-03-17 15:16

    I did enjoy this book except for the editing and the drawn out story line. I feel that it could have ended much sooner and nothing would have been lost. I get tired of authors repeating the same thoughts over and over again with nothing changing in the story. Abigail started out really fun and spunky but then kind of lost her fire too soon. Nicholas let everyone else dictate what he was going to do with his life and not fight for what he really wanted until the very end. I probably will continue with the series because I would like to see what happens with some of the other characters. Overall I would give it 3 and a 1/4 stars.

  • Layne
    2019-02-22 08:59

    Scandals and love?How do you forgive someone that was part of a suicide? Even more, how do you love that person? How do you finally believe that forgiveness really does set you free to find a love that gives you a chance for a happy ever after? These are the questions and answers that the hero and heroine face in order to find a love to last a lifetime. This is the first time I've read this author and she does not disappoint. Really well written and I'll read her books gladly