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Saturday, May 22, 2010

COUNTESS OF SCANDAL by Laurel McKee

COUNTESS OF SCANDAL
Author: Laurel McKee
Source: Hachette Book Group
*I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review*
  • Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Forever; Original edition (February 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446544787
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446544788
SYNOPSIS:
As children, Eliza Blacknall and William Denton ran wild over the fields of southern Ireland and swore they would be friends forever. Then fate took Will away to England, while Eliza stayed behind to become a proper Irish countess.


Years later, Will finally makes his way home-as an English soldier sent to crush the Irish uprising. When he spies the lovely Eliza, he is captivated by the passionate woman she has become. But Eliza's passions have led her to join the Irish rebel cause, and Will and Eliza now find themselves on opposite sides of a dangerous conflict.


When Ireland explodes in bloody rebellion, Will's regiment is ordered to the front lines, and he is forced to choose between his duty to the English king and his love for Eliza and their Irish homeland.

MY THOUGHTS:
There were so many things that I didn't like about this book.  One, I hear enough about politics in real life, I don't want to read an over abundance of it in my reading.  Especially when the author is also trying to capture a romance on the pages.  It made it hard for me to even attempt to like the romance between Eliza and Will. They never seemed to click for me.  I felt like I was getting a history lesson instead of a romance. 

The only part that I did like about this book is the cover. I loved the richness of purple used and the jewelry on the woman was beautiful.  Like I have said before, I am very picky with my historical romance books because I am not a big fan of reading about past years unless the romance can grab me from the get go.  With that being said, it is just my personal opinion on this book because of being so picky and such. If you are a regular reader of historical romance, then please, try the book.  It just might be to your liking.

MY RATING:



 
I did not enjoy this book! 1 STAR

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