[Book Talk] Do You Want To Start a Scandal? (Spindle Cove, #5) by Tessa Dare

do-you-want-to-start-a-scandalBook Details

Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
Read: October 2016

The Spindle Cove series

  1. A Night to Surrender (#1)
  2. Once Upon a Winter’s Eve (#1.5)
  3. A Week To Be Wicked (#2)
  4. A Lady By Midnight (#3)
  5. Beauty And the Blacksmith (#3.5)
  6. Any Duchess Will Do (#4)
  7. Lord Dashwood Missed Out (#4.5)
  8. Do You Want To Start a Scandal (#5)


On the night of the Parkhurst ball, someone had a scandalous tryst in the library.
•Was it Lord Canby, with the maid, on the divan?
•Or Miss Fairchild, with a rake, against the wall?
•Perhaps the butler did it.

All Charlotte Highwood knows is this: it wasn’t her. But rumors to the contrary are buzzing. Unless she can discover the lovers’ true identity, she’ll be forced to marry Piers Brandon, Lord Granville—the coldest, most arrogantly handsome gentleman she’s ever had the misfortune to embrace. When it comes to emotion, the man hasn’t got a clue.

But as they set about finding the mystery lovers, Piers reveals a few secrets of his own. The oh-so-proper marquess can pick locks, land punches, tease with sly wit … and melt a woman’s knees with a single kiss. The only thing he guards more fiercely than Charlotte’s safety is the truth about his dark past.

Their passion is intense. The danger is real. Soon Charlotte’s feeling torn. Will she risk all to prove her innocence? Or surrender it to a man who’s sworn to never love?

My Thoughts

Goodness, Tessa Dare has me again! I loved reading Charlotte’s story, even if it was a little different from the other Spindle Cove books. There was more mystery in this story, with Piers and his background and I loved how that all worked in between Charlotte and him – especially Charlotte’s using her own wits to figure out just who was having a good time in the library!

I loved Charlotte and Piers together – they’re just perfect! And Tessa Dare does not disappoint in the humour section either (her books are not only steamy, but funny and sweet!). This was so much fun to get into whenever I was able to pick it up and I’m so happy that we got to go back to the world of Spindle Cove. It was fun to see Charlotte’s mother again (who is just ridiculously over the top, but gives a very good sex talk!) and to see such a different heroine. Tessa Dare usually writes fun heroines and, just as usual, this new one is my favourite. Charlotte was so funny in that she was a slob (whereas Piers was not) and she just knew that her super spy skills could be worthy of the Crown.

I sure do hope that Tessa Dare writes more for this series since it is SO much fun but I know that whatever she comes up with next I’ll completely love – she’s just a fantastic writer!


My home is where my books are. - Ellen Thompson

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