Thursday, October 15, 2015

ARC Review of Scandal Takes The Stage by Eva Leigh

The second book in The Wicked Quills series is a wonderful read.  

Cameron Chalton,  Viscount Marwood is a gentleman who has it all.  Good looks, wealth, friends and any woman he wants.   He also has a love of the theater and spends most of his nights at The Imperial Theater.  He feeds off of the atmosphere, the excitement, the emotions of the actors and the words written by the writer.  He wanted to be a part of the theater since he was a young man, but knew he had responsibilites to his title and shelved his dream of becoming a famous playwright, but he never will give up his love attending and the excitement of watching the plays and wonderful characters and their emotional ups and downs.  

His favorite plays are called burlettas and he is entralled by the productions of a wrtier by the name of Mrs. Delamere more than any other.   Her writing calls out to him in a way that makes him feel all kinds of emotions  and he cannot get enough.  

Margaret Delamere is a woman who has suffered heartbreak and tradegy in her life but has pulled herself up and made something out her life.  She is strong, intelligent and independent.  Her wirting is what sustains and fulfills her.  The only problem is that she has a bad case of writers block and is in a panic because she cannot seem to get past it.  She knows that if she cannot write anymore she will soon be on the streets broke and alone.

When Marwood and Margaret meet the spark is instataneous.   He wants her as his mistress and she wants nothing to do with any nobleman.  She was betrayed by one of his kind and left heartbroken and destitue.  

This  is a story of love, redemption, fulfillment and compassion.  Marwood and Margaret each realize there is more to their lives and they find it with each other.  I enjoyed his book immensely, just like the first book in the series and cannot wait for the next one.  Eva writes a truly wonderful story that wil grab you and not let go and Marwood and Margaret will stay with you long after you have finished their story.

1 comment:

  1. oh glad you enjoyed this one. I am super excited to try it out. I really had a fun time with the first book and I love a romance that grabs my attention.