Hello Everyone! Welcome to my stop today on the Blog Tour for this fabulous book, To Tame a Scandalous Lady by Liana De la Rosa and allowing me to share my review with you! There’s also a fabulous Giveaway of a $10 Amazon Gift Card, so make sure to enter below! First a big thank you to Amy at HF Virtual Book Tours for allowing me to participate and a thank you to Liana De la Rosa and the publisher for giving me the privilege to read and review this book. Now to find out more about this book…
To Tame a Scandalous Lady
(Once Upon A Scandal #3)
Liana De la Rosa
Christian Andrews, Marquess of Amstead/Lady Flora Campbell
My Rating: 5/5 Stars
In the wake of a fire that decimates his racing stock, Christian Andrews, the Marquess of Amstead, struggles to keep his family’s stud farm from slipping into ruin and painstakingly rebuilds the program. When one of his prime stallions is injured, he notices his new assistant trainer has a special way with the horses. As talented as the trainer is, once he realizes he is a she…and a very beautiful, spirited she at that…he should sack her before scandal breaks. But it’s only weeks before the high stakes race he’s counting on to build back his fortune, and Flora should be by his side for the win.
Miserable under the weight of the ton’s expectations, headstrong Lady Flora Campbell laments her privileged life in London. Embracing her dream of working with racehorses, she disguises herself as a lad and slips away to learn as much as she can from England’s premiere expert, Christian Andrews, never thinking of the scandal she courts but the glory to be had.
Although she develops a tendre for the dashing marquess, she can never let on that she’s not only a woman, but the daughter of a duke…
To Tame a Scandalous Lady is the third book in author Liana De la Rosa’s “Once Upon a Scandal” series. This is the first book I’ve actually had the pleasure of reading from Ms. De la Rosa and I loved it. I enjoyed Ms. De la Rosa’s style of writing and look forward to reading more from her in the future.
Lady Flora Campbell is the daughter of a Duke. She dreams to have her own estate one day to breed and train racehorses. So she decides to disguise herself as a man to work at Amstead Gardens to gain as much knowledge from the trainers there. She has a lot at stake if she’s found out, her future, her family’s reputation, and Amstead Gardens’ future.
Christian Andrews the Marquess of Amstead has the future of Amstead Gardens weighing heavily on his mind. After a fire destroyed the barn and killed his father, Christian longs to bring back the glory to Amstead Gardens. With the estate heavily in debt, he can’t afford to lose.
What a wonderful and extremely well-written story! I loved the unique setting and that the majority of the story is focused around Christian & Flora training horses. The fact that Flora is disguised for the first part of the book without Christian knowing she’s a woman was interesting and allowed these two characters to get to know each other on a different level. Christian respected Flora’s knowledge and her capabilities when she was disguised as William. As for Flora, from the very first time she meets Christian, she’s extremely attracted to him. More than any other man in her 4 years in London and it disturbs her. But she’s there to learn all she can about horse racing and so she’s determined to keep her wits about her.
I absolutely loved Christian. He’s holding on to a lot of guilt over his father and getting the Gardens back to winning is everything to him. I liked Flora and I understood her desire to follow her dreams. I did feel she overlooked at first just how much everyone would be impacted if she was found out. Although this couple had a few bumps at the end when everything was revealed, their HEA was well earned and I loved the ending.
With fabulous secondary characters that I wouldn’t mind reading about in the future, this was a great story from author Liana De la Rosa. I look forward to going back and reading the first two books in this series and would definitely recommend this book and author.
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“Liana De la Rosa is a historical romance writer whose stories are set in the Georgian and Late Regency periods. As a longtime fan of the romance genre, Liana can remember sneaking Harlequins into her bedroom to read on the sly. After her second child was born, her husband challenged her to write her own book and she’s been writing ever since. Liana is a proud graduate of the University of Arizona and enjoys cheering on her alma mater in all things (BEAR DOWN!). When she’s not writing witty heroes, saucy heroines, and secondary characters screaming for their own stories, she’s a wannabe domestic goddess and fashionista who wrangles a rambunctious brood of small children with her patient husband in Arizona.
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Blog Tour Schedule
Monday, October 21
Review at The Romance Dish
Tuesday, October 22
Review at Historical Romance Lover
Wednesday, October 23
Review at Rose is Reading
Thursday, October 24
Excerpt at Historical Fiction with Spirit
Friday, October 25
Review at Gwendalyn’s Books
Monday, October 28
Review at The Book Junkie Reads
Wednesday, October 30
Excerpt at Coffee and Ink
Friday, November 1
Review at Chicks, Rogues, and Scandals
Monday, November 4
Interview at Passages to the Past
Thursday, November 7
Review at Nursebookie
Feature at The Lit Bitch
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