Sophie Evans had loved her husband
dearly, but he was a shameless rake who often left her for
months at a time, rumors of affairs and bills being the only
things she got to hold on to. When Tommy brings home a
friend, Lord Bannalt, Sophie assumes he is just like her
scoundrel of a husband. But from their first meeting,
nothing goes as expected.
After Tommyís death, Bannalt sees his
chance. Heíd fallen for Sophie years ago, but they had both
been married. Now, they were both free and Bannalt wants
Sophie as his wife. But she doesnít believe he really loves
her. She is convinced he is just like her husband and will
cheat if given the chance. Itís up to Bannalt to convince
her he is a changed man, and he will do anything to have her
at his side.
I love Scandal! Every
woman dreams of a reformed rake falling in love with her,
and Bannalt is a wonderfully complex character who changes
through his love for Sophie. With Scandal
going back and forth in time, you can see how the
relationship between Sophie and Bannalt grows. Sophie is
understandably wary and when she finally takes chances on
Bannalt, itís wonderful to read.