Title: Scandal Takes the Stage
Author: Eva Leigh
Series: The Wicked Quills of London #2
Successful playwright Maggie Delamere is under extreme pressure to write her next play. Unfortunately, she has writers block and can’t get any words out. When Cameron, the Viscount Marwood, offers her his country house for a writer’s retreat she accepts.
This was a good historical romance. I liked it more than I expected because I didn’t really like Cam in the previous book. Cam is definitely a rake and uses his money to have a lavish and fun lifestyle, but he does actually oversee his business. Also, he truly is a huge fan of the theater and understands the work the actors put into it. I liked his dedication to helping and that he was super supportive of Maggie’s writing. I love that he went out of his way to help her get over her writer’s block.
Maggie was a smart, successful, and emotionally scarred woman. She doesn’t have a high opinion of the wealthy and she has a good reason for it. I did like that we see her finally start realizing that not all wealthy people are heartless though. I enjoyed Maggie and Cam’s slow building relationship but thought that some of their reasoning for being apart was a little stupid, which others point out eventually.
Overall, an enjoyable historical romance. I now can’t wait to learn about The Lady of Dubious Quality and her erotic novels.
Trigger warnings: brief reference to a miscarriage
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