Lessons from a Scandalous Bride (Forgotten Princesses #2) by Sophie Jordan

Lessons from a Scandalous Bride (Forgotten Princesses #2)

A life can change in an instant...No one knows this better than Miss Cleopatra Hadley, who went from poverty to plenty when she discovered one of England's richest men was her true father who wanted her to share his wealth...if she married into the upper echelons of Society. A high price to pay for someone whose mother taught her just how dangerous a marriage could be.An imposing yet impoverished Scots nobleman, Lord Logan McKinney knows he must ...

Details Lessons from a Scandalous Bride (Forgotten Princesses #2)

TitleLessons from a Scandalous Bride (Forgotten Princesses #2)
Release DateJul 31st, 2012
GenreRomance, Historical Romance, Historical, Historical Fiction, Regency

Reviews Lessons from a Scandalous Bride (Forgotten Princesses #2)

  • Zoe
    Ms. Jordan, sorry, 2 stars, and I am being kind. I am at 91% and I consider the book read. Honestly I had reached this conclusion at 50% but thought I must give credit to the author and at least see what happens after they decided to get married.Well, nothing happened.Cleo refused to have sex. Hero (can't even remember his name now and I read this book yesterday.) tried and must have her or he would die of erection. Then Cleo went crazy and acted...
  • Sophie Jordan
    Hope everyone enjoys reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it! xoxo, Sophie
  • Becca
    To sum it up, Logan was dreamy and Cleo became a bit of an indecisive ninny. Here's why.Sophie Jordan is a new author for me. Her writing is pretty simple, but she tells a great story. This one started off gothic and very compelling. Cleo had a very rough childhood and a clear reason for why she wanted to marry an elderly earl. Logan is responsible for his Scottish Earldom and has to marry for money to save it. They meet through an acquaintance a...
  • Vashti
    Cleopatra aka Cleo is another of Jack Hadley's illegit daughters,there is a total of four, each with different women.He comes into each of his daughters lives when they are grown and he wants to make good marriages for them and provide them with a dowry.This is Cleo's and Logan's story.Logan is an impoverished Scottish Lord who needs to find a rich wife to help him restore his castle and provide a better life for his siblings.He has a candidate i...
  • Jennifer
    Near gothic beginning with the elderly titled lecher - very fun! Then things took a turn for the dumb and boring.
  • Lisa
    Miss Cleopatra Hadley grew up impoverished with her mother and stepfather and has just delivered yet another stillborn babe to be buried when she vows to never be at the mercy of a man, never let her body betray her. When her birth father suddenly appears in her life, she goes with him in exchange for enough money to keep her mother and all her siblings in a decent life. A bit of time passes and Cleo has begun a campaign to wed a doddering old ea...
  • Lexie
    I'm kind of wondering if the title here was meant for a different book because Cleo isn't really scandalous. She actually does everything in her power to be as conventional as possible. I think a more apt title would be 'Lessons from a Scandalous Groom', but that doesn't have the same wham bam attention grabber.I was enjoying this book up until the actual marriage (does that count as a spoiler since the title involves bride?). Cleo was a little f...
  • Jess the Romanceaholic
    Cleo was SO weak when it came to her hormones that I wanted to smack her through half of the book, but that aside, it was quite entertaining. 3.5/5
  • Lisarenee
    My Synopsis:Cleopatra Hadley knew what it was to live a hard life. She knew what it was to live in poverty--to live without. She knew there were better ways to live then the life she led. Her stepfather kept her mother in a perpetual state of pregnancy, and they had fourteen children with another four lying in a neighboring cemetery to prove it. Cleo did what she could to help, but at times there wasn't enough to eat or enough money for them all ...
  • Letitia
    Rating: B-/C+ ... Heat: WarmLife has not been kind to Cleopatra Hadley or her family. When the story opens, Cleo is holding in her arms the body of yet another stillborn half-sibling. Cleo is charged with the harrowing task of taking the tiny body to the undertaker. This is a familiar occurrence for Cleo, who is her mother’s oldest daughter—one of fourteen living children and numerous that did not survive. Cleo’s life is filled with births ...
  • Elis Madison
    Cleopatra Hadley has good reasons to marry the decrepit but titled genteman she's angling for. She doesn't WANT a man who makes her mouth water. She's seen firsthand what happens to women who succumb to those feelings--and to their children. Her father wants her to marry a title, so she's picked the oldest and hopefully most impotent suitor possible.As for Scottish Lord Logan McKinney, he's getting used to the idea that love won't be a factor in ...
  • Ash Ash
    The second book in the Forgotten Princess series about the second Illegitimate daughter of Jack Hadley aka Cleo Hadley and Scottish Lord Logan McKinney .. Cleo lived with her mother, step father and step siblings until adulthood.. Jack Hadley searches for his illegitimate children and finally finds Cleo.. His man pays Cleo's Step father some money and takes away Cleo to London.. Jack wants Cleo to get married to a English nobleman with a title so...
  • Aspoon
    Again, I say I CANNOT stand an overly strong minded heroine. I mean to the point you want to reach inside the book and slap some reality into her. A heroine like that makes it hard to feel any kind of sympathy for her and it makes it hard to believe that she could turn a complete 360 and feel love and romantic emotions for the man she is overly hostile and stubborn towards. This heroine (and I use the term loosely)…was annoying to no end, which...
  • Melanie
    Oh my goodness! Talk about a hard luck story! This was such a great rags to riches tale that by the time I finished with it, I could have danced a jig!One can safely say that Cleopatra Hadley was born under a lucky star but for many years it certainly didn’t feel like it to this wonderful girl. My heart was breaking as much as hers was while she takes yet another stillborn sibling to the undertaker.As the oldest and one of fourteen living child...
  • Regina
    I'm so glad this story didn't waste any time on convoluted plots or deceptions. Instead I found a simple, straightforward storyline that focused on Cleo and Logan's budding romantic relationship and subsequent marriage. Cleo's background--an over large family steeped in poverty and rife with premature death--was original and fascinating. Her fear of being trapped in the same type of family life as her mother was real and a strong motivator to avo...
  • Lauren
    Lessons from a Scandalous Bride3 StarsThe first book in this series is one of my rare five star reads, but this is a very poor follow up. Cleo and Logan's romance has incredible potential. Unfortunately, neither one is particularly likable, and the drama and angst surrounding their prejudicial attitudes, reluctant attraction and marriage woes is just over the top. The reasons for Cleo's aversion to sex are plausible enough, but the manner in whic...
  • Ana Carolina Barros
    SPOILER ALERT!This was so-so. I wasn't expecting much anyway, I just wanted to travel to the reading world a little, without really caring for what I was reading.Anyway, the male main character was cute, but there wasn't anything special about him. Handsome, tall, the perfect - and typical - Scottish lord we can find in most novels from this same genre. Logan was an ok character. Cleo, on the other hand... She was way too stubborn through the who...
  • Debra Taylor
    I received this ARC via Edelweiss in exchange for my honest opinion. I am in no way obligated to give a glowing review. However, I am glad to give this one five stars because it was fantastic. Tugged at my emotions right from the start. I was actually wiping away tears as Cleo was carrying her infant brother to the graveyard. Wow! This story really was so emotional. The attraction between Cleo & Logan sizzled. They just couldn't deny the chemistr...
  • Kerry Allen
    Plot summary: Lying, manipulative, inconsiderate, overbearing jackass finds happily ever after with a woman with an emotional arc consistent with severe psychiatric disorders (Why isn't he paying attention to me? DON'T TOUCH ME! How can he ignore me? OMG HE'S KISSING ANOTHER WOMAN! I can't resist your punishing kisses and rage sex! I'M LEAVING YOU! Oh, darling, I'll love you forever and ever!).This book would not have been possible without repeat...
  • Sharyn
    A cute read. Scottish hero, English Heroine who saw her mother have many babies, many who died and is afraid of love, afraid to become her mother.We see into the thoughts of both characters and root for them both. This is the 2nd in the Forgotten Princesses. !st is about Greir, Wicked in your arms. #rd is I presume about Annalise, How to lose a bride in a night. They are 1/2 sisters. I am now going to search for those to read. However, the story ...
  • ⚜️Trea
    This book was a decent historical read, but I wanted more from it than there was. Cleo was selfish, to my way of thinking, only believing in one aspect of marriage, one of the worst ones she could. Logan was an unapologetic hero, but he was also a bit of a jerk too, only wanting Cleo's surrender. Neither of them attempted to understand the other, and yet they enter a marriage based on lust alone! I was not surprised she wanted to leave! It was en...
  • Genieve Ong
    July 17, 2017 I read and finished three books well with some skimming actually.... 1. Lord Havelock's List (morning till afternoon)2. Mr. Cavendish, I presume ( mid afternoon till evening)3. Lessons From a Scandalous Bride (midnight - dawn)to be honest I mostly Skimmed then for one same reason I want to know the ending immediately and the story as well as fast as I could.... It doesn't mean this three books are awful... actually there quite good ...
  • Erin
    Cleo is an unexpected heiress, thanks to the wealthy father who recently tracked her down, and thanks to her troubled upbringing, she’s determined to marry only for convenience. Logan is a Scottish lord in need of a wife and funds (preferably at the same time). He is determined to convince the lovely Cleo that they should marry, but she is reluctant to trust any man with her heart. There’s a lot of drama here, and even though I was pretty sur...
  • Janet Russell
    Evoking sympathetic tearsFear overlove a d co. It ent love over fear and commitment. An ongoing battle in a young woman that finally resolves in love and commitment winning out. And of course ever after
  • Kristin Jesha
    I finished it in a day. It was awesome. Well written. I can understand the characters reasoning. It was easy to digest and enjoy. I'll be sure to pick up moee Sophie Jordan books.
  • Sharon Wagner
    Loved this book!Absolutely wonderful storyline! Loved the characters in this book. They were all approachable,exciting,lovable and romantic.So glad Cleo learned to trust her heart.
  • Naomi Impellizzeri
    I this was great. Logan was a dashing hero and Cleo was just lovely. Her backstory provided such a deep feeling of empathy. An Excellent story.
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  • Dana Francis
    There really is something remarkable about Sophie Jordan. That makes her books reach out to me and I just want to thank you.