Do You Want to Start a Scandal (Spindle Cove, #5; Castles Ever After, #4) by Tessa Dare

Do You Want to Start a Scandal (Spindle Cove, #5; Castles Ever After, #4)

On the night of the Parkhurst ball, someone had a scandalous tryst in the library.• Was it Lord Canby, with the maid, on the divan?• Or Miss Fairchild, with a rake, against the wall?• Perhaps the butler did it.All Charlotte Highwood knows is this: it wasn’t her. But rumors to the contrary are buzzing. Unless she can discover the lovers’ true identity, she’ll be forced to marry Piers Brandon, Lord Granville—the coldest, most arrogant...

Details Do You Want to Start a Scandal (Spindle Cove, #5; Castles Ever After, #4)

TitleDo You Want to Start a Scandal (Spindle Cove, #5; Castles Ever After, #4)
Release DateSep 27th, 2016
GenreRomance, Historical Romance, Historical, Historical Fiction, Regency, Adult

Reviews Do You Want to Start a Scandal (Spindle Cove, #5; Castles Ever After, #4)

  • Anne
    Ok, this was such a cute little mystery/romance. And, best of all, it stars the brother of the hero from Say Yes to the Marquess! Remember him? Piers,the fiancee that got jilted because he spent 8 years wandering around the world as an ambassador for England? Only not really, because he was actually a freakin SECRET AGENT!So, you know, he was really out there doing all that cool spy stuff....Anyway. He's at this house party to snoop around and ma...
  • Stacey is Sassy
    I’d take the scandal too.I can honestly say there are not too many times that I find myself equally fond of the heroine as much as the hero. I admit, I pick and choose my reads based solely on the hero. He has to appeal to me in some way or form. So, I was excited to find that Do You Want to Start a Scandal has one of the best historical romance heroines I’ve read. Charlotte is quirky in a good way, smart and inquisitive, loyal and friendly a...
  • UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish
    Full review now posted...I don't often squee when I hear about a new book release, but I always do when it's a book by Tessa Dare who makes historical romance fun, exciting, and passionate!Blurb: On the night of the Parkhurst ball, someone had a scandalous tryst in the library.~Was it Lord Canby, with the maid, on the divan?~Or Miss Fairchild, with a rake, against the wall?~Perhaps the butler did it.All Charlotte Highwood knows is this: it wasn...
  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
    *4.5 stars* I adored, ADORED, Do You Want to Start a Scandal by one of my all-time favorite historical romance authors, Tessa Dare. It was EXACTLY what I needed. It's been SO long since I've read a paperback, but it was worth having to read in my kitchen instead of my bed at 2 am just to have this book on my shelf forever. I'm a big fan of funny, and Tessa Dare always knows how to write these romances that combine hot and sweet with just incredib...
  • Nissa | Of Pens and Pages Book Blog
    Review at Of Pens and Pages.Do You Want to Start a Scandal is a fun historical romance read filled with intrigue, espionage, and so much sexual tension between a mysterious Marquess and a quirky woman on the brink of ruin.Charlotte Highwood's plan to warn Piers Brandon, Lord Granville of her scheming mama's matchmaking goes wrong when they accidentally witness a scandalous tryst in the library and is accused of being the couple in said tryst. The...
  • Jennifer
    5 “Oliveview” Stars!!!!This book is a combination of James Bond and the game of Clue, and I enjoyed every second of it. It’s witty. It’s sexy. It’s everything “Tessa Dare.” When I think of Tessa Dare, this is the perfect amount of all that she is, wrapped up in one book. Can you tell that I love her? She unsettled him; he anchored her. Together, they could be more than they were apart. This book is…..ONE…..GIANT……SWOON. And ...
  • Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐LOVED. THIS. BOOK. HARD.Tessa Dare quickly became my happy place when I'm in the mood for Historical Romance. It all started with the Duchess Deal. A couple weeks ago.So far the Spindle Cove series have been light hearted, sweet, steamy and hilarious. All this at the same time. All I know is that they make me feel good. Kissing her was all in the line of duty. But work had never tasted so much like pleasure. I can'...
  • WhiskeyintheJar/Kyraryker
    4.3 stars What are you doing to me? He'd whispered.Charlotte had no idea. But whatever it was, he was doing it back. Spoiler Alert: I like wallflowers and broody dudes. :) So, of course I liked this one. The way our hero was bamboozled by the heroine gets me every time. I would have liked to feel a bit closer to Piers, for some reason his background felt a bit underdeveloped, rushed or not delved into enough. Charlotte was so open, honest, and wi...
  • Alyssa
    4.5 stars. This was lovely!***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***Do You Want to Start a Scandal by Tessa DareBook Five of the Spindle Cove series/Book Four of the Castles Ever After seriesPublisher: AvonPublication Date: September 27, 2016Rating: 4 starsSource: eARC from Edelweiss***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers***Summary (from Goodreads):On the night of the Parkhurst ball, someone had a scandalous tr...
  • Caz
    I've given this a B+ at AAR, so 4.5 stars.It feels like I’m committing the ultimate Romancelandia faux-pas when I say that Tessa Dare’s last couple of books haven’t really worked for me. So much so, in fact, that I couldn’t rate When a Scot Ties the Knot above a C+; the characterisation was inconsistent, the humour felt forced and it seemed to me that Ms Dare had crossed the line into self-parody with her frequent, knowing winks to the ...
  • Grace Cieleen
    Finished this book in one day and I have highlighted way too many favorite quotes. I guess that is what happens when it has been way too long since Tessa released a new book. I hope and pray and pray and fervently pray we get more where all this..this wonderful, splendid magic is coming from. THIS COUPLE IS MY SHIP. THIS STORY IS MY SHIP. TESSA IS MY SHIP.I am going to keep it simple, I mean - this is an overall feel-good, light, (super) sexy, fu...
  • Esther
    ARC from Avon and Edelweiss for honest review.This was a fantastic read!!!! In EVERY WAY!! A six star rating if I could.I am still processing this wonderful read and am not even sure how I begin this review. We have two characters, Charolette and Piers who are caught in the library with a scenario that implicates them as "lovers". But in reality Charolette has come to warn Piers of her mothers schemes in trying to marry her off, but as she is war...
  • Jo
    I’m here to save you. Charlotte Highwood is tired of her mother's matchmaking schemes, so she goes to the library to warn Lord Ganville, Piers Brandon, of her mother’s plans hoping to avoid another scandal. Not knowing that a scandalous tryst will soon force her to hide behind the library curtains in Pierce’s arms. And unfortunate circumstances will paint them as the mystery couple. “We’d be a terrible match. I’m far too young for...
  • Bubu
    Edit Sept 29thAfter rereading my review, I feel like adding this concerning my remarks about the plot:I can easily compare this book to The Hating Game. I know it's a little tricky to compare a Historical to a Contemporary, but in terms of plot both books stand on thin ice. However, they describe the hilarious story of two people falling in love. They are simply feel-good books.4.5 stars - Read this with a pinch of salt "Those walls, as you call ...
  • Zoe
    This book could have gotten 3 stars from me, which in my book, is not bad at all. But I have decided to give it 2 stars. I loathe the ninny heroine Charlotte. Maybe ninny isn't the right word. She just isn't a real character. And ditzy, yeah, ditzy sounds right. Charlotte is a fictional character whose "pretend" naivety really annoys me. The blend of "intelligence and innocence", I get it. I know where Tessa Dare was going with this. There are di...
  • Desi
    Inane plot, ditzy heroine, vacillating hero who never solidified into a character worth knowing ... and wayyy too much sex that served No Purpose in terms of plot advancement. Don't even get me started on the ridiculous resolution to the mystery aspect! It became an utter rubbish gimmick the characters wasted their time running after. And more irritatingly, one the long-suffering readers wasted their time and head-space attempting to solve. This ...
  • Frankie Lovely
    3.5 starsReview to comeThis was actually really great!The entire beginning of this book is seriously laugh out loud hilarious ... and I mean that in a good way!It veered from where I wanted it to go around the 70% mark and slumped just a tad bit for a little while ... but overall a really unexpectedly fantastic read!BUT THAT COVER IS CRAP!
  • Warda
    [3.5 ⭐]I just have the best time with these books. [3.5 ⭐️]I just have the best time with these books.
  • Mary - Buried Under Romance
    I think I'm beginning to like Charlotte more than Minerva. :)
  • Avid Booker
    3.5 stars I was stuck between a three or four stars. Honestly this story leans more towards three, BUT I bumped it to four for the small part that Colin was in, and because the whole first 2 chapters or so are laugh out loud funny to me. And because even after that parts were HILARIOUS.This is one of those books where, you either like it or you don't. There are no inbetweens. And I liked it.It's not as great as A Week to Be Wicked or When a Scot ...
  • Robin (Bridge Four)
    4 Fluff Filled StarsTessa Dare is one of my go-tos for a story that is going to be fun, light and thoroughly entertaining. I start her books and before I know it I’m done. This is no exception. There is always something exceptionally cute about the story she is telling and there are usually quite a few laughs along the way. This was no exception.If you have read any of the Spindle cove novels then you will remember Minerva and Diana’s mother ...
  • Mari
    \_(ツ)_/I couldn't sleep last night. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯I couldn't sleep last night.
  • Gio
    2016-11-25 Light Fun Read Low AngstOlder HeroNaive Yet Smart HeroineQuirky MysteryTina Said It Best!
  • Vintage
    Best sex ed talk ever!A solid 3.5. I really enjoyed this book. Both the hero and the heroine stood out. She was adorable and quirky without being too cutesy, and he was a hunk of burning yumminess. He's a little closed down and refuses to be "in love", but makes it quite clear in every way with his actions and statements that he is head over heels.There are quite a few funny moments as in the above mentioned sex ed talk involving the h's uncomfor...
  • *TANYA*
    Adorable!! I laughed so much throughout the entire book. Tessa Dare does it again.
  • Sophia Triad
    Charlotte Highwood does not want to get married. She wants to travel. Unfortunately her mother wants to see her married to a wealthy important man. Marquess Piers Brandon aka Lord Granville is an excellent candidate according to her mother, so Charlotte will try to warn him to stay away from her. A misunderstanding will result in the engagement of Charlotte and Piers.Piers does not mind. He thinks that she is perfect for the heirs that he needs. ...
  • Carol *Young at Heart Oldie*
    I adore Tessa Dare’s books! They are always enchanting, romantic, sexy and funny!I love the crossover of characters from the two series. The heroine, Charlotte, is the youngest of the Highwood sisters who feature in the Spindle Cove series and the hero, Piers Brandon, Marquess of Granville, appears in the second book of the Castles Ever After series.Clever, witty, vivacious, good-natured and forthright, Charlotte is like a breath of fresh ai...
  • Courtnie
    Here's something you should know about Tessa Dare books - it reads a little like modern day people working through a Historical Romance RPG. It's Regency nuanced but inevitably, modern language and action creep their way in. For example, among friends familiar, this book will forever be known as the one with the peach and the eggplant.I'm not such a stickler for perfect adherence to time and place if everything else works. Tessa Dare always works...
  • Sam (AMNReader)
    I maybe stayed up far too late loving every second of this delightful book. The dialogue and push and pull, the WONDERFUL heroine’s courage and demands for her own life. The broody yet fun hero’s actions were so sweet...I’m not sure why I’m not giving it a 5. It’s a 4.5 for me, and an really solid one. Maybe I’m just spoiled lately.