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A Marriage Made in Scandal

Rescued from Ruin Series, Book 9
Written by: Elisa Braden
Narrated by: Mary Sarah
Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins

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Publisher's Summary

With a family legacy tainted by murder and madness, Phineas Brand, the Earl of Holstoke, is having a devil of a time securing a proper wife - or even an improper one. Society misses faint at the sight of him. Matchmaking mamas scurry to avoid him. Only one woman is bold enough to keep drawing near, and she's more scandalous than he is. 

Lady Eugenia Huxley knows all about running aground in the marriage mart, thanks to a scandal involving a footman and too much drink. No matter. She'll gladly pursue millinery over matrimony. But when her sister's spurned suitor returns to London in search of a wife, she can't resist offering him a bit of courtship advice, even if the chilly, brilliant, honorable Lord Holstoke does give her shivers - heated, head-to-toe shivers that are anything but fearful. 

After a series of vicious murders brings suspicion to Holstoke's door, Eugenia risks everything to be his alibi. The only rational remedy is to marry the minx before she generates another scandal. Yet, the dangers don't end at the altar. A poisonous enemy coils ever closer, threatening the woman who awakens his soul. How far will he go to protect her? That may be the greatest danger of all. 

Contains mature themes.

©2018 Elisa Braden (P)2020 Tantor

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  • Janie W.
  • 07-03-20

Romance/suspense

Another book well written of mystery and romance. I like how she really made the character of Phineas come to life. It wasn’t my favorite of this series but not my least favorite either. Exterior characters where a minimum, I wish we would have seen more of previous hero’s and heroines. On to the next.

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  • My Audio Romance Blog
  • 24-02-20

Benedict Cumberbatch gets a love story!

I don’t know why but I imagined Phineas as BC throughout this story. I loved it as much as any of Eliza Braden’s other stories but this one was particularly sweet. Two rejected oddball hearts finding each other.
The heroine was Phineas’s sunshine and the mystery was pretty well done too. Her feeling of inferiority next to her sister was so heartbreaking and I’m so glad that Phineas didn’t let her feel that way for long. He was sweet and protective and perfect. With just enough of the rigidity and need for control typical of these British males. The heroine chipped away with that easily.
Beautiful romance! Well done!

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  • CHW
  • 22-02-20

I liked the story..but

I enjoyed the rescue from ruin series in print and was excited to learn that it would be narrated. However, It surprises me that no one really comments on the narrator.
I would have enjoyed this book as well as the others in this series a lot more without her whispering sing song voice.. it grates and I am still not accustomed. I listened to it on 1.5 speed and was able to finish the books.
Now this book; it was ok
The story was not too slow and the characters were somewhat interesting. I liked Pheneas best of all. He was a man with controlled passions. Eugenia annoyed me somewhat. She was at times rudely brusque and the narration made the voice of her character grating! There was too much sex and not enough discussion.
There was a dark mystery and which was a good follow up to the last story.
These books are enjoyed in order and difficult to listen to as a stand alone.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-02-20

I liked this book and series

I hope Audible plans to complete the series as I would like to see Hannah get her happiness. There is a pretty dark theme throughout most of this series so beware. But they are worth it. This story maybe one of the strangest. But overall very good.