March 6, 2012
The dazzling wedding of fashions of A Lady’s Favor dress shop are guaranteed to make any girl the talk of the ton. But the brides aren’t the only ones falling in love….
Lady Helaine’s father was cast out of society as a liar and a thief—a scandal which renders her unfit for marriage. In order to provide for herself and her mother, she adopts an assumed name and runs a dressmaker’s shop that specializes in bridal wear for ladies of high society. Helaine is happiest immersed in silk and satin, but she lives in terror that someone will learn her true identity and she will lose everything…again.
Robert Percy, Viscount Redhill, is entranced with the mysterious Helaine and weaves a web of seduction sure to ensnare the delectable dress designer. Yet too late he learns the heartbreaking truth about who she used to be. Now he must find a way to overcome the past to claim Helaine as his own. But what chance has love when a secret mistress becomes a scandalous wife?
WEDDED IN SCANDAL is featured on the Berkley Facebook page, Love Always!
“Lee’s diverting historical suggests that while scandal may strip one of one’s title, breeding will out. Seamstress Mrs. Mortimer, aka Lady Helaine Talbott, has enough spunk and pure sex appeal to turn the head of Robert Percy, Viscount Redhill. Robert knows nothing of the tradeswoman’s family shame, but he recognizes class when he sees it; harder for him to accept is that a lady could have the wits or sense for business, much less love being a shopkeeper. Charming verbal fencing ensues, and Helaine matches Robert clever retort for clever retort. Soon it becomes clear that they’re meant for each other, but a marriage would be socially unacceptable, and Helaine fears her only choice is to become Robert’s mistress. The entertaining read is only slightly marred by a somewhat contrived ending.” ~ Publisher’s Weekly
“Lee begins the enchanting Bridal Favors series with a romance guaranteed to delight her fans and intrigue new readers. This delectable and delightful love story revolves around A Lady’s Favor dress shop, where romance is sewn into the fabric. Lee’s gifts for characterization, sensuality and swift-moving plots come to the fore, engaging readers’ emotions and sweeping them away.” ~ Kathe Robins, RT BookReviews
“Jade Lee gives us a winner with the first book in her new series! … WEDDED IN SCANDAL is an erotic tale full of emotion and descriptively set in the Regency period. The characters are warm but very independent people with definite ideas of their own. I found this to be very fast reading that kept me riveted to each and every page. Jade Lee is an exceptional author filling her stories with color and excitement keeping the interest of any reader. I look forward to the further exciting creations in the Bridal Favors novels.” – Fresh Fiction
“Jade Lee weaves a heartbreaking, emotional tale of a young woman cast out of society and overcoming the odds of her father’s past to make a name for herself as London’s premiere wedding dress designer. All of which is threatened by the nefarious seduction of Robert Percy, Viscount Redhill. Attracted – even entranced – with Helaine, Robert soon finds himself attempting to seduce the delectable dress maker and winning her over. Too late he realizes that she’s not a widow, she’s not a Mrs. and she’s not someone who should have ever been a mistress. Fate up to this point has not been kind to the woman he knows as Mrs. Mortimer. As they fall deeper in love, Robert soon finds that he must overcome her past and find a way to marry the only woman that will ever own him heart and soul.
This book is dazzling on many levels. The historical setting is well crafted and beautiful. The characters are well developed and their interactions filled with both heated sensuality and emotional depth. The details woven together throughout the book combine to create a beautiful, haunting tale of love overcoming the seemingly greatest of odds.” ~ Night Owl Reviews
“Jade Lee always has me up all night reading but WEDDED IN SCANDAL had me wanting to call in late to work as well!” ~ Cybil Solyn with Rakehell Reviews