A Scandal to Remember (Mass Market)

A Reckless Brides Novel (The Reckless Brides #5)

By Elizabeth Essex

St. Martin's Paperbacks, 9781250044587, 384pp.

Publication Date: August 26, 2014

List Price: 7.99*
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The rules of courtship are swept out to sea when a shipwreck offers a Reckless Bride a true taste of paradise...

In Elizabeth Essex's A Scandal to Remember, for too long, Miss Jane Burke's father has taken advantage of her painstaking research. Heading to the South Seas to make her own name as a scientist despite the crew's insistence that a woman aboard is bad luck, she isn't prepared to be championed by a handsome ship's officer who rouses longings inside her as wild as any storm...

For Lieutenant Charles Dance, a post on His Majesty's survey ship Tenacious is just one more dutiful rung on the ladder of his career. Even a headstrong bluestocking on board is less troubling than the ship's drunken captain-and the ferocious gales that drive the ship off course. Stranded on a remote island, passion blazes between them as hot as the sun, but it's Jane's love that Charles wants forever...

"A sophisticated blend of vivid historical detail, exquisite characterization, and delicious sexual tension." -USA Today bestselling author Julianne MacLean

About the Author

Elizabeth Essex is the acclaimed author of historical novels including The Pursuit of Pleasure and A Sense of Sin. When not re-reading Jane Austen, sipping tea or mucking about her garden, Elizabeth can be found at her computer, making up wonderful stories about people who live far more interesting lives than she. It wasn’t always so. Elizabeth graduated from Hollins College with a BA in Classical Studies and Art History, and then earned her MA from Texas A&M University in Nautical Archaeology, also known as the archaeology of shipwrecks.

Praise For A Scandal to Remember: A Reckless Brides Novel (The Reckless Brides #5)

“Set sail with Essex as she cleverly pits a bluestocking against a stiff-upper-lipped British naval officer and lets the sparks fly. Essex spices her fast-paced tale with fascinating details of ships and sailing and adds plenty of sexual tension, high-seas adventures, danger and desire. Readers will be on the edges of their seats reading this latest Reckless Brides tale.” —RT Book Reviews (4 1/2 stars, Top Pick!)