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 arrogantly handsome gentleman she's ever had the misfortune to embrace. When it comes to emotion, the man hasn't got a clue.But as they set about finding the mystery lovers, Piers reveals a few secrets of his own. The oh-so-proper marquess can pick locks, land punches, tease with sly wit . . . and melt a woman's knees with a single kiss. The only thing he guards more fiercely than Charlotte's safety is the truth about his dark past.Their passion is intense. The danger is real. Soon Charlotte's feeling torn. Will she risk all to prove her innocence? Or surrender it to a man who's sworn to never love?
With its free-spirited heroine and honorable hero, Dare's latest is a riotous romance. Her signature humor sparkles (I'll never look at a peach and cucumber the same way again) and when combined with a mystery that turns into a Regency game of Clue, readers are captivated. -- RT Book Reviews (top pick) Artful diversions, a clever heroine, and intense passion are all brought together by Dare's smart writing and spot-on matchmaking....The irresistibly provocative, classy love scenes set the bar high for other historical romance novels. -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) Do You Want to Start a Scandal is good. It's so, so good. [...] It worked perfectly for me. [...] This book is funny, it's charming, and the romance works so beautifully. -- Smart Bitches, Trashy Books (A Grade) An irrepressible, independent-minded heroine and a responsible hero who's leading two lives fall for each other in a rollicking and passionate romp that is just what Spindle Cove fans will relish. -- Library Journal (starred review)