Joan Bennet wants an adventure, like the ones that she has read in a scandalous books but knows the likely hood of that happening is very slim. Joan will be surprised when excitement starts to come to her life in the form of Tristan, Viscount Burke, her brothers best friend.
Viscount Tristan Burke has a reputation that precedes him and one that has been earned. He will soon though finding himself change as his eye starts to follow Joan Bennet. He knows that since she is his best friends sister she is off limits but he can’t help himself.
Love and Other Scandals is the first book to Scandals series by Caroline Linden. I was taken with this book as I found it charming.
Joan’s character was not the stick figure woman that fit the mold of that time period, she had curves and with every outfit she had it did not suite her. I liked that she will embrace those curves finally in the book with the help of her Aunt. Tristan was very similar to your normal types of rakes as he liked to wager which got him into a lot of trouble. These wagers were for fun. I liked that Linden didn’t make him overly roguish in the book.
The story itself was lighthearted with the plot and it flowed. I liked the side characters of Douglas, her parents, her aunt, and then there are her friends. I found out that Abigail will be having her story told next in the series which I am definitely interested in reading.