A Scandalous Proposal: How to Woo a Spinster

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Miss Daniella Foster is having a dilemma. Her married, pregnant sister, Marietta, feels her husband no longer loves her and has poured her heart out to a secret admirer who decides to blackmail her if she doesn’t give him money. Cooper Townsend, a war hero, is receiving the same threatening messages. Daniella and Cooper form an unlikely pair to find out who the blackmailer is, and fall in love in the process.

One of the main issues with this story is I didn’t know enough about the characters early enough to really form a bond with them. While romance novels are meant to be nonsensical and far-fetched, this one is just bizarre. I didn’t perceive a sense of urgency when it comes to the mystery of the blackmailer. Secondary characters said nice things about Cooper, who was supposed to be the hero, but his character was so flat and wooden, that I was never able to develop an attachment to his character myself. As far as adding to the many “historical” romance novels that rely on a forced engagement or marriage as a starting plot point, there are others that do it much better than A Scandalous Proposal.

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Author Kasey Michaels
Star Count /5
Format Mass
Page Count 384 pages
Publisher HQN Books
Publish Date 2016-Mar-29
ISBN 9780373789160
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Issue June 2016
Category Romance


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