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  1. says:

    45 starsAt twenty six years of age JE Burke conchologist is ready to make her mark on the scientific world and for once get the credit for herself Keen to continue and advance her work on the study of mollusc shells she signs on for an expedition with the Royal Society to the South Seas aboard His Majesty's Ship TenaciousLieutenant Charles Dance veteran of sea battles and the Royal Navy has his hands full with his new posting abo

  2. says:

    This is my first book by Elizabeth Essex and it's made me want to read of her books The hero Lieutenant Dance is a wonderful scrumptious specimen I liked everything about him He's very determined and a great leader his discipline as a naval officer and his sense of excellence in doing his job spoke to me But at the same time he retains a sen

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    45 starsJane has lived a very sheltered and uiet life but she also lives a shocking secret she is the mind behind JE Burkes the renowned conchologist not her father When an opportunity to go on a 2yr expedition comes up and her fath

  4. says:

    I really enjoyed this latest Reckless Brides installment We met the hero Charles Dance as a young man in an earlier book and it was interesting to see what happened to him in the years between I loved the heroine Jane Burke She was a suppressed little geek girl just waiting to break out of her shell The contrast between

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    Jane Burke is a conchologist who is determined to go on a Royal Society expedition at the cost of her reputation and personal comfort The first lieutenant on board Charles Dance endears himself to her by not sending her away in spite of the crew's superstitions about women aboard ship Through perils great and small Dance and Jane fall in love As with previous books in this serious I instantly fell in love with the protagonists They are alwa

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    GOSH Essex's novels are charming I will always adore her as a writer if for no other reason than she knows her way around a damn ship the naval context of her stories is rich and vigorous and compelling and positively Hornblower esue but BETTER

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    Unfortunately I didn't like this one which is a real shame considering how much I liked the previous books in this series It wasn't a bad book but itwassoslow And that ruined the book for meThe separate elements of this book were great It started off strong with a scholarly heroine who was determined to face down derision and prove herself as a scientist and an honorable hero who was determined to do his duty and kinder than he le

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    A Scandal to Remember was an adorable little read featuring a very sweet romance between a smitten yet gruff hero and a not so prim spinsterJane Burke has long stood in the shadow of her father's career She's an accomplished scientist on her own but her father has always taken the credit for her work At twenty six Jane has had enough; she wants to be known for her own accomplishments To achieve these career aspiration

  9. says:

    I really really loved the first book in this series Almost a Scandal and then the next one or two were only 'meh' so I took a break from Elizabeth Essex I'm glad to reconnect with her nautical historical romances

  10. says:

    this book made me remember all the reasons i fell in love with the first book in this series and thus decided to continue

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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 cham. 45 starsJane has lived a very sheltered and uiet life but she also lives a shocking secret she is the mind behind JE Burkes the renowned conchologist not her father When an opportunity to go on a 2yr expedition comes up and her father declines she decides to go in his place Even with her voice and hands shaking Jane is able to convince the other members of the expedition to accept her presence with the subtle support of Lt Charles Dance Dance has been a sailor without a ship since the ending of the war has decreased many opportunities so when he is assigned as First Lieutenant to the Tenacious he is ready to go the ship and her crew not so much Battling the forces of a drunken captain lazy crew mutinous under dealings from the Bosun and surprising attraction to a shy bluestocking with a spine of steel Dance may just be on his most dangerous post yet First off I loved both Jane and Dance separately and together which doesn t always happen for me in romance books Jane s first appearance to the reader and Dance is one of a shy bumbling petite spinster but with a strong backbone Jane s determination to be recognized for her talent and thirst to live and experience life will have many women hoping and cheering her on Dance s calm strength leadership and support for Jane will make you sigh wistfully The man has a lot on his plate with making sure the ship runs smoothly and yet he is always there and present with Jane when he needs to be Their courtship is slower moving with the outer story details moving the story along but when they are together they are felt Their back and forth teasing and charmingly realness make Jane and Dance such a heart melting pleasure to read about The beginning of the book and for a lot of it the story focuses on the dancing around ship politics and Dance having to deal with the disgruntled crew I m a big fan of nautical stories you re going to have to be somewhat of a fan to enjoy this so I didn t mind but there is a heavy focus on Dance s work and responsibilities for running the ship I enjoyed how Dance was basically the captain but had to be ever weary of not being accused of mutiny the mini focuses on crew members titles and their responsibilities how life is lived on a ship and how a ship is its own world when out to sea Each descriptive detail the author provided created a world and scenery that I not only felt but was wholly engrossed in Dance and Jane definitely have their moments of growing closer but it wasn t until the second half of the story that the focus on their relationship ramped up I did feel that the ending wrapped up a little too uickly and the main villain was given a weaker reason for all the problems he caused he fell flat at the end Also the cursing in this book was definitely over the top for what you typically see in a historical Dance s favorite word seems to be fuck and he is not shy about using it so if that bothers you beware Ultimately this story s strength was the gentle and sweet romance between Dance and Jane For the responsibility Dance takes on and how he gives Jane due respect how he is weighed down with responsibility but still lighthearted and for Jane s shyness awkwardness but ability to snap her spine straight I adored this book Elizabeth Essex has become an author on my radar and I can t wait to read the other books in this series

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A Scandal to Remember

Pioned 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 dutiful rung on the ladder of his career Even a headstrong blues. I really enjoyed this latest Reckless Brides installment We met the hero Charles Dance as a young man in an earlier book and it was interesting to see what happened to him in the years between I loved the heroine Jane Burke She was a suppressed little geek girl just waiting to break out of her shell The contrast between Charles honor and Jane s new found rebellion made for an enticing story Poor Charles was caught in bad situation that just got worse There is even a shipwreck I suspect that Elizabeth Essex always wanted to write a shipwreck book This is a solid well written adventure romance

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Tocking 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 Charles wants foreve. A Scandal to Remember was an adorable little read featuring a very sweet romance between a smitten yet gruff hero and a not so prim spinsterJane Burke has long stood in the shadow of her father s career She s an accomplished scientist on her own but her father has always taken the credit for her work At twenty six Jane has had enough she wants to be known for her own accomplishments To achieve these career aspirations Jane finds herself aboard the Tenacious as the lady scientist for an expedition The other members of the team and those who staff the ship are not thrilled to have a woman aboard but Jane will be damned if she ll let anything or anyone stand her in wayLieutenant Charles Dance is also a new arrival to the Tenacious and he s gotten work than he bargained for It was supposed to be an easy appointment and it s turned into anything but The captain is a reclusive drunk and the majority of the crew panders to the conniving bosun Mr Ransome Dance doesn t have a problem taking Jane aboard but he doesn t have time to deal with the distraction of this prim and proper spinster who has a fascination with shells But it seems that Dance simply cannot help himself A Scandal to Remember was a nice uiet sweet read If you re going into this one expecting high seas adventure you might be disappointed While adventure does happen the bulk of this novel focuses on the budding relationship between Jane and Dance What s great about this relationship is how attuned each were to one another as well as to themselves There were multiple instances when the reader is treated to the internal thoughts and happenings of Dance and Jane and it was clear that they knew themselves and in turn recognized a bond with the other Jane in particular was an interesting character She had been complacent for most of her life but joining this expedition was her way of breaking out of her shell She wanted to be something She knew it would be a challenge for her and she did it anyway Having such self assured main characters was an interesting change from the usual romances that I read but it was a nice and contributed to a less muddled and less angst ridden narrativeWhat I thought was particularly sweet about the romance was how uickly Dance was smitten with Jane From the first he liked and respected Jane But what made it so sweet was the fact that Dance was a gruff rough around the edges kind of character He swore all the time but then he would think such adorably endearing thingsHe had to do better He had to be euitable Because Jane Burke was counting on him And she was still holding his hand And he liked it p 193A hero that s empowered by holding someone s hand Kinda sigh worthyArguably the romance may have been a little over the top with the sweetness factor but I honestly didn t find it a detriment Sometimes you just need a really cute read and I found and appreciated that in A Scandal to RememberWhat I was somewhat disappointed about was the short span of time that Dance and Jane spent on a deserted island The book blurb promised me a desert island and I wanted this element of adventure While getting stranded certainly did happen it didn t happen until after the half way mark and it didn t really become a major part of the book other than serve as a means to get the hero and heroine alone if you know what I mean Ultimately A Scandal to Remember is the perfect pick for readers who enjoy characters that are attuned to themselves It s a lovely sweet story of two characters thrust into roles that they would have not originally pursued and come out stronger because of itReview originally published at The Book Adventures