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Nothing But Scandal by Allegra Gray

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Also by Allegra Gray:

Entrusted, September 2015
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Nothing But Trouble, January 2014
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Nothing But Deception, August 2010
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Nothing But Scandal, July 2009
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Nothing But Scandal
Allegra Gray

Her innocence will be his downfall...

Zebra
July 2009
On Sale: July 1, 2009
Featuring: Elizabeth Medford; Alex Bainbridge
352 pages
ISBN: 1420108255
EAN: 9781420108255
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Romance Historical

When her father dies, leaving her penniless and without prospects, Elizabeth Medford is faced with a horrible future: marriage to the utterly vile Harold Wetherby. Her family thinks he's brilliant choice, but Elizabeth has witnessed Wetherby's cruel nature and knows a life with him would be a miserable one. If only he didn't want to marry her...

But for that to be the case, she would have to have a damaged reputation, and despite her father's missteps, Elizabeth's own name is pristine among society. So far...

A brilliant plan is hatched: Elizabeth will organize her ruin and escape the betrothal, leaving her old life behind. The only hitch is the man she hopes will do the ruining - irresistible Alex Bainbridge, Duke of Beaufort.

But he has secrets of his own that make Elizabeth Medford a woman he should avoid at all costs - for both their sakes. He insists he will have no part in her crazy scheme...no matter how tempting she may be.

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28 comments posted.

Re: Nothing But Scandal

Sounds like an interesting book.
(Elaine Carlini-Davis 12:04pm August 7, 2009)

I always take part as the heroine in every book I read .I like a heroine that is braver then me and spunky-er and more out spoken I like being for awhile some body that I'm not.sasluvbooks@yahoo.com
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Stacey Smith 3:39am August 7, 2009)

For me, the heroine is just as important as the hero. I'm not placing myself in her place, so I want a strong, memorable heroine, just as much as a strong, memorable hero. For me, a forgettable heroine too often makes for a forgettable book
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Shiloh Walker 10:37am August 7, 2009)

Hey Allegra! Great post! What I relate to the most in a heroine is common life experiences. We've all had our heart broken or felt rejection or had that first kiss where we saw fireworks. When I can relate to a certain experience or emotion that the heroine is feeling...it really engages me in the story.
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Kerri Waldo 10:56am August 7, 2009)

I confess--it is the heroine for me. I need to relate to the heroine or the story is spoiled. Not that I don't love the guys--I do. But it really a great heroine that makes the book memorable for me.
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Teresa Bodwell 11:03am August 7, 2009)

Hi Allegra! It depends on how the heroine is written. If she is more of a take charge kind of woman then I will remember her, if not then it will probably just be the hero that I remember. But either way, I don't often sub in myself mentally. In Diana Gabaldon's Outlander, I always think of that as Jamie and Claire's story. It is impossible to separate the two. I like a story that couldn't be unless those two characters were in it.
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Sorcha Mowbray 11:05am August 7, 2009)

I always identify with the lady because I know more about women and their way of thinking, rationalizing and explaining.
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Alyson Widen 11:25am August 7, 2009)

I don't always identify with the heroine. Rather, I often see someone I know within that character. That typically has to do with the personality portrayed and the voice she is given.
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LuAnn Morgan 11:28am August 7, 2009)

I always like a strong heroine and sometimes even the hero needs a good thump up beside his head to make him see reason. I love the heroines that will do that for them!
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Barbara Hanson 11:39am August 7, 2009)

I like to be the heroine when I read a book. The strong visuals and emotions written into a story help bring the heroine to life. Most often I have nothing in common with her but it gives me the opportunity to fantasize, and takes me away from reality for a while.
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DeeAnn Szymanski 11:59am August 7, 2009)

Sometimes I think I'm the heroine. Mostly I'd just like to think I could be.
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Linda Henderson 12:01pm August 7, 2009)

I prefer a strong heroine who gives as good as she gets and those are the ones I'm more likely to remember instead of just remembering teh hero - so, I guess, yeah, I'd like to think that I'm the heroine, or at least be like her!
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Kelli Jo Calvert 1:19pm August 7, 2009)

For me, it all depends on whose writing I'm reading. I've been reading a lot of Harlequin/Silhouette (sp?) books recently, because I've gotten them for free, and after a certain point, I just get totally frustrated with BOTH the heroine and the hero. Her because she rolls over and plays dead (so to speak) within the first 2 chapters, and him because he doesn't seem to understand that "No" MEANS "No"!! Maybe it's because these books are written as short contract things or whatever, but when I finish one, I'm really hard pressed to remember anything about them that would make them worth re-reading.

And for me, THAT is what makes me kind of into the heroine. If it catches me up enough the first time through, than it becomes a keeper, and I will re-read it, especially when it's a series by an author I like (Stephanie Laurens Cynster books, for example). I always find out more about the characters when re-reading the good books, and it's those little details that make me keep turning the pages, again, and again, and again.

Later,

Lynn
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Lynn Rettig 1:32pm August 7, 2009)

I like the strong heroines, that know what they want and they can get by without a man to help them. Sometimes in my books I become that heroine. Yes there is not much I can't do if I set my mind to it.
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Gail Hurt 2:56pm August 7, 2009)

Hi Allegra!! :) Loved your post today. Sometimes I place myself in the heroine's shoes..but more often than not I just imagine the story in my head as a mini-movie. :)

I'm a pretty bad-ass heroine in my own life though!!
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Rachael Grime 3:39pm August 7, 2009)

It really depends on the genre if I put myself in the place of the heroine. If it is a suspense, most definitely. The historicals, it really depends on the author and how well the character is written. Plus it also depends on mood at the time I'm reading the book. I have a lot of variables with playing the role or not. Have a great day.
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Roberta Harwell 4:52pm August 7, 2009)

I don't usually identify with the heroines in books. I have occasionally noticed that we might share the same tastes in music and similar personality traits.
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Jane Cheung 6:46pm August 7, 2009)

I side with the heroine, no doubt about it; it could be I relate to my own insecurities or depending on my mood and my family but that's how it goes
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Diane Sadler 7:54pm August 7, 2009)

I love strong heroines. Sometimes I identify strongly with them, become them in ways, then I close the book and I'm back in my own skin. Thats okay, because I couldn't live at the intensity level those women live at for long.
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Nancy Gilliland 9:29pm August 7, 2009)

I identify with the heroine as myself. What would I do in her shoes or how would I react differently. Secretly I would love to meet some of these heros face to face.
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Theresa Buckholtz 9:36pm August 7, 2009)

I don't really identify with the heroine, I just want her to be likeable, BUT not wimpy!! That will make me put a book down in a minute! Great post, btw.
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Martha Lawson 10:20pm August 7, 2009)

I like to identify with the heroine. Maybe because I am a little shy I prefer to read about a heroine that starts out shy and then gets a backbone as she experiences life. I love when the heroines do things that they never thought they would and discover an inner core of strength they didn't know existed but was there all the time!
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Mari M. 10:44pm August 7, 2009)

I am ALWAYS the heroine. That's the best way to fully immerse myself.
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Mary Preston 12:18pm August 8, 2009)

I know when I have a good book when I replace the heroine with myself. I especially love it when the hero is the bad boy.
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Sara Edmonds 1:08am August 8, 2009)

Depends on the story, how strongly I can put myself in the heroine's shoes!
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Eva Minaskanian 11:12am August 8, 2009)

I like to get lost in all books I read. I'm the heroine in all the books I read.
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Shannon ONeill 6:16pm August 10, 2009)

I sometimes identify with the heroine or
another character. I remember the
characters in a book I like, male or
female, hero, heroine, or villain.
(
Patricia Barraclough 10:30pm August 10, 2009)

I am the heroine! I battle through each day...life!
(
Cindy Kane 2:15am August 23, 2009)

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