A Gentleman’s Guide to Scandal (#2)

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Even men of great certainty can be completely clueless when it comes to matters of the heart.

Colin Spenser, Marquess of Farleigh, is shocked when his feelings towards his best friend’s sister take a turn into the realm of helpless adoration. Unfortunately, Elinor is more inclined to ignore him than express her undying devotion, so Colin resolves to forget his troublesome feelings by entering a loveless marriage…

Elinor Hargrove has absolutely no interest in the infuriating and arrogant Marquess of Farleigh. That is, until he kisses her—twice—inspiring unexpected and inconvenient passions. Then Elinor finds out he’s engaged, and her desires are quickly surpassed by her outrage…

But when a ghost from their shared pasts resurfaces, Colin and Elinor must work together to puzzle out a complicated intrigue by attending an extremely exclusive party where secrets and lies flourish—and scandal is only a kiss away.


“The notion of scandal is everywhere in this charming novel, and at times the reader has the entertaining dilemma of wondering what the real scandal will be. The sex comes rather late but it doesn’t disappoint. Elinor and Colin are well-matched in wit, vulnerability, and awkward sexual desire, and the mystery of Marie’s death in India is resolved in a satisfying and surprising way. Great fun from start to finish.”


“The sizzling chemistry between Colin and Elinor is a driving force of this novel, which is complete with subtle suspense and a fearless heroine.”

Publishers Weekly

“Kimmel follows her debut with another unconventional Regency romance. Her strong, witty, intelligent heroine sparkles next to the comfortable, sometimes inept hero. The plot has a slightly dark side, yet the repartee keeps it light, and the sensuality allows a world of heat to rise from the pages. Kimmel is a delightful, fresh voice in the genre.”

RT Book Reviews

“Kathleen Kimmel again has written a historical fiction that engages the reader from the beginning. Her ability to develop characters and use a setting that the reader can immerse themselves in is what drew me into this story.”

Open Book Society

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