REVIEW | Christy CARLYLE: One Scandalous Kiss (Accidental Heirs #1)

 One Scandalous Kiss (Accidental Heirs #1) by Christy Carlyle
Rating: ★★★½☆
Publisher Avon Impulse
ISBN/ASIN 9780062428004
Prezzo € 1.99 ebook
€ 6.99 paperback
Pagine 432
Uscita 8 september 2015 ebook
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One Scandalous Kiss
Christy Carlyle

Accidental Heirs #1

When a scheming marquess’ daughter offers her one hundred pounds to publicly kiss a nobleman, a desperate Jessamin Wright agrees. She believes the money will save her failing bookstore and finally free her from her father’s debts. But when Jess bursts into an aristocratic party and shocks the entire ton, she never expects to enjoy the outrageous embrace she shares with a grim viscount.

Lucius Crawford, Viscount Grimsby, has never met, or kissed, anyone like the beautiful suffragette who unsettles him with a single touch. He has always strived for control and avoided passion at all costs. Lucius is determined to protect his title and restore the estate he’s unexpectedly inherited, but Jess’ appearance in his life poses a threat to his plans and his heart. After a country house party brings them together once more, neither can resist temptation, and both find that one scandalous kiss just isn’t enough.

Because of a kiss started for the wrongest of motives, Jess and Lucius find a true and profound love. (I cannot say I wouldn’t want a Lucius for myself…I do love the brooding types that smile only for me. 😉 )

This book is one of those you need to savor. It is slow paced and full of feelings. It’s also set in a period of which authors don’t write enough. Jessamin, in fact, is a suffragette who writes speeches for meetings and, at the same times, tries to make ends meet with a bookshop that her father has left heavily indebted because of his gambling addiction. When a Lady offers a hundred pounds for a stolen kiss to a Lord Grim(sby) because she feels rejected by him (in a childish and seflish way if you ask me) Jess, desperate to save the shop, rashly accepts… and in so doing starts a series of events to which no one would have thought.
I really enjoyed Christy Carlyle’s style of writing. I found it perfect for the time she is speaking about, “fluent” and rich. I liked all her characters too, the likeable ones and the ones not so much (I couldn’t stand his sister and I would have slapped her a time or two…or three XD). Even if the story is not perfect, many can say it is too slow, for me it was a very good “first read” from this new author. The perfect book to read when you want something that can soothe your mind and engage your feelings.