A Scandalous Past by Ava Stone

Book Review

I purchased The Perfect Date collection after hearing Ava Stone, Marquita Valentine and Tammy Falkner speak at a HCRW meeting. I have enjoyed the other writers and will look for more of their work but as a fan of historical romance, Ms. Stone has a new follower. Right now there is no information on the price of The Perfect Date on Amazon Kindle but keep checking, it is real value.

A Scandalous Past gives us everything we’re looking for in a romance: bad boys who change for the love a good woman, intrigue, romance, heart break and hope.

When Cordie Avery’s best friend marries a rogue she decides that is the kind of man she needs. Lord Clayton doesn’t come close to fitting the bill but his kisses ignite her passion. Rogues, penniless lords and surly sea captains fall by the way as Brendan rescues her and spirits her away for a hasty marriage. But out of the frying pan and into the fire, marriage to Brendan Reece Lord Clayton is not be as safe as planned. Black mail, the ton censure and gossip threatens to ruin the happy couple’s newly wedded bliss.

When enemies become friends, unexpected alliances turn the tide and more than one rogue may become civilized.

This was a fun, sexy read of first love and the healing power of love and friendship. A wonderful story well told.