Review – A Little More Scandal (Christies 1.5) by Carrie Lofty

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Rising star Carrie Lofty, author of Flawless and Starlight, continues her Christies family saga with A Little More Scandal, a sensual eBook novella featuring William Christie and the woman who steals his heart.

Self-made industrialist Sir William Christie tempts the scorn of London society by attempting to seduce Catrin Jones, a modest but opinionated battlefield nurse who earned notoriety after surviving a naval shipwreck. His ambition to secure her exclusive story is part of his latest business plan, while her intention is to marry well before her moment of fame expires. With respectability, wealth, and security at stake, they must decide whether love is worth embracing just a little more scandal.

For Catrin Jones, living with secrets seems to be the only thing left that she is good at. After losing her fiancée to pneumonia, the only way she could cope was to run away from all the sadness. Being a woman of good breeding meant that she couldn’t do everything that she wanted, unless she married a willful husband, she took the next best option. Catrin became a war time nurse. After five years of loneliness and homesick for Wales, it was time to come home, if only things could be that simple. A horrible storm over took her ship ride home, and she was the only survivor. Living with the secrets of that fateful night will be her undoing, if Mr. William Christie doesn’t get to her first. He is the only one of the society types that comes at her strong and plays it all straight. Falling for him was the last thing on Catrin’s mind, but turned out to be the best thing she let her foolish heart do.

William Christie is not an easy man. Coming from the streets of Glasgow, William has had to fight for everything that he wants in this world. And right now he wants Catrin, and the story that she hasn’t told to anyone. There is just something about Catrin that keeps drawing William closer to her, and yet he doesn’t seem to want to fight this enigma of a woman. When she negotiates for his hand in marriage, there is only one thing that William can do, create a little more scandal…..

This was a great story for anyone looking for a quick read with some great characters. While I wish the story was longer (selfish in my own right) this length fit with the idea Carrie Lofty was going with. The whirlwind love affair of William and Catrin was one for the story books. Not only was it hot and complicated, but there was a mutual bond between two broken people just looking for someone to understand them in middle of the night. From the first page this story drew me in and didn’t let go. I can’t wait to see what else Carrie comes up with the future and I hope to run into Catrin and William again in later books, because characters like these two don’t fade quickly into the background.

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10 thoughts on “Review – A Little More Scandal (Christies 1.5) by Carrie Lofty

  1. Thanks for the great review!! This is a new to me author! Can’t wait to read this one!!

  2. I’ve come across some posts of reviews of Carrie’s books & they were all favorable too. I guess it’s unanimous! I too wish this book was longer…..

  3. I like a quick read some times and this I am going to put this book on my tbr list..I have never read any of Carrie’s books. But I always looking out for new to me authors.

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