Tuesday, October 29, 2013
A Little Bit Scandalous by Robyn DeHart
Monroe Grisham, the Duke of Chanceworth is the guardian and object of affection for Caroline Jellico. He taught her how to play “21” after her brother died in hopes of keeping her mind off the fact that she was alone in the world. She is quite the mathematics prodigy and is quite good. She has thrown herself at Monroe before and he turned her down. She has decided to disguise herself and earn money playing “21” in the London gaming hells. Her plan is the earn enough to restore her family’s London house and move in there herself. She has no interest in marrying if she can’t marry Monroe.
Monroe, however, is finding this new Caroline to be quite distracting and absorbing. He wants to marry her off so she will be taken care of, but not by him. They both end up on the board of a local charity for a girls home, but soon discover that something is amiss. They end up working together to figure out this mystery.
This is a quick and enjoyable read. Somewhat predictable, but still some surprises. I enjoyed it and would read more from this author.