Mar 9, 2011
How historical romance found me
By: Scarlett Scott
I suppose, then, it was unavoidable that this voracious and devious reader of historical romance would grow up and want to write historical love stories of her own. I’ll never forget the magical way the first historical romance I read transported me, the way I fell like Alice into the rabbit hole of handsome noblemen and the grace of a bygone era. All these years later, I still feel the enchantment of historical romances as strongly as I did back when I smuggled them into my seventh grade Algebra class.
So it was that when I decided to try my hand at writing romance, I wrote a historical first. I’m certainly glad I did. I found a world filled with drama, scandal, privilege, and the fascinating characters of the British aristocracy. It was a world that glittered on the outside but was tarnished on the inside. In short, it was a world that was the perfect fit for a romance novel, and the perfect fit for me as a writer.
Check out more of Scarlett Scott:
Ivy may be the odd woman out in the field of construction, but that doesn’t mean she can’t do a man’s job. And in heels, no less. When a subcontractor runs behind on the project she’s heading, Ivy’s prepared to give him a proper dressing down. But when she sees the man in question, undressing him becomes far more interesting a prospect.
Jake Shaw is proud of the business he’s built and isn’t about to be bossed around by a sassy vixen who clips into his life in cherry red pumps. Their clash is instant, their attraction undeniable, their use of his big desk…delicious.
Before Ivy can catch her breath she’s breaking all the rules with Jake. The more time she spends with him, the harder she finds it to convince herself he’s all wrong for her.
Lady Clarissa Darlington is shocked to discover her wastrel father has gambled away the family’s meager fortune. When notorious gaming hell baron Pierce Foster arrives on her doorstep to collect payment, she’s even more shocked at the passion he awakens within her. Abandoned by her father, Clarissa falls headlong into Pierce’s arms and succumbs to his daring seduction. Her nights with him become a blur of intense desire as he brings her innocent body to life.
But as deception threatens to tear them apart, Clarissa must uncover some long-kept secrets and decide whether or not she can entrust her heart in the hands of her lover forever.
A Mad Passion
Seven years ago, the Marquis of Thornton broke Cleo’s heart. He’s the last man she wants to see at the country house party she’s attending with her sisters. However, fate has a different plan when she finds Thornton standing before her, as devastatingly handsome as ever.
Thornton’s resolve is tempted by Cleo’s reappearance in his life. He’ll stop at nothing to have her back in his arms. Now a respected politician, he jeopardizes his career and reputation with each secret moment he spends with her.
A steamy interlude in a darkened chamber, the crackling tension of a shared Shakespeare scene before the rest of the house guests, and one too many secret kisses prove to Cleo and Thornton that despite their scarred hearts, their feelings for one another may never have changed. But neither is free to pursue the other. Cleo remains hopelessly trapped in a loveless marriage, and Thornton is on the cusp of making an advantageous match. Together they must battle against ruin and swirling scandal to discover if their mad passion is worth the price.
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