Andrew Elliott, Earl of Hartland, is no stranger to scandal. A notorious rake and eccentric genius, he fights crime in armor of his own design and celebrates his achievements with the merriest of widows. What the ton doesn’t know is that Hart has received a warning: danger is heading for London and it’s looking for Sarah Shipton. Sarah discovers the bookshop her mother ownAndrew Elliott, Earl of Hartland, is no stranger to scandal. A notorious rake and eccentric genius, he fights crime in armor of his own design and celebrates his achievements with the merriest of widows. What the ton doesn’t know is that Hart has received a warning: danger is heading for London and it’s looking for Sarah Shipton. Sarah discovers the bookshop her mother owns is failing and they will have nothing to live on when the month is out. So when the Earl of Hartland offers for her, she agrees to the marriage. But marrying Hart throws Sarah from the frying pan of imminent poverty into the fire of a world filled with science and peril she never knew existed. How will Sarah cope with the knowledge that someone wants her dead? Can Hart keep her safe from a person hell bent on her destruction?...
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The Good, the Bad, and the Scandalous Reviews
The Good, The Bad and The Scandalous is book seven in this new and exciting Series; “The Heart of a Hero series” this series is made of up nine books that can be read as a standalone’s or as a series and it is written by nine fabulous authors. I fell in love with the series straight from day one when I got to read the initial prequel novella by Cora Lee “No Rest For The Wicked” and I was instantly drawn into the intriguing and sexy world that these (sometimes masked) heroes live in and I was instantly hooked by everything from the plot’s to the character’s and this one is great addition.Andrew is an unusual man by day he is the notorious rake and eccentric charmer that woman want to bed and men want to be seen with, by night he don’s his suit of armour – which he designed and made himself – and goes out to apprehend those that are doing wrong, he finds them and hands them over to the authorities. Society are scandalized by his exploits but they are thrilled by them too, who knew that a handsome rake could be so selfless and brave.But there is a side to him that nobody knows about, a side to him that no one in society can ever know about. He is also a part of a secret intelligence gathering ring founded by the Duke of Wellington himself, this ring has nine members all from different places in society, all with different backgrounds. They all help bring people to justice, people that in one way are another could threaten the very country that they are fighting to protect.At first they do what’s needed for both of them and as Andrew repeatedly says they “rub along well enough” but each of them realise that there is so much more to the person they have married, then what they originally thought. Sarah find him to be more than just a reprobate, a rake and a womanizer he is a kind hearted, eccentric genius with so much protective loyalty towards those that need his help. Andrew soon realises how much of a calm and intelligent woman she is and he finds her calming and she soothes his hectic mind and personality.I do like Sarah and Andrew they are so much alike, they are like two peas in a pod. They are equally intelligent and their bantering is thought provoking and educating and highly enjoyable they seem to feed of each other. I particularly like how he doesn’t look down his nose at her, even though he is an aristocrat and she from working class stock he treats her as an equal and respects her for being an intelligent woman with her own mind.I do really enjoy Lee’s work she brings her own individual charm and intelligence to the Historical Romance genre that is very rare, and this one is certainly no different. I love the whole concept of this series, favourite superheroes in the Regency era. It’s new and fresh and highly addictive to read and I have been hooked.This is so highly recommended, if you like handsome, rakish regency heroes and you like a good super hero then you have to read this, in fact you have to read the entire series.Just so good!
3.5/5.0There were too many aspects of the story that just didn’t hold true to the time or were a bit too far-fetched for believability to stand a higher rating. Still, if one can overlook or tune things out, the story is a fun ride.
Andrew “Hart” Elliott, the Earl of Hartland, is a member of Wellington’s unofficial intelligence ring. He’s also known as the “Armored Man,” because of his invention and wearing of early body armor. Hart has a rakish reputation, which is perhaps not well deserved, though he has had several liaisons and enjoys gambling. He also has a deep caring for innocent people, and a desire to protect lives. When he receives word that a contract has been put out on Miss Sarah Shipton, his immediate response is to remove her to safety and to find the villain who wants her dead.Sarah’s world has just been turned upside down. First, she learns that her family bookstore is failing, and that she and her widowed mother will be all but penniless. Next, the Earl of Hartland, a regular bookstore customer, informs Sarah of the danger to her. As Hart and Sarah are having a private discussion about the handling of the situation, they are discovered alone and considered compromised. Ever the gentleman, Hart proposes a convenient, typical aristocratic marriage. Due to the danger to her and her mother, as well as their dire financial straits, Sarah accepts. They marry immediately, and head off to one of Hart’s country estates.Though Hart and Sarah were acquainted previously, that relationship was professional and only casually friendly. They have to set the parameters for how they mean to carry out their marriage once the threat to Sarah’s life has been resolved. Hart shows himself to be hardworking and dedicated as well as charming. When he’s working, he loses all sense of time, and even forgets to eat. His treatment and care of Sarah show him to be an honorable and likable man. Sarah is very pragmatic, accepting, and intelligent. Her knowledge turns out to be a huge help when the villain goes on a murderous rampage.THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE SCANDALOUS takes some interesting turns and made for an exciting story. I found the romance between Hart and Sarah to be warm, and I felt that they had a strong friendship and admiration for each other, but not a grand passion. Their strength came from their learning to trust each other, and their intellectual and physical compatibility. THE HEART OF A HERO is a series of books written by multiple authors, each one featuring a different member of Wellington’s intelligence ring, and showcasing his unique talent. Though I haven’t read the other installments, this book seven of the series can easily be read as an enjoyable standalone.3.5 Stars as reviewed at Roses Are Blue: http://wp.me/p3QRh4-BQ
Intrigue, suspense, mystery and romance! What more could you ask for and this story has it all!! Part of a series The Heart of A Hero, I have not read the other books but this can be read as a standalone. What a marvelous concept of each hero has their own persona. Andrew Elliott, the Earl of Hartland is not your typical peer. By day, Andrew is a rake and a charmer and a little eccentric. By night he is somewhat of a superhero for that time and wears armor that he made himself. He apprehends wrongdoers and turns them over to the authorities to be punished. Does this remind you of anyone in our present day marvel hero's? What a great characterization. Society does not know what to think but they love what he is doing! What everyone does not know is that he is part of an intelligent ring founded by the Duke of Wellington and has members far and wide gathering information. Sarah Shipton works in her family bookstore and she and Andrew know each other well by him frequenting that establishment. They have had great discussions and he has respect for her knowledge and calm manner. When he receives knowledge that Sarah is in danger, one thing leads to another and they end up married. Not to give anything away of the story. the twists and turns will keep you glued to the pages with some surprises. Cora Lee has a wonderful way with words and making you feel part of the story. I cannot wait to read more of her books and more of this series. Well done! I was gifted a copy of this book.
In this Regency romantic drama, Sarah Shipton is a shop girl who knows more about books and their contents, than drawing rooms and ball gowns. When she finds that her mother has been hiding their financial situation she is upset because she was given no choice over how to solve the problems. Andrew Elliott, the Earl of Hartland, is well acquainted with Sarah and he is one of the few men who frequent her family bookstore who actually listens to her advice. He is surprised at her knowledge until she tells him that her father made her read all the books in the store so that she could better assist their customers. When Hart is sent a message warning him that Sarah is in danger, he suffers a lapse in judgement and ends up compromising her and having to marry her. Whilst Sarah doesn't want Hart to suffer the consequences of being married, she is nevertheless glad that if she is to marry anyone, it's Hart. The threats against Sarah escalate and it is with shock she realises that what she assumed was an accident resulted in a death. Being the somewhat bumbling eccentric that he is, Hart manages to compound his errors and it takes Sarah more than just a little time to get over the offence he has caused. However, when the danger reaches crisis point, both Hart and Sarah recognise what they have in each other, and it takes team work to overcome the enemy. I loved the characters in this book. Hart's inept attempts at building relationships touch the heart and one can only feel for him as he bumbles through one error after the next, but the fact that his mischievous personality can't help but shine through, endears him to the reader. I felt Sarah's frustration when her choices were taken from her, but her handling of difficult situations was to be admired. I found this book to be well written and entertaining and although it is part of a series, it is nevertheless a stand-alone. I received a copy of this book as a gift and this is my honest and voluntary review.
This is intriguing, suspenseful and romantic. Hart is a nerd at heart. He's smart, sweet, honorable, compassionate and cheeky. Sarah is also a nerd, and she is demure, smart, kind and sweet. What starts as a misunderstanding, ends in a wedding. Hart vows to protect Sarah from a threat so after they marry they hide in the country. While together in hiding they learn about each other, and fall in love. Meanwhile the threat follows them. This has a brilliant storyline and very charming characters.I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. This is my honest and voluntary opinion of it.
This was a good historical read. Hart is a rake and a genius, he even fights crime in armor of his own making. When he learns that Sarah Shipton is in trouble, he offers for her, she agrees to the marriage knowing that the bookshop her and her mother own is failing. Can Hart keep her safe? Plenty of drama and suspense. Great characters and an entertaining story. I really liked it.
Readers will travel across the European countryside as Hart and Sarah unravel the clues to find who is responsible for the contract on her life.Read full review in the 2017 November issue of InD'tale Magazine.