Howww is Joanna Shupe so good?
Just like with A Daring Arrangement, when I started I wasn’t sure if I was going to fall in love with these two and then somehow I’m halfway through the book and can’t stop reading. The Joanna Shupe word vortex pulled me in and didn’t let me go.
I absolutely love this setting. I want more historical romance outside of Great Britain.
The story has a diverse cast, dealing with real issues, real fears, and finding real love. (For the record, I would absolutely LOVE to read Becca’s story). I felt Eva’s frustration and anger at the unfairness of the way society was catering to the absolute fragility of all the men around her. I felt her pull to Phillip, even when she was annoyed with him. I felt her pride seeing her dreams come true and, finally, being recognized for her own worth.
I was annoyed at Phillip, but I was still rooting for him to figure it out and I am deeply satisfied with the story’s conclusion. There were a few times at which the dialogue felt a little awkward and unnatural, which didn’t take me out of the story or anything, but might if you are listening in audio.
4.5 stars, you should read it.
ARC provided by Avon & Edelwiess for an honest review.
Final review coming – Okay, SO. I signed up to review this book because I LOVED A Daring Arrangement. But, I didn’t plan my life correctly and I haven’t finished reading it yet. HOWEVER I am almost done and confident that you should go get it because it’s excellent. I’ll finish tonight and post my actual review other than “OMG JOANNA SHUPE I LOVE HER” this week!
Joanna Shupe returns with another unforgettable novel set in the glittering world of New York City’s Gilded Age…
They call her Lady Unlucky…
With three dead fiancés, Lady Eva Hyde has positively no luck when it comes to love. She sets sail for New York City, determined that nothing will deter her dream of becoming an architect, certainly not an unexpected passionate shipboard encounter with a mysterious stranger. But Eva’s misfortune strikes once more when she discovers the stranger who swept her off her feet is none other than her new employer.
Or is it Lady Irresistible?
Phillip Mansfield reluctantly agrees to let the fiery Lady Eva oversee his luxury hotel project while vowing to keep their relationship strictly professional. Yet Eva is more capable—and more alluring—than Phillip first thought, and he cannot keep from drawing up a plan of his own to seduce her.
When a series of onsite “accidents” make it clear someone wants Lady Unlucky to earn her nickname, Phillip discovers he’s willing to do anything to protect her—even if it requires a scandalous deal…
About the Book
A Scandalous Deal
by Joanna Shupe
The Four Hundred Series
April 24, 2018
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“Yes…. I will.”
His nostrils flared ever so slightly.
“Why?” he asked, brows lowered in confusion. “Why now?”
She understood perfectly. A few days ago, she’d insisted on professional distance. Yet how could she explain it? They were high above the city, just the two of them, in a cocoon of warm July air. “Does it matter?”
“It does to me. I’d like to know why you’ve changed your mind.”
Because she wanted him, wanted him to do the same wicked things he’d done on the ship. The insides of her thighs grew slick just thinking on it. She went with a coy answer instead. “Isn’t that what women do?”
One side of his mouth kicked up. “Most women, perhaps. However, you’re not most women. There’s no one else who can begin to compare.”
About Joanna Shupe
Joanna Shupe has always loved history, ever since she saw her first Schoolhouse Rock cartoon. While in college, Joanna read every romance she could get her hands on and soon started crafting her own racy historical novels. In 2013, she won Romance Writers of America’s prestigious Golden Heart® Award for Best Historical. She now lives in New Jersey with her two spirited daughters and dashing husband. To connect with Joanna, visit JoannaShupe.com.