Review: Lady Mercy Danforthe Flirts With Scandal by Jayne Fresina
Author: Jayne Fresina
Title: Lady Mercy Danforthe Flirts With Scandal
Release: June 3, 2013
Series: Sydney Dovedale #3
Source: ARC copy
Purchase: | Book Depository
One of the perks of working at the county library is having access to advanced reader copies. Every so often, a cart of ARCs will be placed in the lunchroom for us to pick through at our leisure. Needless to say, by the end of the day said cart is bare. Lucky for me, during my first month of work I was able to snag quite a few advanced reader copies, including Jayne Fresina’s Lady Mercy Danforthe Flirts with Scandal. While I am not normally a huge fan of historical romance, this one captured my interest and I decided to give it a try. Boy, am I glad that I did!
This was a very fun read. RT Book Reviews was spot on when they described this book as “wickedly funny, fast, and sassy.” It is indeed all of those things. Although this is a very original book there are touches of Jane Austen’s Emma in the character of Lady Mercy Danforthe, a know-it-all matchmaker who delights in organizing the love lives of family and friends.
Rafe Hartley is a deliciously naughty character that readers will come to love. The relationship between Rafe and Mercy is wrought with sexual tension and keeps readers on the edge of their seats. The tagline of Lady Mercy Danforthe Flirts with Scandal says it all: Some mistakes are worth repeating. And Mercy sure does find out the epitome of what this statement means.Paperback Dolls is made up of women from different parts of the world, with different backgrounds, different tastes and beliefs that were brought together through a love of reading. We like to think of ourselves as a cyber version of "The View" that focuses on books, authors, and reading. We are proof positive that one common love can unite the most opposite of people and form lasting friendships that introduce other ways of life and perspectives to each other.