If you are familiar with the previous series, I am sure you fell in love with the huge family like I did.
She is a go to author for me when I need a fix of historical romance.
Tracy Cooper-Posey takes us into the staid yet surprisingly bawdy Victorian Era where appearance is everything and secrets are held inside the family.
He’s a rake, she’s a not quite a spinster. Life is interesting when they’re together, but…
When her twin sister, Bridget, betrays Lady Mairin’s trust by marrying a man within the Great Family, Mairin determines she will find a suitable husband elsewhere, no matter what.
Iefan Davies, the family rakehell, who has rejected both the family and society, introduces Mairin to the Duke of Gascony, then teaches her to woo the duke. Between seduction lessons, Iefan shows her the world beyond the ton.
Neither considers the other suitable marriage material, for Mairin has a duke in her sights, while Iefan has no intention of curtailing his bachelor ways, although life is certainly interesting when they’re together.
Season of Denial is the seventh book in the spin-off series following the historical romances of Scandalous Sirens. Scandalous Scions brings together the members of three great families, to love and play under the gaze of the Victorian era’s moralistic, straight-laced society.
Reader Advisory: This story contains frank sex scenes and sexual language.
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Mairin Williams has still not received any marriage proposals after five seasons. She runs into her cousin Iefan Davies at a party and he introduces her to the Duke of Gascony. The Duke shows an interest in Mairin so Iefan decides to give her advice on how to woo the duke. Iefan also takes her on some adventures to show her the world beyond the ton. Iefan’s advice seems to be working as the Duke is definitely interested in Mairin. Will Mairin finally get the marriage proposal she has been wishing for or will she realize she has feelings for another? This was a great read filled with adventure and romance.
In the continuing story about "The Family", the newest intrigue and adventure does not disappoint. Reading a historical romance is like going on your own adventure.....You never know what the next intrigue, calamity or adventure will take you and finally when you have reached the end of the novel you realize that you have enjoyed the voyage Tracy has written for you. If you are wanting to start this series now......you must start at the first book to get to enjoy the fabulous voyage through the lives of these great characters.
This is book seven in the series and so far this one is my favorite. The book cover was awesome. There is just the right amount of sexyness between the sheets without it being too overbearing. Bring on the next one. I voluntary reviewed an advance copy of this book.
I was spellbound by these wonderfully complex and strong main characters and their story! Action that moves apace with interesting adventures and a developing relationship makes for a very satisfying read. It’s so rare to get a peek beyond the strictures of The Ton and their London society facade so I love the insight into the alternative side of the Victorian lifestyle that Tracy Cooper-Posey often provides in the two Scandalous series: Sirens and now Scions. Picking up any book by Tracy Cooper-Posey is always exciting and I love the stimulation they all provide whether it be for romance; an escape to another world (Victorian England in this case but check out her full book list for more well-written and entrancing scenarios); a raunchy frolic on the way to commitment; or a long slow boil of passion! I was delighted that Season of Denial had all of the above! This unpredictable and interesting story, with delightful repartee and plenty of action, stays true to the captivating stories of the Scandalous Scions series! I highly recommend reading all the books, in series order and don’t forget about the prequel series too, Scandalous Sirens.
I loved the characters and “adventures” the male lead exposes the female lead to. So much fun! Not your normal activities found in most books! This is the first book in this series that I have read, so I was a little confused about all the family members and why the female lead did not want to marry anyone in the extended family. That is the only reason I did not rate it a five. I plan to read it again and I think it will make more sense.
I must admit I was rather sceptical before reading this book. As a rule I am not into historical romance but I really enjoyed this story. Especially the development of the characters was great. I must confess that the supernatural (menage) stories of this author are still my favourite (they really are unsurpassed), but I liked this book very much.
Season of Denial is the seventh installment in the Scandalous Scions series. This is the story of Mairin and Iefan and how they found each other in a moment when they are not so keen on the Great Family. Iefan seems to take pity on Mairin's unexciting spinster's life, and takes her with him on a journey of mischievousness. In the process, they find themselves. This is a story, beautifully well written, of strong characters on a life journey and how two friends fall in love slowly but irrevocably. Out of all the stories so far, for me this is the more relatable. Who hasn't fallen in love with his/her best friend once? Even if you don't like romance, give it a try, it will be very well worth your time!
This was a brilliant read, Iefan & Marin had decided enough was enough, so my previous comment about this being a corker of a read wasn't far off at all. This went from Iefan showing Marin the kind of thing he got up to away from the family & it taught her a thing or two as well. Also I found chapter 12 exhilarating which I'm sure you will too. Marin was now starting to speak her own mind having adventures, she never thought she would have & all because she fell in love with the wrong or was he man. Put it this way, they introduced The Great Family to a world they never thought they would see. It was a fascinating read. Thank you Tracy, loved it.
Mairin is tolerating her 6th season; ready to go to the country and give up on a match. When Iefan, who stays a bit outside the family influence, takes her under his wing and shows her a more “relaxed” side of the ton. Iefan also gives her tips to snare a duke – quite successfully. It may become a case of “be careful what you wish for”.
The reader is once again brought into this fascinating family, and their private flaunting of societal norms in deference to “family first”. We see many previously highlighted couples and are taken on a grand adventure all in the quest for love.
Absolutely captivating series!! I highly recommend this story and series.
Loved it, now I have to continue with another great series