Scandal Wears Satin : The Dressmakers

  • by Loretta Chase
  • Narrated by Kate Reading
  • Series: The Dressmakers
  • 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A blue-eyed innocent on the outside and a shark on the inside, dressmaker Sophy Noirot could sell sand to Bedouins. Selling Maison Noirot's beautiful designs to aristocratic ladies is a little harder, especially since a recent family scandal has made an enemy of one of society's fashion leaders. Turning scandal to the shop's advantage requires every iota of Sophy's skills, leaving her little patience for a big, reckless rake like the Earl of Longmore. The gorgeous lummox can't keep more than one idea in his head at a time, and his idea is taking off all of Sophy's clothes. But when Longmore's sister, Noirot's wealthiest, favorite customer, runs away, Sophy can't let him bumble after her on his own. In hot pursuit with the one man who tempts her beyond reason, she finds desire has never slipped on so smoothly...

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What the Critics Say

"Flawless pacing, effervescent wit, and nonstop humor that ranges from subtle to outright hilarious come together in a satisfying, delectably descriptive romp." (Library Journal, Starred Review)

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Customer Reviews

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Good follow up...

I was slightly disappointed in this book. It was still a good book; in fairness. I would have included the sisters more in the story and Lucy who charmed us all in the first book, was relegated to a few references in this book. What I loved about the first book and missed in the second book was the relationship between the sisters. Good but not great.
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- Chantelle

Great sequel to a great series!

This book is the second book in the Dressmaker's Series, it's the sequel to Silk is for Seduction. It's best enjoyed after the first book as some of the original characters appear and have small roles.

Scandal is the story of Sophy Noirot, the second of the Noirot sisters, a gorgeous and skilled dressmaker determined to keep her shop afloat. Due to the events in the first book, the shop is losing customers and the sisters have made an enemy of a wealthy and influential lady. While Sophy is trying to fix matters, Lady Clara, one of the shop's best customers, is caught in a compromising position with a fortune hunter and runs away. Sophy and Lady Clara's older brother Lord Longmore give chase and the romance begins.

There were so many enjoyable things about this book. I loved the little historical bits prefacing every chapter, they lent a flavor to the story. The addition of the little scamp was a good choice as well and added some humor to the story. The banter is great!

I did miss the secondary characters. Little Lucy doesn't really appear in the story, and I don't remember the third sister showing up at all. One of the best parts of the first book was the relationship between the sisters. That doesn't really feature much into the sequel because a good half of the book is spent traveling away from the shop.

The narration is amazing, Kate Reading is a genius and does the voices so well, each person has a distinct speaking voice. Unfortunately there is a LOT of "he said" "she said" during conversations. Normally that wouldn't be a problem, but when the narrator is reading in the characters' speaking voices, and then repeatedly says he said or she said in a normal speaking voice, it stands out!

Overall great sequel to a wonderful series. I will be buying the third one for sure.
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- Heath

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-30-2014
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio