Wednesday, November 14

Audiobook Review: The Suffragette Scandal by Courtney Milan

The Suffragette Scandal (Brothers Sinister, #4)Author: Courtney Milan
Narrator: Rosalyn Landor
Title: The Suffragette Scandal (Brothers Sinister #4)
Genre: Historical Romance
Pages: Audiobook
Published: July 14th 2014
Where I Got It: My shelf (Audible)

An idealistic suffragette...

Miss Frederica "Free" Marshall has put her heart and soul into her newspaper, known for its outspoken support of women's rights. Naturally, her enemies are intent on destroying her business and silencing her for good. Free refuses to be at the end of her rope... but she needs more rope, and she needs it now.

...a jaded scoundrel...

Edward Clark's aristocratic family abandoned him to die in a war-torn land, so he survived the only way he could: by becoming a rogue and a first-class forger. When the same family that left him for dead vows to ruin Miss Marshall, he offers his help. So what if he has to lie to her? She's only a pawn to use in his revenge.

...and a scandal seven years in the making.

But the irrepressible Miss Marshall soon enchants Edward. By the time he realizes that his cynical heart is hers, it's too late. The only way to thwart her enemies is to reveal his scandalous past... and once the woman he loves realizes how much he's lied to her, he'll lose her forever.

I really wanted Free to have her HEA so when I have seen this on the list I was soooo excited. I was so happy that this was available as a freebie in my Romance package on Audible. :D 

The story follows Free and Edward. Free is the daughter of  Hugo Marshall and the half-sister of Oliver (both characters from previous novels). She is an outspoken, strong, woman who wants all women (rich and poor) to be able to vote. She attends protests and owns her own newspaper. I love how supportive her family is with this. Then there is Edward. Oooo Eddie. He was abandoned by his crappy family and so he did what he had to survive the war. He became a rogue and forger. His vow was to never return to his family and he let everyone believe he was dead. Don't blame him. However, he does come back to visit friends and start a little bit of revenge on his terrible brother. Free and Edward are drawn together to help in the revenge and to save her newspaper. 

I loved both characters. Free is a woman of my own heart. She wants equality for all and she wants to be heard. Edward is the perfect hero. He is a little broken, but he is a good man overall. Sure he has done some bad things, but he is a good man. He starts off by helping Free for the name of revenge, but in the end, he realizes Free is an amazing woman. I loved seeing them start with a touch of lust but end up falling in love. 

Honestly, my favorite scene was between Free and the Duke of Clermont (her brother's half-brother). It was really sweet. 

This book was sweet but then there were times it was not so sweet and I liked that. It did reflect the reality of the times. The author really knows how to blend the lovey-dovey, but remind us that the time period was not perfect. Women were not equals, but there were some women who tried. Bravo.

Should I even comment on the narrator??? The narrator was amazing as usual. Once this series is over, I really should keep an eye out on other books she reads. SOOOOO good. 
Overall, I loved this book. It had the sweet. It had the dark. It had Free and Edward. Just overall awesome. The narrator, like normal, made this even better. I highly recommend this, but I would read the others since there are a lot of return characters and certain moments that are shared that you will only understand if you read the others. I’ll give this 5 stars.