For as long as she can remember, beautiful Laurel deCourtney has loved Matthew Hughes and has always assumed the handsome landowner and consummate gentleman loves her in turn. But with her coming out now three years behind her, Laurel is starting to get a little anxious. Why hasn’t Matthew proposed? What is he waiting for?
With the theory that absence will make the heart grow fonder, Laurel journeys to Brighton for the summer. Thrilled when Matthew unexpectedly follows, her mood quickly turns when she realizes that a foolish bet she made with the caddish Lord Vedder during a high-stakes game of cards threatens her reputation and her future with Matthew.
Featuring an unforgettable cast of characters, A Touch of Scandal is a witty and sophisticated romp through Regency society.
Though a Minnesota native, Connie Brockway spent part of her childhood in Upstate New York before returning to Minnesota. She graduated from Macalester College with a BA in both English, with a creative writing core, and art history. She then pursued an MFA in creative writing at the University of Minnesota—and a medical student. After marrying, she and her husband moved to Syracuse, New York, for his residency before returning to Minnesota. Soon after the birth of their daughter, Brockway started writing, became a master gardener for the University of Minnesota’s extension office, sat on the board of the Minnesota Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, and fostered dogs and cats for various rescue organizations—the groundwork for her daughter’s career; she is currently the director of an animal rescue, Secondhand Hounds. Today, as well as writing full-time, Brockway enjoys traveling, tennis, biking, fishing, and gardening; has taken tons of cooking classes; and has toyed with the idea of auditioning for MasterChef. She is a two-time recipient of the Romance Writers of America’s RITA Award and a New York Times bestselling author.