In Search of Scandal by Susanne Lord

In Search of Scandal by Susanne Lord
The London Explorers, Book 1
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Historical, Romance
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by Xeranthemum

London’s most coveted lady meets her perfect man… so why isn’t he falling for her charms?


All of London is abuzz with the tale of Will Repton. The lone survivor of a massacre in Tibet has returned to England a hero, but the wounded explorer has no time for glory. Another dangerous expedition awaits. Nothing will deter him from his quest, and no one will unearth his secret—until Will meets Charlotte Baker.

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The mantel clock is ticking. The tides are changing. What if an explorer’s most perilous adventure doesn’t lie across an ocean, but within his own lost heart?

The heroine, Charlotte, has a big personality that takes most of the focus of this story. She’s innocent, lively, a dreamer, sunny and forthright. She has a tendency to go after what she wants and like the old child’s toy, the Weebles, she wobbles but she won’t fall down and stay down. She comes back every time because she’s willing to fight for what she believes is worth fighting for. The hero, Will Repton, is the man she’d been searching for and as soon as she sees him, she ‘knows’. The conflict rests with Will’s nightmares, the reason for them, and his way of dealing with his internal demons. He’s noble, honorable to the nth degree and is out of his depths when dealing with the heroine. The plot is basically Charlotte wearing down Will enough for him to look beyond the reasons for his nightmares, understandable as the case may be, and see that he does have a future, and that future includes both of them together. It takes the whole book with quite a few dramatic twists and fine secondary characters to get him to see the light.

Hugh is a secondary character that plays a role in the plot conflict. At first he seems like a nice, harmless yet earnest suitor. In the end, he’s turns out to be quite stupid. I’m totally serious. I think about his character and I roll my eyes. Still, as a plot mover and shaker, he did his job.

I enjoyed the dialogue, the descriptions, the relationship between Charlotte and her family, and even Will with his own family. Both protagonists come from loving households and the author did a wonderful job of sharing that with her readers.

I think the most well-written of scenes, where the author described it so perfectly, I could visualize the exchange, is when Jacob’s “stare was like a magnet”. I actually thought Will’s reaction to the 4-yr. old rather hilarious. It was also endearing in a way, completely charming.

I’m very satisfied with the happy ever after ending, and the epilogue was awesome. The part about her drawing brought forth a chuckle – a wheelbarrow – too cute! Also, I never in a million years would have guessed who George was. What a thrilling way to induce a reader’s curiosity into looking forward to the next book in the series.

All in all, In Search of Scandal was a fine read, provided great entertainment and was a fun romance story. Definitely worth checking out.

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