Beneath Lily Layton’s sweet and charming exterior beats the heart of a vixen—one with shocking and scandalous secrets and desires. But as a genteel lady, she confines her forbidden fantasies, like those about her employer’s devastatingly handsome son, to her diary…until she loses it.
Oliver Carlyle, Marquess of Ambrose, has finally found the perfect wife, a woman who will not hide from his dark, carnal cravings. He just needs to figure out who she is. When he has a secret rendezvous with a mysterious stranger, suddenly he starts to believe she might be the author of the diary.
He’s determined to find out who his mystery woman is…
His biggest fear—and deepest fantasy—is she may be the one woman he cannot have.
Each book in the Sweetest Taboo series is STANDALONE:
* Sin and Ink by Naima Simone
* Passion and Ink by Naima Simone
* The Scandalous Diary of Lily Layton by Stacy Reid
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Steamy and I love it!!!
Can you say steamy?! The Scandalous Diary of Lily Layton is book 3 in the Sweetest Taboo series. Though in a series this book can be read as a standalone. Stacy is such an amazing writer and I always enjoy reading her books and this is no exception. Her characters are lovable, the story is original and easy to follow. Can a couple from different classes fall in love? In this story they can and I just love that. To take a women who was married to a vicar and has a bigger appetite for sex is truly a creative way of thinking and that is what I love about Stacy’s books. She never ceases to surprise me. This story has a secret passage, a found diary, shyness, understanding, obsession, taking risks, kindness, misunderstandings, neglect, mystery and finding that one true love that enjoy the same things. I highly recommend this book is you don’t mind some really steamy sex scenes.
***This book was gifted to me and I am voluntarily reviewing.
Smutty but poorly written
It’s erotica, so there’s plenty of that, but the writing is groan-worthy in a bad way.
Oliver Carlyle, Marquess of Ambrose is at the house party to find a wife. What he finds is a diary written by a woman who fascinates him, a woman with whom he can be himself in life and in the bedroom. Lily Layton has lost her diary and is frantic to find it before someone reads it and learns her dark and unconventional desires. Clues in the diary lead him to a tryst (or two) with Lily in a dark secret passage in the manor. Because these wonderful experiences occurred in darkness, neither knows who the other is. The search is on. When they discover each other in the daylight, what will happen?
Stacy Reid has written a sensual and emotional story. Oliver and Lily are both quite likable. Oliver is charming, honorable, a little rowdy, and adventurous in the bedchamber. Lily is twice widowed and is afraid of trying love and marriage a third time. She is sweet, kind, generous, and, according to her diary, wishes to be adventurous in the bedchamber. I like the secondary characters. Lily’s family was wonderful and funny. Radbourne is a wild one, but a great friend for Oliver. Lady Ambrose is staid, as a society matron should be, but loves Oliver and wants him to be happy. The story has a little mystery (for awhile), uncertainty, humor, romance, drama, and hot naughty times in (and out of) the bedchamber. At a time when a potentially devastating disappointment is revealed, Oliver makes a most passionate declaration of love. Grab a fan and a hanky. This one sizzles and has heart!