Silk & Scorn by Cassandra Dean
No matter how much their mothers wanted Sarah and Arthur to wed, Sarah had loathed him. However, circumstance and her late husband’s father conspire against her, and she is forced to turn to Arthur for help. Perhaps she needs his legal expertise, but she refuses to acknowledge how handsome her oldest foe has become…or her reaction to him.
His childhood nemesis is the last person Arthur Davenport expected to require his services. When a spurious claim against her late husband’s estate brings Sarah Wetherall to his door, he can’t refuse the pretty widow.
Thrown together by fate, will they discover there is a fine line between scorn and passion?
Note from the Author:
First off, thank you to Cynthia for having me. For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Cassandra Dean and I write historical romance ranging from sweet to steamy. I also play about in the eras, roaming from Ancient Rome to Victorian to the Old West and beyond. My books take readers on an emotional rollercoaster, from the lowest of lows to the joyous of highs. And, of course, my characters fall into the forever kind of love.
Today, I’m chatting a little about SILK & SCORN, my latest release. Second in The Silk Series, SILK & SCORN features the tale of childhood antagonists Sarah Wetherall (nee Stanhope) and Arthur Davenport. They meet again when Sarah’s late husband passes away without a will and Sarah’s former father-in-law lays claim to his estate. Arthur, an Estate Planning solicitor who deals with, amongst other things, wills and the legalities surrounds him, can’t say no when Sarah asks for his help, even though he’d dearly love to. And then, upon their first meeting, an unwanted attraction rises between them…
I had such fun with Arthur and Sarah. Their relationship begins delightfully antagonistically, with them both irritatingly each other mightily. They quickly fall into childish habits, coming very close to poking out tongues and pulling braids. The logical, controlled Arthur finds himself losing his temper too often, while Sarah again becomes unsure of herself and certain the uptight Arthur Davenport looks down his nose at her.
Their pre-conceived notions are quickly discarded, however, and it’s amazing what you can discover when you just talk to one another. The scene where Arthur and Sarah discuss their differences and learn their grown up selves are vastly different from their childhood ones is one of my favourites. They change and grow and find there might be something to admire in the other, and perhaps even love…
I hope you have as much fun with Arthur and Sarah as I did!
Cassandra will be awarding at each stop a signed SILK & SCORN postcard and a SILK & SCORN magnet to a randomly drawn commenter, and a Grand Prize of a $15 Amazon Gift Card, a hard copy* and ebook copy of SILK & SCANDAL, the Silk Series Book 1, a SILK & SCORN mug, a signed SILK & SCORN postcard and a SILK & SCORN magnet will be awarded to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour. (international giveaway) *hard copy will be printed and bound, not an official bound paperback. Click HERE for the raflecopter link. Follow the blog tour and comment often for more chances to win!
Cassandra grew up daydreaming, inventing fantastical worlds and marvelous adventures. Once she learned to read (First phrase – To the Beach. True story), she was never without a book, reading of other people’s fantastical worlds and marvelous adventures.
Fairy tales, Famous Fives, fantasies and fancies; horror stories, gumshoe detectives, science fiction; Cassandra read it all. Then she discovered Romance and a true passion was born.
So, once upon a time, after making a slight detour into the world of finance, Cassandra tried her hand at writing. After a brief foray into horror, she couldn’t discount her true passion. She started to write Romance and fell head over heels.
The love affair exists to this very day.
Cassandra lives in Adelaide, South Australia.
Both books in the Silk Series are available at: