A Notorious Vow

A Notorious Vow

Joanna Shupe returns to New York City?s Gilded Age, where fortunes and reputations are gained and lost with ease?and love can blossom from the most unlikely charade With the fate of her disgraced family resting on her shoulders, Lady Christina Barclay has arrived in New York City from London to quickly secure a wealthy husband. But when her parents settle on an intolerable Joanna Shupe returns to New York City?s Gilded Age, where fortunes and reputations are gained and lost with ease...

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A Notorious Vow Reviews

  • Melissa
    Dec 06, 2018

    DNF 65% I suspect seasoned romance readers will not enjoy this one. Despite its' very interesting sounding premise, it's cheesy, the villains (family, friends , etc) are way too over the top, and after a couple of very cringe worthy love scenes I gave up. ...

    B+ / 4.5 stars A Notorious Vow is the third book in Joanna Shupe?s The Four Hundred series, and quite possibly my favourite of the three. In it, the daughter of a debt-ridden peer falls for a reclusive inventor who lost his hearing due to illness at the age of thirteen; it?s...

    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from Avon in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. A Notorious Vow is the third book in the Four Hundred series and whew....what a ...

    3.75 stars My first try with Joanna Shupe and I enjoyed it overall. The characters were fully developed with personal battles and a sweet endearing romance that even with it's flaws is too pure and charming to resist. My biggest complaint/holdup about this would have to be the h...

    I had really enjoyed the other two books in this series and loved the premise of this one, so I was exited to get to it. I loved Christina and Oliver. They?re both such good people who have dealt with people treating them horribly. She?s sweet and he?s sort of gruff, but toge...

    I love, love, love the character growth of Christina and Oliver. Christina started as this meek uber-obedient girl, but by the end of the book she found the courage to face society in order to save Oliver. Same with Oliver realizing his reclusiveness and arrogance led to his downfall. ...

    I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads 3 Stars. A Notorious Vow is the third novel in The Four Hundred series, and can easily be read as a standalone. I read the previous book but not the first in the series, but I found no confusion. What I fin...

    What a lovely story. I am really enjoying this author. RTC ...

    A flat-out one sitting read. I picked up my hold at the library and soon found myself eating a sandwich one-handed and trying to pour a glass of milk with only half an eye. The care and work Shupe has taken with her Deaf hero is outstanding. The plot is first-rate (fake-marriage trope,...

  • Ang
    Sep 26, 2018

    DNF 65% I suspect seasoned romance readers will not enjoy this one. Despite its' very interesting sounding premise, it's cheesy, the villains (family, friends , etc) are way too over the top, and after a couple of very cringe worthy love scenes I gave up. ...

    B+ / 4.5 stars A Notorious Vow is the third book in Joanna Shupe?s The Four Hundred series, and quite possibly my favourite of the three. In it, the daughter of a debt-ridden peer falls for a reclusive inventor who lost his hearing due to illness at the age of thirteen; it?s...

    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from Avon in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. A Notorious Vow is the third book in the Four Hundred series and whew....what a ...

    3.75 stars My first try with Joanna Shupe and I enjoyed it overall. The characters were fully developed with personal battles and a sweet endearing romance that even with it's flaws is too pure and charming to resist. My biggest complaint/holdup about this would have to be the h...

    I had really enjoyed the other two books in this series and loved the premise of this one, so I was exited to get to it. I loved Christina and Oliver. They?re both such good people who have dealt with people treating them horribly. She?s sweet and he?s sort of gruff, but toge...

    I love, love, love the character growth of Christina and Oliver. Christina started as this meek uber-obedient girl, but by the end of the book she found the courage to face society in order to save Oliver. Same with Oliver realizing his reclusiveness and arrogance led to his downfall. ...

    I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads 3 Stars. A Notorious Vow is the third novel in The Four Hundred series, and can easily be read as a standalone. I read the previous book but not the first in the series, but I found no confusion. What I fin...

    What a lovely story. I am really enjoying this author. RTC ...

    A flat-out one sitting read. I picked up my hold at the library and soon found myself eating a sandwich one-handed and trying to pour a glass of milk with only half an eye. The care and work Shupe has taken with her Deaf hero is outstanding. The plot is first-rate (fake-marriage trope,...

    I thought this was a solid 4 star read, maybe even 4.5 stars... Lady Christina Barclay is in in New York City with her parents, who have left England under a cloud of scandal and unpaid debts. Her parents want to marry her off to a rich man as soon as possible and have gotten an "in...

    A Notorious Vow is the third book in The Four Hundred series by Joanna Shupe. In the words of a Kylie Minogue song "Wow Wow Wow Wow". Could I have enjoyed this book more...NO! Lady Christina Barclay has been forced to flee her London home to New York City, they leave under a clo...

    Read it. READ IT. READ IT!! Seriously, this book is so tender and beautiful. And now I plan on devouring the author's backlist. ...

    4.5 stars I have enjoyed every installment in The Four Hundred series so far, but Joanna Shupe has outdone herself with this third book. It was fantastic. The blurb sold at this as a young woman who escapes a repugnant suitor by making a marriage of convenience to a reclusive inv...

    This was my least favorite Joanna Shupe so far. I give like 2 1/2 stars. So many people liked it. So please just try it and come back and tell me you loved it, ?. I loved that the hero was deaf. It?s nice seeing it represented and learning some of the trials our hero, Oliv...

    After a series of tragic events, Oliver becomes reclusive and apathetic. His only concerns are his sweet sister and his work. That all changes though after an unexpected encounter with caring and bashful Christina. I had always thought that opposites make the best couples but Christin...

    "He was listening to her and taking her wishes into account... and that meant absolutely EVERYTHING." Overview: This has been a pretty hit series for me, and I'm eagerly awaiting the next one! I can't wait to see who the characters will be. What I love about the series is that ea...

    In the three weeks since she had arrived in New York City, Lady Christina Barclay had taken to taking walks in the reclusive Oliver Hawkes? gardens, her closest neighbour. Oliver had not noticed her until a little incident made him aware of her presence. Since an illness caused Olive...

    2.5/5 Honestly, i liked the concept of a deaf hero inventing hearing devices and falling in love with an impoverished aristocrat more than its execution. i've heard great things about this book from dearauthor or smartbitches (can't remember for sure). but where was the characte...

    I think I started reading this author with her debut in 2015 ? and I?ve tried not to miss anything from her pen since. In this story, historic romance is a bit different from the norm ? as we have moved London born ladies to the colonies, currently in the growth spurt that charac...

    Trigger warnings: some really terrible parenting, wrongful committal to a nineteenth century mental health facility, violence. So I read a sample chapter of this in How the Dukes Stole Christmas and was intrigued enough by that and the knowledge that the male lead is Deaf to spend ...

    WOW!! This was a PHENOMENAL book.! A handicaps view of what life could have been in the Gilded Age. Lady Christina Barclay has been a pawn for her parents to use as they saw fit, with their fortunes gambled and spent in extravagant fashion they are now destitute, their only recourse...

    Another Lady from London on to her adventure in the new world and the big city of New York. The Gilded Age in New York was where the ladies of England come to find fortune, husbands, and redemption. Lady Christina finds that she becomes the soul pair of shoulders to carry the burdens o...

    A very interesting book with a solid story line. Oliver is a Gilded Age millionaire, but is also deaf and a recluse because of his deafness. Christina is the daughter of an impoverished British earl. The story is a lovely romance that includes a forced marriage and an evil conniving re...

    3.5-4 stars. shupe shines when she hones in on a character's passion. I didn't see that in *A Daring Arrangement*, but did in *A Scandalous Deal.* Oliver is deaf, and has devoted himself to making one of the first hearing aids. I loved learning about Oliver's life, and it felt e...

    A lukewarm read. I was intrigued by the premise and enjoy historical romances that take a swing at disabilities in a real and believable way and this was my first go at a deaf hero. I enjoyed the hero, I think he was characterized fairly well. Our heroine however is not as easy to...

    Review posted on my Read|Escape|Repeat blog This was a solid 3 stars for me - it started out encouraging. Oliver Hawkes, the mysterious and reclusive next door neighbor, is an unusual Historical Romance hero in that he is deaf - not a very typical hero. However, of course, he is sus...

  • jesse
    Oct 05, 2018

    DNF 65% I suspect seasoned romance readers will not enjoy this one. Despite its' very interesting sounding premise, it's cheesy, the villains (family, friends , etc) are way too over the top, and after a couple of very cringe worthy love scenes I gave up. ...

    B+ / 4.5 stars A Notorious Vow is the third book in Joanna Shupe?s The Four Hundred series, and quite possibly my favourite of the three. In it, the daughter of a debt-ridden peer falls for a reclusive inventor who lost his hearing due to illness at the age of thirteen; it?s...

    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from Avon in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. A Notorious Vow is the third book in the Four Hundred series and whew....what a ...

    3.75 stars My first try with Joanna Shupe and I enjoyed it overall. The characters were fully developed with personal battles and a sweet endearing romance that even with it's flaws is too pure and charming to resist. My biggest complaint/holdup about this would have to be the h...

    I had really enjoyed the other two books in this series and loved the premise of this one, so I was exited to get to it. I loved Christina and Oliver. They?re both such good people who have dealt with people treating them horribly. She?s sweet and he?s sort of gruff, but toge...

    I love, love, love the character growth of Christina and Oliver. Christina started as this meek uber-obedient girl, but by the end of the book she found the courage to face society in order to save Oliver. Same with Oliver realizing his reclusiveness and arrogance led to his downfall. ...

    I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads 3 Stars. A Notorious Vow is the third novel in The Four Hundred series, and can easily be read as a standalone. I read the previous book but not the first in the series, but I found no confusion. What I fin...

    What a lovely story. I am really enjoying this author. RTC ...

    A flat-out one sitting read. I picked up my hold at the library and soon found myself eating a sandwich one-handed and trying to pour a glass of milk with only half an eye. The care and work Shupe has taken with her Deaf hero is outstanding. The plot is first-rate (fake-marriage trope,...

    I thought this was a solid 4 star read, maybe even 4.5 stars... Lady Christina Barclay is in in New York City with her parents, who have left England under a cloud of scandal and unpaid debts. Her parents want to marry her off to a rich man as soon as possible and have gotten an "in...

    A Notorious Vow is the third book in The Four Hundred series by Joanna Shupe. In the words of a Kylie Minogue song "Wow Wow Wow Wow". Could I have enjoyed this book more...NO! Lady Christina Barclay has been forced to flee her London home to New York City, they leave under a clo...

    Read it. READ IT. READ IT!! Seriously, this book is so tender and beautiful. And now I plan on devouring the author's backlist. ...

    4.5 stars I have enjoyed every installment in The Four Hundred series so far, but Joanna Shupe has outdone herself with this third book. It was fantastic. The blurb sold at this as a young woman who escapes a repugnant suitor by making a marriage of convenience to a reclusive inv...

    This was my least favorite Joanna Shupe so far. I give like 2 1/2 stars. So many people liked it. So please just try it and come back and tell me you loved it, ?. I loved that the hero was deaf. It?s nice seeing it represented and learning some of the trials our hero, Oliv...

    After a series of tragic events, Oliver becomes reclusive and apathetic. His only concerns are his sweet sister and his work. That all changes though after an unexpected encounter with caring and bashful Christina. I had always thought that opposites make the best couples but Christin...

    "He was listening to her and taking her wishes into account... and that meant absolutely EVERYTHING." Overview: This has been a pretty hit series for me, and I'm eagerly awaiting the next one! I can't wait to see who the characters will be. What I love about the series is that ea...

    In the three weeks since she had arrived in New York City, Lady Christina Barclay had taken to taking walks in the reclusive Oliver Hawkes? gardens, her closest neighbour. Oliver had not noticed her until a little incident made him aware of her presence. Since an illness caused Olive...

    2.5/5 Honestly, i liked the concept of a deaf hero inventing hearing devices and falling in love with an impoverished aristocrat more than its execution. i've heard great things about this book from dearauthor or smartbitches (can't remember for sure). but where was the characte...

  • Sissy's Romance Book Review
    Sep 25, 2018

    DNF 65% I suspect seasoned romance readers will not enjoy this one. Despite its' very interesting sounding premise, it's cheesy, the villains (family, friends , etc) are way too over the top, and after a couple of very cringe worthy love scenes I gave up. ...

    B+ / 4.5 stars A Notorious Vow is the third book in Joanna Shupe?s The Four Hundred series, and quite possibly my favourite of the three. In it, the daughter of a debt-ridden peer falls for a reclusive inventor who lost his hearing due to illness at the age of thirteen; it?s...

    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from Avon in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. A Notorious Vow is the third book in the Four Hundred series and whew....what a ...

    3.75 stars My first try with Joanna Shupe and I enjoyed it overall. The characters were fully developed with personal battles and a sweet endearing romance that even with it's flaws is too pure and charming to resist. My biggest complaint/holdup about this would have to be the h...

    I had really enjoyed the other two books in this series and loved the premise of this one, so I was exited to get to it. I loved Christina and Oliver. They?re both such good people who have dealt with people treating them horribly. She?s sweet and he?s sort of gruff, but toge...

    I love, love, love the character growth of Christina and Oliver. Christina started as this meek uber-obedient girl, but by the end of the book she found the courage to face society in order to save Oliver. Same with Oliver realizing his reclusiveness and arrogance led to his downfall. ...

    I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads 3 Stars. A Notorious Vow is the third novel in The Four Hundred series, and can easily be read as a standalone. I read the previous book but not the first in the series, but I found no confusion. What I fin...

    What a lovely story. I am really enjoying this author. RTC ...

    A flat-out one sitting read. I picked up my hold at the library and soon found myself eating a sandwich one-handed and trying to pour a glass of milk with only half an eye. The care and work Shupe has taken with her Deaf hero is outstanding. The plot is first-rate (fake-marriage trope,...

    I thought this was a solid 4 star read, maybe even 4.5 stars... Lady Christina Barclay is in in New York City with her parents, who have left England under a cloud of scandal and unpaid debts. Her parents want to marry her off to a rich man as soon as possible and have gotten an "in...

    A Notorious Vow is the third book in The Four Hundred series by Joanna Shupe. In the words of a Kylie Minogue song "Wow Wow Wow Wow". Could I have enjoyed this book more...NO! Lady Christina Barclay has been forced to flee her London home to New York City, they leave under a clo...

    Read it. READ IT. READ IT!! Seriously, this book is so tender and beautiful. And now I plan on devouring the author's backlist. ...

    4.5 stars I have enjoyed every installment in The Four Hundred series so far, but Joanna Shupe has outdone herself with this third book. It was fantastic. The blurb sold at this as a young woman who escapes a repugnant suitor by making a marriage of convenience to a reclusive inv...

    This was my least favorite Joanna Shupe so far. I give like 2 1/2 stars. So many people liked it. So please just try it and come back and tell me you loved it, ?. I loved that the hero was deaf. It?s nice seeing it represented and learning some of the trials our hero, Oliv...

    After a series of tragic events, Oliver becomes reclusive and apathetic. His only concerns are his sweet sister and his work. That all changes though after an unexpected encounter with caring and bashful Christina. I had always thought that opposites make the best couples but Christin...

    "He was listening to her and taking her wishes into account... and that meant absolutely EVERYTHING." Overview: This has been a pretty hit series for me, and I'm eagerly awaiting the next one! I can't wait to see who the characters will be. What I love about the series is that ea...

    In the three weeks since she had arrived in New York City, Lady Christina Barclay had taken to taking walks in the reclusive Oliver Hawkes? gardens, her closest neighbour. Oliver had not noticed her until a little incident made him aware of her presence. Since an illness caused Olive...

    2.5/5 Honestly, i liked the concept of a deaf hero inventing hearing devices and falling in love with an impoverished aristocrat more than its execution. i've heard great things about this book from dearauthor or smartbitches (can't remember for sure). but where was the characte...

    I think I started reading this author with her debut in 2015 ? and I?ve tried not to miss anything from her pen since. In this story, historic romance is a bit different from the norm ? as we have moved London born ladies to the colonies, currently in the growth spurt that charac...

    Trigger warnings: some really terrible parenting, wrongful committal to a nineteenth century mental health facility, violence. So I read a sample chapter of this in How the Dukes Stole Christmas and was intrigued enough by that and the knowledge that the male lead is Deaf to spend ...

    WOW!! This was a PHENOMENAL book.! A handicaps view of what life could have been in the Gilded Age. Lady Christina Barclay has been a pawn for her parents to use as they saw fit, with their fortunes gambled and spent in extravagant fashion they are now destitute, their only recourse...

    Another Lady from London on to her adventure in the new world and the big city of New York. The Gilded Age in New York was where the ladies of England come to find fortune, husbands, and redemption. Lady Christina finds that she becomes the soul pair of shoulders to carry the burdens o...

    A very interesting book with a solid story line. Oliver is a Gilded Age millionaire, but is also deaf and a recluse because of his deafness. Christina is the daughter of an impoverished British earl. The story is a lovely romance that includes a forced marriage and an evil conniving re...

    3.5-4 stars. shupe shines when she hones in on a character's passion. I didn't see that in *A Daring Arrangement*, but did in *A Scandalous Deal.* Oliver is deaf, and has devoted himself to making one of the first hearing aids. I loved learning about Oliver's life, and it felt e...

    A lukewarm read. I was intrigued by the premise and enjoy historical romances that take a swing at disabilities in a real and believable way and this was my first go at a deaf hero. I enjoyed the hero, I think he was characterized fairly well. Our heroine however is not as easy to...

    Review posted on my Read|Escape|Repeat blog This was a solid 3 stars for me - it started out encouraging. Oliver Hawkes, the mysterious and reclusive next door neighbor, is an unusual Historical Romance hero in that he is deaf - not a very typical hero. However, of course, he is sus...

    3.5 A Notorious Vow is the third novel in Joanna Shupe's Four Hundred series. It's the first book that I've read by Shupe, and I'm already looking forward to reading the other two. Set during New York City?s Gilded Age, the book follows Lady Christina Barclay and Oliver Hawkes...

    there are a couple content warnings I want to give for: asylums/mental wards, ableism, and attempted rape. i think that it's important to detail the aspects of each beyond just saying "content warning", especially with regards to the first subject, asylums. i do address elements of ...

    This is the first book I?ve read by Joanna Shupe, though it?s actually the third in her Four Hundred series. Set during New York City?s Gilded Age, the story centers on Lady Christina Barclay and Oliver Hawkes. When Christina?s parents pressure her into marriage with a man who ...

    A Notorious Vow by Joanna Shupe is book Three in The Four Hundred Series. This is the story of Christina Barclay and Oliver Hawkes. I have read the other books but feel you can make this a standalone book if you wish to do so. Christina and her family flee London to escape finial rui...

  • Lover of Romance
    Sep 29, 2018

    DNF 65% I suspect seasoned romance readers will not enjoy this one. Despite its' very interesting sounding premise, it's cheesy, the villains (family, friends , etc) are way too over the top, and after a couple of very cringe worthy love scenes I gave up. ...

    B+ / 4.5 stars A Notorious Vow is the third book in Joanna Shupe?s The Four Hundred series, and quite possibly my favourite of the three. In it, the daughter of a debt-ridden peer falls for a reclusive inventor who lost his hearing due to illness at the age of thirteen; it?s...

    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from Avon in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. A Notorious Vow is the third book in the Four Hundred series and whew....what a ...

  • Erica Chilson
    Sep 28, 2018

    DNF 65% I suspect seasoned romance readers will not enjoy this one. Despite its' very interesting sounding premise, it's cheesy, the villains (family, friends , etc) are way too over the top, and after a couple of very cringe worthy love scenes I gave up. ...

    B+ / 4.5 stars A Notorious Vow is the third book in Joanna Shupe?s The Four Hundred series, and quite possibly my favourite of the three. In it, the daughter of a debt-ridden peer falls for a reclusive inventor who lost his hearing due to illness at the age of thirteen; it?s...

    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from Avon in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. A Notorious Vow is the third book in the Four Hundred series and whew....what a ...

    3.75 stars My first try with Joanna Shupe and I enjoyed it overall. The characters were fully developed with personal battles and a sweet endearing romance that even with it's flaws is too pure and charming to resist. My biggest complaint/holdup about this would have to be the h...

    I had really enjoyed the other two books in this series and loved the premise of this one, so I was exited to get to it. I loved Christina and Oliver. They?re both such good people who have dealt with people treating them horribly. She?s sweet and he?s sort of gruff, but toge...

    I love, love, love the character growth of Christina and Oliver. Christina started as this meek uber-obedient girl, but by the end of the book she found the courage to face society in order to save Oliver. Same with Oliver realizing his reclusiveness and arrogance led to his downfall. ...

    I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads 3 Stars. A Notorious Vow is the third novel in The Four Hundred series, and can easily be read as a standalone. I read the previous book but not the first in the series, but I found no confusion. What I fin...

  • Caz
    Nov 06, 2018

    DNF 65% I suspect seasoned romance readers will not enjoy this one. Despite its' very interesting sounding premise, it's cheesy, the villains (family, friends , etc) are way too over the top, and after a couple of very cringe worthy love scenes I gave up. ...

    B+ / 4.5 stars A Notorious Vow is the third book in Joanna Shupe?s The Four Hundred series, and quite possibly my favourite of the three. In it, the daughter of a debt-ridden peer falls for a reclusive inventor who lost his hearing due to illness at the age of thirteen; it?s...

  • ♥ℳelody
    Nov 22, 2018

    DNF 65% I suspect seasoned romance readers will not enjoy this one. Despite its' very interesting sounding premise, it's cheesy, the villains (family, friends , etc) are way too over the top, and after a couple of very cringe worthy love scenes I gave up. ...

    B+ / 4.5 stars A Notorious Vow is the third book in Joanna Shupe?s The Four Hundred series, and quite possibly my favourite of the three. In it, the daughter of a debt-ridden peer falls for a reclusive inventor who lost his hearing due to illness at the age of thirteen; it?s...

    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from Avon in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. A Notorious Vow is the third book in the Four Hundred series and whew....what a ...

    3.75 stars My first try with Joanna Shupe and I enjoyed it overall. The characters were fully developed with personal battles and a sweet endearing romance that even with it's flaws is too pure and charming to resist. My biggest complaint/holdup about this would have to be the h...

  • Jen Davis
    Aug 20, 2018

    DNF 65% I suspect seasoned romance readers will not enjoy this one. Despite its' very interesting sounding premise, it's cheesy, the villains (family, friends , etc) are way too over the top, and after a couple of very cringe worthy love scenes I gave up. ...

    B+ / 4.5 stars A Notorious Vow is the third book in Joanna Shupe?s The Four Hundred series, and quite possibly my favourite of the three. In it, the daughter of a debt-ridden peer falls for a reclusive inventor who lost his hearing due to illness at the age of thirteen; it?s...

    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from Avon in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. A Notorious Vow is the third book in the Four Hundred series and whew....what a ...

    3.75 stars My first try with Joanna Shupe and I enjoyed it overall. The characters were fully developed with personal battles and a sweet endearing romance that even with it's flaws is too pure and charming to resist. My biggest complaint/holdup about this would have to be the h...

    I had really enjoyed the other two books in this series and loved the premise of this one, so I was exited to get to it. I loved Christina and Oliver. They?re both such good people who have dealt with people treating them horribly. She?s sweet and he?s sort of gruff, but toge...

    I love, love, love the character growth of Christina and Oliver. Christina started as this meek uber-obedient girl, but by the end of the book she found the courage to face society in order to save Oliver. Same with Oliver realizing his reclusiveness and arrogance led to his downfall. ...

    I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads 3 Stars. A Notorious Vow is the third novel in The Four Hundred series, and can easily be read as a standalone. I read the previous book but not the first in the series, but I found no confusion. What I fin...

    What a lovely story. I am really enjoying this author. RTC ...

    A flat-out one sitting read. I picked up my hold at the library and soon found myself eating a sandwich one-handed and trying to pour a glass of milk with only half an eye. The care and work Shupe has taken with her Deaf hero is outstanding. The plot is first-rate (fake-marriage trope,...

    I thought this was a solid 4 star read, maybe even 4.5 stars... Lady Christina Barclay is in in New York City with her parents, who have left England under a cloud of scandal and unpaid debts. Her parents want to marry her off to a rich man as soon as possible and have gotten an "in...

    A Notorious Vow is the third book in The Four Hundred series by Joanna Shupe. In the words of a Kylie Minogue song "Wow Wow Wow Wow". Could I have enjoyed this book more...NO! Lady Christina Barclay has been forced to flee her London home to New York City, they leave under a clo...

    Read it. READ IT. READ IT!! Seriously, this book is so tender and beautiful. And now I plan on devouring the author's backlist. ...

    4.5 stars I have enjoyed every installment in The Four Hundred series so far, but Joanna Shupe has outdone herself with this third book. It was fantastic. The blurb sold at this as a young woman who escapes a repugnant suitor by making a marriage of convenience to a reclusive inv...

  • Amanda D.
    Sep 23, 2018

    DNF 65% I suspect seasoned romance readers will not enjoy this one. Despite its' very interesting sounding premise, it's cheesy, the villains (family, friends , etc) are way too over the top, and after a couple of very cringe worthy love scenes I gave up. ...

    B+ / 4.5 stars A Notorious Vow is the third book in Joanna Shupe?s The Four Hundred series, and quite possibly my favourite of the three. In it, the daughter of a debt-ridden peer falls for a reclusive inventor who lost his hearing due to illness at the age of thirteen; it?s...

    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from Avon in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. A Notorious Vow is the third book in the Four Hundred series and whew....what a ...

    3.75 stars My first try with Joanna Shupe and I enjoyed it overall. The characters were fully developed with personal battles and a sweet endearing romance that even with it's flaws is too pure and charming to resist. My biggest complaint/holdup about this would have to be the h...

    I had really enjoyed the other two books in this series and loved the premise of this one, so I was exited to get to it. I loved Christina and Oliver. They?re both such good people who have dealt with people treating them horribly. She?s sweet and he?s sort of gruff, but toge...

    I love, love, love the character growth of Christina and Oliver. Christina started as this meek uber-obedient girl, but by the end of the book she found the courage to face society in order to save Oliver. Same with Oliver realizing his reclusiveness and arrogance led to his downfall. ...

    I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads 3 Stars. A Notorious Vow is the third novel in The Four Hundred series, and can easily be read as a standalone. I read the previous book but not the first in the series, but I found no confusion. What I fin...

    What a lovely story. I am really enjoying this author. RTC ...

    A flat-out one sitting read. I picked up my hold at the library and soon found myself eating a sandwich one-handed and trying to pour a glass of milk with only half an eye. The care and work Shupe has taken with her Deaf hero is outstanding. The plot is first-rate (fake-marriage trope,...

    I thought this was a solid 4 star read, maybe even 4.5 stars... Lady Christina Barclay is in in New York City with her parents, who have left England under a cloud of scandal and unpaid debts. Her parents want to marry her off to a rich man as soon as possible and have gotten an "in...

    A Notorious Vow is the third book in The Four Hundred series by Joanna Shupe. In the words of a Kylie Minogue song "Wow Wow Wow Wow". Could I have enjoyed this book more...NO! Lady Christina Barclay has been forced to flee her London home to New York City, they leave under a clo...

    Read it. READ IT. READ IT!! Seriously, this book is so tender and beautiful. And now I plan on devouring the author's backlist. ...

  • ☕️Kimberly
    Jul 24, 2018

    DNF 65% I suspect seasoned romance readers will not enjoy this one. Despite its' very interesting sounding premise, it's cheesy, the villains (family, friends , etc) are way too over the top, and after a couple of very cringe worthy love scenes I gave up. ...

    B+ / 4.5 stars A Notorious Vow is the third book in Joanna Shupe?s The Four Hundred series, and quite possibly my favourite of the three. In it, the daughter of a debt-ridden peer falls for a reclusive inventor who lost his hearing due to illness at the age of thirteen; it?s...

    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from Avon in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. A Notorious Vow is the third book in the Four Hundred series and whew....what a ...

    3.75 stars My first try with Joanna Shupe and I enjoyed it overall. The characters were fully developed with personal battles and a sweet endearing romance that even with it's flaws is too pure and charming to resist. My biggest complaint/holdup about this would have to be the h...

    I had really enjoyed the other two books in this series and loved the premise of this one, so I was exited to get to it. I loved Christina and Oliver. They?re both such good people who have dealt with people treating them horribly. She?s sweet and he?s sort of gruff, but toge...

    I love, love, love the character growth of Christina and Oliver. Christina started as this meek uber-obedient girl, but by the end of the book she found the courage to face society in order to save Oliver. Same with Oliver realizing his reclusiveness and arrogance led to his downfall. ...

    I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads 3 Stars. A Notorious Vow is the third novel in The Four Hundred series, and can easily be read as a standalone. I read the previous book but not the first in the series, but I found no confusion. What I fin...

    What a lovely story. I am really enjoying this author. RTC ...

  • Diane K. Peterson
    Sep 30, 2018

    DNF 65% I suspect seasoned romance readers will not enjoy this one. Despite its' very interesting sounding premise, it's cheesy, the villains (family, friends , etc) are way too over the top, and after a couple of very cringe worthy love scenes I gave up. ...

    B+ / 4.5 stars A Notorious Vow is the third book in Joanna Shupe?s The Four Hundred series, and quite possibly my favourite of the three. In it, the daughter of a debt-ridden peer falls for a reclusive inventor who lost his hearing due to illness at the age of thirteen; it?s...

    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from Avon in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. A Notorious Vow is the third book in the Four Hundred series and whew....what a ...

    3.75 stars My first try with Joanna Shupe and I enjoyed it overall. The characters were fully developed with personal battles and a sweet endearing romance that even with it's flaws is too pure and charming to resist. My biggest complaint/holdup about this would have to be the h...

    I had really enjoyed the other two books in this series and loved the premise of this one, so I was exited to get to it. I loved Christina and Oliver. They?re both such good people who have dealt with people treating them horribly. She?s sweet and he?s sort of gruff, but toge...

    I love, love, love the character growth of Christina and Oliver. Christina started as this meek uber-obedient girl, but by the end of the book she found the courage to face society in order to save Oliver. Same with Oliver realizing his reclusiveness and arrogance led to his downfall. ...

    I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads 3 Stars. A Notorious Vow is the third novel in The Four Hundred series, and can easily be read as a standalone. I read the previous book but not the first in the series, but I found no confusion. What I fin...

    What a lovely story. I am really enjoying this author. RTC ...

    A flat-out one sitting read. I picked up my hold at the library and soon found myself eating a sandwich one-handed and trying to pour a glass of milk with only half an eye. The care and work Shupe has taken with her Deaf hero is outstanding. The plot is first-rate (fake-marriage trope,...

    I thought this was a solid 4 star read, maybe even 4.5 stars... Lady Christina Barclay is in in New York City with her parents, who have left England under a cloud of scandal and unpaid debts. Her parents want to marry her off to a rich man as soon as possible and have gotten an "in...

    A Notorious Vow is the third book in The Four Hundred series by Joanna Shupe. In the words of a Kylie Minogue song "Wow Wow Wow Wow". Could I have enjoyed this book more...NO! Lady Christina Barclay has been forced to flee her London home to New York City, they leave under a clo...

    Read it. READ IT. READ IT!! Seriously, this book is so tender and beautiful. And now I plan on devouring the author's backlist. ...

    4.5 stars I have enjoyed every installment in The Four Hundred series so far, but Joanna Shupe has outdone herself with this third book. It was fantastic. The blurb sold at this as a young woman who escapes a repugnant suitor by making a marriage of convenience to a reclusive inv...

    This was my least favorite Joanna Shupe so far. I give like 2 1/2 stars. So many people liked it. So please just try it and come back and tell me you loved it, ?. I loved that the hero was deaf. It?s nice seeing it represented and learning some of the trials our hero, Oliv...

    After a series of tragic events, Oliver becomes reclusive and apathetic. His only concerns are his sweet sister and his work. That all changes though after an unexpected encounter with caring and bashful Christina. I had always thought that opposites make the best couples but Christin...

    "He was listening to her and taking her wishes into account... and that meant absolutely EVERYTHING." Overview: This has been a pretty hit series for me, and I'm eagerly awaiting the next one! I can't wait to see who the characters will be. What I love about the series is that ea...

    In the three weeks since she had arrived in New York City, Lady Christina Barclay had taken to taking walks in the reclusive Oliver Hawkes? gardens, her closest neighbour. Oliver had not noticed her until a little incident made him aware of her presence. Since an illness caused Olive...

    2.5/5 Honestly, i liked the concept of a deaf hero inventing hearing devices and falling in love with an impoverished aristocrat more than its execution. i've heard great things about this book from dearauthor or smartbitches (can't remember for sure). but where was the characte...

    I think I started reading this author with her debut in 2015 ? and I?ve tried not to miss anything from her pen since. In this story, historic romance is a bit different from the norm ? as we have moved London born ladies to the colonies, currently in the growth spurt that charac...

    Trigger warnings: some really terrible parenting, wrongful committal to a nineteenth century mental health facility, violence. So I read a sample chapter of this in How the Dukes Stole Christmas and was intrigued enough by that and the knowledge that the male lead is Deaf to spend ...

    WOW!! This was a PHENOMENAL book.! A handicaps view of what life could have been in the Gilded Age. Lady Christina Barclay has been a pawn for her parents to use as they saw fit, with their fortunes gambled and spent in extravagant fashion they are now destitute, their only recourse...

    Another Lady from London on to her adventure in the new world and the big city of New York. The Gilded Age in New York was where the ladies of England come to find fortune, husbands, and redemption. Lady Christina finds that she becomes the soul pair of shoulders to carry the burdens o...

    A very interesting book with a solid story line. Oliver is a Gilded Age millionaire, but is also deaf and a recluse because of his deafness. Christina is the daughter of an impoverished British earl. The story is a lovely romance that includes a forced marriage and an evil conniving re...

  • K.
    Nov 30, 2018

    DNF 65% I suspect seasoned romance readers will not enjoy this one. Despite its' very interesting sounding premise, it's cheesy, the villains (family, friends , etc) are way too over the top, and after a couple of very cringe worthy love scenes I gave up. ...

    B+ / 4.5 stars A Notorious Vow is the third book in Joanna Shupe?s The Four Hundred series, and quite possibly my favourite of the three. In it, the daughter of a debt-ridden peer falls for a reclusive inventor who lost his hearing due to illness at the age of thirteen; it?s...

    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from Avon in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. A Notorious Vow is the third book in the Four Hundred series and whew....what a ...

    3.75 stars My first try with Joanna Shupe and I enjoyed it overall. The characters were fully developed with personal battles and a sweet endearing romance that even with it's flaws is too pure and charming to resist. My biggest complaint/holdup about this would have to be the h...

    I had really enjoyed the other two books in this series and loved the premise of this one, so I was exited to get to it. I loved Christina and Oliver. They?re both such good people who have dealt with people treating them horribly. She?s sweet and he?s sort of gruff, but toge...

    I love, love, love the character growth of Christina and Oliver. Christina started as this meek uber-obedient girl, but by the end of the book she found the courage to face society in order to save Oliver. Same with Oliver realizing his reclusiveness and arrogance led to his downfall. ...

    I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads 3 Stars. A Notorious Vow is the third novel in The Four Hundred series, and can easily be read as a standalone. I read the previous book but not the first in the series, but I found no confusion. What I fin...

    What a lovely story. I am really enjoying this author. RTC ...

    A flat-out one sitting read. I picked up my hold at the library and soon found myself eating a sandwich one-handed and trying to pour a glass of milk with only half an eye. The care and work Shupe has taken with her Deaf hero is outstanding. The plot is first-rate (fake-marriage trope,...

    I thought this was a solid 4 star read, maybe even 4.5 stars... Lady Christina Barclay is in in New York City with her parents, who have left England under a cloud of scandal and unpaid debts. Her parents want to marry her off to a rich man as soon as possible and have gotten an "in...

    A Notorious Vow is the third book in The Four Hundred series by Joanna Shupe. In the words of a Kylie Minogue song "Wow Wow Wow Wow". Could I have enjoyed this book more...NO! Lady Christina Barclay has been forced to flee her London home to New York City, they leave under a clo...

    Read it. READ IT. READ IT!! Seriously, this book is so tender and beautiful. And now I plan on devouring the author's backlist. ...

    4.5 stars I have enjoyed every installment in The Four Hundred series so far, but Joanna Shupe has outdone herself with this third book. It was fantastic. The blurb sold at this as a young woman who escapes a repugnant suitor by making a marriage of convenience to a reclusive inv...

    This was my least favorite Joanna Shupe so far. I give like 2 1/2 stars. So many people liked it. So please just try it and come back and tell me you loved it, ?. I loved that the hero was deaf. It?s nice seeing it represented and learning some of the trials our hero, Oliv...

    After a series of tragic events, Oliver becomes reclusive and apathetic. His only concerns are his sweet sister and his work. That all changes though after an unexpected encounter with caring and bashful Christina. I had always thought that opposites make the best couples but Christin...

    "He was listening to her and taking her wishes into account... and that meant absolutely EVERYTHING." Overview: This has been a pretty hit series for me, and I'm eagerly awaiting the next one! I can't wait to see who the characters will be. What I love about the series is that ea...

    In the three weeks since she had arrived in New York City, Lady Christina Barclay had taken to taking walks in the reclusive Oliver Hawkes? gardens, her closest neighbour. Oliver had not noticed her until a little incident made him aware of her presence. Since an illness caused Olive...

    2.5/5 Honestly, i liked the concept of a deaf hero inventing hearing devices and falling in love with an impoverished aristocrat more than its execution. i've heard great things about this book from dearauthor or smartbitches (can't remember for sure). but where was the characte...

    I think I started reading this author with her debut in 2015 ? and I?ve tried not to miss anything from her pen since. In this story, historic romance is a bit different from the norm ? as we have moved London born ladies to the colonies, currently in the growth spurt that charac...

    Trigger warnings: some really terrible parenting, wrongful committal to a nineteenth century mental health facility, violence. So I read a sample chapter of this in How the Dukes Stole Christmas and was intrigued enough by that and the knowledge that the male lead is Deaf to spend ...

  • Stacee
    Sep 09, 2018

    DNF 65% I suspect seasoned romance readers will not enjoy this one. Despite its' very interesting sounding premise, it's cheesy, the villains (family, friends , etc) are way too over the top, and after a couple of very cringe worthy love scenes I gave up. ...

    B+ / 4.5 stars A Notorious Vow is the third book in Joanna Shupe?s The Four Hundred series, and quite possibly my favourite of the three. In it, the daughter of a debt-ridden peer falls for a reclusive inventor who lost his hearing due to illness at the age of thirteen; it?s...

    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from Avon in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. A Notorious Vow is the third book in the Four Hundred series and whew....what a ...

    3.75 stars My first try with Joanna Shupe and I enjoyed it overall. The characters were fully developed with personal battles and a sweet endearing romance that even with it's flaws is too pure and charming to resist. My biggest complaint/holdup about this would have to be the h...

    I had really enjoyed the other two books in this series and loved the premise of this one, so I was exited to get to it. I loved Christina and Oliver. They?re both such good people who have dealt with people treating them horribly. She?s sweet and he?s sort of gruff, but toge...

  • The Book Junkie Reads . . .
    Sep 16, 2018

    DNF 65% I suspect seasoned romance readers will not enjoy this one. Despite its' very interesting sounding premise, it's cheesy, the villains (family, friends , etc) are way too over the top, and after a couple of very cringe worthy love scenes I gave up. ...

    B+ / 4.5 stars A Notorious Vow is the third book in Joanna Shupe?s The Four Hundred series, and quite possibly my favourite of the three. In it, the daughter of a debt-ridden peer falls for a reclusive inventor who lost his hearing due to illness at the age of thirteen; it?s...

    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from Avon in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. A Notorious Vow is the third book in the Four Hundred series and whew....what a ...

    3.75 stars My first try with Joanna Shupe and I enjoyed it overall. The characters were fully developed with personal battles and a sweet endearing romance that even with it's flaws is too pure and charming to resist. My biggest complaint/holdup about this would have to be the h...

    I had really enjoyed the other two books in this series and loved the premise of this one, so I was exited to get to it. I loved Christina and Oliver. They?re both such good people who have dealt with people treating them horribly. She?s sweet and he?s sort of gruff, but toge...

    I love, love, love the character growth of Christina and Oliver. Christina started as this meek uber-obedient girl, but by the end of the book she found the courage to face society in order to save Oliver. Same with Oliver realizing his reclusiveness and arrogance led to his downfall. ...

    I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads 3 Stars. A Notorious Vow is the third novel in The Four Hundred series, and can easily be read as a standalone. I read the previous book but not the first in the series, but I found no confusion. What I fin...

    What a lovely story. I am really enjoying this author. RTC ...

    A flat-out one sitting read. I picked up my hold at the library and soon found myself eating a sandwich one-handed and trying to pour a glass of milk with only half an eye. The care and work Shupe has taken with her Deaf hero is outstanding. The plot is first-rate (fake-marriage trope,...

    I thought this was a solid 4 star read, maybe even 4.5 stars... Lady Christina Barclay is in in New York City with her parents, who have left England under a cloud of scandal and unpaid debts. Her parents want to marry her off to a rich man as soon as possible and have gotten an "in...

    A Notorious Vow is the third book in The Four Hundred series by Joanna Shupe. In the words of a Kylie Minogue song "Wow Wow Wow Wow". Could I have enjoyed this book more...NO! Lady Christina Barclay has been forced to flee her London home to New York City, they leave under a clo...

    Read it. READ IT. READ IT!! Seriously, this book is so tender and beautiful. And now I plan on devouring the author's backlist. ...

    4.5 stars I have enjoyed every installment in The Four Hundred series so far, but Joanna Shupe has outdone herself with this third book. It was fantastic. The blurb sold at this as a young woman who escapes a repugnant suitor by making a marriage of convenience to a reclusive inv...

    This was my least favorite Joanna Shupe so far. I give like 2 1/2 stars. So many people liked it. So please just try it and come back and tell me you loved it, ?. I loved that the hero was deaf. It?s nice seeing it represented and learning some of the trials our hero, Oliv...

    After a series of tragic events, Oliver becomes reclusive and apathetic. His only concerns are his sweet sister and his work. That all changes though after an unexpected encounter with caring and bashful Christina. I had always thought that opposites make the best couples but Christin...

    "He was listening to her and taking her wishes into account... and that meant absolutely EVERYTHING." Overview: This has been a pretty hit series for me, and I'm eagerly awaiting the next one! I can't wait to see who the characters will be. What I love about the series is that ea...

    In the three weeks since she had arrived in New York City, Lady Christina Barclay had taken to taking walks in the reclusive Oliver Hawkes? gardens, her closest neighbour. Oliver had not noticed her until a little incident made him aware of her presence. Since an illness caused Olive...

    2.5/5 Honestly, i liked the concept of a deaf hero inventing hearing devices and falling in love with an impoverished aristocrat more than its execution. i've heard great things about this book from dearauthor or smartbitches (can't remember for sure). but where was the characte...

    I think I started reading this author with her debut in 2015 ? and I?ve tried not to miss anything from her pen since. In this story, historic romance is a bit different from the norm ? as we have moved London born ladies to the colonies, currently in the growth spurt that charac...

    Trigger warnings: some really terrible parenting, wrongful committal to a nineteenth century mental health facility, violence. So I read a sample chapter of this in How the Dukes Stole Christmas and was intrigued enough by that and the knowledge that the male lead is Deaf to spend ...

    WOW!! This was a PHENOMENAL book.! A handicaps view of what life could have been in the Gilded Age. Lady Christina Barclay has been a pawn for her parents to use as they saw fit, with their fortunes gambled and spent in extravagant fashion they are now destitute, their only recourse...

    Another Lady from London on to her adventure in the new world and the big city of New York. The Gilded Age in New York was where the ladies of England come to find fortune, husbands, and redemption. Lady Christina finds that she becomes the soul pair of shoulders to carry the burdens o...

  • Gaele
    Oct 15, 2018

    DNF 65% I suspect seasoned romance readers will not enjoy this one. Despite its' very interesting sounding premise, it's cheesy, the villains (family, friends , etc) are way too over the top, and after a couple of very cringe worthy love scenes I gave up. ...

    B+ / 4.5 stars A Notorious Vow is the third book in Joanna Shupe?s The Four Hundred series, and quite possibly my favourite of the three. In it, the daughter of a debt-ridden peer falls for a reclusive inventor who lost his hearing due to illness at the age of thirteen; it?s...

    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from Avon in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. A Notorious Vow is the third book in the Four Hundred series and whew....what a ...

    3.75 stars My first try with Joanna Shupe and I enjoyed it overall. The characters were fully developed with personal battles and a sweet endearing romance that even with it's flaws is too pure and charming to resist. My biggest complaint/holdup about this would have to be the h...

    I had really enjoyed the other two books in this series and loved the premise of this one, so I was exited to get to it. I loved Christina and Oliver. They?re both such good people who have dealt with people treating them horribly. She?s sweet and he?s sort of gruff, but toge...

    I love, love, love the character growth of Christina and Oliver. Christina started as this meek uber-obedient girl, but by the end of the book she found the courage to face society in order to save Oliver. Same with Oliver realizing his reclusiveness and arrogance led to his downfall. ...

    I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads 3 Stars. A Notorious Vow is the third novel in The Four Hundred series, and can easily be read as a standalone. I read the previous book but not the first in the series, but I found no confusion. What I fin...

    What a lovely story. I am really enjoying this author. RTC ...

    A flat-out one sitting read. I picked up my hold at the library and soon found myself eating a sandwich one-handed and trying to pour a glass of milk with only half an eye. The care and work Shupe has taken with her Deaf hero is outstanding. The plot is first-rate (fake-marriage trope,...

    I thought this was a solid 4 star read, maybe even 4.5 stars... Lady Christina Barclay is in in New York City with her parents, who have left England under a cloud of scandal and unpaid debts. Her parents want to marry her off to a rich man as soon as possible and have gotten an "in...

    A Notorious Vow is the third book in The Four Hundred series by Joanna Shupe. In the words of a Kylie Minogue song "Wow Wow Wow Wow". Could I have enjoyed this book more...NO! Lady Christina Barclay has been forced to flee her London home to New York City, they leave under a clo...

    Read it. READ IT. READ IT!! Seriously, this book is so tender and beautiful. And now I plan on devouring the author's backlist. ...

    4.5 stars I have enjoyed every installment in The Four Hundred series so far, but Joanna Shupe has outdone herself with this third book. It was fantastic. The blurb sold at this as a young woman who escapes a repugnant suitor by making a marriage of convenience to a reclusive inv...

    This was my least favorite Joanna Shupe so far. I give like 2 1/2 stars. So many people liked it. So please just try it and come back and tell me you loved it, ?. I loved that the hero was deaf. It?s nice seeing it represented and learning some of the trials our hero, Oliv...

    After a series of tragic events, Oliver becomes reclusive and apathetic. His only concerns are his sweet sister and his work. That all changes though after an unexpected encounter with caring and bashful Christina. I had always thought that opposites make the best couples but Christin...

    "He was listening to her and taking her wishes into account... and that meant absolutely EVERYTHING." Overview: This has been a pretty hit series for me, and I'm eagerly awaiting the next one! I can't wait to see who the characters will be. What I love about the series is that ea...

    In the three weeks since she had arrived in New York City, Lady Christina Barclay had taken to taking walks in the reclusive Oliver Hawkes? gardens, her closest neighbour. Oliver had not noticed her until a little incident made him aware of her presence. Since an illness caused Olive...

    2.5/5 Honestly, i liked the concept of a deaf hero inventing hearing devices and falling in love with an impoverished aristocrat more than its execution. i've heard great things about this book from dearauthor or smartbitches (can't remember for sure). but where was the characte...

    I think I started reading this author with her debut in 2015 ? and I?ve tried not to miss anything from her pen since. In this story, historic romance is a bit different from the norm ? as we have moved London born ladies to the colonies, currently in the growth spurt that charac...

  • Monique
    Sep 16, 2018

    DNF 65% I suspect seasoned romance readers will not enjoy this one. Despite its' very interesting sounding premise, it's cheesy, the villains (family, friends , etc) are way too over the top, and after a couple of very cringe worthy love scenes I gave up. ...

    B+ / 4.5 stars A Notorious Vow is the third book in Joanna Shupe?s The Four Hundred series, and quite possibly my favourite of the three. In it, the daughter of a debt-ridden peer falls for a reclusive inventor who lost his hearing due to illness at the age of thirteen; it?s...

    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from Avon in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. A Notorious Vow is the third book in the Four Hundred series and whew....what a ...

    3.75 stars My first try with Joanna Shupe and I enjoyed it overall. The characters were fully developed with personal battles and a sweet endearing romance that even with it's flaws is too pure and charming to resist. My biggest complaint/holdup about this would have to be the h...

    I had really enjoyed the other two books in this series and loved the premise of this one, so I was exited to get to it. I loved Christina and Oliver. They?re both such good people who have dealt with people treating them horribly. She?s sweet and he?s sort of gruff, but toge...

    I love, love, love the character growth of Christina and Oliver. Christina started as this meek uber-obedient girl, but by the end of the book she found the courage to face society in order to save Oliver. Same with Oliver realizing his reclusiveness and arrogance led to his downfall. ...

    I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads 3 Stars. A Notorious Vow is the third novel in The Four Hundred series, and can easily be read as a standalone. I read the previous book but not the first in the series, but I found no confusion. What I fin...

    What a lovely story. I am really enjoying this author. RTC ...

    A flat-out one sitting read. I picked up my hold at the library and soon found myself eating a sandwich one-handed and trying to pour a glass of milk with only half an eye. The care and work Shupe has taken with her Deaf hero is outstanding. The plot is first-rate (fake-marriage trope,...

    I thought this was a solid 4 star read, maybe even 4.5 stars... Lady Christina Barclay is in in New York City with her parents, who have left England under a cloud of scandal and unpaid debts. Her parents want to marry her off to a rich man as soon as possible and have gotten an "in...

    A Notorious Vow is the third book in The Four Hundred series by Joanna Shupe. In the words of a Kylie Minogue song "Wow Wow Wow Wow". Could I have enjoyed this book more...NO! Lady Christina Barclay has been forced to flee her London home to New York City, they leave under a clo...

    Read it. READ IT. READ IT!! Seriously, this book is so tender and beautiful. And now I plan on devouring the author's backlist. ...

    4.5 stars I have enjoyed every installment in The Four Hundred series so far, but Joanna Shupe has outdone herself with this third book. It was fantastic. The blurb sold at this as a young woman who escapes a repugnant suitor by making a marriage of convenience to a reclusive inv...

    This was my least favorite Joanna Shupe so far. I give like 2 1/2 stars. So many people liked it. So please just try it and come back and tell me you loved it, ?. I loved that the hero was deaf. It?s nice seeing it represented and learning some of the trials our hero, Oliv...

    After a series of tragic events, Oliver becomes reclusive and apathetic. His only concerns are his sweet sister and his work. That all changes though after an unexpected encounter with caring and bashful Christina. I had always thought that opposites make the best couples but Christin...

    "He was listening to her and taking her wishes into account... and that meant absolutely EVERYTHING." Overview: This has been a pretty hit series for me, and I'm eagerly awaiting the next one! I can't wait to see who the characters will be. What I love about the series is that ea...

    In the three weeks since she had arrived in New York City, Lady Christina Barclay had taken to taking walks in the reclusive Oliver Hawkes? gardens, her closest neighbour. Oliver had not noticed her until a little incident made him aware of her presence. Since an illness caused Olive...

  • JoRead
    Sep 20, 2018

    DNF 65% I suspect seasoned romance readers will not enjoy this one. Despite its' very interesting sounding premise, it's cheesy, the villains (family, friends , etc) are way too over the top, and after a couple of very cringe worthy love scenes I gave up. ...

    B+ / 4.5 stars A Notorious Vow is the third book in Joanna Shupe?s The Four Hundred series, and quite possibly my favourite of the three. In it, the daughter of a debt-ridden peer falls for a reclusive inventor who lost his hearing due to illness at the age of thirteen; it?s...

    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from Avon in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. A Notorious Vow is the third book in the Four Hundred series and whew....what a ...

    3.75 stars My first try with Joanna Shupe and I enjoyed it overall. The characters were fully developed with personal battles and a sweet endearing romance that even with it's flaws is too pure and charming to resist. My biggest complaint/holdup about this would have to be the h...

    I had really enjoyed the other two books in this series and loved the premise of this one, so I was exited to get to it. I loved Christina and Oliver. They?re both such good people who have dealt with people treating them horribly. She?s sweet and he?s sort of gruff, but toge...

    I love, love, love the character growth of Christina and Oliver. Christina started as this meek uber-obedient girl, but by the end of the book she found the courage to face society in order to save Oliver. Same with Oliver realizing his reclusiveness and arrogance led to his downfall. ...

    I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads 3 Stars. A Notorious Vow is the third novel in The Four Hundred series, and can easily be read as a standalone. I read the previous book but not the first in the series, but I found no confusion. What I fin...

    What a lovely story. I am really enjoying this author. RTC ...

    A flat-out one sitting read. I picked up my hold at the library and soon found myself eating a sandwich one-handed and trying to pour a glass of milk with only half an eye. The care and work Shupe has taken with her Deaf hero is outstanding. The plot is first-rate (fake-marriage trope,...

    I thought this was a solid 4 star read, maybe even 4.5 stars... Lady Christina Barclay is in in New York City with her parents, who have left England under a cloud of scandal and unpaid debts. Her parents want to marry her off to a rich man as soon as possible and have gotten an "in...

    A Notorious Vow is the third book in The Four Hundred series by Joanna Shupe. In the words of a Kylie Minogue song "Wow Wow Wow Wow". Could I have enjoyed this book more...NO! Lady Christina Barclay has been forced to flee her London home to New York City, they leave under a clo...

    Read it. READ IT. READ IT!! Seriously, this book is so tender and beautiful. And now I plan on devouring the author's backlist. ...

    4.5 stars I have enjoyed every installment in The Four Hundred series so far, but Joanna Shupe has outdone herself with this third book. It was fantastic. The blurb sold at this as a young woman who escapes a repugnant suitor by making a marriage of convenience to a reclusive inv...

    This was my least favorite Joanna Shupe so far. I give like 2 1/2 stars. So many people liked it. So please just try it and come back and tell me you loved it, ?. I loved that the hero was deaf. It?s nice seeing it represented and learning some of the trials our hero, Oliv...

    After a series of tragic events, Oliver becomes reclusive and apathetic. His only concerns are his sweet sister and his work. That all changes though after an unexpected encounter with caring and bashful Christina. I had always thought that opposites make the best couples but Christin...

  • Alex
    Oct 07, 2018

    DNF 65% I suspect seasoned romance readers will not enjoy this one. Despite its' very interesting sounding premise, it's cheesy, the villains (family, friends , etc) are way too over the top, and after a couple of very cringe worthy love scenes I gave up. ...

    B+ / 4.5 stars A Notorious Vow is the third book in Joanna Shupe?s The Four Hundred series, and quite possibly my favourite of the three. In it, the daughter of a debt-ridden peer falls for a reclusive inventor who lost his hearing due to illness at the age of thirteen; it?s...

    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from Avon in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. A Notorious Vow is the third book in the Four Hundred series and whew....what a ...

    3.75 stars My first try with Joanna Shupe and I enjoyed it overall. The characters were fully developed with personal battles and a sweet endearing romance that even with it's flaws is too pure and charming to resist. My biggest complaint/holdup about this would have to be the h...

    I had really enjoyed the other two books in this series and loved the premise of this one, so I was exited to get to it. I loved Christina and Oliver. They?re both such good people who have dealt with people treating them horribly. She?s sweet and he?s sort of gruff, but toge...

    I love, love, love the character growth of Christina and Oliver. Christina started as this meek uber-obedient girl, but by the end of the book she found the courage to face society in order to save Oliver. Same with Oliver realizing his reclusiveness and arrogance led to his downfall. ...

    I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads 3 Stars. A Notorious Vow is the third novel in The Four Hundred series, and can easily be read as a standalone. I read the previous book but not the first in the series, but I found no confusion. What I fin...

    What a lovely story. I am really enjoying this author. RTC ...

    A flat-out one sitting read. I picked up my hold at the library and soon found myself eating a sandwich one-handed and trying to pour a glass of milk with only half an eye. The care and work Shupe has taken with her Deaf hero is outstanding. The plot is first-rate (fake-marriage trope,...

    I thought this was a solid 4 star read, maybe even 4.5 stars... Lady Christina Barclay is in in New York City with her parents, who have left England under a cloud of scandal and unpaid debts. Her parents want to marry her off to a rich man as soon as possible and have gotten an "in...

    A Notorious Vow is the third book in The Four Hundred series by Joanna Shupe. In the words of a Kylie Minogue song "Wow Wow Wow Wow". Could I have enjoyed this book more...NO! Lady Christina Barclay has been forced to flee her London home to New York City, they leave under a clo...

    Read it. READ IT. READ IT!! Seriously, this book is so tender and beautiful. And now I plan on devouring the author's backlist. ...

    4.5 stars I have enjoyed every installment in The Four Hundred series so far, but Joanna Shupe has outdone herself with this third book. It was fantastic. The blurb sold at this as a young woman who escapes a repugnant suitor by making a marriage of convenience to a reclusive inv...

    This was my least favorite Joanna Shupe so far. I give like 2 1/2 stars. So many people liked it. So please just try it and come back and tell me you loved it, ?. I loved that the hero was deaf. It?s nice seeing it represented and learning some of the trials our hero, Oliv...

    After a series of tragic events, Oliver becomes reclusive and apathetic. His only concerns are his sweet sister and his work. That all changes though after an unexpected encounter with caring and bashful Christina. I had always thought that opposites make the best couples but Christin...

    "He was listening to her and taking her wishes into account... and that meant absolutely EVERYTHING." Overview: This has been a pretty hit series for me, and I'm eagerly awaiting the next one! I can't wait to see who the characters will be. What I love about the series is that ea...

    In the three weeks since she had arrived in New York City, Lady Christina Barclay had taken to taking walks in the reclusive Oliver Hawkes? gardens, her closest neighbour. Oliver had not noticed her until a little incident made him aware of her presence. Since an illness caused Olive...

    2.5/5 Honestly, i liked the concept of a deaf hero inventing hearing devices and falling in love with an impoverished aristocrat more than its execution. i've heard great things about this book from dearauthor or smartbitches (can't remember for sure). but where was the characte...

    I think I started reading this author with her debut in 2015 ? and I?ve tried not to miss anything from her pen since. In this story, historic romance is a bit different from the norm ? as we have moved London born ladies to the colonies, currently in the growth spurt that charac...

    Trigger warnings: some really terrible parenting, wrongful committal to a nineteenth century mental health facility, violence. So I read a sample chapter of this in How the Dukes Stole Christmas and was intrigued enough by that and the knowledge that the male lead is Deaf to spend ...

    WOW!! This was a PHENOMENAL book.! A handicaps view of what life could have been in the Gilded Age. Lady Christina Barclay has been a pawn for her parents to use as they saw fit, with their fortunes gambled and spent in extravagant fashion they are now destitute, their only recourse...

    Another Lady from London on to her adventure in the new world and the big city of New York. The Gilded Age in New York was where the ladies of England come to find fortune, husbands, and redemption. Lady Christina finds that she becomes the soul pair of shoulders to carry the burdens o...

    A very interesting book with a solid story line. Oliver is a Gilded Age millionaire, but is also deaf and a recluse because of his deafness. Christina is the daughter of an impoverished British earl. The story is a lovely romance that includes a forced marriage and an evil conniving re...

    3.5-4 stars. shupe shines when she hones in on a character's passion. I didn't see that in *A Daring Arrangement*, but did in *A Scandalous Deal.* Oliver is deaf, and has devoted himself to making one of the first hearing aids. I loved learning about Oliver's life, and it felt e...

    A lukewarm read. I was intrigued by the premise and enjoy historical romances that take a swing at disabilities in a real and believable way and this was my first go at a deaf hero. I enjoyed the hero, I think he was characterized fairly well. Our heroine however is not as easy to...

  • Addie H
    Oct 04, 2018

    DNF 65% I suspect seasoned romance readers will not enjoy this one. Despite its' very interesting sounding premise, it's cheesy, the villains (family, friends , etc) are way too over the top, and after a couple of very cringe worthy love scenes I gave up. ...

  • AnnMarie
    Sep 17, 2018

    DNF 65% I suspect seasoned romance readers will not enjoy this one. Despite its' very interesting sounding premise, it's cheesy, the villains (family, friends , etc) are way too over the top, and after a couple of very cringe worthy love scenes I gave up. ...

    B+ / 4.5 stars A Notorious Vow is the third book in Joanna Shupe?s The Four Hundred series, and quite possibly my favourite of the three. In it, the daughter of a debt-ridden peer falls for a reclusive inventor who lost his hearing due to illness at the age of thirteen; it?s...

    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from Avon in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. A Notorious Vow is the third book in the Four Hundred series and whew....what a ...

    3.75 stars My first try with Joanna Shupe and I enjoyed it overall. The characters were fully developed with personal battles and a sweet endearing romance that even with it's flaws is too pure and charming to resist. My biggest complaint/holdup about this would have to be the h...

    I had really enjoyed the other two books in this series and loved the premise of this one, so I was exited to get to it. I loved Christina and Oliver. They?re both such good people who have dealt with people treating them horribly. She?s sweet and he?s sort of gruff, but toge...

    I love, love, love the character growth of Christina and Oliver. Christina started as this meek uber-obedient girl, but by the end of the book she found the courage to face society in order to save Oliver. Same with Oliver realizing his reclusiveness and arrogance led to his downfall. ...

    I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads 3 Stars. A Notorious Vow is the third novel in The Four Hundred series, and can easily be read as a standalone. I read the previous book but not the first in the series, but I found no confusion. What I fin...

    What a lovely story. I am really enjoying this author. RTC ...

    A flat-out one sitting read. I picked up my hold at the library and soon found myself eating a sandwich one-handed and trying to pour a glass of milk with only half an eye. The care and work Shupe has taken with her Deaf hero is outstanding. The plot is first-rate (fake-marriage trope,...

    I thought this was a solid 4 star read, maybe even 4.5 stars... Lady Christina Barclay is in in New York City with her parents, who have left England under a cloud of scandal and unpaid debts. Her parents want to marry her off to a rich man as soon as possible and have gotten an "in...

    A Notorious Vow is the third book in The Four Hundred series by Joanna Shupe. In the words of a Kylie Minogue song "Wow Wow Wow Wow". Could I have enjoyed this book more...NO! Lady Christina Barclay has been forced to flee her London home to New York City, they leave under a clo...

  • Tracy Emro
    Sep 22, 2018

    DNF 65% I suspect seasoned romance readers will not enjoy this one. Despite its' very interesting sounding premise, it's cheesy, the villains (family, friends , etc) are way too over the top, and after a couple of very cringe worthy love scenes I gave up. ...

    B+ / 4.5 stars A Notorious Vow is the third book in Joanna Shupe?s The Four Hundred series, and quite possibly my favourite of the three. In it, the daughter of a debt-ridden peer falls for a reclusive inventor who lost his hearing due to illness at the age of thirteen; it?s...

    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from Avon in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. A Notorious Vow is the third book in the Four Hundred series and whew....what a ...

    3.75 stars My first try with Joanna Shupe and I enjoyed it overall. The characters were fully developed with personal battles and a sweet endearing romance that even with it's flaws is too pure and charming to resist. My biggest complaint/holdup about this would have to be the h...

    I had really enjoyed the other two books in this series and loved the premise of this one, so I was exited to get to it. I loved Christina and Oliver. They?re both such good people who have dealt with people treating them horribly. She?s sweet and he?s sort of gruff, but toge...

    I love, love, love the character growth of Christina and Oliver. Christina started as this meek uber-obedient girl, but by the end of the book she found the courage to face society in order to save Oliver. Same with Oliver realizing his reclusiveness and arrogance led to his downfall. ...

    I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads 3 Stars. A Notorious Vow is the third novel in The Four Hundred series, and can easily be read as a standalone. I read the previous book but not the first in the series, but I found no confusion. What I fin...

    What a lovely story. I am really enjoying this author. RTC ...

    A flat-out one sitting read. I picked up my hold at the library and soon found myself eating a sandwich one-handed and trying to pour a glass of milk with only half an eye. The care and work Shupe has taken with her Deaf hero is outstanding. The plot is first-rate (fake-marriage trope,...

    I thought this was a solid 4 star read, maybe even 4.5 stars... Lady Christina Barclay is in in New York City with her parents, who have left England under a cloud of scandal and unpaid debts. Her parents want to marry her off to a rich man as soon as possible and have gotten an "in...

  • Anne
    Sep 24, 2018

    DNF 65% I suspect seasoned romance readers will not enjoy this one. Despite its' very interesting sounding premise, it's cheesy, the villains (family, friends , etc) are way too over the top, and after a couple of very cringe worthy love scenes I gave up. ...

    B+ / 4.5 stars A Notorious Vow is the third book in Joanna Shupe?s The Four Hundred series, and quite possibly my favourite of the three. In it, the daughter of a debt-ridden peer falls for a reclusive inventor who lost his hearing due to illness at the age of thirteen; it?s...

    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from Avon in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. A Notorious Vow is the third book in the Four Hundred series and whew....what a ...

    3.75 stars My first try with Joanna Shupe and I enjoyed it overall. The characters were fully developed with personal battles and a sweet endearing romance that even with it's flaws is too pure and charming to resist. My biggest complaint/holdup about this would have to be the h...

    I had really enjoyed the other two books in this series and loved the premise of this one, so I was exited to get to it. I loved Christina and Oliver. They?re both such good people who have dealt with people treating them horribly. She?s sweet and he?s sort of gruff, but toge...

    I love, love, love the character growth of Christina and Oliver. Christina started as this meek uber-obedient girl, but by the end of the book she found the courage to face society in order to save Oliver. Same with Oliver realizing his reclusiveness and arrogance led to his downfall. ...

    I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads 3 Stars. A Notorious Vow is the third novel in The Four Hundred series, and can easily be read as a standalone. I read the previous book but not the first in the series, but I found no confusion. What I fin...

    What a lovely story. I am really enjoying this author. RTC ...

    A flat-out one sitting read. I picked up my hold at the library and soon found myself eating a sandwich one-handed and trying to pour a glass of milk with only half an eye. The care and work Shupe has taken with her Deaf hero is outstanding. The plot is first-rate (fake-marriage trope,...

    I thought this was a solid 4 star read, maybe even 4.5 stars... Lady Christina Barclay is in in New York City with her parents, who have left England under a cloud of scandal and unpaid debts. Her parents want to marry her off to a rich man as soon as possible and have gotten an "in...

    A Notorious Vow is the third book in The Four Hundred series by Joanna Shupe. In the words of a Kylie Minogue song "Wow Wow Wow Wow". Could I have enjoyed this book more...NO! Lady Christina Barclay has been forced to flee her London home to New York City, they leave under a clo...

    Read it. READ IT. READ IT!! Seriously, this book is so tender and beautiful. And now I plan on devouring the author's backlist. ...

    4.5 stars I have enjoyed every installment in The Four Hundred series so far, but Joanna Shupe has outdone herself with this third book. It was fantastic. The blurb sold at this as a young woman who escapes a repugnant suitor by making a marriage of convenience to a reclusive inv...

    This was my least favorite Joanna Shupe so far. I give like 2 1/2 stars. So many people liked it. So please just try it and come back and tell me you loved it, ?. I loved that the hero was deaf. It?s nice seeing it represented and learning some of the trials our hero, Oliv...

    After a series of tragic events, Oliver becomes reclusive and apathetic. His only concerns are his sweet sister and his work. That all changes though after an unexpected encounter with caring and bashful Christina. I had always thought that opposites make the best couples but Christin...

    "He was listening to her and taking her wishes into account... and that meant absolutely EVERYTHING." Overview: This has been a pretty hit series for me, and I'm eagerly awaiting the next one! I can't wait to see who the characters will be. What I love about the series is that ea...

    In the three weeks since she had arrived in New York City, Lady Christina Barclay had taken to taking walks in the reclusive Oliver Hawkes? gardens, her closest neighbour. Oliver had not noticed her until a little incident made him aware of her presence. Since an illness caused Olive...

    2.5/5 Honestly, i liked the concept of a deaf hero inventing hearing devices and falling in love with an impoverished aristocrat more than its execution. i've heard great things about this book from dearauthor or smartbitches (can't remember for sure). but where was the characte...

    I think I started reading this author with her debut in 2015 ? and I?ve tried not to miss anything from her pen since. In this story, historic romance is a bit different from the norm ? as we have moved London born ladies to the colonies, currently in the growth spurt that charac...

    Trigger warnings: some really terrible parenting, wrongful committal to a nineteenth century mental health facility, violence. So I read a sample chapter of this in How the Dukes Stole Christmas and was intrigued enough by that and the knowledge that the male lead is Deaf to spend ...

    WOW!! This was a PHENOMENAL book.! A handicaps view of what life could have been in the Gilded Age. Lady Christina Barclay has been a pawn for her parents to use as they saw fit, with their fortunes gambled and spent in extravagant fashion they are now destitute, their only recourse...

    Another Lady from London on to her adventure in the new world and the big city of New York. The Gilded Age in New York was where the ladies of England come to find fortune, husbands, and redemption. Lady Christina finds that she becomes the soul pair of shoulders to carry the burdens o...

    A very interesting book with a solid story line. Oliver is a Gilded Age millionaire, but is also deaf and a recluse because of his deafness. Christina is the daughter of an impoverished British earl. The story is a lovely romance that includes a forced marriage and an evil conniving re...

    3.5-4 stars. shupe shines when she hones in on a character's passion. I didn't see that in *A Daring Arrangement*, but did in *A Scandalous Deal.* Oliver is deaf, and has devoted himself to making one of the first hearing aids. I loved learning about Oliver's life, and it felt e...

    A lukewarm read. I was intrigued by the premise and enjoy historical romances that take a swing at disabilities in a real and believable way and this was my first go at a deaf hero. I enjoyed the hero, I think he was characterized fairly well. Our heroine however is not as easy to...

    Review posted on my Read|Escape|Repeat blog This was a solid 3 stars for me - it started out encouraging. Oliver Hawkes, the mysterious and reclusive next door neighbor, is an unusual Historical Romance hero in that he is deaf - not a very typical hero. However, of course, he is sus...

    3.5 A Notorious Vow is the third novel in Joanna Shupe's Four Hundred series. It's the first book that I've read by Shupe, and I'm already looking forward to reading the other two. Set during New York City?s Gilded Age, the book follows Lady Christina Barclay and Oliver Hawkes...

  • Aila
    Sep 04, 2018

    DNF 65% I suspect seasoned romance readers will not enjoy this one. Despite its' very interesting sounding premise, it's cheesy, the villains (family, friends , etc) are way too over the top, and after a couple of very cringe worthy love scenes I gave up. ...

    B+ / 4.5 stars A Notorious Vow is the third book in Joanna Shupe?s The Four Hundred series, and quite possibly my favourite of the three. In it, the daughter of a debt-ridden peer falls for a reclusive inventor who lost his hearing due to illness at the age of thirteen; it?s...

    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from Avon in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. A Notorious Vow is the third book in the Four Hundred series and whew....what a ...

    3.75 stars My first try with Joanna Shupe and I enjoyed it overall. The characters were fully developed with personal battles and a sweet endearing romance that even with it's flaws is too pure and charming to resist. My biggest complaint/holdup about this would have to be the h...

    I had really enjoyed the other two books in this series and loved the premise of this one, so I was exited to get to it. I loved Christina and Oliver. They?re both such good people who have dealt with people treating them horribly. She?s sweet and he?s sort of gruff, but toge...

    I love, love, love the character growth of Christina and Oliver. Christina started as this meek uber-obedient girl, but by the end of the book she found the courage to face society in order to save Oliver. Same with Oliver realizing his reclusiveness and arrogance led to his downfall. ...

    I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads 3 Stars. A Notorious Vow is the third novel in The Four Hundred series, and can easily be read as a standalone. I read the previous book but not the first in the series, but I found no confusion. What I fin...

    What a lovely story. I am really enjoying this author. RTC ...

    A flat-out one sitting read. I picked up my hold at the library and soon found myself eating a sandwich one-handed and trying to pour a glass of milk with only half an eye. The care and work Shupe has taken with her Deaf hero is outstanding. The plot is first-rate (fake-marriage trope,...

    I thought this was a solid 4 star read, maybe even 4.5 stars... Lady Christina Barclay is in in New York City with her parents, who have left England under a cloud of scandal and unpaid debts. Her parents want to marry her off to a rich man as soon as possible and have gotten an "in...

    A Notorious Vow is the third book in The Four Hundred series by Joanna Shupe. In the words of a Kylie Minogue song "Wow Wow Wow Wow". Could I have enjoyed this book more...NO! Lady Christina Barclay has been forced to flee her London home to New York City, they leave under a clo...

    Read it. READ IT. READ IT!! Seriously, this book is so tender and beautiful. And now I plan on devouring the author's backlist. ...

    4.5 stars I have enjoyed every installment in The Four Hundred series so far, but Joanna Shupe has outdone herself with this third book. It was fantastic. The blurb sold at this as a young woman who escapes a repugnant suitor by making a marriage of convenience to a reclusive inv...

    This was my least favorite Joanna Shupe so far. I give like 2 1/2 stars. So many people liked it. So please just try it and come back and tell me you loved it, ?. I loved that the hero was deaf. It?s nice seeing it represented and learning some of the trials our hero, Oliv...

    After a series of tragic events, Oliver becomes reclusive and apathetic. His only concerns are his sweet sister and his work. That all changes though after an unexpected encounter with caring and bashful Christina. I had always thought that opposites make the best couples but Christin...

    "He was listening to her and taking her wishes into account... and that meant absolutely EVERYTHING." Overview: This has been a pretty hit series for me, and I'm eagerly awaiting the next one! I can't wait to see who the characters will be. What I love about the series is that ea...

  • alexis
    Jan 08, 2019

    DNF 65% I suspect seasoned romance readers will not enjoy this one. Despite its' very interesting sounding premise, it's cheesy, the villains (family, friends , etc) are way too over the top, and after a couple of very cringe worthy love scenes I gave up. ...

    B+ / 4.5 stars A Notorious Vow is the third book in Joanna Shupe?s The Four Hundred series, and quite possibly my favourite of the three. In it, the daughter of a debt-ridden peer falls for a reclusive inventor who lost his hearing due to illness at the age of thirteen; it?s...

    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from Avon in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. A Notorious Vow is the third book in the Four Hundred series and whew....what a ...

    3.75 stars My first try with Joanna Shupe and I enjoyed it overall. The characters were fully developed with personal battles and a sweet endearing romance that even with it's flaws is too pure and charming to resist. My biggest complaint/holdup about this would have to be the h...

    I had really enjoyed the other two books in this series and loved the premise of this one, so I was exited to get to it. I loved Christina and Oliver. They?re both such good people who have dealt with people treating them horribly. She?s sweet and he?s sort of gruff, but toge...

    I love, love, love the character growth of Christina and Oliver. Christina started as this meek uber-obedient girl, but by the end of the book she found the courage to face society in order to save Oliver. Same with Oliver realizing his reclusiveness and arrogance led to his downfall. ...

    I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads 3 Stars. A Notorious Vow is the third novel in The Four Hundred series, and can easily be read as a standalone. I read the previous book but not the first in the series, but I found no confusion. What I fin...

    What a lovely story. I am really enjoying this author. RTC ...

    A flat-out one sitting read. I picked up my hold at the library and soon found myself eating a sandwich one-handed and trying to pour a glass of milk with only half an eye. The care and work Shupe has taken with her Deaf hero is outstanding. The plot is first-rate (fake-marriage trope,...

    I thought this was a solid 4 star read, maybe even 4.5 stars... Lady Christina Barclay is in in New York City with her parents, who have left England under a cloud of scandal and unpaid debts. Her parents want to marry her off to a rich man as soon as possible and have gotten an "in...

    A Notorious Vow is the third book in The Four Hundred series by Joanna Shupe. In the words of a Kylie Minogue song "Wow Wow Wow Wow". Could I have enjoyed this book more...NO! Lady Christina Barclay has been forced to flee her London home to New York City, they leave under a clo...

    Read it. READ IT. READ IT!! Seriously, this book is so tender and beautiful. And now I plan on devouring the author's backlist. ...

    4.5 stars I have enjoyed every installment in The Four Hundred series so far, but Joanna Shupe has outdone herself with this third book. It was fantastic. The blurb sold at this as a young woman who escapes a repugnant suitor by making a marriage of convenience to a reclusive inv...

    This was my least favorite Joanna Shupe so far. I give like 2 1/2 stars. So many people liked it. So please just try it and come back and tell me you loved it, ?. I loved that the hero was deaf. It?s nice seeing it represented and learning some of the trials our hero, Oliv...

    After a series of tragic events, Oliver becomes reclusive and apathetic. His only concerns are his sweet sister and his work. That all changes though after an unexpected encounter with caring and bashful Christina. I had always thought that opposites make the best couples but Christin...

    "He was listening to her and taking her wishes into account... and that meant absolutely EVERYTHING." Overview: This has been a pretty hit series for me, and I'm eagerly awaiting the next one! I can't wait to see who the characters will be. What I love about the series is that ea...

    In the three weeks since she had arrived in New York City, Lady Christina Barclay had taken to taking walks in the reclusive Oliver Hawkes? gardens, her closest neighbour. Oliver had not noticed her until a little incident made him aware of her presence. Since an illness caused Olive...

    2.5/5 Honestly, i liked the concept of a deaf hero inventing hearing devices and falling in love with an impoverished aristocrat more than its execution. i've heard great things about this book from dearauthor or smartbitches (can't remember for sure). but where was the characte...

    I think I started reading this author with her debut in 2015 ? and I?ve tried not to miss anything from her pen since. In this story, historic romance is a bit different from the norm ? as we have moved London born ladies to the colonies, currently in the growth spurt that charac...

    Trigger warnings: some really terrible parenting, wrongful committal to a nineteenth century mental health facility, violence. So I read a sample chapter of this in How the Dukes Stole Christmas and was intrigued enough by that and the knowledge that the male lead is Deaf to spend ...

    WOW!! This was a PHENOMENAL book.! A handicaps view of what life could have been in the Gilded Age. Lady Christina Barclay has been a pawn for her parents to use as they saw fit, with their fortunes gambled and spent in extravagant fashion they are now destitute, their only recourse...

    Another Lady from London on to her adventure in the new world and the big city of New York. The Gilded Age in New York was where the ladies of England come to find fortune, husbands, and redemption. Lady Christina finds that she becomes the soul pair of shoulders to carry the burdens o...

    A very interesting book with a solid story line. Oliver is a Gilded Age millionaire, but is also deaf and a recluse because of his deafness. Christina is the daughter of an impoverished British earl. The story is a lovely romance that includes a forced marriage and an evil conniving re...

    3.5-4 stars. shupe shines when she hones in on a character's passion. I didn't see that in *A Daring Arrangement*, but did in *A Scandalous Deal.* Oliver is deaf, and has devoted himself to making one of the first hearing aids. I loved learning about Oliver's life, and it felt e...

    A lukewarm read. I was intrigued by the premise and enjoy historical romances that take a swing at disabilities in a real and believable way and this was my first go at a deaf hero. I enjoyed the hero, I think he was characterized fairly well. Our heroine however is not as easy to...

    Review posted on my Read|Escape|Repeat blog This was a solid 3 stars for me - it started out encouraging. Oliver Hawkes, the mysterious and reclusive next door neighbor, is an unusual Historical Romance hero in that he is deaf - not a very typical hero. However, of course, he is sus...

    3.5 A Notorious Vow is the third novel in Joanna Shupe's Four Hundred series. It's the first book that I've read by Shupe, and I'm already looking forward to reading the other two. Set during New York City?s Gilded Age, the book follows Lady Christina Barclay and Oliver Hawkes...

    there are a couple content warnings I want to give for: asylums/mental wards, ableism, and attempted rape. i think that it's important to detail the aspects of each beyond just saying "content warning", especially with regards to the first subject, asylums. i do address elements of ...

  • Maria Dariotis
    Sep 21, 2018

    DNF 65% I suspect seasoned romance readers will not enjoy this one. Despite its' very interesting sounding premise, it's cheesy, the villains (family, friends , etc) are way too over the top, and after a couple of very cringe worthy love scenes I gave up. ...

    B+ / 4.5 stars A Notorious Vow is the third book in Joanna Shupe?s The Four Hundred series, and quite possibly my favourite of the three. In it, the daughter of a debt-ridden peer falls for a reclusive inventor who lost his hearing due to illness at the age of thirteen; it?s...

    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from Avon in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. A Notorious Vow is the third book in the Four Hundred series and whew....what a ...

    3.75 stars My first try with Joanna Shupe and I enjoyed it overall. The characters were fully developed with personal battles and a sweet endearing romance that even with it's flaws is too pure and charming to resist. My biggest complaint/holdup about this would have to be the h...

    I had really enjoyed the other two books in this series and loved the premise of this one, so I was exited to get to it. I loved Christina and Oliver. They?re both such good people who have dealt with people treating them horribly. She?s sweet and he?s sort of gruff, but toge...

    I love, love, love the character growth of Christina and Oliver. Christina started as this meek uber-obedient girl, but by the end of the book she found the courage to face society in order to save Oliver. Same with Oliver realizing his reclusiveness and arrogance led to his downfall. ...

    I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads 3 Stars. A Notorious Vow is the third novel in The Four Hundred series, and can easily be read as a standalone. I read the previous book but not the first in the series, but I found no confusion. What I fin...

    What a lovely story. I am really enjoying this author. RTC ...

    A flat-out one sitting read. I picked up my hold at the library and soon found myself eating a sandwich one-handed and trying to pour a glass of milk with only half an eye. The care and work Shupe has taken with her Deaf hero is outstanding. The plot is first-rate (fake-marriage trope,...

    I thought this was a solid 4 star read, maybe even 4.5 stars... Lady Christina Barclay is in in New York City with her parents, who have left England under a cloud of scandal and unpaid debts. Her parents want to marry her off to a rich man as soon as possible and have gotten an "in...

    A Notorious Vow is the third book in The Four Hundred series by Joanna Shupe. In the words of a Kylie Minogue song "Wow Wow Wow Wow". Could I have enjoyed this book more...NO! Lady Christina Barclay has been forced to flee her London home to New York City, they leave under a clo...

    Read it. READ IT. READ IT!! Seriously, this book is so tender and beautiful. And now I plan on devouring the author's backlist. ...

    4.5 stars I have enjoyed every installment in The Four Hundred series so far, but Joanna Shupe has outdone herself with this third book. It was fantastic. The blurb sold at this as a young woman who escapes a repugnant suitor by making a marriage of convenience to a reclusive inv...

    This was my least favorite Joanna Shupe so far. I give like 2 1/2 stars. So many people liked it. So please just try it and come back and tell me you loved it, ?. I loved that the hero was deaf. It?s nice seeing it represented and learning some of the trials our hero, Oliv...

    After a series of tragic events, Oliver becomes reclusive and apathetic. His only concerns are his sweet sister and his work. That all changes though after an unexpected encounter with caring and bashful Christina. I had always thought that opposites make the best couples but Christin...

    "He was listening to her and taking her wishes into account... and that meant absolutely EVERYTHING." Overview: This has been a pretty hit series for me, and I'm eagerly awaiting the next one! I can't wait to see who the characters will be. What I love about the series is that ea...

    In the three weeks since she had arrived in New York City, Lady Christina Barclay had taken to taking walks in the reclusive Oliver Hawkes? gardens, her closest neighbour. Oliver had not noticed her until a little incident made him aware of her presence. Since an illness caused Olive...

    2.5/5 Honestly, i liked the concept of a deaf hero inventing hearing devices and falling in love with an impoverished aristocrat more than its execution. i've heard great things about this book from dearauthor or smartbitches (can't remember for sure). but where was the characte...

    I think I started reading this author with her debut in 2015 ? and I?ve tried not to miss anything from her pen since. In this story, historic romance is a bit different from the norm ? as we have moved London born ladies to the colonies, currently in the growth spurt that charac...

    Trigger warnings: some really terrible parenting, wrongful committal to a nineteenth century mental health facility, violence. So I read a sample chapter of this in How the Dukes Stole Christmas and was intrigued enough by that and the knowledge that the male lead is Deaf to spend ...

    WOW!! This was a PHENOMENAL book.! A handicaps view of what life could have been in the Gilded Age. Lady Christina Barclay has been a pawn for her parents to use as they saw fit, with their fortunes gambled and spent in extravagant fashion they are now destitute, their only recourse...

  • Maida
    Sep 21, 2018

    DNF 65% I suspect seasoned romance readers will not enjoy this one. Despite its' very interesting sounding premise, it's cheesy, the villains (family, friends , etc) are way too over the top, and after a couple of very cringe worthy love scenes I gave up. ...

    B+ / 4.5 stars A Notorious Vow is the third book in Joanna Shupe?s The Four Hundred series, and quite possibly my favourite of the three. In it, the daughter of a debt-ridden peer falls for a reclusive inventor who lost his hearing due to illness at the age of thirteen; it?s...

    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from Avon in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. A Notorious Vow is the third book in the Four Hundred series and whew....what a ...

    3.75 stars My first try with Joanna Shupe and I enjoyed it overall. The characters were fully developed with personal battles and a sweet endearing romance that even with it's flaws is too pure and charming to resist. My biggest complaint/holdup about this would have to be the h...

    I had really enjoyed the other two books in this series and loved the premise of this one, so I was exited to get to it. I loved Christina and Oliver. They?re both such good people who have dealt with people treating them horribly. She?s sweet and he?s sort of gruff, but toge...

    I love, love, love the character growth of Christina and Oliver. Christina started as this meek uber-obedient girl, but by the end of the book she found the courage to face society in order to save Oliver. Same with Oliver realizing his reclusiveness and arrogance led to his downfall. ...

  • Jasmine
    Mar 13, 2019

    DNF 65% I suspect seasoned romance readers will not enjoy this one. Despite its' very interesting sounding premise, it's cheesy, the villains (family, friends , etc) are way too over the top, and after a couple of very cringe worthy love scenes I gave up. ...

    B+ / 4.5 stars A Notorious Vow is the third book in Joanna Shupe?s The Four Hundred series, and quite possibly my favourite of the three. In it, the daughter of a debt-ridden peer falls for a reclusive inventor who lost his hearing due to illness at the age of thirteen; it?s...

    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from Avon in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. A Notorious Vow is the third book in the Four Hundred series and whew....what a ...

    3.75 stars My first try with Joanna Shupe and I enjoyed it overall. The characters were fully developed with personal battles and a sweet endearing romance that even with it's flaws is too pure and charming to resist. My biggest complaint/holdup about this would have to be the h...

    I had really enjoyed the other two books in this series and loved the premise of this one, so I was exited to get to it. I loved Christina and Oliver. They?re both such good people who have dealt with people treating them horribly. She?s sweet and he?s sort of gruff, but toge...

    I love, love, love the character growth of Christina and Oliver. Christina started as this meek uber-obedient girl, but by the end of the book she found the courage to face society in order to save Oliver. Same with Oliver realizing his reclusiveness and arrogance led to his downfall. ...

    I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads 3 Stars. A Notorious Vow is the third novel in The Four Hundred series, and can easily be read as a standalone. I read the previous book but not the first in the series, but I found no confusion. What I fin...

    What a lovely story. I am really enjoying this author. RTC ...

    A flat-out one sitting read. I picked up my hold at the library and soon found myself eating a sandwich one-handed and trying to pour a glass of milk with only half an eye. The care and work Shupe has taken with her Deaf hero is outstanding. The plot is first-rate (fake-marriage trope,...

    I thought this was a solid 4 star read, maybe even 4.5 stars... Lady Christina Barclay is in in New York City with her parents, who have left England under a cloud of scandal and unpaid debts. Her parents want to marry her off to a rich man as soon as possible and have gotten an "in...

    A Notorious Vow is the third book in The Four Hundred series by Joanna Shupe. In the words of a Kylie Minogue song "Wow Wow Wow Wow". Could I have enjoyed this book more...NO! Lady Christina Barclay has been forced to flee her London home to New York City, they leave under a clo...

    Read it. READ IT. READ IT!! Seriously, this book is so tender and beautiful. And now I plan on devouring the author's backlist. ...

    4.5 stars I have enjoyed every installment in The Four Hundred series so far, but Joanna Shupe has outdone herself with this third book. It was fantastic. The blurb sold at this as a young woman who escapes a repugnant suitor by making a marriage of convenience to a reclusive inv...

    This was my least favorite Joanna Shupe so far. I give like 2 1/2 stars. So many people liked it. So please just try it and come back and tell me you loved it, ?. I loved that the hero was deaf. It?s nice seeing it represented and learning some of the trials our hero, Oliv...

    After a series of tragic events, Oliver becomes reclusive and apathetic. His only concerns are his sweet sister and his work. That all changes though after an unexpected encounter with caring and bashful Christina. I had always thought that opposites make the best couples but Christin...

    "He was listening to her and taking her wishes into account... and that meant absolutely EVERYTHING." Overview: This has been a pretty hit series for me, and I'm eagerly awaiting the next one! I can't wait to see who the characters will be. What I love about the series is that ea...

    In the three weeks since she had arrived in New York City, Lady Christina Barclay had taken to taking walks in the reclusive Oliver Hawkes? gardens, her closest neighbour. Oliver had not noticed her until a little incident made him aware of her presence. Since an illness caused Olive...

    2.5/5 Honestly, i liked the concept of a deaf hero inventing hearing devices and falling in love with an impoverished aristocrat more than its execution. i've heard great things about this book from dearauthor or smartbitches (can't remember for sure). but where was the characte...

    I think I started reading this author with her debut in 2015 ? and I?ve tried not to miss anything from her pen since. In this story, historic romance is a bit different from the norm ? as we have moved London born ladies to the colonies, currently in the growth spurt that charac...

    Trigger warnings: some really terrible parenting, wrongful committal to a nineteenth century mental health facility, violence. So I read a sample chapter of this in How the Dukes Stole Christmas and was intrigued enough by that and the knowledge that the male lead is Deaf to spend ...

    WOW!! This was a PHENOMENAL book.! A handicaps view of what life could have been in the Gilded Age. Lady Christina Barclay has been a pawn for her parents to use as they saw fit, with their fortunes gambled and spent in extravagant fashion they are now destitute, their only recourse...

    Another Lady from London on to her adventure in the new world and the big city of New York. The Gilded Age in New York was where the ladies of England come to find fortune, husbands, and redemption. Lady Christina finds that she becomes the soul pair of shoulders to carry the burdens o...

    A very interesting book with a solid story line. Oliver is a Gilded Age millionaire, but is also deaf and a recluse because of his deafness. Christina is the daughter of an impoverished British earl. The story is a lovely romance that includes a forced marriage and an evil conniving re...

    3.5-4 stars. shupe shines when she hones in on a character's passion. I didn't see that in *A Daring Arrangement*, but did in *A Scandalous Deal.* Oliver is deaf, and has devoted himself to making one of the first hearing aids. I loved learning about Oliver's life, and it felt e...

  • Bookish
    Feb 26, 2019

    DNF 65% I suspect seasoned romance readers will not enjoy this one. Despite its' very interesting sounding premise, it's cheesy, the villains (family, friends , etc) are way too over the top, and after a couple of very cringe worthy love scenes I gave up. ...

    B+ / 4.5 stars A Notorious Vow is the third book in Joanna Shupe?s The Four Hundred series, and quite possibly my favourite of the three. In it, the daughter of a debt-ridden peer falls for a reclusive inventor who lost his hearing due to illness at the age of thirteen; it?s...

    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from Avon in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. A Notorious Vow is the third book in the Four Hundred series and whew....what a ...

    3.75 stars My first try with Joanna Shupe and I enjoyed it overall. The characters were fully developed with personal battles and a sweet endearing romance that even with it's flaws is too pure and charming to resist. My biggest complaint/holdup about this would have to be the h...

    I had really enjoyed the other two books in this series and loved the premise of this one, so I was exited to get to it. I loved Christina and Oliver. They?re both such good people who have dealt with people treating them horribly. She?s sweet and he?s sort of gruff, but toge...

    I love, love, love the character growth of Christina and Oliver. Christina started as this meek uber-obedient girl, but by the end of the book she found the courage to face society in order to save Oliver. Same with Oliver realizing his reclusiveness and arrogance led to his downfall. ...

    I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads 3 Stars. A Notorious Vow is the third novel in The Four Hundred series, and can easily be read as a standalone. I read the previous book but not the first in the series, but I found no confusion. What I fin...

    What a lovely story. I am really enjoying this author. RTC ...

    A flat-out one sitting read. I picked up my hold at the library and soon found myself eating a sandwich one-handed and trying to pour a glass of milk with only half an eye. The care and work Shupe has taken with her Deaf hero is outstanding. The plot is first-rate (fake-marriage trope,...

    I thought this was a solid 4 star read, maybe even 4.5 stars... Lady Christina Barclay is in in New York City with her parents, who have left England under a cloud of scandal and unpaid debts. Her parents want to marry her off to a rich man as soon as possible and have gotten an "in...

    A Notorious Vow is the third book in The Four Hundred series by Joanna Shupe. In the words of a Kylie Minogue song "Wow Wow Wow Wow". Could I have enjoyed this book more...NO! Lady Christina Barclay has been forced to flee her London home to New York City, they leave under a clo...

    Read it. READ IT. READ IT!! Seriously, this book is so tender and beautiful. And now I plan on devouring the author's backlist. ...

    4.5 stars I have enjoyed every installment in The Four Hundred series so far, but Joanna Shupe has outdone herself with this third book. It was fantastic. The blurb sold at this as a young woman who escapes a repugnant suitor by making a marriage of convenience to a reclusive inv...

    This was my least favorite Joanna Shupe so far. I give like 2 1/2 stars. So many people liked it. So please just try it and come back and tell me you loved it, ?. I loved that the hero was deaf. It?s nice seeing it represented and learning some of the trials our hero, Oliv...

    After a series of tragic events, Oliver becomes reclusive and apathetic. His only concerns are his sweet sister and his work. That all changes though after an unexpected encounter with caring and bashful Christina. I had always thought that opposites make the best couples but Christin...

    "He was listening to her and taking her wishes into account... and that meant absolutely EVERYTHING." Overview: This has been a pretty hit series for me, and I'm eagerly awaiting the next one! I can't wait to see who the characters will be. What I love about the series is that ea...

    In the three weeks since she had arrived in New York City, Lady Christina Barclay had taken to taking walks in the reclusive Oliver Hawkes? gardens, her closest neighbour. Oliver had not noticed her until a little incident made him aware of her presence. Since an illness caused Olive...

    2.5/5 Honestly, i liked the concept of a deaf hero inventing hearing devices and falling in love with an impoverished aristocrat more than its execution. i've heard great things about this book from dearauthor or smartbitches (can't remember for sure). but where was the characte...

    I think I started reading this author with her debut in 2015 ? and I?ve tried not to miss anything from her pen since. In this story, historic romance is a bit different from the norm ? as we have moved London born ladies to the colonies, currently in the growth spurt that charac...

    Trigger warnings: some really terrible parenting, wrongful committal to a nineteenth century mental health facility, violence. So I read a sample chapter of this in How the Dukes Stole Christmas and was intrigued enough by that and the knowledge that the male lead is Deaf to spend ...

    WOW!! This was a PHENOMENAL book.! A handicaps view of what life could have been in the Gilded Age. Lady Christina Barclay has been a pawn for her parents to use as they saw fit, with their fortunes gambled and spent in extravagant fashion they are now destitute, their only recourse...

    Another Lady from London on to her adventure in the new world and the big city of New York. The Gilded Age in New York was where the ladies of England come to find fortune, husbands, and redemption. Lady Christina finds that she becomes the soul pair of shoulders to carry the burdens o...

    A very interesting book with a solid story line. Oliver is a Gilded Age millionaire, but is also deaf and a recluse because of his deafness. Christina is the daughter of an impoverished British earl. The story is a lovely romance that includes a forced marriage and an evil conniving re...

    3.5-4 stars. shupe shines when she hones in on a character's passion. I didn't see that in *A Daring Arrangement*, but did in *A Scandalous Deal.* Oliver is deaf, and has devoted himself to making one of the first hearing aids. I loved learning about Oliver's life, and it felt e...

    A lukewarm read. I was intrigued by the premise and enjoy historical romances that take a swing at disabilities in a real and believable way and this was my first go at a deaf hero. I enjoyed the hero, I think he was characterized fairly well. Our heroine however is not as easy to...

    Review posted on my Read|Escape|Repeat blog This was a solid 3 stars for me - it started out encouraging. Oliver Hawkes, the mysterious and reclusive next door neighbor, is an unusual Historical Romance hero in that he is deaf - not a very typical hero. However, of course, he is sus...

    3.5 A Notorious Vow is the third novel in Joanna Shupe's Four Hundred series. It's the first book that I've read by Shupe, and I'm already looking forward to reading the other two. Set during New York City?s Gilded Age, the book follows Lady Christina Barclay and Oliver Hawkes...

    there are a couple content warnings I want to give for: asylums/mental wards, ableism, and attempted rape. i think that it's important to detail the aspects of each beyond just saying "content warning", especially with regards to the first subject, asylums. i do address elements of ...

    This is the first book I?ve read by Joanna Shupe, though it?s actually the third in her Four Hundred series. Set during New York City?s Gilded Age, the story centers on Lady Christina Barclay and Oliver Hawkes. When Christina?s parents pressure her into marriage with a man who ...

  • Becky
    Mar 20, 2019

    DNF 65% I suspect seasoned romance readers will not enjoy this one. Despite its' very interesting sounding premise, it's cheesy, the villains (family, friends , etc) are way too over the top, and after a couple of very cringe worthy love scenes I gave up. ...

    B+ / 4.5 stars A Notorious Vow is the third book in Joanna Shupe?s The Four Hundred series, and quite possibly my favourite of the three. In it, the daughter of a debt-ridden peer falls for a reclusive inventor who lost his hearing due to illness at the age of thirteen; it?s...

    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from Avon in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. A Notorious Vow is the third book in the Four Hundred series and whew....what a ...

    3.75 stars My first try with Joanna Shupe and I enjoyed it overall. The characters were fully developed with personal battles and a sweet endearing romance that even with it's flaws is too pure and charming to resist. My biggest complaint/holdup about this would have to be the h...

    I had really enjoyed the other two books in this series and loved the premise of this one, so I was exited to get to it. I loved Christina and Oliver. They?re both such good people who have dealt with people treating them horribly. She?s sweet and he?s sort of gruff, but toge...

    I love, love, love the character growth of Christina and Oliver. Christina started as this meek uber-obedient girl, but by the end of the book she found the courage to face society in order to save Oliver. Same with Oliver realizing his reclusiveness and arrogance led to his downfall. ...

    I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads 3 Stars. A Notorious Vow is the third novel in The Four Hundred series, and can easily be read as a standalone. I read the previous book but not the first in the series, but I found no confusion. What I fin...

    What a lovely story. I am really enjoying this author. RTC ...

    A flat-out one sitting read. I picked up my hold at the library and soon found myself eating a sandwich one-handed and trying to pour a glass of milk with only half an eye. The care and work Shupe has taken with her Deaf hero is outstanding. The plot is first-rate (fake-marriage trope,...

    I thought this was a solid 4 star read, maybe even 4.5 stars... Lady Christina Barclay is in in New York City with her parents, who have left England under a cloud of scandal and unpaid debts. Her parents want to marry her off to a rich man as soon as possible and have gotten an "in...

    A Notorious Vow is the third book in The Four Hundred series by Joanna Shupe. In the words of a Kylie Minogue song "Wow Wow Wow Wow". Could I have enjoyed this book more...NO! Lady Christina Barclay has been forced to flee her London home to New York City, they leave under a clo...

    Read it. READ IT. READ IT!! Seriously, this book is so tender and beautiful. And now I plan on devouring the author's backlist. ...

    4.5 stars I have enjoyed every installment in The Four Hundred series so far, but Joanna Shupe has outdone herself with this third book. It was fantastic. The blurb sold at this as a young woman who escapes a repugnant suitor by making a marriage of convenience to a reclusive inv...

    This was my least favorite Joanna Shupe so far. I give like 2 1/2 stars. So many people liked it. So please just try it and come back and tell me you loved it, ?. I loved that the hero was deaf. It?s nice seeing it represented and learning some of the trials our hero, Oliv...