Christine Young

I am a writer and avid reader of romances particularly historical romances. Please join me on my journey through time

Christine Presents ~ Reckless Need by Scarlett Scott

Please welcome Scarlett Scott author of Reckless Need.

Scarlett Scott will be awarding a Kindle or paperback copy of Books 1 & 2 in this series to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.




Reckless Need

by Scarlett Scott


GENRE: Historical Romance




  • What or who inspired you to start writing? I’ve been fortunate to have some really wonderful teachers in my life who encouraged me to write. From my first grade teacher to some amazing college professors, I’ve found great inspiration!
  • How did you come up with ideas for your books? For my historical romance novels, I tend to research real historical figures and events. From there, I let my imagination have its wicked way.

What expertise did you bring to your writing? I definitely feel that my devotion to history and research—particularly primary sources—brings a sense of authenticity to my historical romances.

  • What would you want your readers to know about you that might not be in your bio? I’m a great cook. I love inventing recipes and having friends and family over for lunch or dinner. Hey, I’ll even make you breakfast as long as you don’t want to be served before 8 a.m. A morning person, this woman is not!
  • As far as your writing goes, what are your future plans? I’ve got a full schedule of writing and new book releases planned for historical and contemporary series through 2018.
  • What is the best and worst advice you ever received? (regarding writing or publishing) The best advice I ever received was to give indie publishing a try. I find that I’m much happier having complete control over my books, from cover, to title, to editing style. And I can honestly say I’ve never received bad advice about writing and publishing. The romance community is generally very giving and supportive, and I’ve met so many great industry professionals over the years!
  • Do you outline your books or just start writing? I loosely outline my books before I start writing. I say loosely because I don’t like to plot too much beforehand. I prefer to get to know my characters better as the book progresses and allow them autonomy.
  • Do you have an all time favorite book? My very favorite romance novel ever is And One Wore Gray by Heather Graham. That entire series, in fact, is so sweeping and poignant that it’s earned a place on my Forever Shelf. But Daniel Cameron, the hero of And One Wore Gray, will always be my one and only book boyfriend.
  • Have you started your next project? If so, can you share a little bit about your book? I’m working on Book Five in the Heart’s Temptation series, Restless Rake, and it has been a true joy to write so far. The hero is a scandalous earl who first appears in Book One of the series, and I’ve always had a bit of an author crush on him. All I can stay is this book is going to be steamy!
  • What is your favorite reality show? I love Gold Rush! Parker Schnabel’s grandpa was my absolute favorite.
  1. Can you tell us a little bit about what it was like to write a series. Writing a series is very challenging because you set yourself up with many unchangeable parameters. Characters and timelines can be difficult to keep consistent, and as an author, I’m constantly re-reading the previous books in my series as I write new books so that I can fact check for accuracy. The last thing you want is for your hero to have green eyes in book one and brown eyes by the time he has his own story in book four! But it’s also great fun, because you can develop an attachment to the characters and their world. You don’t have to say goodbye after only one book!





A staid duke


Heath, the Duke of Devonshire, has been living a passionless life of penance after losing the woman he loved. Determined to do his duty, he’s in search of an innocent bride with a sterling reputation. A bride who’s nothing at all like Tia, Lady Stokey.


A bold lady


The Duke of Devonshire may be handsome, but he’s as boring as a bowl of porridge. Or so Tia thinks until he carries her to her chamber and undoes half her buttons while kissing her senseless.


A decadent desire


The moment he scoops the delectable Tia into his arms, Heath wants her in his bed, and he’ll stop at nothing to have her there. When they unleash the scandal of the century, they must face consequences that are deeper and far more dangerous to their hearts than either of them imagined. Will they find love, or was the reckless need between them doomed from the start?






If there was one thing in the world that Tia, Lady Stokey, adored, it was parties. Give her a good fête, an army of new dresses, an entertaining assortment of guests and she was a happy woman.


Under ordinary circumstances, that was.


Grumbling to herself, she trekked through the maze at the Marquis of Thornton’s hunting estate, Penworth, in search of her wayward charge. A mere hour after their arrival for a country house party, Tia had discovered Miss Whitney missing from her bedchamber.


“In need of a nap, my bottom,” Tia grumbled, stalking around a corner. If only the hedges weren’t so frightfully high and she so irritatingly diminutive in height. But of course, that would have rather nullified the purpose of a maze, she supposed.


The young Miss Whitney had declared the need for a respite after their travel through the countryside, and Tia had acquiesced. But suspicion had brought her round to collect the girl early, where she’d discovered only a note telling her that her charge had decided to take a restoring turn about the gardens instead.


“Restoring indeed,” Tia scoffed, her ire growing with each step. She had a dreadful feeling that her charge was going to prove much more than a handful. After all, she recognized herself in the girl, and it was one of the reasons why she’d agreed to help introduce her to society.


The sound of gravel shifting interrupted her cantankerous musings. She stopped, holding her breath to listen. It sounded as if Miss Whitney was perhaps just around the next bend, behind the thick hedges obscuring Tia’s vision. Smiling in triumph, she grabbed her skirts and hurried around the turn in the maze.


“Ah ha,” she called out in delight. “I’ve found you now, you little minx.”


But her moment of triumph was terribly abridged, for the noise-making culprit, seated on a bench before her, was not Miss Whitney. Nor, in fact, was it even a female. Quite the opposite.


Dear heavens. Eyes the same wistful color as a summer sky met hers, stealing her breath. She stopped, her heart thumping as madly as a runaway stallion’s hooves. The man staring back at her, an open book in his large hands, a golden brow raised, was decidedly as far as one could get from the petite, Virginia-born Miss Whitney.


“I daresay I’ve been called a great number of things in my life, but never yet a little minx,” drawled the Duke of Devonshire as he stood and bowed to her.


“I must apologize,” she hastened to say, embarrassment making her cheeks go hot. “I mistook you for someone else.”


A small smile curved his lips, drawing her attention to just how finely formed his mouth was. He had changed since she’d seen him last. He’d grown a beard. She swallowed, her heart continuing its mad pace. The duke had always been a handsome man, possessed of a rare masculine beauty that almost made him seem too perfect to be real. But the neatly trimmed beard took the purity of his features and rendered them somehow sinful. Seductive. Her cheeks burned as she realized she was staring and, to her greatest dismay, he’d said something to her.


She had no earthly idea what.





AUTHOR Bio and Links:


Award-winning author Scarlett Scott writes historical and contemporary romance with heat, heart, and happily ever afters. Since publishing her first book in 2010, she has become a wife, mother to adorable identical twins and one TV-loving dog, and a killer karaoke singer. Well, maybe not the last part, but that’s what she’d like to think.


A self-professed literary junkie and nerd, she loves reading anything but especially romance novels, poetry, and Middle English verse. When she’s not reading, writing, wrangling toddlers, or camping, you can catch up with her on her website Hearing from readers never fails to make her day.


Scarlett’s complete book list and information about upcoming releases can be found on her website,


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Scarlett Scott will be awarding a Kindle or paperback copy of Books 1 & 2 in this series to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.



4 comments on “Christine Presents ~ Reckless Need by Scarlett Scott

  1. Thanks for hosting!

  2. Lisa Brown
    May 22, 2017

    Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  3. Scarlett Scott
    May 22, 2017

    Thank you for hosting me!

  4. achristay
    May 22, 2017

    Welcome to my blog. I hope you have a great tour.

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