THE ROGUE NOT TAKEN; the first book in NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author, Sarah MacLean’s new “Scandal & Scoundrel” series was simply the perfect choice for this reader when it came time to ring in the new year!
After the family and fireworks, starting this new book from one of my favorite authors was what I most looked forward to after buying a copy on New Year’s Eve. The dawn of 2016 arrived with a very sleepy but very huge smile on my face as I turned the last page on one of the funniest, most romantic stories I’ve read since…well, since Sarah’s last book, NEVER JUDGE A LADY BY HER COVER came out the previous year.
There is just something about a book by Sarah McLean that always seems to hit at the heart of what I love most about a good romantic novel. The balance between hilarity and the tugging of heartstrings is a tricky one, but once again, Ms. McLean proves she is a true master of the art.
From the moment Sophie tosses her jerk of a brother in law into a goldfish pond after catching him cheating on her sister (not spoilery, since it’s in the synopsis), the adventure takes off with a flying leap that puts her directly in the path of a notorious (and of course, stunning) scoundrel, Kingscote “King”, Marquess of Eversley.
Certain that the most boring of Talbot sisters, known as the “Soiled S’s” is just another pampered princess trying to trap a husband after he discovers she has stowed away in his carriage, the sparks really begin to fly and so does the fun.
Although at times King’s insults get a little too down and dirty, Sophie can give as good as she gets and only grows more determined to prove that she doesn’t need his help. And for a man who believes this determination is simply another ruse, he can’t seem to help himself when it comes to playing her knight in tarnished armor anyway.
A fun, frolicking road-trip adventure from beginning to end with plenty of laugh out loud moments to thrill your funny bone and equal moments of bone melting kisses to heat up your long winter’s nights.
Another win for McLean and another spectacularly entertaining gift of storytelling for us readers!
Originally Posted at www.bemybard.com