Monday, October 31, 2016

The Rogue Not Taken by Sarah MacLean [Review]

 The Rogue Not Taken by Sarah MacLean
The Rogue Not Taken (Scandal & Scoundrel #1) by Sarah MacLean
Format: ebook
Source: purchased
Date read: June 21, 2016

Scandal & Scoundrel
1. The Rogue Not Taken - Paperback | Kindle
2. A Scot in the Dark

Sarah MacLean
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Synopsis (Goodreads):

The youngest of the infamous Talbot sisters scandalized society at the Liverpool Summer Soiree, striking her sister’s notoriously philandering husband and landing him backside-first in a goldfish pond. And we thought Sophie was the quiet one…

When she finds herself the target of very public aristocratic scorn, Sophie Talbot does what she must to escape the city and its judgment—she flees on the back of a carriage, vowing never to return to London…or to society. But the carriage isn’t saving her from ruin. It’s filled with it.


The Marquess of Eversley was espied descending a rose trellis—escaping an irate Earl and his once-future countess. No lady is safe from Eversley’s Engagement Ending Escapades!

Kingscote, the Marquess of Eversley, has never met a woman he couldn’t charm, a quality that results in a reputation far worse than the truth, a furious summons home, and a long, boring trip to the Scottish border. When King discovers stowaway Sophie, however, the trip becomes anything but boring.


He thinks she’s trying to trick him into marriage. She wouldn’t have him if he were the last man on earth. But carriages bring close quarters, dark secrets, and unbearable temptation, and suddenly opposites are altogether too attractive…
Thoughts on The Rogue Not Taken: I do enjoy two stubborn people fighting their attraction to one another until the bitter end. King and Sophie were just so...willfully blind to what was between them. To be fair, King had to deal with his past before he could admit they might have a future, but STILL. It was delicious.

So. Sophie, as the youngest of the Talbot sisters has never felt like she fit in. At least when it comes to her family. She loves them, naturally, but where they revel in making headlines, she does her best to keep her head down. Until she doesn't. When that girl lets go, she REALLY lets go. I was impressed.

Meanwhile, King goes from trying to be disinterested in Sophie to caring far too much. In his opinion, at least. I absolutely ADORED how he was determined to find a way to convince Sophie that she was worth just as much as her sisters. *sniffle*

Solid characters with a side of shenanigans from our hero and heroine that made me grin. I'm a total sucker for a couple determined to steer clear of entanglements getting bit hard by the bug of love.

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