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The Rogue Not Taken by Sarah MacLean

The Rogue Not Taken: Scandal & Scoundrel, Book I - Sarah MacLean

If one of the Rules of Romance novels is that the protagonists must go through hell before finally getting together, King and Sophie spend a good part of this book there. I did enjoy the characters and the plot  and the dialogue were good and occasionally funny.

 

There is the problem of the language used not really fitting the time of the book, but it wasn't as jarring as it can be. 

 

The scandal sheets around at the time form a backdrop for much of the plot, and the chapters are amusingly given scandal sheet-like titles, which were actually quite food.

 

Here's the blurb:

 

Lady Sophie’s Society Splash

When Sophie, the least interesting of the Talbot sisters, lands her philandering brother-in-law backside-first in a goldfish pond in front of all society, she becomes the target of very public aristocratic scorn. Her only choice is to flee London, vowing to start a new life far from the aristocracy. Unfortunately, the carriage in which she stows away isn’t saving her from ruin . . . it’s filled with it.

Rogue’s Reign of Ravishment!

Kingscote, “King,” the Marquess of Eversley, has never met a woman he couldn’t charm, resulting in a reputation far worse than the truth, a general sense that he’s more pretty face than proper gentleman, and an irate summons home to the Scottish border. When King discovers stowaway Sophie, however, the journey becomes anything but boring.

War? Or More?

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, making opposites altogether too attractive . . .

 

A fun read.

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