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Rogue Not TakenThe Rogue Not Taken (Scandal & Scoundrel #1) by Sarah MacLean

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Synopsis: LADY SOPHIE’S SOCIETY SPLASH

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.

ROYAL ROGUE’S REIGN OF RAVISHMENT!

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.

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, and suddenly opposites are altogether too attractive…

Review:  Man, did King act like an ass more times than not throughout the whole story. The things he said to her was sometimes intense, I certainly was pulled into the story and felt for her so many times.  It was emotionally intense and I had a lot of times where I had to stop reading to have a mental argument, saying exactly what I wanted her to say to him anytime he said something harsh. There was only one love scene; which usually disappoints me, but in this case the plot line and conflicts the two had to face to get to the one time made it make sense. I think if there had been more full-on love scenes it would have actually taken something away from the story and the relationship between Sophie and King. Sophie’s roller coaster of an adventure had a lot of emotional strife all perpetrated by King the idiot ass. But he does finally take his foot out of his mouth and makes things right and they both get their happy ending. I enjoyed this story. I felt so much for Sophie and I look forward to book 2. 🙂

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