Title: Never Judge A Lady By Her Cover
Series: The Rules of Scoundrels #4
Author: Sarah Maclean
Genre: Historical Romance
Heat Level: 2 out of 4 flames
Overall Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Naughty Book Snitch Kay
She is the most powerful woman in Britain,
A queen of the London Underworld …
But no one can ever know.
He is the only man smart enough to uncover the truth,
Putting all she has at risk . . .
Including her heart.
The fourth book in New York Times bestselling author Sarah MacLean’s incredible Rule of Scoundrels/Fallen Angels series. These four dark heroes will steal the hearts of their heroines and the readers alike! This is the last in the Rules of Scoundrels series—Chase’s story
By day, she is Lady Georgiana, sister to a Duke, ruined before her first season in the worst kind of scandal. But the truth is far more shocking—in London’s darkest corners, she is Chase, the mysterious, unknown founder of the city’s most legendary gaming hell. For years, her double identity has gone undiscovered . . . until now.
Brilliant, driven, handsome-as-sin Duncan West is intrigued by the beautiful, ruined woman who is somehow connected to a world of darkness and sin. He knows she is more than she seems and he vows to uncover all of Georgiana’s secrets, laying bare her past, threatening her present, and risking all she holds dear . . . including her heart.
What happens when the ruined sister of a Duke re-enters society?
What happens when the most powerful man in London falls in love?
What happens when another man’s desperation leads to an alliance that could jeopardize everything he is?
What happens when the same desperate man falls in love with the ruined lady?
What happens when he finds out that the lady he loves is the most powerful man in London?
Sarah Maclean takes us on a wild ride in the final book in this series. We finally get to meet the ultra mysterious Chase, AKA Lady Georgianna. Georgianna knows she must land a respectable husband to secure her daughter’s future. No easy task considering that she’s already ruined.
What I liked:
Georgianna being Chase.
Georgianna’s love for her daughter.
Her tenacity as all three of the identities she had.
Her partners considering her their equal.
What I didn’t like:
Society’s hatefulness toward women but excusing men’s fault, while the woman is ruined. Nothing new in historical romance but it still makes my blood boil.
Society’s extended hatefulness toward the offspring of a ruined lady of society. Children should never have to pay for the sins of their parents.
I love Sarah Maclean’s writing. It’s touching and feels real. I can’t wait to see what she does next.