A Scot in the Dark
Book 2, Scandal & Scoundrel - Scandal & Scoundrel, Book II
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Lonesome Lily turned Scandalous Siren
Miss Lillian Hargrove has lived much of her life alone in a gilded cage, longing for love and companionship. When an artist offers her pretty promises and begs her to pose for a scandalous portrait, Lily doesn’t hesitate . . . until the lying libertine leaves her in disgrace. With the painting now public, Lily has no choice but to turn to the one man who might save her from ruin.
Highland Devil turned Halfhearted Duke
The Duke of Warnick loathes all things English, none more so than the aristocracy. It does not matter that the imposing Scotsman has inherited one of the most venerable dukedoms in Britain—he wants nothing to do with it, especially when he discovers that the unwanted title comes with a troublesome ward, one who is far too old and far too beautiful to be his problem.
Tartan Comes to Town
Warnick arrives in London with a single goal: get the chit married and see her become someone else’s problem, then return to a normal, quiet life in Scotland. It’s the perfect plan, until Lily declares she’ll only marry for love . . . and the Scot finds that there is one thing in England he likes far too much . . .
From Publishers Weekly
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WONDERFUL!!! I love Sarah Maclean and she did not disappoint at all!!!! Buy this book, read it, and then read it again!!!!!
Normally love her books- this a Disappointment!!
I want to start off by saying I love Sarah MacLean's books and she never disappoints,. Well almost never, but this one time. Yes, this is a first, I found this one Historical to be lacking.
I'm not going into the synopsis of the story as it's pretty self explanatory on the blurb. But I'll just say what I like and what I didn't in this review.
First of all Sarah Maclean can write and she does it well as always. The flow of the book and her ability to tell a story is very good. Rich detail and engaging secondary characters are there. Good pacing also.
I'm sad to say but this love story just didn't work for me. Our heroine is in love with Derek Hawkins, she's known him, "six months, three weeks, and five days and she was going to marry him"."He'd taken her breath away and he noticed her and she'd fallen quite in love". "She had given him everything he asked. Because that was what one did when one was in love".
But ten days later she is in love with the hero,Alec. WHAT?!?! The setup, first chapter, just left me with a bad taste knowing that Derek is not the hero but all this was felt for "other guy".
Chemistry between the two as far as I'm concerned was not there and no real romance or development of their love for each other.
And how is it that Lily is the most beautiful of women but ignored all her life, unnoticed? It was just odd and didn't make sense. She came across as this desperate and somewhat hopeless women. I found her character unappealing.
And the back and forth of will they get together dragged on too long for my liking. I lost interest.
Sarah Maclean is one of my favorite authors and it's saddens me to not give a glowing review. Fingers crossed for the next book.
- Category: Historical
- Published: Aug 30, 2016
- Publisher: Avon
- Seller: HarperCollins
- Print Length: 400 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 2, Scandal & Scoundrel