Saturday, December 24, 2016

The Rogue Not Taken by Sarah MacLean ~ Review & Giveaway

Source:  Received the book in exchange for a fair and honest review

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…







It's always hit or miss with historical books and me but I'm thinking this author will always be a hit! 

So impressed with this one!

First, I adore Sophie.  She's got her priorities right among the craziness that is London society.  She grew up outside of London and not part of the social circles with no title.  But after her father wins a title in a poker game, her family moves to London and dives right in.  Sophie is the only one that doesn't seem to enjoy it.  She misses the simpler life they had before and she hates the way the ton treats her and her sisters.  And when the opportunity presents itself to tell them so, she does in a very public way, embarrassing the wrong person.  That moment launches an adventure she never could have dreamed of.  I was so proud of her and cheered for her the entire way.

Second, there's King.  Now, King is a scandalous rogue who has ruined quite a few soon to be brides.  Yes, we meet him climbing down the rose trellis to escape the wrath of a certain father.  Charming and complicated, he is not what he appears.  I adored getting to know him and learn his secrets.  He's not your average rogue at all.  I love him completely.   

Third, these two together were incredible fun.  Their banter had me laughing out loud.  The situations they found themselves in where priceless.  Boots, baths and honey pots, oh my.  Then there were the slippers, Great North Road, books and the labyrinth.  Truly a fine adventure!

Fourth, what a story!  I marveled at the construction and perfect symmetry.  We're talking a masterful author right here!  It was written in third person with rotating POV and it was perfection.  I was struck again and again what a masterful creation this book was.

Fifth, there is that moment in this book - the one you see them racing towards and you just want to stop them but you can't.  That moment was a capstone.  It tied the book together and healed through a lot of pain.  And the best part was that is was but a moment.  The story moved quickly to find the resolution that I craved. 

Finally, the moment the story kicked shut (hehe), there was such a smile on my face.  When you close a books that you've basically read straight through and you're just happy and content?  Well that is a great book.  

Even if you don't read historical, if you love good romance then this book is for you!




                                          




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25 comments:

  1. I want to read it because it is an historical romance novel.

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  2. Because I love this author and the synopsis is just awesome!

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  3. I want to win because I look to read books that make me laugh

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  4. Because I'm just a stay-at-home rogue, which makes me the rogue less traveled.

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  5. It sounds like a fun read! LOL! The description drew me in!

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  6. This book sounds great! I love historical romance! Merry Christmas!

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  7. I adored this book! It was my first MacLean book and I thought it was awesome. You must read the next book in this series - SO relatable to modern issues, but in a historical setting. Great review, Val!

    Happy holidays. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  8. I do enjoy Sarah MacLean's books. Love Historical romance.

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  9. looks and sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing :)

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  10. It's been too long since I read Sarah MacLean, and the review makes this one sound like I should get back to hers. Thanks!

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  11. I loved that you were impressed with the book! It makes me want to read it!

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  12. I like this author and historical romance ⛄❄⛄
    Merry Christmas,
    Lori

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  13. Love historical romance! Happy holidays.

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  14. I love historical romance stories.

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  15. I'm a huge fan of Sarah MacLean's books, they're always so captivating!

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  16. I'd love to read this book because I really like Sarah MacLean's Historical romance books!
    Thanks so much!

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  17. I love Historical romances and Sarah MacLean is one of my favourite historical authors :)

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  18. Because every book that Sarah MacLean writes is amazing and I love her!

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  19. I've enjoyed other books by Sarah MacLean, and this one sounds good, too!

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  20. Because I absolutely love her books!! She is one of my favorite historical romance authors. Top 3 at least!

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  21. I'm a fan of Sarah MacLean and this one sounds really good!

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  22. I'm a huge fan of Sarah MacLean's books, her characters are always so well written!

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  23. I enjoy reading Sarah MacLean's books, and this is the only one that I haven't read yet.

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  24. Oh this look and sounds so good! I love when opposites attract!

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