The Rogue Not Taken: Scandal & Scoundrel, Book I
By Sarah MacLean
Lady Sophie Talbot doesn’t care one bit for “society” and all its trappings. The rest of her family is enthralled by her father’s newly bestowed earldom, and her sisters relish the attention their notoriety brings. An unfortunate incident prompts Sophie to decide that she wants to go home – her true home – in the north of England, and she sets off to make her wish come true.
Her journey does not start out on a high note, but fortunately (or not), the Marquess of Eversley is there to pick up the pieces and set her on her way. Their encounters are not without incident, however, and Sophie soon finds herself stranded in remote Spotbrough – with the very dashing, very dangerous Eversley as her caretaker.
As the days go by, both Sophie and Eversley learn more about each other, but it’s what they learn about themselves that truly matters. Eversley has dealt with love before, and he’s most decidedly washed his hands of that sentiment. Permanently. Now and forever…if he can resist the siren’s call of Sophie’s unfettered love for him….
A new series is often exciting – new characters, a new premise or two, a new promise – but the first book in a new Sarah MacLean series is like opening the finest box of chocolates and finding your favorite right off! Sophie and Eversley are perfectly suited, and the fact that it takes an entire book for Eversley to realize it is nothing short of perfection! Sizzling hot, heart-rending and witty in turn, A Rogue Not Taken must be one of the first books you read in 2016 – and it’s likely to be one of THE best!
Joyce Greenfield, ReaderToReader.com