by Sarah MacLean
Series: The Rules of Scoundrels #4
Published by: HarperCollins
Genres: Historical Romance
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.
Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover is the final book in Sarah MacLean’s Rules of a Scoundrel series and what a ride it has been. Regency London, fallen angels, and sizzling romances delivered only as MacLean can. Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover brings us Chase’s story and I lost myself within its pages.
*Spoiler free for those who have read the previous books*
Lady Georgiana, a Duke’s sister was horribly ruined before her first season even began. Scorned by the ton she vowed her revenge. While some still murmur about her fall, none in London know her darkest scandal. She is the most feared owner of the Fallen Angel; the unknown founder of the most notorious gaming hall in all of London.
When the long shadow cast from Lady Georgiana’s fall affect those she holds dear, she once again returns to the ton, holding her head high in an attempt to gain acceptance. At a ball, she catches the eye of Duncan West. Duncan is undeniably handsome and the successful owner of London’s most popular rags and the very reason for her return. The chemistry between them is undeniable, but Lady Georgiana seeks a title and must guard her secrets. The tale that unfolds has suspense, heat and risks everything.
Georgiana is such a powerful character, and to think I once swooned. As much as she has uplifted and helped others, she struggles to trust and accept help from those in her tightly knit circle. A young woman was positively delightful and showed wisdom beyond her years. The threats that affect Georgiana and Duncan were well done and added suspense. The romance was delicious, and slow burning with intense physical attraction. The risks and Georgiana’s reasons for returning added some angst, and kept me on edge as I waited to see how I would get the HEA I so desperately needed.
Sarah MacLean’s portrayal of Chase and his many facets was brilliant. I loved seeing the different personalities/characters emerge. I can honestly say I loved them all. Never Judge A Lady by Her Cover was a fantastic conclusion to the series. All of the characters own a piece of my heart and I look forward to seeing what MacLean cooks up next.
Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover was perfectly paced, with suspense and a romance to make you swoon. If you haven’t read the Rules of A Scoundrel series I recommend you binge read them all.
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