Friday, May 1, 2015

Book Review: The Scoundrel & the Debutante

Author: Julia London
Title: The Scoundrel & the Debutante
Publisher: HQN
Publish Date: April 28, 2014
Buy: Amazon
Book Blurb: 
The dust of the Cabot sisters' shocking plans to rescue their family from certain ruin may have settled, but Prudence Cabot is left standing in the rubble of scandal. Now regarded as an unsuitable bride, she's tainted among the ton. Yet this unwilling wallflower is ripe for her own adventure. And when an irresistibly sexy American stranger on a desperate mission enlists her help, she simply can't deny the temptation.

The fate of Roan Matheson's family depends on how quickly he can find his runaway sister and persuade her to return to her betrothed. Scouring the rustic English countryside with the sensually wicked Prudence at his side—and in his bed—he's out of his element. But once Roan has a taste of the sizzling passion that can lead to forever, he must choose between his heart's obligations and its forbidden desires.

Review: The Scoundrel and the Debutante is the third book in the Cabot sisters series. This one focuses on Prudence. I read The Trouble With Honor, and really enjoyed it. I missed the second book, but after reading this one, I definitely will be going back to read that one.

I loved Prudence. She really wanted marriage and was frustrated with her lack of offers because of her sisters and the way they managed to walk down the aisle.

Roan is wonderful too. I loved that he's an American and more than a little bit of a fish out of water. His accent and understanding sending him on wild goose chase to find his baby sister.

Somehow these two end up on a coach together and that's when things really get to be fun. Prudence gets her adventure and her HEA. This is a romance, remember and even though both have things they need to sort out before things can go smoothly.

There are a lot of bumps along the way, especially with the carriage they are traveling on. That is what really ends them in a rather compromising situation. Then from there it becomes a matter of whether Pru should do as she ought or follow where her heart leads her.

This is a romance, so we know what she does even though it has consequences.

I loved that Aurora really led Roan on a merry chase, but I wish I would have liked her more. She was really flighty and didn't think of the consequences of her actions. I had almost hoped she would have been headstrong and someone Pru could have been friends with. Instead she drives a wedge between Roan and Pru.


That was some last minute conflict that I could have done without, but it did bring Pru to America

All in all, this was a wonderful, sexy and fun read. I look forward to reading Grace's story.

Rating: 5 flowers


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