Title: Never Judge a Lady By Her Cover (Rule of Scoundrels, book #4)
Genre: Historical Romance/Regency
Author: Sarah MacLean
Publisher: Avon, Nov. 2014
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from the back of the book blurb:
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.
This is MacLean’s final book in The Rule of Scoundrels Series. I’m sure I am among legions who wish this series would continue. The series is full of everything we love about Historical Romance; redemption of Bad Boys, feisty heroines, dire straits, sexy encounters, action, adventure and of course Happily Ever Afters.
This final book about Chase, AKA Lady Georgiana, AKA Anna, enveloped us in characterization born of exquisite dialog. This is about a woman forced to be a hard as nails fighter against society because of a scandal who meets the love of her life while she is trying to marry another man. How she and Duncan reach their HEA is a beautiful tribute to MacLean’s word mastery. The dialog between Georgiana and Duncan is everything witty, snarky, wise and all couched in deceit by both protagonists. But there is that undeniable attraction between the two that no amount of fighting the feeling, continues to fuel their encounters.
Do read this series and I guarantee you will enjoy every one of the books. The series ends here with book #4 but in this book we are introduced briefly to the protagonists of MacLean’s new series Scandal & Scoundrel, to be published later this year.
Rule of Scoundrels Series:
1. A Rogue By Any Other Name
2. One Good Earl deserves a Lover
3. No Good Duke Goes Unpunished
4. Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover