“I’m a little underwhelmed by Chase’s story “
Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover is the last book in The Rules of Scoundrels series by Sarah MacLean and this book features the mysterious Chase! Of course, it’s no secret that Chase is in fact, a woman and the younger sister of the Duke of Leighton (A Rogue by Any Other Name)!
When I figured out that Chase was [spoiler]Lady Georgiana[/spoiler], I was floored! I was super excited to read about Chase, THE owner of The Fallen Angel and to discover that she was female was the icing on the cake!
Unfortunately, I was a little underwhelmed by the story. I really, REALLY, REALLY wanted to love this book but….! True, I loved the two main characters, Georgiana and Duncan West, the reporter and I loved their chemistry, which I felt was a little downplayed in the book but the story as a whole was a little disappointing. I expected more thrills and I expected much from the villain but I felt that it wasn’t enough. I felt that there was something missing!
There was a lot of inner monologues from Duncan and Georgiana, which was okay but it felt a little repetitive. I also felt that Georgiana’s daughter sounded too much of an older child, and that was odd.
Nonetheless, I did enjoy the book BUT not as much as I should have. There were steamy parts (the pool, yeah?) but overall, it failed to live up to my expectations.
Say what you will about the cover, but I love it! We hardly see covers like this on Historical Romance books! Thank you, Avon!
It’s a good read and definitely a must if you are following the series but I suggest borrowing this from the library instead.
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I've struggled with Sarah MacLean's books. I've only read three, and although I haven't hated any, I've never loved them either. I'm curious about this one though, and I'm sorry to hear that it was a bit of a let down.
Long time no see, Z! I enjoyed this book too, I read this when I was in my no-blogging period. I agree, it does lack something for me to rate it five stars, so like you, I gave it four. I only noticed the cover now (bonk me on the head!). I love it! I agree, it's so rare to see a cover like this on regency romance books. What are you reading lately? 🙂
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