New York Times, Washington Post & USA Today bestseller Sarah MacLean is launching a new series and she’s agreed to share a few teasers of just what we can expect! Plus, this is the first time we’ve shared the cover!
I’m so excited to be launching a new series this year — Scandal & Scoundrel merges 21st Century Celebrity Gossip with Pre-Victorian England. Below, Five Features of The Rogue Not Taken — the first in Scandal & Scoundrel novel!
1) A Rapscallion Rogue — Kingscote, Marquess of Eversely, who goes by the near-blasphemous moniker “King,” is famous for ending engagements; there isn’t a woman in Britain who can resist him . . . even those about to be married. King is a rogue’s rogue, however . . . and he has no intention of ever marrying.
2) A Sister to Scandal – Lady Sophie Talbot is the youngest of a particularly scandalous set of sisters — known to all of London as “The Dangerous Daughters” (readers of modern gossip rags will recognise Sophie’s sisters as akin to a certain K-initialed clan!) — It’s not easy being the youngest, plainest and most uninteresting of such a becoming brood, however, and when scandal finds Sophie, it’s outrageous.
3) An Unwelcome Stowaway — When Sophie escapes society’s censure, she unwittingly lands herself in King’s Border-bound carriage . . . much to their mutual dismay. Between uncomfortable carriage rides, unplanned stops and unwelcome highwaymen, the journey north is unexpected, to say the least.
4) A Curricle Club — Why should contemporary romance heroes have all the vehicular fun? King would ride motorcycles with the best of them — he’s got the leather pants and the raucous friends to prove it. He’s obsessed with his first-class curricle, built to such unique specification that it requires custom carriage wheels. Until, Sophie gets hold of them. And he’s got no choice but to ride via coach.
5) The Attraction of Opposition — Sophie and King are everything the other loathes, and what ensues is the most rompy of my books to date. He thinks she’s after his title, and she wouldn’t have him if he were the last man on earth. They don’t even like each other. Except when they’re kissing. They like that bit quite a bit.
The Rogue Not Taken is out Dec 29th, and is up for pre-order now!
'Smart, sexy, and always romantic' Julia Quinn, Sunday Times bestselling author of the Bridgerton series
'Fabulous' Eloisa James
'For a smart, witty and passionate historical romance, I recommend anything by Sarah MacLean' Lisa Kleypas
The first in Sarah MacLean's sensational new Scandal & Scoundrels series . . . all the fun and guilty pleasure of celebrity gossip, with a Regency twist!
Lady Sophie's Society Splash!
When Sophie, the least interesting of the Talbot sisters, lands her philandering brother-in-law backside-first in a goldfish pond, she shocks society and finds herself the target of very public aristocratic scorn, leaving her no choice but to flee, vowing to start a new life far from London . Unfortunately, the carriage in which she stows away isn't saving her from ruin . . . it's filled with it.
Rogue's Reign of Ravishment!
Kingscote, "King," the Marquess of Eversley, has never met a woman he couldn't charm, which results in a reputation far worse than the truth, a general sense that he's more pretty face than proper gentleman, and an irate summons home to the Scottish border. When King discovers stowaway Sophie, however, the journey becomes anything but boring!
War? Or More?
He thinks she's trying to trick him into marriage. She wouldn't have him if he were the last man on earth. But carriages bring close quarters, dark secrets, and unbearable temptation, making opposites altogether too attractive . . .
This is the first novel in the Regency romance Scandal & Scoundrels series by New York Time bestselling author Sarah MacLean - perfect for fans of Lisa Kleypas and Eloisa James
Scandal & Scoundrel series:
The Rogue Not Taken
A Scot in the Dark
The Day of the Duchess
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