The Rogue Not Taken: Scandal & Scoundrel, Book I

By Sarah MacLean
Read by Justine Eyre

The Scandal & Scoundrel Series: Book 1

11.75 Hours 12/29/2015 unabridged
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The first in a brand new series from New York Times bestselling, RITA award-winning, author Sarah MacLean. The least-interesting Talbot sister scandalized society by striking her notoriously philandering brother-in-law and landing him backside-first in a goldfish pond. And we thought Sophie was the quiet one. When she finds herself the target of very public aristocratic scorn, Sophie Talbot flees, 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. The Marquess of Eversley was espied descending a rose trellis—eluding an irate Earl and his once-future countess. No lady is safe from the Eversley’s engagement ending escapades! Kingscote, Marquess of Eversley, has never met a woman he couldn’t charm, a quality resulting in a reputation far worse than the truth and an irate summons to the Scottish border. When King discovers stowaway Sophie, however, the journey becomes anything but boring. 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.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

The first in a brand new series from New York Times bestselling, RITA award-winning, author Sarah MacLean.

The least-interesting Talbot sister scandalized society by striking her notoriously philandering brother-in-law and landing him backside-first in a goldfish pond. And we thought Sophie was the quiet one.

When she finds herself the target of very public aristocratic scorn, Sophie Talbot flees, 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.

The Marquess of Eversley was espied descending a rose trellis—eluding an irate Earl and his once-future countess. No lady is safe from the Eversley’s engagement ending escapades!

Kingscote, Marquess of Eversley, has never met a woman he couldn’t charm, a quality resulting in a reputation far worse than the truth and an irate summons to the Scottish border. When King discovers stowaway Sophie, however, the journey becomes anything but boring.

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“MacLean has the magic touch: the ability to use the perfect words to elicit an emotional response that makes readers laugh, cry, and sigh with pleasure. This lovely story is perfect in so many ways; it’s funny, with rapier wit, sweet and super-sexy, one of those stories you’ll keep close to your heart.” RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)
“Spellbinding…Readers will be intoxicated by the emotional connection between the lovers, which makes their banter that much more amusing and their eventual physical passion that much more satisfying…Comedy, action, secrets, and love: this book has it all.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“This refreshing romp is both a thrilling, often funny romantic journey and a delicious, scathing commentary on upper-class pre-Victorian society. A roguish hero who’s not quite the cad he’s supposed to be and a bright, resourceful heroine who’s anything but dull drive each other to distraction—and into love…A purely delightful diversion (and who wouldn’t love the title?).” Library Journal (starred review)
“Another triumph of delicious wit and delectable sensuality that will solidify her reputation as the go-to author for readers searching for smartly written, stunningly sexy historical romances.” Booklist (starred review)
“MacLean’s elegant writing, brisk storytelling, and clever dialogue are frosting on the cake of Sophie’s compelling romance, and they’ll hook the reader into this new series about the risqué Talbot sisters, who must forge a path through a hostile social structure. MacLean’s latest shines with the intensity, wit, and emotion for which she’s celebrated.” Kirkus Reviews
“Justine Eyre narrates this first volume of the Scandal and Scoundrel series in a crisp British accent…Eyre gives Sophie, the most practical of the Talbot sisters, a voice to match her temperament—strong, determined, and generally even. She reads King with a deeper pitch and a controlled tone. Listeners will especially enjoy the passionate scenes in which the tension crackles. Narrating these parts of the story at a slow pace, with ample pauses and changes in tone, Eyre fully captures the connection between the pair and the depth of their evolving relationship.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Sarah MacLean

Sarah MacLean grew up in Rhode Island, obsessed with historical romance and bemoaning the fact that she was born centuries too late for her own season. Her love of all things historical helped to earn her degrees from Smith College and Harvard University before she finally set pen to paper and wrote her first book. Sarah now lives in New York City with her husband, their dog, and a ridiculously large collection of romance novels.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Romance
Runtime: 11.75
Audience: Adult
Language: English