Thursday, March 27, 2014

Scoundrel Ever After by Darcy Burke

Scoundrel Ever After (Secrets & Scandals, #6)
Release date: February 8, 2014
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance
Series: Secrets and Scandals #6

Once upon a time there was a very bad boy…

Ethan Jagger will do anything to leave his criminal past behind and take his place as a gentleman in Polite Society. Success is within his grasp until his boss discovers his double cross and frames him for murder. As if running from the law and the outlaws weren’t bad enough, he must protect an innocent young lady from the very criminals who want him dead. Worst of all, though, is the dangerous attraction that sparks between them. If he can escape the hangman’s noose and start anew, will she consent to love a scoundrel ever after?

Who met a very nice girl…

London only thinks of Audrey Cheswick as a wallflower—if they even think of her at all. She’s tried to find satisfaction—if not happiness—as a spinster-in-waiting, though her intrepid spirit yearns for a grand adventure. But when she runs away with England’s most wanted criminal, she learns adventure comes with a price—not just her reputation or her virtue, but her heart.

My Rating: 5 Roses

A wonderful historical romance and conclusion to a lovely series, Scoundrel Ever After was a fantastic read. I loved this book. It was romantic, thrilling, and enjoyable. From start to finish, it was just great.

Audrey was a wonderful heroine. At first glance, she seems like a meek wallflower, but only at first glance. This lady was tough as nails and proved it several times over. When she was determined about something, nothing was going to stop her and she was very loyal to those she cared about. I really liked her.

Ethan was also great. For those who read the series, you know that he appears in the previous books, as both friend and foe. But, in this book, he gets his redemption. He seems a hardened criminal on the outside, but, chip away a few layers, and he was just a man that, after being forced into years of thievery, wanted a peaceful life with his brother and the woman he loved. Though, fate seemed determined to give him a hard time about it. He was very sweet, when he wanted to be, and loyal to those he cared about. I thought he was wonderful.

The romance was lovely. Audrey and Ethan were very sweet together. Though they seem an odd match on the surface, they were perfect for each other. The attraction between them was constantly sizzling and it definitely got hot.

The plot was fast paced and I was hooked the entire way through. There were tons of twists, turns, and thrills that kept me on the edge of my seat. I really enjoyed the story and the ending was lovely.

Scoundrel Ever After was a fantastic historical romance. I really loved this book. It was thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish. Romance lovers, this is a book you'll want to check out.

*I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

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