Author: Christi Caldwell
Original Title: The Scoundrel's Honor
Release Year: February 2017
Literary Genre: Historical Romance
Setting: England, Regency
Series: 2nd of Sinful Brides
I loved the novel, first of all because this type of storyline is probably my favourite (or anyway very high on the list), I have a weird fascination for historical gaming hells and especially the owners of them. It's Kleypas' "fault" I believe.
Honestly there's not much to say, except that it is a great reading; Caldwell is a masterful author, with perfect timings and able to shape passionate and complete characters.
I don't know her works that much but I'm sure that our friendship is going to be a solid one from now on. Next on the list is the first in the series, The Rogue's Wager.
I can only find three "issues" with this novel, two of them of a very personal preference, therefore discardable.
1. I'm not a fan, at all, of forced marriage, especially if in the middle of the plot.
2. The ending, although extremely sweet, deviate a bit too much in the kingdom of fairy tales. Yes, I agree, it's idiotic to expect for an HR to be that realistic...nevertheless that's my preference.
3. The heroine, Penelope, who I like very much, is sometimes pictured way too mature in behaviour, than what her eighteen years old would expect.
Anyways, this is lovely. You should really read it.
** I received an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book on courtesy of NetGalley and Montlake Romance in exchange for an honest review, thank you for the opportunity **