Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Some Like It Scandalous by Maya Rodale

They are sworn enemies…

Theodore Prescott the Third, one of Manhattan’s Rogues of Millionaire Row, has really done it this time. The only way to survive his most recent, unspeakably outrageous scandal is marry someone respectable. Someone sensible. Someone like Daisy Swann. Of all the girls in Gilded Age Manhattan, it had to be her.

Pretending to be lovers..

Daisy Swann has plans and they do not involve a loveless marriage with anyone. But when a devastating family secret threatens to destroy her standing in society, suddenly a fake engagement with Theo is just the thing to make all her dreams come true.

And now it’s time to kiss and make up…

Daisy Swann aspires to sell cosmetics that she has created, but this brainy scientist needs a smooth talking charmer’s flair for words and eye for beauty to make it a success. Before long, Daisy and Theo are trading kisses. And secrets. And discovering that despite appearances, they might be the perfect couple after all.

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Book 2
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Some Like It Scandalous is the second installment in The Gilded Age Girls Club series. With this being the second in the series, I still feel it would be easy to read the novel as a standalone with little to no confusion.

Daisy is not the usual heroine in Historical Romance. Cerebral. She isn't interested in a life featuring marriage and motherhood. She's destined to become a spinster, just a year from being put upon the 'shelf,' where she will be safe to do as she wishes in a society that sees women as lesser. Her degree in science is so close, she can feel it – her freedom. Until her mother gets a wild hair and coerces Daisy into a marriage to her mortal enemy, Theo.

Theo is and isn't the usual rakish hero in a historical romance novel. Oh, Theo was naughty – he differs because these irresponsible rakes are generally 'tamed' by the heroine, whereas Theo was tamed by his father into behaving like a gentleman – Theo craves validation and approval by his father, willing to do anything to please the man, even if that means marrying his sworn enemy.

This is the setup to the most delicious enemies-to-lovers premise, mixed in with wedlock against their wills, where they have to work together to get through this, but along the way realize they get along well, with real feelings simmering beneath the surface.

There's a thin line between love and hate, as both involve passion.

Maya Rodale always creates a realistic, page-turner that has me rooting for the hero and heroine, evoking real emotions within me, alongside unexpected dry humor and slowly building steam.

The feminist in me applauded the author on how the reader was educated in an organic way without feeling textbook, on the rights and lack of rights women of the time suffered. We must learn from the past, as history has a way of repeating itself.

Some Like It Scandalous was instantly added to my read-again shelf, where I plan on binge-reading Historical Romance. Maya Rodale is on my top-10 favorite His-Ro authors list, where none of them are ordered – all 10 fight for top-billing on my auto-buy list.

Also Available in The Gilded Age Girls Club Series

Book 1
Buy Links

Amazon US  ~  Amazon UK  ~  Amazon Au  ~  Amazon Ca
B&N  ~  Google Play  ~  iTunes  ~  Kobo
Avon Romance

For reviews & more info, check out our Duchess by Design post.

Maya Rodale began reading romance novels in college at her mother’s insistence. She is now the bestselling and award winning author of smart and sassy romances. She lives in New York City with her darling dog and a rogue of her own.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Some Like It Scandalous (The Gilded Age Girls Club #2) by Maya Rodale to read and review.

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