THE ROGUE NOT TAKEN by Sarah MacLean

Smithie romance novelist Sarah MacLean launched another addictive series with THE ROGUE NOT TAKEN, the first book in the SCANDAL & SCOUNDREL collection. MacLean’s world-building is peerless, the smutty bits are excellent, and her brainy, independent heroines all belong at Smith!

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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 in front of all society, she becomes the target of very public aristocratic scorn. Her only choice is to flee London, vowing to start a new life far from the aristocracy. 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, resulting 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 . . .

PRAISE FOR THE ROGUE NOT TAKEN

“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 […] MacLean’s latest shines with the intensity, wit, and emotion for which she’s celebrated.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“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))

“MacLean has the magic touch… 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 (top pick))

“Sarah MacLean has reignited the genre with bolder edge. She interprets the romance novel as a crucial component of feminist literature” (The New Yorker)

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

New York Times, Washington Post & USA Today bestseller Sarah MacLean is the author of historical romance novels that have been translated into more than twenty languages, and winner of back-to-back RITA Awards for best historical romance from the Romance Writers of America.

Sarah is a leading advocate for the romance genre, speaking widely on its place at the nexus of gender and cultural studies. She is the author of a monthly column for the Washington Post. Her work in support of romance and the women who read it earned her a place on Jezebel.com’s Sheroes list of 2014 and led Entertainment Weekly to call her “gracefully furious.” A graduate of Smith College & Harvard University, Sarah lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.