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SCOUNDREL EVER AFTER (SECRETS AND SCANDALS) BY DARCY BURKE
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.
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REVIEW: SCOUNDREL EVER AFTER (SECRETS AND SCANDALS) BY DARCY BURKE
Scoundrel Ever After by Darcy Burke
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I love Ms. Burke's contemporary stories because they speak to the heart. I didn't know a great deal about her historical romances until recently. Have read about 4 - 5 and like ever reader have liked a few and disliked some. Scoundrel Ever After falls into the LOVE category. A bad boy trying to make good and a damsel in distress searching for adventure. What's not to like. Ethan is a good person who made some desperate choices that cost him in the past. Trouble seems to find him wherever he goes. Audrey is the girl with a wandering heart but due to a life of structure has never followed through on that longing. Romances like these appeal to me because the central characters are so much more than they are presented to be. They see themselves one way but a fresh pair of eyes, a shock to the heart and finding the right person gives the courage to take a chance. With Scoundrel Ever After, I liked the mystery, loved the characters and followed the adventures of these misplaced spirits. Something different, that was for me just right. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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