Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover: The Fourth Rule of Scoundrels
The final installment in Sarah MacLean’s “Rule of Scoundrels” series is an exciting one. Readers explore the heart of The Fallen Angel, a gambling hell in London. The owner of the establishment is a woman, Lady Georgiana, the sister of a duke. When she was sixteen, Georgiana gave birth to an illegitimate daughter, Caroline, ruining herself in the eyes of society and fleeing London. She returned when she was twenty-six, seeking a husband with a title to start a stable life for her daughter. By night, she’s the perfect debutante, attending balls and flirting with noblemen. By day, she handles the ins and outs of The Fallen Angel as Chase, the club’s owner. Her world is turned inside-out when she gets involved with Duncan West, a newspaperman determined to learn her secrets.
Never Judge A Lady By Her Cover was very well done. Georgiana was vulnerable, but financially savvy, smart and independent. Duncan West was strong and swoon-worthy enough to be her equal. While the book was part of a series, enough exposition was offered from the previous three books that it was a standalone work. Readers new to MacLean’s work will want to read them all.