Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover by Sarah MacLean | Book Review

Posted January 20, 2015 by Zeee in Reviews0 Comments


I received this book for free from the Publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover by Sarah MacLean | Book ReviewNever Judge a Lady by Her Cover written by Sarah MacLean
Publication Date: November 25th 2014
Series: The Rules of Scoundrels #4
Format: eARC
Pages: 384
ISBN: 0062068512
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Flame Rating: three-half-flames
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She is the most powerful woman in Britain, A queen of the London Underworld ...But no one can ever know.
He is the only man smart enough to uncover the truth, Putting all she has at risk . . .Including her heart.
The fourth book in New York Times bestselling author Sarah MacLean’s incredible Rule of Scoundrels/Fallen Angels series. These four dark heroes will steal the hearts of their heroines and the readers alike! This is the last in the Rules of Scoundrels series—Chase’s story
By day, she is Lady Georgiana, sister to a Duke, ruined before her first season in the worst kind of scandal. But the truth is far more shocking—in London’s darkest corners, she is Chase, the mysterious, unknown founder of the city’s most legendary gaming hell. For years, her double identity has gone undiscovered . . . until now.
Brilliant, driven, handsome-as-sin Duncan West is intrigued by the beautiful, ruined woman who is somehow connected to a world of darkness and sin. He knows she is more than she seems and he vows to uncover all of Georgiana’s secrets, laying bare her past, threatening her present, and risking all she holds dear . . . including her heart.


“I’m a little underwhelmed by Chase’s story “

Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover is the last book in The Rules of Scoundrels series by Sarah MacLean and this book features the mysterious Chase!  Of course, it’s no secret that Chase is in fact, a woman and the younger sister of the Duke of Leighton (A Rogue by Any Other Name)!

When I figured out that Chase was View Spoiler », I was floored!  I was super excited to read about Chase, THE owner of The Fallen Angel and to discover that she was female was the icing on the cake!

Unfortunately, I was a little underwhelmed by the story.  I really, REALLY, REALLY wanted to love this book but….!  True, I loved the two main characters, Georgiana and Duncan West, the reporter and I loved their chemistry, which I felt was a little downplayed in the book but the story as a whole was a little disappointing.  I expected more thrills and I expected much from the villain but I felt that it wasn’t enough.  I felt that there was something missing!

There was a lot of inner monologues from Duncan and Georgiana, which was okay but it felt a little repetitive.  I also felt that Georgiana’s daughter sounded too much of an older child, and that was odd.

Nonetheless, I did enjoy the book BUT not as much as I should have.  There were steamy parts (the pool, yeah?) but overall, it failed to live up to my expectations.

Say what you will about the cover, but I love it!  We hardly see covers like this on Historical Romance books!  Thank you, Avon!

It’s a good read and definitely a must if you are following the series but I suggest borrowing this from the library instead.

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About Sarah MacLean

Author: Sarah MacLean

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 celebrating the best of the genre for the Washington Post. Her work in support of romance and the women who read it earned her a place on’s Sheroes list of 2014 and led Entertainment Weekly to call her “gracefully furious.” A graduate of Smith College & Harvard University, Sarah now lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.

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0 responses to “Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover by Sarah MacLean | Book Review

  1. Long time no see, Z! I enjoyed this book too, I read this when I was in my no-blogging period. I agree, it does lack something for me to rate it five stars, so like you, I gave it four. I only noticed the cover now (bonk me on the head!). I love it! I agree, it's so rare to see a cover like this on regency romance books. What are you reading lately? 🙂
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  2. quinnsbo

    I've struggled with Sarah MacLean's books. I've only read three, and although I haven't hated any, I've never loved them either. I'm curious about this one though, and I'm sorry to hear that it was a bit of a let down.