★★★★ I often wonder if I would have guessed the spoiler before it was revealed... but since I knew of the spoiler before I had even started reading this series I will never know. If you plan on reading these books and have not yet started them please stop reading this review and go start with the Love By Number series (9 rules to break when romancing a rake I believe is the first) - you won't be disappointed. I would really hate to spoil anything for you.
Now on with my review. Lady Georgiana is a feisty character. The
first time I read about her in one of MacLean's "love by number"
books, I wanted her to have her own story. After getting glimpses of Duncan
West.. well he just seemed her perfect match. I loved this plot! Georgiana was
wonderful as Chase and watching her try to contain herself when she wasn't
allowed to be him was fantastic. I kinda wish Duncan had figured out she
and Anna were one and the same, on his own... even though they always seemed to
have chemistry.. I just wish that when he saw her as Georgiana for the first
time that he would have had some kind of familiarity or something due to his
frequent relationship with Anna. But this is just me and my silly love for soul
mates and such. I thoroughly enjoyed her daughter Caroline, and actually hope she gets her own story one day!
The other 3 partners in this book cracked me up. I am going to miss them, and this gaming hell world they created! I
saw that MacLean already has her next series named "Scandal & Scoundrel" due out sometime late this year. It will be Sophie Talbot's story... I must go
back and look up who Sophie is. The title is "The Rogue Not Taken."- I love how her titles play on phrases! I look
forward to reading it. I haven't been disappointed yet by MacLean.
Here's the blurb:
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.