Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Scoundrel and the Debutante (The Cabot Sisters #3) by Julia London

The dust of the Cabot sisters' shocking plans to rescue their family from certain ruin may have settled, but Prudence Cabot is left standing in the rubble of scandal. Now regarded as an unsuitable bride, she's tainted among the ton. Yet this unwilling wallflower is ripe for her own adventure. And when an irresistibly sexy American stranger on a desperate mission enlists her help, she simply can't deny the temptation.

The fate of Roan Matheson's family depends on how quickly he can find his runaway sister and persuade her to return to her betrothed. Scouring the rustic English countryside with the sensually wicked Prudence at his side—and in his bed—he's out of his element. But once Roan has a taste of the sizzling passion that can lead to forever, he must choose between his heart's obligations and its forbidden desires.

Type: Historical
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 4 out of 5

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An out-of-his-element American who's burly, grumbly. searching England--unsuccessfully-- for his runaway sister, and has oh so wide shoulders. Really. It's just the thing to make a sensible young woman lose her head, throw her travel plans out the window and follow said wide shouldered burly American unbeknownst to her family. See. She's on the way to visit a friend and while waiting for her chaperon at the trading post she spots this man who's a fish out of water, having trouble with his accent and getting where he needs to be and chickie just can't resist helping him get where he's going.  Oooos! Yeah. She's a bit naughty for sure.

Roan was yummy. I love the whole American in England bit. He's just so very manly and exciting compared to all the prim and proper men of the ton. He's a little bit rough around the edges but gah he was sexy with his flustered impatient self as he dealt with all the women in his life making him batty.

And Pru. She drove me a little crazy with her nutty choices but I so got her. She's always been the good girl and done what's right despite her scandalous sisters and her life feels so very dull with no hope of marriage and children due to her family's reputation. I totally got wanting to take a risk. Throwing all sense into the wind and grabbing an adventure and excitement when she had the chance.

The two were lovely together. Their passion and back and forth was fun and delicious.

The adventure as they traipsed across the country in search of his baby sister was quite the thing. Whew. The two had a hard time of it as they traveled the countryside looking for his sister, house parties, thieves, elderly horses and difficult family members. Not to mention all those pesky feelings that snuck in and swamped them both. I really enjoyed the romance that sparked up and the turmoil of him being an American and her living in London.

The heartache and longing came through the pages as they dealt with everything. Society, living in different countries, expectations and their own desires. I teared up a few times and, dang, near the end I just wasn't sure how these two were going to pull it off but it was lovely and had me smiling and completely happy for the two.

Now. I have books one and two on my tbr pile but I think I'll be waiting to read them. Her sisters rubbed me so wrong with how they acted towards Pru once she showed back up. I'll probably love them once I see their stories taking place but oh I wanted to jump in and defend Pru against them something fierce. Definitely the signs of a great story and characters when you're feeling that strongly and protective over them.. 

Have you read London? Have a favorite?
Do you like a heroine that takes risks?
Ever read out of order and it colored your opinion on previous heroes/heroines?


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