The Scandal of it All – Review

The Scandal of it All  by Sophie Jordan
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It takes two to make a scandal…

The Scandal of it All 

The Rogue Files #2

Sophie Jordan

Releasing July 25, 2017

Avon Books

 

It takes two to make a scandal…

 

What kind of woman ventures into London’s most notorious pleasure club? An outsider like Graciela, the Duchess of Autenberry, snubbed time and time again by society because of her Spanish roots. Ela longs to take a lover for a single, wild night, and within the walls of Sodom there are gentlemen to suit every forbidden taste. If only she were not so drawn to the smoldering Lord Strickland…a dangerous man who sees beyond her mask, and could ruin her reputation with a mere whisper. Lord Strickland never permitted himself to fantasize about the sultry, off-limits lady, but then he never expected to find Ela in a place so wicked, looking for what he’s more than too happy to give. She may not be to the ton’s taste, but she suits him perfectly. First, however, he must convince her to trust in this dangerous desire—and in the promise of forever unleashed by one wild, scandalous night.

Amount of sex 4.5 / 5
How explicit 4.5 / 5
Story 5 / 5
Overall: 5 / 5

I loved Ela and Colin!  Ela is like us the reader, an outsider not quite understanding the way high society works in London in the 19th century. Ela’s been living in it for quite some time just as we’ve been reading about it, but it is still foreign. Colin is Ela’s stepson’s best friend.  He is young and well liked – a London society hot property. Finding Ela in a pleasure club is the last thing he expects, and is thrilled to give her the adventure she is craving.

For a historical romance, The Scandal of It All is quite hot, steamy and panty melting! It starts steamy pretty fast and I loved the pleasure club, Sodom’s, scenes. My only disappointment was there wasn’t more of the Sodom club in the book.  Ela being in Sodom (her first time) is the catalyst for moving Colin and Ela forward to being hot and heavy outside of the club, therefore essential, but I would have like to see more of the club and the story centered around the club.  With that said, I was not disappointed in the story itself.  The storyline takes a different turn and lets the reader see another side of English society that is both entertaining and, in this case, very steamy!

 

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Rating Report
Amount of sex
4.5 / 5
How explicit
4.5 / 5
Story
5 / 5
Overall: 5 / 5