Someone is feeling too large. For Pete's sake, can we stop obsessing over someone's size already? Why is this Sarah MacLean's favorite issue? He felt unworthy of the heroine. So now we have a heroine who felt that no one loved her. Plus a hero who felt insecure about himself, his body. Can this book be any more Sarah MacLean? I do not, do not enjoy saying that I want more depth in a writer's characters. It always sounds like I am passing judgement on the writers, accusing them of lacking depth.
Whether Sarah MacLean's characters lack depth, I cannot say. But they are not who I want to be friends with. They are not who I want to be. They are not people who I feel for. They are not anywhere close to who I am. Not that I don't feel pudgy sometimes myself. I so do. But I don't believe that it makes me unlovable.
I am a delightful person to be with. I cannot. And since she seems to address similar issues again and again and again through characters, I have reached the point where I must say, this is where we part ways.
I also must say that I am not a fan of HR writers trying to use a modern plot. Dressing a modern problem up in a historical setting. If I wanted to read about modern society, I'd read a contemporary. Sarah Maclean seems to be following some kind of a "modern issues playing Regency" route. This book, for example, reminds me of some actresses' nude photos and iCloud. I know some find it interesting. I find myself again, on the opposite side of the table. I am giving the book 2 stars because the story itself is ok.
View all 33 comments. ARC from Edelweiss for an honest review. I want to start off by saying I love Sarah MacLean's books and she never disappoints,. Well almost never, but this one time. Yes, this is a first, I found this one Historical to be lacking. I'm not going into the synopsis of the story as it's pretty self explanatory on the blurb.
But I'll just say what I like and what I didn't in this review. Liked: First of all Sarah Maclean can write and she does it well as always. The flow of the book a ARC from Edelweiss for an honest review. The flow of the book and her ability to tell a story is very good. Rich detail and engaging secondary characters are there.
Good pacing also. Didn't Like I'm sad to say but this love story just didn't work for me. Our heroine is in love with Derek Hawkins, she's known him, "six months, three weeks, and five days and she was going to marry him". Because that was what one did when one was in love". But ten days later she is in love with the hero,Alec. The setup, first chapter, just left me with a bad taste knowing that Derek is not the hero but all this was felt for "other guy".
Chemistry between the two as far as I'm concerned was not there and no real romance or development of their love for each other. And how is it that Lily is the most beautiful of women but ignored all her life, unnoticed? It was just odd and didn't make sense.
She came across as this desperate and somewhat hopeless women. I found her character unappealing. And the back and forth of will they get together dragged on too long for my liking. I lost interest. Sarah Maclean is one of my favorite authors and it's saddens me to not give a glowing review.
Fingers crossed for the next book.!!!! View all 43 comments. Aug 30, Geri Reads rated it really liked it. Don't be fooled by the historical setting of this book because the things that the heroine went through felt very current. The idea of someone going through a very public humiliation like what Lillian went through in this was heartrending. This is a book that challenges your notion about scandals, slut-shaming, forgiveness, and redemption.
MacLean made Lillian a very sympathetic character to me. I normally would have a problem with a heroine who professed to love someone else durin 4. I normally would have a problem with a heroine who professed to love someone else during the first chapter of the book and then promptly falls in love with the hero.
But as a I reader, I understood her motivation. I understood why she acted the way she did. Her actions were consistent with her motivation, which is why what happened to her in this book made such an impact on me. But it's not just Lillian who has issues with humiliation, private or otherwise. The hero, Alec, was known as the Diluted Duke, the 17th in line to the title. He inherited the dukedom after a spate of bad luck befell the previous dukes.
Alec some things in his past which made him into the man he is today. He came to England after his ward, which he knew nothing about at first, was embroiled in a scandal. He wants to solve the problem and then go back to Scotland. But his ward, Lillian, wants nothing to do with his plan of restoring her tattered reputation.
She just wants to be free and leave all her troubles behind. As they spend more time with each other, the attraction, the sexual tension builds between them. I just loved the push and pull between them. The banter was glorious. Just when I thought I had figured out where the story was going, Ms. MacLean pulled a fast one on me. I knew something was up with Alec but I was unprepared for what he was actually hiding. I should have known it.
It's quite obvious in a way but not really? Probably because I was so focused on Lillian's plight that I didn't pick up on the clues as to why Alec had this aversion to England in the first place. Overall, I liked the pacing. Loved the characters and that ending was so satisfying, I wanted to go and re-read it again immediately. ARC provided by Avon in exchange for an honest review. View all 14 comments. Aug 22, Caz rated it liked it. Lily is naturally and immediately the subject of all sorts of horrid gossip and her reputation is in tatters.
Enter her hitherto absentee guardian, Alec Stuart, the twenty-first Duke of Warnick, who has, during the five years since he acceded to the title owing to the utterly improbable fact that the seventeen people who stood between him and the dukedom all managed to die without issue , managed to avoid London and remain on his lands in Scotland.
Having had no idea until now that he even had a ward, Alec realises that he needs to rescue Lily from certain ruin and heads off to London in order to do so.
A Scot in the Dark - Page 2. It does not matter that the imposing Scotsman has inherited one of the most venerable dukedoms in Britain—he wants nothing to do with it, especially when he discovers that the unwanted title comes with a troublesome ward, one who is far too old and far too beautiful to be his problem.
This book shows how beautiful that dream is and worth searching and finding the right man for the job. We do get some fun appearances with other characters from fellow books which was SUPER fun and it made me want to re-read this trilogy for sure. I am always captivated by how Sarah MacLean writes her friendships and they just take in Lillian right away and accept her since they have scandals attached to their names too but in the name of love.
We see how she has to find some peace with her past and accept the friendships with these ladies. The romance that developed between Lillian and Warnick is so detailed and well done in the feels department. Now, this author is superb when writing fun bantering and boy these two just made me so happy all the time even when they were fighting. I just had a fun time with these two and see them working out their differences.
They definitely have different views and boy Lillian is a fighter and she gets a bit creative with how she fights back and I loved it. Those little boots, with the soft red soles. You dream of filling those boots, Lillian Hargrove. And this is your best chance at doing so.
She took a step away from him, removing her hand from his clasp. As though Lily cared about such a thing. But in the more than twenty years that he had served the upper echelons of the aristocracy, Bernard had never once met with apathy. Settlesworth sputtered his confusion. Your Grace? Bernard waited another hour in the stone keep and a full three days at the only inn in the nearby town, but the duke had no interest in speaking with him again.
And so it was that for the next five years, the duke rarely showed face in London and, when he did, he eschewed all things aristocratic. Within months, London society had discerned his disdain and decided that it was they, in fact, who disdained him, and not the other way around. The Diluted Duke, they contended, was worth neither time, nor energy. After all, seventeenth in line for a dukedom was virtually no duke at all. Such a view suited Alec Stuart, proud Scotsman, more than well, and he resumed his life without a second thought for the trappings of his title.
As he was no monster, he managed his now vast estates with meticulous care, ensuring that those who relied upon Warnick lands were well and prosperous, but he avoided London, believing that as long as England ignored him, he could ignore England.
Right up until a missive arrived, revealing that alongside the estates and servants and paintings and carpets he had inherited, alongside the title he had no interest in using, the Duke of Warnick had inherited something else entirely. Short overview about this book : Lonesome Lily Turned Scandalous Siren Miss Lillian Hargrove has lived much of her life alone in a gilded cage, longing for love and companionship.
And solvent. Bernard enjoyed this part best, that is, until tragedy struck the Dukedom of Warnick. And so he waited. And waited.By Sarah MacLean. Miss Lillian Hargrove a scot in the dark read online free lived much of her life alone in a gilded cage, longing for love and companionship. With the painting now public, Lily has no choice but to turn to the one man who might save her from ruin. The Duke of Warnick loathes all things English, none more so than the aristocracy. It does not matter that the imposing Scotsman has inherited one of a scot in the dark read online free most venerable dukedoms in Britain—he wants nothing to do with it, especially when he discovers best app to watch anime online for free the unwanted title comes with a troublesome ward, one who is far too old and far too beautiful to be his problem. Upload Sign In Join. Home Books Romance. Create a List. Download to App. Length: pages 6 hours. 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Read Online or Download A Scot in the Dark (Scandal & Scoundrel #2) by Sarah MacLean Book For Free Hello fellow readers!,.. Before I read this book, I had. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Online Stores ▾ As you can see, the Duke of Warnick (the titular Scot in the Dark) has. A Scot in the Dark: Scandal & Scoundrel, Book II [MacLean, Sarah] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A Scot in the Dark: Scandal. Read Read Online A Scot in the Dark (Scandal & Scoundrel, #2) by Sarah M in PDF from the story Zatanna by Barbara23f with reads. story, online, folk. Rec. If only the novel had shown us more of Alec and Lily doing things together as they do in this scene of intrigue, it would have really taken off. As well, she wrote a heroine who wasn't a damsel in distress. It was terribly inappropriate. These two knuckleheads were competing against each other on who was the more scandalous. Free book series The Series 1 books. I really liked seeing the pair interact once they start recognizing their feelings for each other. I understood why Lily was so desperate to be loved, or even simply have a friend and it shows in her behavior with Alec. And then there's the fact it took the duke and the ward quite a bit of the book to get the grand idea of view spoiler [stealing the painting before the grand reveal hide spoiler ]. I'm not going into the synopsis of the story as it's pretty self explanatory on the blurb. Other editions. It was a cute romance, and you could see the progression of feelings, but I didn't totally believe the chemistry at first. Lily is naturally and immediately the subject of all sorts of horrid gossip and her reputation is in tatters. Then the Duke sweeps in, insisting she marry, to protect this goddess from the foul and vicious jerk threatening to expose her scandalo.