Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Review: Scoundrel Ever After

Scoundrel Ever After 
Darcy Burke

Series Secrets & Scandals #6
Published By Intrepid Reads
Publish Date February 8, 2014
Pages 286
Format ebook
Genre historical romance
Source via netgalley for an honest review
Rating 4 stars
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Blurb from Goodreads:
Once upon a time there was a very bad boy…

Ethan Jagger will do anything to leave his criminal past behind and take his place as a gentleman in Polite Society. Success is within his grasp until his boss discovers his double cross and frames him for murder. As if running from the law and the outlaws weren't bad enough, he must protect an innocent young lady from the very criminals who want him dead. Worst of all, though, is the dangerous attraction that sparks between them. If he can escape the hangman’s noose and start anew, will she consent to love a scoundrel ever after?

Who met a very nice girl…

London only thinks of Audrey Cheswick as a wallflower—if they even think of her at all. She’s tried to find satisfaction—if not happiness—as a spinster-in-waiting, though her intrepid spirit yearns for a grand adventure. But when she runs away with England’s most wanted criminal, she learns adventure comes with a price—not just her reputation or her virtue, but her heart.

My Thoughts:

let me start off by saying that I haven't read any other books in this series. Ethan is a bad boy in every sense of the word, but then he was brought up in the streets of St. Giles.he was turned away by his half-brother when his mother died. He has had to steal and kill his way to the top of the food chain so to speak. He wants out though he's tired of the things he has to do to stay where he is.

His brother finally recognizes him as his brother and makes amends for turning him away all those years ago.

Ethan meet Audrey by climbing in her window one night to get away from the Bow Street runners and sends them she has taught him to dance like a gentleman so he can interact with the time and not look like an idiot. Audrey on the other hand wants adventure and has taken to dressing like a young man in order to do so. She has even been to a vice party given by Ethan's half-brother.

Ethan and Audrey start their great adventure by running away from Gin Jimmy and the Bow Street runners, everything is not perfect they fight and argue the whole time. They end up at an orphanage run by Fox and Miranda, they both can see themselves living there that is until the Bow Street runners finally catch up with them. Audrey is kidnapped by Gin Jimmy in order to bring Ethan into the fold. Ethan sacrifices himself to get her back but his brother and friends have other ideas. At the end of the book there is a happy ending.

After reading this book I am going to see if I can get the first books in the series.

About the Author:

Darcy Burke

Darcy Burke is the USA Today Bestselling Author of hot, action-packed historical and sexy, emotional contemporary romance. Darcy wrote her first book at age 11, a happily ever after about a swan addicted to magic and the female swan who loved him, with exceedingly poor illustrations.

A native Oregonian, Darcy lives on the edge of wine country with her devoted husband, their two great kids, and two Bengal cats. In her “spare” time Darcy is a serial volunteer enrolled in a 12-step program where one learns to say “no,” but she keeps having to start over. She’s also a fair-weather runner, and her happy places are Disneyland and Labor Day weekend at the Gorge.


  1. I haven't heard of this series but I will definitely check it out now :)
    I don't read much historical romance but I really do enjoy the genre, I will be sure to add this to my TBR shelf,
    great review!
    Your new GFC & Bloglovin follower,
    Cody @ Literary-ly Obsessed

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