THE SCANDAL OF IT ALL is the
second book in The Rogue Files
by Sophie Jordan.
Graciela, the Duchess of Autenberry, is a widow and a mother to a
stepdaughter, grown-up stepson, and her own daughter. After recently
losing a friend who was taken too soon, she makes a decision to start
living her life to the fullest, including having a passionate affair with a
handsome man. In order to find that man, she decides to attend
Sodom, a club where anything goes. She goes to the club in disguise
and regrets her decision within the first few minutes when a drunk tries
to have sex with her. Thankfully she is rescued by a gorgeous man.
Graciela is happy to be rescued until she realises that the man is her
stepson's best friend, Lord Strickland. She wanted to keep her identity
from him, but when they run into her stepson she ends up having to tell
Strickland who she is and begs him to help her escape the club. One
way to help hide her identity is for him to kiss her and block her face
from view. But from that moment on, they both start to look at each
other in a whole new light.
Sparks fly between our couple, but Graciela knows she can't have a
relationship with her stepson's best friend. He won't accept it at all.
She also knows that Strickland is younger than her and needs a young
wife who will be able to give him an heir and a spare. He disagrees and
sets out to prove Graciela wrong. Can he convince her to give their
budding romance a chance?
I loved THE SCANDAL OF IT ALL.
Graciela has always done the right thing and her life has been staid and
proper. It was a real delight to see her break free and start to enjoy her
life. Strickland might be a few years younger than her, but he is exactly
what she needs. He's so protective, so passionate and he has wanted
her for much longer than she realises. The book had plenty of steamy
scenes, so not for the under 18s, and it was so beautifully written,
nothing crude at all. Their relationship was so perfect even if some
people were less than pleased about it. I am very much looking forward
to the next book in the series, and I recommend this book
What kind of woman ventures into Londonâ€™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 Stricklandâ€¦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 heâ€™s more
than too happy to give. She may not be to the tonâ€™s
taste, but she suits him perfectly. First, however, he must
convince her to trust in this dangerous desireâ€”and in the
promise of forever unleashed by one wild, scandalous night.