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.
Review: Having read and reviewed the first two books in the series, I was excited when I came across The Scoundrel and the Debutante for review. The cover caught my eye and I knew that I had to read Purdence’s story.
Obviously since this is the third sister’s story, Prudence has made some appearances during the series. Because of her sister’s actions, she not sure she’ll make a good match and just wants to get out of society’s eye. Then she runs into Roan and in an act of impulse, she decides to help Roan find his sister and pretty much invites more scandal upon the family. Prudence is such a fun character. She’s impulsive, but she also very kind hearted and in the end just fun. She’s drawn to Roan, an American traipsing through the English countryside on what feels like a wild goose chase and follows her heart when she decides to help him rather than follow the plans her family made for her.
Ms London sends the reader on an adventure as Prudence pretends to be Roan’s cousin during their escapade. But of course, Prudence isn’t a complete unknown after her sisters found their husbands in quite unconventional ways… so it’s almost a given that the rouse isn’t going to work. But it was fun to watch it unravel and then figure out how they’re going to pick up the pieces afterwards. The same goes for the romance between Roan and Prudence. These two circle around each other, fight the attraction, give in… it’s all you expect in a romance and it made me happy.
There were moments of comedic relief when it came to Roan’s struggles in an unfamiliar culture, which were a nice touch. All in all, this was a fun romp and I can’t wait to revisit this family. There’s one more sister who needs to have her moment of scandal.