A Scot in the Dark (Scandal and Scoundrel Series #2)

A Scot in the Dark (Scandal and Scoundrel Series #2)

by Sarah MacLean

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Lonesome Lily turned Scandalous Siren

Miss Lillian Hargrove has lived much of her life alone in a gilded cage, longing for love and companionship. When an artist offers her pretty promises and begs her to pose for a scandalous portrait, Lily doesn’t hesitate . . . until the lying libertine leaves her in disgrace. With the painting now public, Lily has no choice but to turn to the one man who might save her from ruin.

Highland Devil turned Halfhearted Duke

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 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.

Tartan Comes to Town

Warnick arrives in London with a single goal: get the chit married and see her become someone else’s problem, then return to a normal, quiet life in Scotland. It’s the perfect plan, until Lily declares she’ll only marry for love . . . and the Scot finds that there is one thing in England he likes far too much . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062379443
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/30/2016
Series: Scandal and Scoundrel Series , #2
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 14,832
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

A life-long romance reader, Sarah MacLean wrote her first romance novel on a dare, and never looked back. She is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of historical romances and a columnist for The Washington Post, where she writes about the romance genre. She lives in New York City. Visit her at www.sarahmaclean.net.

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A Scot in the Dark 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Agree totally with July 5, 2017 review. Interestong charactersbut too many facts repeated and not enough character development! LORRAINE
booklover10CM More than 1 year ago
Pretty disappointing. Too much repetition of the same thing just using different words.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Crazybooknerd More than 1 year ago
A Scot in the Dark by Sarah MacLean Scandal & Scoundrel #2 ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ This was a good read. Lily was a strong woman who started to regret her actions but in the end embraced them. I liked that. I was looking forward to Alec’s story after reading the first book in this series, however, he turned out a little different than I expected. While I truly enjoyed how much chemistry was between Lily and him.. His hard-headedness for thinking he wasn’t good enough for her - got tiresome. There were some great funny parts, some totally sigh worthy parts and of course a wonderful happy ending. I wonder who the next story in this series will be about? ~Paragraphs and Petticoats~
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Hfowler More than 1 year ago
Alec, the Duke of Warnick, was introduced in A Rogue Not Taken. He is a Scotsman who hates all things English. So when he discovers that he has a ward in London he knew nothing about and that she has gone and done something scandalous to ruin her reputation, he has only one thought- get to London and get the chit married off quickly then get back home to Scotland. What he isn't prepared for is Lily, a woman who is both strong and courageous yet also very vulnerable and hurt. Their sparring back and forth was delightful to watch. Their going from being attracted to each other to quite annoyed with the behavior of the other made for a high emotional and passion filled love story. Their race against time to find the scandalous painting before all of London sees Lily's shame, the appearance of a woman from Alec's past that left him scarred and believing himself unworthy of a beauty like Lily, and the return of the characters from the Rules of a Scoundrel series and The Rogue Not Taken make for a fun read. I enjoy the characterization that Sarah MacLean does so well. Her female characters are always so strong and passionate and the men who fall in love with them are very much their equals, flaws and all.
regencyromantic1 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. It wasn't great like some of her other books but it is still worth reading.
Cupcakegirly More than 1 year ago
What I Liked: Sarah MacLean is one of the few authors I've read that has the ability to take a modern day scandal, give it a historical twist, and have the story be relevant to both times periods. So much fun to read! This has all of the elements I've come to enjoy in a MacLean story: great writing, witty banter, romantic tension and plenty of steam. Lily and her guardian, The Duke of Warnick, are both strong-willed, stubborn characters with major trust issues who are perfect for each other--even if they don't realize it. And having the Duke be a Scotsman (who loathes all things English) was highlight entertaining! Would I Recommend This? Absolutely!
BookReaderAnnie More than 1 year ago
I'm a newer reading of Sarah MacLean. In fact, I started with this series. I really enjoyed The Rogue Not Taken a lot so I had high hopes for A Scot in the Dark. I know, I've made it sound like I don't like A Scot in the Dark, but that's not true, totally. I did like it, I just can't say I loved it. I'm not even sure why? I think it had to do with Lily. I just didn't or couldn't feel her. Now Warnick I really liked. There is just something about him that drew you in, he was prefect hero material. In fact he was to go for Lily. I know that sounds harsh, but it's how I feel. I think if I could like Lily more then I would have really enjoyed this story. I also think that if the author hadn't kept the story line going for so long it would have been better too. It was like beating a dead horse. I was kind going to end the review after what I had just written but I have to tell that it killed me to do so. My above review makes it sound like I hate the story and that's not totally true. This one just has a few issues that the first one didn't. Because I really did enjoy the first book, The Rogue Not Taken I will try the next book in the series. You can't like everything a author writes. Sometimes you just can't be friends with a character.
redreviewsit More than 1 year ago
SUPER stoked that I was able to review A Scot in the Dark. Sarah MacLean is one of my favorite historical authors (She is an automatic buy for me.) and I have been chomping at the bit to read this one-it was better than I imagined! I immediately went in quite intrigued by Alec, the Duke of Warnick, from the first book in this series, The Rogue Not Taken. He was mysterious and seemed to not care about whatever it was London thought of him. I love a man that is quiet and confident. Fast forward to this book. I loved the depth of emotion and backstory for Alec. If I wasn't already half in love with him, I would have been pushed over the edge shortly after starting this story. He ranks up there as one of my favorites of her heroes. Lillian was such a wonderful character. Ms. MacLean has a knack for creating strong, leading females. I felt for the predicament that Lilly found herself in. It's crazy the nonsense women had to go through and the double standards they had to face. She found the strength to face it all. I loved her spunk and tenacity. She was wonderful! I can't say enough about how all sorts of awesome this book was. Ms. MacLean knows how to pen a fantastic novel!
iheartyabooks More than 1 year ago
A Scott in the Dark by Sarah MacLean had me laughing in delight and swooning for Alec and Lilly—a couple that couldn’t be more different from each if they tried. After Lilly is disgraced, having done something pretty foolish and now all of England knows, she’s found herself in quite the debacle. So when The Duke of Warnick (Alec) arrives as the new Duke of her home, she worries what will become of her. Loathing all things English, Alec sees the dukedom and the ward living therein as nothing but an inconvenience. He’s made up his mind before he even arrives that he’ll rid himself of the burden as quickly as possible. Only one problem: Lilly can’t be married off so easily. She’s a romantic, and must marry for love. Alec is huge. Like, think of a giant, burly Scotsman (yum), but his imposing size and intimidating character are no match for Lilly’s passionate personality. These two clash in the best, steamy way. I just love it when Lilly checks out his knees for the first time…I was right there with her on that difficult swallow before the giant Scotsman and his kilt! So much fun, and so much romance in this story is sure to delight all McLean fans. A must read!
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
With loads of laughs and words of wisdom, Sarah MacLean takes readers on a wickedly entertaining romance between an overbearing brute and his unwanted ward a naive vixen caught up in a surprising scandal. Irresistible, with lovable characters and scenarios reminiscent in minute ways of Beauty and the Beast.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story started with an interesting premise which can be related to the present day with nude photos of girl friends or boyfriends posted on the internet. The story regards how the heroine is embroled in this type of scandal as the subject of a nude painting. Lilian is a ward of a scottish duke from book 1 in this series and he wants to marry her off to save her reputation. I usually enjoy Ms. Mc!ean's books but this one was repetitive with page after page about the same issues amd angst. Not much maturity or common sense from Lilian and there really wasn't much development of the relationship between her and the duke at all. Her other books in this series were better. The Rogue not Taken and The Day of the Duchess.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
McClean creatively unveils the story of two lonely souls as they struggle with love's demands to honor their true selves. A masterpiece!