I was sent a free copy of A Scoundrel of Her Own by Stacy Reid from TLC Book Tours. All opinions are my own.
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About A Scoundrel of Her Own:
Publisher: Entangled: Amara (December 28, 2021)
Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
Lady Ophelia Darby exists in two worlds. In one, she is the impudent, willful daughter of a powerful marquess and darling of the ton. In the other, she moves through the underworld’s shadows as songstress Lady Starlight, protected only by the notoriously wealthy scoundrel Devlin Byrne. But when she stumbles upon her beloved father’s darkest secrets, the line between her two worlds quickly blurs. Now she needs the help of the one man a lady should never trust.
Devlin Byrne stands on the edge of London society, knowing he will never be accepted. No one else knows that his obscene wealth and ruthlessness aren’t without purpose. Or that his purpose has golden-brown eyes that shimmer with mischief, the palest of skin, and a lush mouth that beckons to be kissed, and deeply. But having Ophelia is only the beginning of Devlin’s plans.
It’s undeniable that Devlin Byrne is a dangerous temptation but just as Ophelia begins to trust him, maybe even fall for him, she discovers she’s not the only one with secrets. And his would lead her down more than just the path of scandal…
Each book in the Sinful Wallflowers series is STANDALONE:
* My Darling Duke
* Her Wicked Marquess
* A Scoundrel of Her Own
About the Author:
Stacy is an avid reader of novels with a deep passion for writing. She especially loves romance and adores writing about people falling in love. Stacy lives a lot in the worlds she creates and actively speaks to her characters (out loud). She has a warrior way, never give up on her dreams. When Stacy is not writing, she spends a copious amount of time watching Japanese anime and playing video games with her love, Du’Sean Nelson. stacyreid.com
“A sweet and passionate love story.” -Kirkus Reviews
“This was steamy, swoony, gripping, dramatic, and breathtakingly romantic.” -Crystal’s Bookish Life
“This is easily my favorite 2021 historical romance!!” -Reads By Rae
“From the very sweet and heartfelt prologue, I was all in. There was an excellent introduction and rich details keeping me captivated. There was a wonderful build that had me on the edge of my seat. The ending was heart-in-my-throat pulse-pounding with a nice bit of drama. I was so into it all, everything around me faded away. I liked meeting both of their friends and revisiting people from the first two stories as well.” -About That Story
“This is a sexy historical romance with fabulous characters. Our daring heroine seems fearless in her pursuit of the truth. Our ruthless hero us more vulnerable than he first appears. Lots of fun and some very emotional moments.” -Warrior Woman Winmill
“This book swept me away from the beginning. This was historical romance it its best! I am just blown away at how good this book and series is.” -Pink Cowland Reads
“Stacy Reid is able to bring the glamour and sexiness of time period with edginess and fun.” -The Book Refuge
“Stacy Reid is my Top 5 Historical Romance writers. I eagerly anticipate each new release, and A Scoundrel of Her Own was no different.” -Mommy Reads at Midnight
“Oh man Stacy delivered on angst, steam and romance. I highly recommend!” -Hey Anci
“I was completely enthralled from the prologue of this book and ended up reading it in almost one sitting.” -Alecia Reads
“Stacy Reid has quickly become a favorite, so I’ll read anything from her, just on her name.” -Eleven Thirteen PM
“I am desperately in love with this couple and this book!” -Lit with Nik
“This is my first Stacy Reid book and I’m in awe.” -Naty in Color
“This was beautiful and so romantic. Childhood friends to lovers. I loved every minute! Stacy Reid never fails to disappoint with her wicked wallflowers series. I cant wait for more!” -Leslie By The Book
“A Scoundrel of Her Own is unique and the deep, burning love story is unlike any you have read before. All consuming, intensely passionate, and a deep love unheard of in this setting. Tears, smiles, and much happiness!” -A Midlife Wife
“Stacy Reid strikes again. Honestly at this point Stacy could publish her grocery list and I would buy 10 copies of it.” -Books with Rae
“Stacy Reid writes with a passion that comes through in every word she puts to paper. Her characters are dynamic yet fragile, bold yet vulnerable, and sophisticated yet simple. With her every word she holds you spell-bound.” -The Reading Mecanic
“This story is full of all the heartwarming sinfully romantic feelings I’ve grown to expect and enjoy from her romances! To the moon and back I loved Devlin and Fifi’s story and highly recommend! Wish I could give more than 5 stars!” -Affaire de Couer
“The book gave me a Bridgerton feels.” -Fully Booked
“What a delightful friends-to-lovers, forbidden-love historical romance!” -Author Zoe Forward
“With layered and interesting characters, great messages, and an epic love story, there’s a lot to love.” -One Book More
“Stacy Reid once again created poetry with her words and gave us a book that is beyond sigh-worthy.” -Estela Reads Romance
“Another FIVE STAR winner!!” -Ali Sue on the Move
It’s been a while since I have read a romance novel. When I was recovering from my surgeries I read a lot of them as they were entertaining, read quickly and ended happily. That’s not giving anything away because the whole point of a romance novel is the happily ever after. The getting there might not be easy but we all know they are going to get there.
What I love about these books are the fun characters, the women far ahead of their time and the dashing men that come the rescue. Absolutely nothing to do with real life – which is why most of us read. We look for diversions from the everyday. Whether we find that diversion in romance, science fiction or horror we want to be taken out of the ordinary and swept up into a world that doesn’t exist.
In the case of A Scoundrel of Her Own that world is dashing men, the London ton, secrets, and love that cannot be denied. And of course the dresses and costumes. Where would these books be without frippery, lace, fancy jewelry and hats.
I found this book to be an excellent distraction from the problems of the world. Once I started reading I was absorbed into the world of Lady Ophelia/Lady Starlight and her dashing adversary (?). The story unfolded as expected but made it no less enjoyable. I was lost for a time in a world that doesn’t exist and that is all one can ask from a book.