Tuesday, June 26, 2018

#Review: ONE FOR THE ROGUE by Manda Collins


  4 of 5 stars

This was the 4th and final book in the Studies in Scandal series. I was looking forward to reading this one and wasn't disappointed. Ms. Collins has written another engaging and enjoyable book. Geologist Gemma Hastings is the last of the 4 Beauchamp heiresses to remain at the house trying to unravel the puzzle that Celeste Beauchamp left for her. Unfortunately, Gemma's letter from Celeste was unfinished due to her untimely demise and it's up to Gemma to figure out what Celeste would have left for her. Complicating her studies in geology is her abject shun from the men in the field, especially Lord Cameron Lisle, editor of a prestigious magazine. Cam had rejected Gemma's submission and that rejection led to a less than pleasant social call. Can these two stubborn scholars get past their animosity to realize that they have more in common than they realize?

This book can be read as a stand alone story, but to get the full benefit of everything that has gone on at Beauchamp house since the four young women first arrived, it would be beneficial to read all the stories. I really enjoyed this series. Ms. Collins has shown that women in the Regency era had to fight against so many prejudices that women could be brilliant in their own right. It was fun watching as each young woman experienced not only scholarly pursuits, but also the attentions of swoon-worthy men. One did not need to forego love to be the best version of themselves they could be. Definitely recommend.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review and was not obligated to leave a review.