Review: Ripe for Scandal by Isobel Carr

Posted February 19, 2012 by Angela in Reviews / 5 Comments

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Review: Ripe for Scandal by Isobel Carr
Ripe for Scandal
by Isobel Carr

4.5 Stars


Released: September 1, 2011
Series: The League of Second Sons #2
Published by Forever
Pages: 321

True to its name, this second installment for The League of Second Sons series is full of scandal, family entanglement, romance with steamy scenes, and suspense. Ms. Carr has outdone herself as this book is so much better than the last!

Lady Boudicea Vaughn is the marriageable daughter of the Duke of Lochmaben, also Lord Leonidas little sister. This girl is not the black sheep of the family by far, but definitely a black sheep of their society. She is always going against the rules, and intentionally or not, her reputation is always in question. She will find herself in a situation where her purity will be at risk to the point of no return. And that‘s where our Hero comes in, the famous Rake of London.

Gareth Sandison is the second son of the Earl of Roxwell, member of the League, and childhood friends with Lord Leonidas, which complicates things. Now, this guy is “..a rake known for dallying with other men’s wives…”, he was a flirt, a wanderer living the life of a bachelor. However, when the responsibility of taking care of Leo’s little sister came up, he definitely came through, in more ways then one.

They have known each other since they were kids and always had feelings for each other. Knowing it will never be, Garreth and Beau avoided each other but a situation will arise where their attraction cannot be ignored. The love scenes were fairly hot and take note, there is very thorough instruction of how-to-do a Hand Job included.

Their coming together was as predictable as the Guy Next Door story, but do not be fooled. This book has twists and turns that are unexpected and left me holding my breath.

Ms. Carr was able to deliver an action packed story, one suspense after the next. She managed to include the Duke, the Earl, few members of the League, other members of their family and of course the villains of the story. And they were all infuriatingly annoying but added intensity to the story. I enjoyed this book beyond my expectations and cannot wait to find out what book 3 entails.

I have to include some quotes from our Rake.

~“Bringing pleasure to your partner, giving rather than receiving, is a pleasure all its own..”
~ “I swear to God, Beau. If you’re still straddling me when you open my Breeches…”
~ “Spit in hour hand..” 


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Thanks for the review. Loved the quotes by the way. lisagk(at)yahoo(dot)com

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this book sounds great too.. ouch


LOL I’m looking forward to reading the thorough instruction on how to give a proper handjob…love the rake quotes!!!!


“spit in your hand” lol loved the quotes. Sounds like a good story. Adding this series to my wish list. Thanks for the review


that’s a good review – I’ll have to look for Isobel’s books.