#Review The Scoundrel’s Honor by Christi Caldwell @christicaldwell #Romance
I downloaded this book via NetGalley for a review.
Some people who have read this book state you need to read the first book to understand some things that happen in this story. I admit I did not read the first book and yes, some things were unclear. However, I was able to enjoy the story without having to read the first book.
I enjoyed how the author did not allow/show/tell that Penelope was a female with sexual knowledge. This female knew almost nothing about what happens between a husband and a wife. This was refreshing in a historical read where so many authors put the female in a different light. A light that tells readers the female knows all about sex because she has seen it on the farm or has watched the animals and knows what happens. Or a female who is willing to allow a male character to take liberties that should not happen. With that being said I enjoyed the book but felt it lacking on some stuff.
Why didn’t Penelope’s brother make sure she had a house to live in and not the gaming hell? Why didn’t he make sure she had pin money? It does not seem like any brother or parent would allow a sibling or a child to live in a gaming hell. Seems like they would make sure there was an actual house for them to live.
Then we get to the lack of details. This is a big take away a star for me. I love details, especially when reading historical books. I want to know what the character is wearing. I want to know what others are wearing. I want to know what the ballroom looked like. I want to know everything possible. Readers do not see any information about how the clothes people are wearing. What the ballroom looked like or anything. Nothing wrong with this just what I enjoy.
I guess my main problem is I read too may of the old bodice rippers where everything was different.
Nothing wrong with this book. It was a light refreshing read. I will probably read others by this author.