Some Like It Scandalous by Maya Rodale | Audiobook Review

I received this book for free from Library, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Some Like It Scandalous by Maya Rodale | Audiobook ReviewSome Like It Scandalous by Maya Rodale
Series: The Gilded Age Girls Club #2
Narrator: Charlotte North
Length: 7 Hours 32 Minutes
Published by HarperCollins on June 18, 2019
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Historical, Victorian, American
Pages: 368
Format: Audiobook, Paperback
Source: Library, Publisher
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ISBN: 9780062838810
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four-stars

They are sworn enemies…
Theodore Prescott the Third, one of Manhattan’s Rogues of Millionaire Row, has really done it this time. The only way to survive his most recent, unspeakably outrageous scandal is marry someone respectable. Someone sensible. Someone like Daisy Swann. Of all the girls in Gilded Age Manhattan, it had to be her.
Pretending to be lovers...
Daisy Swann has plans and they do not involve a loveless marriage with anyone. But when a devastating family secret threatens to destroy her standing in society, suddenly a fake engagement with Theo is just the thing to make all her dreams come true.
And now it’s time to kiss and make up…
Daisy Swann aspires to sell cosmetics that she has created, but this brainy scientist needs a smooth talking charmer’s flair for words and eye for beauty to make it a success. Before long, Daisy and Theo are trading kisses. And secrets. And discovering that despite appearances, they might be the perfect couple after all.
 

Why Did I Listen To Some Like It Scandalous by Maya Rodale?

Another day, another romance mass market paperback from the TBR Cart to be read via audio. Some Like It Scandalous by Maya Rodale is the second in the Gilded Age Girls Club series, but the first I’ve read from the series. The major appeal of this book to me is that it is set in New York City rather than London. I like when historical romance takes place someplace different.

What’s The Story Here?

Some Like It Scandalous is about Theodore Prescott the Third who is considered one of the rogues of Millionaire Row. He had this scandal happen in Saratoga and now his father wants to bring him to heel. Daisy Swan is just biding her time until she can be an old maid and enjoy the freedoms that come with it. Only, there’s a family secret that could come to light and so now she has to get married to protect her family. So, Daisy gets fake engaged to Theo. It’s mutually beneficial as Daisy will help clean his reputation and as said, Daisy needs the engagement for her family. Of course, there just so happens to be some chemistry between the two, try as they might to deny it. But, the plan is to still walk away from the relationship once both sides have achieved their aims.

How Did I Like Some Like It Scandalous?

Honestly, I really enjoyed Some Like It Scandalous. Maya Rodale’s historical romance felt pretty unique compared to what I typically consume. There’s the whole being set in America instead of England. Also, Daisy is an entrepreneur/ chemist. She makes this face cream that makes one’s complexion flawless. Theo has a degree from Harvard and is helpful in helping Daisy market her product. I loved that Daisy had a calling beyond living a life of leisure or just becoming someone’s wife. She’s very independent and that’s awesome. This book flows really well and does a nice job of exploring the whole enemies to lovers trope as well.

How’s The Narration?

The audiobook is narrated by Charlotte North and is 7 hours and 32 minutes long. It felt so fast compared to some of the other historical romance I’ve been listening to lately. I do want to listen to more from this series – both because North has a lovely voice and also because it’s so different from what I usually read.


four-stars
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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.
About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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