The Rogue Not Taken

The Scandal & Scoundrel series, is best described as "Old School TMZ" -- essentially, Modern celebrity gossip with a pre-Victorian twist. The first book, The Rogue Not Taken, which I lovingly refer to as "Romancing the Stone with fewer crocodiles and more Kardashian sisters," is in stores December 29, 2015!  

As always, you can order a *signed* copy, which comes with very cool goodies from my local indie bookstore, WORD (they ship worldwide), or order from AmazonBarnes & NobleiBooksBooks-a-Million, or your local indie

Order a *signed* copy , which comes with very cool goodies, from my local indie bookstore, WORD (they ship worldwide). Or order from  Amazon ,  Barnes & Noble ,  iBooks ,  Books-a-Million , or  your local indie !

Order a *signed* copy, which comes with very cool goodies, from my local indie bookstore, WORD (they ship worldwide). Or order from AmazonBarnes & NobleiBooksBooks-a-Million, or your local indie!


The youngest of the infamous Talbot sisters scandalized society at the Liverpool Summer Soiree, striking her sister’s notoriously philandering husband and landing him backside-first in a goldfish pond. And we thought Sophie was the quiet one…

When she finds herself the target of very public aristocratic scorn, Sophie Talbot does what she must to escape the city and its judgment—she flees on the back of a carriage, vowing never to return to London…or to society. But the carriage isn’t saving her from ruin. It’s filled with it.


The Marquess of Eversley was espied descending a rose trellis—escaping an irate Earl and his once-future countess. No lady is safe from Eversley’s Engagement Ending Escapades!

Kingscote, the Marquess of Eversley, has never met a woman he couldn’t charm, a quality that results in a reputation far worse than the truth, a furious summons home, and a long, boring trip to the Scottish border. When King discovers stowaway Sophie, however, the trip becomes anything but boring.


He thinks she’s trying to trick him into marriage. She wouldn’t have him if he were the last man on earth. But carriages bring close quarters, dark secrets, and unbearable temptation, and suddenly opposites are altogether too attractive…



The entrancing first book in RITA Award–winning MacLean’s new Scandal and Scoundrel series is another triumph of delicious wit and delectable sensuality that will solidify her reputation as the go-to author for readers searching for smartly written, stunningly sexy historical romances.
— Booklist, Starred Review
This refreshing romp is both a thrilling, often funny romantic journey and a delicious, scathing commentary on upper-class pre-Victorian society....A purely delightful diversion (and who wouldn’t love the title?).
— Library Journal, Starred Review
MacLean’s spellbinding first Scandal and Scoundrel Regency romance revitalizes the usual pairing of defiant wallflower and misunderstood rogue....Readers will be intoxicated by the emotional connection between the lovers, which makes their banter that much more amusing and their eventual physical passion that much more satisfying....Comedy, action, secrets, and love: this book has it all.
— Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
Let me start by saying that The Rogue Not Taken by Sarah MacLean is my favorite book of hers to date. If you’ve read her, or know me, then you know that I just said a thing. I mean, there is a scene in this book where the hero sensually rubs honey on the heroine’s body while she dreamily describes the bookstore she’ll own one day.
— Smart Bitches, Trashy Books - "A" Review
MacLean has the magic touch: the ability to use the perfect words to elicit an emotional response that makes readers laugh, cry and sigh with pleasure. This lovely story is perfect in so many ways; it’s funny, with rapier wit, sweet and super-sexy, one of those stories you’ll keep close to your heart.
— Romantic Times Book Reviews