Some Like It Scandalous (The Gilded Age Girls Club #2) by Maya Rodale [arc review- audio book]
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 Swan. Of all the girls in Gilded Age Manhattan, it had to be her.
Pretending to be lovers...
Daisy Swan 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 Swan 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.
The Review: 5 Stars
A historical romance for the feminist you didn't know you had in you!
I mean it!
I have a little boy at home and most books with feminism annoy me because they put boys down. Not this one. Maya Rodale did an OUTSTANDING job educating the reader on equality without it ever sounding forced or making all man sound like trash. I am in owe!
Daisy Swan is very close to getting a science degree and she wants nothing more than to put it to use. She doesn't care about marriage, children, parties... becoming a spinster is just fine by her.
Theodore Prescott enjoys the easy life but wants more from it too. Mostly, he wants validation, he wants to know his father cares and be seen by him as a real man. The problem is that he has no interest on his father's businesses.
To see these two forced together, forced to get to know each other and to get along was rather entertaining. They might not have known it to start but their desires in life aligned and more than that made two people that hate each other realize they are actually very compatible.
I loved being part of their journey of self discovery and love and think you all would too!