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The Scoundrel's Honor

(Sinful Brides #2)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  2,474 ratings  ·  239 reviews
Thanks to her older siblings, Lady Penelope Tidemore is no stranger to scandal. In order for her to make a good match, her secret longings for intrigue and romance must be quelled. Yet it is through terrible mischance that Penelope is caught in a compromising position—however innocent—with the darkly enigmatic viscount Ryker Black.

Mr. Black is no gentleman. Raised from the
Kindle Edition, 354 pages
Published February 14th 2017 by Montlake Romance
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ImABookAddict IMHO, yes. Some aspects of the story reference events that happened in book 1 such as the suspense part.

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Vikki Vaught
I discovered Christi Caldwell last year and immediately read most of her backlist. Since then, whenever I see one of her books, I take notice. When I received an invitation from the publisher via Net-Galley, I eagerly accepted. Again, Ms. Caldwell has penned another winner!

Lady Penelope is determined to behave as an exemplary young debutante. Her family has already had their share of scandal. When she is caught in a compromising situation, she believes her life is ruined.

Ryker Black could care l
Sissy's Romance Book Review
'The Scoundrel's Honor' by Christi Caldwell is book Two in the "Sinful Brides" series. This is the story of Lady Penelope Tidemore and Viscount Ryker Black. This can be a standalone book but Penny and Black do appear in other books (they meet in this book) as secondary characters. Penny is part of the Tidemore family that you can read in these books if you choose to do so;
" Always a Rogue, Forever Her Love (Scandalous Seasons Book 4)" is where Penny family is introduced...this is Penny's broth
Juliana Philippa
NO EPILOGUE?!?!?!!!! WHAT?? That's just how it ends??? Ummm ... am wanting to knock off a star for that; still many dangling threads!!
Lady Heather

I absolutely adored this book!
I feel like I've discovered a hidden treasure by discovering this author.
Now I'm going to be that stalker reader who goes out and buys all her books and binge reads.

My thoughts:
This book had everything thing I like in a historical romance.
The characters coming from different stations in life.
Both being strong, intelligent, loyal, witty, courageous and loving.
The story was engaging, and the secondary characters were intriguing and engaging.

I really liked Penelope's c
Anne Boleyn's Ghost
Aug 01, 2018 marked it as on-hold
Shelves: historical
Any friends familiar with this author? Her various series are connected, and I couldn't find a recommended reading order on her website. The connections didn't pose too much of a problem in the first book in the series, but they were making my head spin here 😕
Apr 09, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: english-romance, hr
3.5 Stars
May 07, 2017 rated it liked it
I use to read alot of Ms. Caldwell's books....I especially loved her book forever betrothed never the bride. I don't know if it is my intolerance for wasted words...or the lack of free time I have but when writers are inefficient with their words and repetitive in their writing especially when pages and pages are filled with character inner dialogues that just keep going in circles. What a waste of words and pages and an opportunity to tell a meaningful and unforgettable story. This book had goo ...more
Amy ~ Love At 1st Read
Jan 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
To quote Robert Palmer, I might as well face it, I’m addicted to love. And Christi Caldwell’s books feed my addiction. #2 in her Sinful Brides series, The Scoundrel’s Honor, is an emotionally stirring, character driven romance. You can’t help but fall in love with Christi’s stories. They do more than make you swoon. They welcome you into a wonderful new world where the possibilities for love are endless.

In a world where women had little control, Lady Penelope Tidemore’s reputation was somethin
I first met Penelope Tidemore and her sisters when they were young girls in their brother Jonathan's book, Always a Rogue, Forever Her Love back in 2015. Since then, I've followed the Tidemore sisters in their pursuit of love and happiness: Patrina (the eldest sister) in A Marquess for Christmas, Prudence (second oldest) in Captivated By a Lady’s Charm, Penelope in this book, and I hope Poppy (the youngest) gets her own book. I adore Poppy. She's such a loyal sister and so perceptive for one so ...more
Feb 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing

The Scoundrel's Honor is the second book in the Sinful Brides series by Christi Caldwell. I haven't read the first book in the series, and it wasn't necessary to in order to enjoy this book. I do however think that knowing more about Ryker Black's enemy would be a bonus if only to know just why he and Ryker are at war. In that regard, reading the first book, first, would be good.

Penelope has seen her brother and sisters before her marry under scandalous circumstances. Now it is her time to look
The Scoundrel's Honor by Christi Caldwell is another example of writing from the heart. Set in 1822 London. While, Book 2 in her mesmerizing series, "Sinful Brides", it can easily be read as a stand alone. See, "The Rogue's Wager". If you have read Ms. Caldwell's intriguing stories before, you will probably remember Lady Penelope Tidemore and Ryker Black, as appearing characters.

Lady Penelope Tidemore is in no way a stranger to scandal. Her older siblings caused such a scandal, her family's goo
Debby "Piene Raven"
The Scoundrel's Honor is the second book of the series and a nice romantic story.

Ryker Black, owner of the Hell & Sin Club received the title of Viscount of Chatham due to the fact that he had saved the life of his brother-in-law, the now Duke of Somerset. Ryker, as his sister is the illegitimate son of the Duke of Wilkinson, from the first book, The Rogue’s Wager. A Duke that somehow loved his illegitimate children. Ryker was stolen at birth by his mother’s nurse maid and sold to Mac Diggor
Feb 12, 2017 rated it liked it
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Penelope Tidemore wanted to break free of the family tradition of scandalous behaviours as started by her 3 older siblings. She, the unruly girl with the big romantic dreams of her future and the bane of seven governesses, had decided to be the first proper Tidemore of her generation. Propriety unfortunately had other plans, and she soon found herself on the ground, in a state of disarray and body-searched by the barely civilised Mr. Ryker Black, otherwise known as Lord Chatham and the owner of ...more
E-ARC is provided thanks to the publisher via Netgalley.

you know what? I was so ready to not like this story mainly because I couldn't stand Ryker in the first book, but maaaaaaan

I finished this in one sitting because I couldn't stop; I love seeing Ryker's world being turned upside down by Penelope's entrance. She is so wonderful I admire her for sticking with the gloomy cloud that is Ryker. I love how Ryker's changed the more time he's spent with Penny, despite him not wanting to change.

This i
Shawna  Wood (A Girl and Her Books)
The Sinful Bride series is a raw and emotional journey into the underbelly of Regency England. As we step into this dangerous land of the forgotten, abused and discarded, we begin to see men and women of incomparable strength ,who blazed their own path in life despite the cruelties of their conditions.

The Tidemore family is a true oddity in the Ton world. They are a family who love each other above are else. A family who allowes cheer and happiness invade all areas of their life, despite the To
He was a man carved from the dirt in the streets into someone who’d kick, claw, and kill to survive. --Ryker Black, Viscount Chatham

5+ stars!!

I've been collecting Christi Caldwell's novels on my kindle for some time now, somehow knowing that she was an HR author that I would love. So I FINALLY carved out some time to read one of her novels, and GUYS I AM IN LOVE.

This book is pretty much the perfect example of what I love in a historical: a broken, hard-edged hero who is set in his ways but stil
Mar 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a beautiful story that I didn't expect to like as much as I did. The heroine wasn't anyone spectacular, but I admired her grit and determination. I fell asleep last night dreaming about the broken, brave hero. Ryker Banbury aka Ryker Black is a complicated man. He's the illegitimate son of a duke who was sold to a criminal on the day he was born. As a child, he learned to survive life on the cruel streets of London. He has survived being abused and several attempts on his life. At his s ...more
Diane K. Peterson
OMG, I just finished listening to this and I'm still mopping the tears off my face! This Beauty-and-the Beast themed book is just wonderful. Yes, there were some melodramatic elements, but I just loved the characters and the way their relationship built.

Penny Tidemore is determined to be the one sister in her family NOT to become embroiled in a scandal. BUT at her first ball she accidentally ends up in a very compromising situation with the notorious Mr. Black. Ryker Black, bastard son of a duk
Isha Coleman
Feb 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
ARC Review: The Scoundrel's Honor (Sinful Brides) by Christi Caldwell

Behind the image, Lady Penelope years for adventure. Her desires are hidden in her heart and must remain only in her dreams, if she hopes to make her family proud. What happens with the Lady meets her heart's desire in a shocking twist? Sparks fly, lines are crossed and danger ensues. Mr. Black has the soul of a rogue. He lives on the edge and scandal is his calling card, but the biggest surprise of all is he has the heart of a
Apr 06, 2018 rated it liked it
3,5 stars!

I was going to stay away from HR for a while, but then I saw a reviewer recommending books of marriage of convenience and I had to give them a try!

This one was top of the list, and I can say, I was not disappointed! It's my first Christi Caldwell, but I can say it won't be the last!

I loved the heroine but I'm not a big fan of dark heroes who are rude and hard on everyone, though he did redeem himself in the end. I would've given 4 stars but the love fell a little insta, since they had
The Tidemore family are one of my faves in historical romance, so it's lovely to read Penny's (sorry, Penelope) story. While it was a quick read, the romance wasn't really as believable, given that Penny and Ryker have literally only known each other for a handful of minutes before they are married, and then it's only a week after that that Penny professes her love for Ryker.

Aside from the fast, blink and you miss it romance, this was a sweet little gem in the Sinful Brides series.
Oct 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Really that’s how you end it??
Jan 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: historicals
I received this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This is book 2 in a new series from Christi Caldwell. In this addition to the series we get the story of Ryker a man that has been shaped by the streets and is forced to marry to save his club and the reputation of a young miss. The story was well done and I am definitely looking forward to more in the series.
Kimberly Rocha~ Book Obsessed Chicks
There is no possible way to say it without sounding like a fool in love! The Scoundrel's Honor by the indomitable Christi Caldwell is everything this reader LOVES, tucked into one fabulous story! You want action? You got that. You want intrigue? You got that. Need a bit of action? Well you got it. How about romance? Well DUH!

Penelope Tidemore never had a chance. Her family history of scandal is known far and wide and even though Penelope was always standing on the precipice of scandal, she alwa
Jan 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Scoundrels Honor by Christi Caldwell is book 2 in The Sinful Brides Series. It takes place in London 1822, and is the story of two people bound together by scandal. Penelope Tidemore has seen her share of scandals by watching her only brother Sin (Always a Rogue,Forver her Love, Scandalous Seasons book4),and her 2older sisters Patina (A Marquees For Christmas book 5 Scandalous Seasons) and Prudence (Captivated by a Ladys Charm B00k 2 Lords of Honor) each causing scandals the ton will not for ...more
Jan 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved Christi's last book, and thought it was the absolute best yet- but this one stretched to new heights! The story of Penelope and Ryker is fabulous! I found Ryker to be a hero with the silver lining. Not only is he a great hero- but he really figured out how to love - and live!

There was so much depth to the characters in this book. Just when you had them figured out - the last 1/4 of the book proved you still had a lot to discover.

I laughed throughout the book. At one time my husband cam
La Cava
Jan 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have read many Christi Caldwell novels, and have enjoyed them all. Ms. Caldwell has a style of writing I thoroughly enjoy. The way she alternates between different characters viewpoints really brings her stories to life for me. The plot for The Scoundrel’s Honor is not a new one. The hero and heroine are polar opposites in every way. From their upbringings and life experiences to their personalities, they couldn't have less in common. Lady Penelope Tidemore is eighteen and in her first season. ...more
Courtney  Hagel-Swinson
Jan 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was a beautiful, well-written story. I really love this Christi Caldwell and haven't read a bad book from her yet. I really liked that there wasn't an immediate attraction between the main characters. It made the story seem more realistic and believable. When they finally did get together, it made more sense because they got to know each other over a period of time and the relationship between them seemed more genuine because of that. Once they started warming up to each other, the tension ...more
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 May 04, 2017 10:15AM  
USA TODAY Bestselling author CHRISTI CALDWELL blames Judith McNaught's "Whitney, My Love!" for luring her into the world of historical romance. While sitting in her graduate school apartment at the University of Connecticut, Christi decided to set aside her notes and pick up her laptop to try her hand at romance. She believes the most perfect heroes and heroines have imperfections, and she rather ...more

Other books in the series

Sinful Brides (4 books)
  • The Rogue's Wager (Sinful Brides, #1)
  • The Lady's Guard (Sinful Brides, #3)
  • The Heiress's Deception (Sinful Brides, #4)
“Sometimes honesty and cruelty go hand in hand, do they not?” she asked softly and released the curtain. It fluttered into place. “Sometimes honesty can be the greatest form of cruelty.” 2 likes
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