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The Soldier’s Scoundrel

Sunday, August 28, 2022

The Soldier’s Scoundrel (2016) Cat Sebastian (The Turners)

The Soldiers ScoundrelSet in England in the 18-teens.

To be honest, I have avoided reading this book for ages, because the cover squicks me out.

Luckily, neither character is anything at all like the models.

Oliver sold his commission after taking a bullet to the back of his knee. Now he is back in England and doesn’t know what to do with himself.

Miss Sutherland intervened, looking up from her embroidery. “Mr. Rivington will avoid this house entirely if he is chastised about his clothing and his modes of exercise every time he enters it.”

“Frankly, I don’t think Oliver has anyone else to chastise him, so if I hold back, and consequently he’s mistaken for a dockworker or stable boy, think of how upsetting that will be for him.”

Jack started his life in service, but not works for himself, solving the problems of others in service–and of wealthy women.

after he set up his business two years ago, he had been offended by his clients’ lies and omissions, but now he sometimes wished they would simply walk into his office, throw a wad of banknotes onto his desk, and leave him to untangle their lives without any distractions.

He is unpleasantly startled with Oliver accuses him of taking money from Charlotte, Oliver’s sister.

Jack refuses to explain what he did to earn that money, which just angers Oliver.

The story has a bit of a mystery–mainly who stole the letters from Mrs Wraxhall, and why. It’s an ok mystery, but the main story is Jack and Oliver.

That part is fine, but although I don’t dislike Jack and Oliver, and don’t like them nearly as much as Georgie and Lawrence.

Publisher: Avon Impulse

Rating: 7/10


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