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Peek Inside To Resist a Scandalous Rogue

Finlay must be free of scandal. Charlotte must remain anonymous. Those from her past vow to see them ruined.

To Resist a Scandalous Rogue

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For Finlay Swinton, Viscount Firthwell and only son of a powerful earl, life has been a lark…until he discovers a terrible family secret that could ruin him. Determined to make a name for himself free of scandal’s shadow, he runs for Parliament. However, he encounters Charlotte, the mysterious woman who disappeared after their one night together, and he finds it impossible to stay away, despite her working class status and Jewish faith that threaten to destroy his chance for success.

Widowed, penniless, and desperate, Charlotte Taylor secures a teaching position at a foundling home and relaxes into a predictable existence. That is, until Finlay, the man she shared one romantic night with, reappears, a specter from her past. He ignites her passion, even while he threatens the precarious foundation on which she’s rebuilt her life. But when those from her past return to endanger her hard-earned security, she’ll have to reveal his secret or go to prison.

Each book in the Once Upon A Scandal series is STANDALONE:
* To Love a Scandalous Duke
* To Resist a Scandalous Rogue
* To Tame a Scandalous Lady

Praise

“It takes a bit for me to give a 5-star rating to a book.  This was an easy decision.  This story is truly good!!  It is a romance but it is so much more than that.  The writing, the characters and the story is perfect!  You do not often find historical romance in England that incorporates mixed religions.  The female lead is a Jewish widow, which in itself is out of the norm.  But the tale is so involved and it will keep you on the edge of your seat with the book firmly in your grip.  TOP NOTCH BOOK!!!” -Marlene S., Goodreads

“If you enjoy Regency romances, To Resist a Scandalous Rogue is the book for you. Such a wonderful hero! I really loved this one!” -Amanda D., NetGalley

“A great book, really addictive reading, thoroughly enjoyable!” -Maggie W., NetGalley

“I loved Finlay and Charlotte's story! This was a great addition to the series and I hope that De la Rosa continues it, as I have thoroughly enjoyed it!” -Amy A., Goodreads 

“It’s a book filled with so many emotions and feelings, I enjoyed everything about it, the writing, the characters, the twists and turns, all the topics that maybe even in our times our society is still struggling with.” -Liana Reads

 

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781640638051
Series: Once Upon a Scandal, Book 2
Release Date: Jun 24, 2019
Page Count: 400
Imprint: amara next
Genre: historical, historical regency
Tropes: across the tracks, bad boy/bachelor/playboy reformed, forbidden love/off limits, overcoming odds, political scandal, redemption

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By Maggie June 21, 2019

❤❤❤❤
💋💋
Charlotte leaves India after her husbands death and arrives back in England, with no money or prospects she takes on the roll of what she thinks is a maid only to find its prostitution.
She turns down the job but later finds herself sleeping with a handsome young Lord at the same... ...more

By Tracy June 15, 2019

Charlotte Townsend was left destitute after her husband Roderick died and she learned that his will did not make any provisions for her, penniless and alone in India, she sells her wedding ring and travels back to England. When a chance encounter with her cousin Eliza offers employment, Charlotte... ...more

By Cheryl June 23, 2019

4.5 stars
The more I read of this story the more I enjoyed it. There were a number of interesting characters in this story, the main two, being Charlotte and Finlay. Finlay, Viscount Firthwell, was very interested in parliament and had political aspirations. He also had a damaging secret. Ch... ...more

By Shannon June 16, 2019

Who can resist a woman who drinks whisky?

One of the things I love about Liana’s books is her descriptive writing. I always get a full picture of where the characters are and what’s going on around them. Finlay and Charlotte are naturals together. You just feel them when they're on the... ...more

To Resist a Scandalous Rogue by Liana De la Rosa is book Two in the Once Upon A Scandal Series. This is the story of Charlotte Taylor and Finlay Swinton, Viscount Firthwell. I have read the previous book, but feel you can make this a standalone book if you wish to do so.
Charlotte is a widower wh... ...more

By Carole June 08, 2019

Although this story involves a lot of politics and religion, it also showcases how wonderful friendships can be and how important it is to be able to trust.

My heart went out to Charlotte, she's gone through so much and feels she'll never be able to be with Finlay because she's Jewish, is a widow... ...more

By Felicia June 25, 2019

I received this book as an ARC and I thought it was very well done, especially the political aspects of the story. Fin's maneuvering is interesting and exciting to watch. I also really adored the way the female friendships were written. They really shown brightly in this book and just made you lo... ...more

By Amy June 03, 2019

A first-time author for me, I found this book to be very interesting. I enjoyed learning a bit about what it entailed to run for political office. I was also delightfully surprised by the Jewish heroine. While this book can be read as a standalone, I plan to go back and read the first book in the... ...more

By Margaret May 14, 2019

I was hooked from the first page. That in itself was enough, but the odds against this couple being together in marriage was even more engaging. A surprising turn in the story is the heroine is Jewish. A romance is often about overcoming obstacles and Liana De La Rosa did an excellent job making... ...more

By Amy June 24, 2019

Finlay is trying to turn his life around after learning a secret that could shatter his world. Trying to forget what happened, he attends a house party where he meets Charlotte. They feel an immediate attraction and spend the night together, but she disappears in the morning.

Charlotte... ...more

By Norah June 19, 2019

I received an ARC of this book to read through NetGalley in exchange for a fair review. To Resist a Scandalous Rogue by Liana De la Rosa is the second book in her Once Upon a Scandal series. It can be read as a stand-alone but I enjoyed the first book and recommend reading it. Charlotte Taylor re... ...more

By Emma June 24, 2019

I gave this a five-star review because of the unusual subject matters. It describes London in the 1820's and shows the ugly side of religious prejudice and people who grew up as Lords and Ladies only to find out the dark secret that they were born on the wrong side of the blanket. The characters... ...more

By LianaReads blog June 24, 2019

4.5 stars
Well , to my shame, it’s the first book that I’ve read by the author although I’ve heard great things about her stories before from my book friends.
Even if it’s the second book in the series, it can easily be read as a stand-alone.There are some secrets and questions that I had and app... ...more

By Roslyn June 23, 2019

This was a little different to the usual HEA that I read. This is the first of Ms De La Rosa’s books that I have read. It was a bit heavy on the politics and religion and I found it a bit hard to get into. But once I did, I enjoyed. I found that it was well written and would read more of Ms De La... ...more

By Suzette June 24, 2019

A story about finding love in the middle of political and social revolution. Charlotte and Findlay are facing personal struggles in their lives. They are attracted to each other but believe that forming a relationship would be detrimental. Charlotte is strong willed and determined in her need to... ...more

By Lana June 17, 2019

Finlay Swinton, Viscount Firthwell is heir to the earldom - his father left the country after he swindled some titled men on some bad investments. Fin's plan is to keep scandal far from his doorstep & he is running for political office. I enjoyed Fin - he was handsome, funny, romantic & h... ...more

By Marianne May 05, 2019

Interesting story. Charlotte is such a strong heroine, who has faced such adversity. She is kind and loving too. Fin, the rogue with a great heart. The plot is good, love, evil in-laws, nationalities, religion, Newgate...enjoy ...more

By Liana June 02, 2019

I can't wait for readers to meet Finlay and Charlotte! ...more

By Janet October 17, 2019

4.5 Stars
Finlay Swinton, Viscount Firthwell and only son of the Earl of Rockhaven, life has been a lark until his father’s dealings means he has to flee the country & Fin discovers a family secret that could ruin him. Determined to make a name for himself free of scandal’s shadow, he de... ...more

By G.A. May 23, 2019


This is a historical period romance. This story begins in London 1828.
Charlotte is recently widowed and penniless. Her husband died in India of cholera. His parents showed up in India and told her he had left her nothing. They took all his money and his possessions, and she was forced to ga... ...more

By Shelby May 21, 2019

***ARC was provided to me by Net Galley and the Publisher for a fair and honest review***

Overall rating: 4/5 A false heir and a widow share a wonderful night and then meet again a year latter.

Heroine (Charlotte Taylor): 3.5/5 She is a Jewish shop girl turned school teacher... ...more

By Becky July 14, 2019

You meet Finlay, our hero, in the first book of the series (To Love a Scandalous Rogue). This book can be read as a stand alone but I recommend the first because it gives you a better background of the family scandal, as well as just being really good so I’m going to recommend it anyway 🤣 Finlay... ...more

By Debra May 21, 2019

This is the first book I've read by Ms. DeLaRosa and I enjoyed it. The author tackles some controversial topics and does it pretty well. Finlay Swinton, Viscount Firthwell, is hiding a terrible secret that could destroy his life. He is determined to bring attention to social problems and decides... ...more

By Caiti June 10, 2019

There is so much to like about To Resist a Scandalous Rogue. Fans of historical romance are almost certain to enjoy this book. The hero, Finlay, has a secret looming over his head that could completely ruin his life. And the heroine of this story, Charlotte, is not only a strong, capable woman bu... ...more

By Lori June 24, 2019

Now why would one want to resist a Scandalous Rogue? An unexpected meeting bring two people together for a brief encounter that left an impression on both of them. Each had their own stories. One had a hugh secret that was pressing on him while the other needed to find her way after being left pe... ...more

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4.16 avg Goodreads.com rating
Liana De la Rosa

About the author

Liana De la Rosa

Liana De la Rosa is a historical romance writer whose stories are set in the Georgian and Late Regency periods. As a longtime fan of the romance genre, Liana can remember sneaking Harlequins into her bedroom to read on the sly. After her second child was born, her husband challenged her to write her own book and she’s been writing ever since. Liana is a proud graduate of the University of Arizona and enjoys cheering on her alma mater in all things (BEAR DOWN!). When she’s not writing witty heroes, saucy heroines, and secondary characters screaming for their own stories, she’s a wannabe domestic goddess and fashionista who wrangles a rambunctious brood of small children with her patient husband in Arizona.

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