Books by Sophie Jordan

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While the Duke Was Sleeping

AAR staffers Emily Wittmann and Sara Elliott were excited to discuss and share their thoughts on Sophie Jordan's While the Duke Was Sleeping, the first in her new Rogue Files series.  If you've read it, then we'd love to know what you thought of the book, too! Poppy Fairchurch is in love wit ...

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Hell Breaks Loose

Hell Breaks Loose is the second story in the Devil's Rock series that features a group of convicts who find romance after years of imprisonment. I read and really enjoyed All Chained Up, the first book in the series which, interestingly, defied convention to set up the second story in an unusual way ...

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All the Ways to Ruin a Rogue

This is one of those books I almost hesitate to confess I enjoyed! The storyline is unoriginal, and the hero, while as manly and gorgeous as any other to be found in the genre, acts like such a prick at times that I wanted to smack his manly, gorgeous face! But what saved All the Ways to Ruin a Ro ...

B
A Good Debutante’s Guide to Ruin

A Good Débutante’s Guide to Ruin is the first in a new series from Sophie Jordan, and if you can get past the rather daft idea of two innocent, well-bred young ladies sneaking out to a sex club, being provided with suitably skimpy clothing by the owner/madam, and not being recognized by the male ...

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How to Lose a Bride in One Night

When you are constantly reading books for review, it is sometimes hard to continuously hope for good writing in each novel. Then you finally see it again and you say to yourself, “There you are! I have missed you!” That is what makes this job worthwhile. Sophie Jordan’s How to Lose a Bride in ...

C
Lessons from a Scandalous Bride

Lessons from a Scandalous Bride is marginally more original than the copperplate title would suggest. The heroine’s very humble background affects her in ways that are believable and - at times - touching. Unfortunately, the rest of the novel relies on tired cliches.         Cleopat ...

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Wicked in Your Arms

I so disliked this book — the second in Ms. Jordan’s inexplicably named Forgotten Princesses series - that, after reading it, I put it down, waited several weeks, then picked it up again for a re-read. I wondered if I'd initially judged it too harshly. Sadly, the second time around was an even w ...

D
Wicked Nights with a Lover

Wicked Nights with a Lover is not a very good book. It has a silly premise, irritating leads, and ick-inducing prose. Surely Ms. Jordan, who has written five other historical romances — I liked One Night with You a lot - as well as several paranormal and young adult novels, can do better than this ...

C
In Scandal They Wed

When I reviewed Sophie Jordan's debut novel, I noted that she had promise, so when I saw In Scandal They Wed on our review list, I decided to try reading her again. On the positive side, she has strengthened her prose and she does a good job of evoking the emotions of her characters. However, this ...

F
Surrender to Me

I've never read a Sophie Jordan romance before, and if Surrender to Me is any indication, I will not be reading any more. Aggravating martyrs for leads, a cookie-cutter villain and pasteboard history all made for a frustrating read. Lady Astrid Derring is Martyr #1. Her good-for-nothin ...