Spring Of Scoundrels: The Good Girlโ€™s Guiee To Rakes Reading Blog Week 8


Before I begin:

Brotherโ€™s best friend?! A lady explaining the underbelly of society?!

Chapter 5

Reminds me of Getaway Girl (start off with a wedding). ๐Ÿ’ก Both are weddings gone wrong ๐Ÿคฌ Getaway Girl was good so ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ itโ€™s a good sign ๐Ÿ˜Š Get early exposure to family dynamics ๐Ÿ˜Š Interesting ๐Ÿคจ turn of events ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜‡ Learn early on Kieran, Finn, and Dom need to marry and that brings Celeste and Kieran closer ๐Ÿ˜ setting up the story ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

  • Common in scoundrel/rake stories: being unworthy ๐Ÿง  Glad to know Dom-Willa get a book ๐Ÿ˜ Feel its too early to see how I feel about Celeste-Kieran ๐Ÿง But I always love a strong h ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ Like the comment that note Celeste is a scoundrel ๐Ÿคซ information โ„น๏ธ is power and the gossip Celeste holds ๐Ÿคฏ Thatโ€™s why I keep notes on ALL my reading ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‡ Havenโ€™t DNFโ€™d yet. Thatโ€™s why I employ โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ so I donโ€™t feel bad for giving โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜‡

Chapter 10

See their arrangement in action ๐Ÿ˜ See both Keiran chaperoning Celesta (Salame) at gambling hells and Celeste taking Kieran to society events ๐Ÿค” The fact Dom now knows ๐Ÿคฌ I get his job perspective 

  • ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ H in boxes ๐Ÿค” A common thought among this seasonโ€™s scoundrelโ€™s is becoming a scoundrel is whatโ€™s expected of them ๐Ÿฅฒ Kieran is very ๐Ÿง›โ€โ™‚๏ธ-like ๐Ÿ˜ Think I understand brotherโ€™s best friend now ๐Ÿค” Trope I always liked โ™ฅ๏ธ Best friends know some of your darkests secrets, so I can understand the protectiveness โš ๏ธ Lost my spot on the thread ๐Ÿคฌ
  • Likewise, canโ€™t say either way if Iโ€™m an Eva Leigh stand (remember the roadtrip to an orgy).  Again we encounter the plight of the >2nd son ๐Ÿค” Agree, more to Dom-Willa please ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ The talk between Dom-Kieran was intense ๐Ÿคฌ
  • This kind of goes back to expectations of >2nd sons ๐Ÿค” I, also, โค๏ธ Celeste & Kieranโ€™s talks! Thereโ€™s a lot to unpack

Chapter 15

Things get ๐ŸŒถ-er between Kieran and Celeste. Baccanel ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ Ratcliff reminds me of Londonโ€™s Perfect Scoundrel, in that, the h is giving and charitable. Also deals with literacy (appropriate for a book club ๐Ÿ˜‡). Celeste seeing the different facets of Kieran ๐Ÿ˜ Lord Mumford getting suspicious ๐Ÿค” 

  • What measures are Finn and Dom taking? ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ True, they are kind to each other ๐Ÿ˜

Chapter 19

Reread poetry reading scene ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜ in this section, Celeste and Kieran get intimate ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ Intimate scenes can shed some light on the relationship. In this scene, Kieran shares his poetry and Celeste graciously takes it in ๐Ÿ˜ The act of having sex is Celeste taking ownership of her body ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ Left off at a ball ๐Ÿ˜ 

End of book ๐Ÿ“–

This story was nice and cute โ˜บ๏ธ Not too angsty ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ Liked how the conclusion of Mumford-Celeste wasnโ€™t dramatic ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ  Felt this was a solid conclusion to the season ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ˜

  • May not have gotten a kidnapโ€ฆ blackmail ๐Ÿคฌ will do ๐Ÿคฃ Montford did go villainous ๐Ÿ˜ค๐Ÿ˜ก 2nd Domโ€™s I also 2nd chance ๐Ÿ’ก I, also, picked up on Lottie (if I misspelled anything, Iโ€™m sorry ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ). They did kidnap a whole house last book ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‡ The patriarchy is always the villain โœŠ๐Ÿฝ
  • Prefer the beginning of stories ๐Ÿค” โ™ฅ๏ธ HEAs ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜ This story had a slow start, but I was invested by the end ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ Depending on the book, might be down for spoilers of other books ๐Ÿค” ๐Ÿง 

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Filipino-American ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Stroke survivor ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ @preciousmoments1128 UC Berkeley alum UNH alum RN @preciousmoments1128 โค๏ธ HR ๐ŸŽง audio listener! ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿฆฝ

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