'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 brother Sin's story. Penelope Tidemore story is in "A Marquess for Christmas (Scandalous Season Book 5)", Prudence Tidemore story is told in the book, "Captivated by a Lady's Charm (Lords of Honor Book 2)" which I haven't read yet...Poppy's Story is not out yet as of this review date of Jan 2017. We meet Black in "The Rogue's Wager (Sinful Brides #1) which is his sister Helena's story.
Penny knows the history of how her brother and sisters were married..which were all a scandal about town. This is her debut and she knows she got this...there will be no scandal drawn with her name. But somehow that isn't what happen...history is repeating itself. Black has a Gambling Hall that is very scandalous and dangerous. Black was given a honorary title for deed he did. But as the bastard son of a Duke he was never really acknowledge by him or the town...so he doesn't wish to be a part of the 'town'. But his sister talks him into going to her ball to show a united front between her family and her husbands family. Black thinks he has to put in just a hour or two but he finds that sometimes plans don't go the way you think. Penny is hiding in the garden after her awful gossip about her and her family when she see Black meeting a man. She hides because she heard a lot of bad things about him. But he happens to see her hiding and pulls her out thinking she is a spy for a rival Gambling hall. Which they are caught alone by the people at the ball it appears Penny is ruined just as her former family which had been caught in a scandal.
But will Black do the right thing?
I could not put this book down! I had to see it to the end as with all Ms. Caldwell's book!
"My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read."