Review: Some Like It Scandalous by Maya Rodale

Avon, 2019


I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


Some Like It Scandalous by Maya Rodale is smart, sexy and empowering. Full stop.

There’s Daisy. She’s a chemist and she makes cosmetics and she’s determined to make enough money via her own fabulous brain to become an independent woman. I loved that Daisy’s character speaks to the world’s utter preoccupation with a woman’s “beauty” and the all-consuming way that it plays into her perceived value. But, at the same time, Daisy also challenges the patriarchal conventions that say so-called “feminine” interests like cosmetics (or romance novels?) are frivolous and of lesser value. I loved Daisy even though she could be a bit prickly. I pumped many a mental fist in her honor.

And there’s Theo. A hero who becomes the best version of himself and realizes his own potential because of Daisy and who goes all in to support her dreams.

Some Like It Scandalous is an invigorating blend of good old-fashioned American determination and ingenuity and sassy, steamy romance. It’s an ‘enemies to lovers/fake relationship’ story and the banter? It’s got top-drawer banter.  If you are hungry for a heroine who unapologetically claims her professional ambitions and refuses to give up on herself (and let’s be real, who isn’t these days?!) then you should definitely give this book a read. And, while you’re at it, check out the first book in The Gilded Age Girls Club series, Duchess by Design. I loved that book too!

Some Like It Scandalous is out on June 18th and it’s available for preorder! Thank you Netgalley and Avon for the chance to read an advanced copy.

Happy Romance Reading!