Wicked Rivals

Lauren SMith

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Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Publication date: 17-Oct-2016
Date Finished: 8-Nov-2016
Format: eARC
Pages: 369
Series: The League of Rogues (#4)
Genres: Romance, Historical Romance, Regency
ISBN: 9780996207997
Source: Netgalley
Rating:3 star
2 flames

“A LORD WITH LEGENDARY CONTROL…

Merciless and powerful, Ashton Lennox is a wealthy man because he puts business before everything else, especially love. As a member of the infamous League of Rogues, he’s no stranger to scandal. His bedroom conquests are as legendary as his fortune. As he searches for a way to bring down an old enemy bent on destroying the lives of his friends, the last thing he needs is a Scottish widow getting in his way.

A FIERY WOMAN WHO WON’T BACK DOWN…

The daughter of a Scottish lord with a dark and treacherous past, Rosalind Melbourne has spent years distancing from her past. After escaping her tyrannical father and marrying an aging English lord, she has become a powerful widow with a business empire at her command. Her business dealings are everything to her, leaving her no time for love. Especially not with her business rival Ashton, a man with a scandalous reputation as striking as his blue eyes.

A GAME OF WITS TURNS TO A GAME OF SEDUCTION…

Ashton is fascinated by the strong-willed, intelligent and sensual lady who, up until now, had outsmarted him at every turn. Rosalind wishes she could deny she is falling for the brooding, handsome baron. How can she possibly trust him when doing so could cost her what she values most—her freedom? When Ashton discovers Rosalind might hold the key to saving the League of Rogues, he knows he will do anything to woo his wicked lass. As their pasts return to haunt them and dark forces rise to keep them from exposing a deadly spymaster, their game of love turns to a game of survival…

Warning: This book includes a brooding baron who’s wild in bed, a crafty Scottish lass who never knows when to quit, a wicked game of strip chess, and a merry band of rogues whose first instinct is to run they hear wedding bells ring.” Goodreads

REVIEW

I really enjoyed the 3rd book in the League of Rogues series, so I had high expectations for this, the fourth book. Unfortunately, I was not as enthused by this tale. This one seemed more run-of-the-mill historical romance than others in the series, making it a bit dull at times. While there were a few exciting bits throughout the story, they were not very well developed because the story also seemed rushed. It felt as if as soon as one event ended another bit of drama occurred.

I did really like the main characters, but their connection seemed off to me. Overall, it was a decent read, but not one of my favorite historical romances.

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This book was given to me by the publisher, through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

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