Along Came a Rogue
The Secret Life of Scoundrels series #2
“THE WICKEDEST SECRET…
Major Nathaniel Grey is free to bed whomever he wants, whenever he chooses, and that’s exactly how he likes it. His only loyalties are to country and the two friends he served with—brothers he’d do anything for. So when one of them is gravely injured and asking for his little sister, Grey will move heaven and earth to bring her home. He’s greeted not by the gangly girl he remembers, but a stunningly beautiful woman holding a loaded musket. And he’s utterly captivated by her…
IS A SECRET SEDUCTION
Once upon a time, Emily would have loved nothing more than a stolen hour with her brother’s best friend, the dashing officer who captured her heart and soul. But things are different now—and so is she. Gone is the eager young woman who believed in love. In her place is a widow weighed down with secrets who desperately needs to disappear before they’re revealed. But Grey’s sinfully sexy smile offers protection unlike anything she’s ever known, tempting her to risk everything . . . even her heart.”
I have loved works of Anna Harrington in the past, but this book was not up to her past caliber. (It could be that this is the oldest book of hers that I have read, therefore making the others I have read (more recent releases) an improvement in her writing.) I am struggling to review this book because the only thing that comes to mind is…meh. It was an okay read, it wasn’t awful, but it also was not very good.
I found Emily to be a very irrational character. She seemed like a strong, independent women in the beginning, but then we see what a wimp she is. She made a lot of stupid decisions, and I was not a fan of that. Grey was a great male lead. The reformed rake gets me every time. The only issue I had with him was the resolution at the end of the story was very abrupt and should have been better integrated into the storyline.
While I did not enjoy this book as much, it will not stop me from reading Anna Harrington’s future books. I thoroughly enjoyed her most recent book, “If the Duke Demands,” this one just falls short.
About the Author
Anna Harrington fell in love with historical romances– and all those dashing Regency heroes– while living
in London, where she studied literature and theatre. She loves to travel, fly airplanes, and hike, and
when she isn’t busy writing her next novel, she loves fussing over her roses in her garden.