Review: The Right Kind of Rogue

The Right Kind of Rogue

Valerie Bowman

Playful Brides #8

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Publication date: 31-Oct-2017
Date Finished: 14-Aug-2017
Format: eARC
Pages: 304
Genres: Romance, Historical Romance, Regency Romance
ISBN: 9781250121714
Source: Netgalley

Reading Challenges: Goodreads Reading Challenge


Can two star-crossed lovers come together―until death do they part? 

Viscount Hart Highgate has decided to put his rakish ways behind him and finally get married. He may adore a good brandy or a high-speed carriage race, but he takes his duties as heir to the earldom seriously. Now all he has to do is find the right kind of woman to be his bride―ideally, one who’s also well-connected and well-funded. . .

Meg Timmons has loved Hart, the brother of her best friend, ever since she was an awkward, blushing schoolgirl. If only she had a large dowry―or anything to her name at all. Instead, she’s from a family that’s been locked in a bitter feud with Hart’s for years. And now she’s approaching her third London season, Meg’s chances with him are slim to none. Unless a surprise encounter on a deep, dark night could be enough to spark a rebellious romance. . .for all time?”



It is seemingly impossible to find a Valerie Bowman book that I don’t love. She is such a great story teller, and this 8th book in the Playful Brides series did not disappoint.

Meg, our heroine, is such an adorable character. She is probably my second favorite (after Jane) from this series. Being a wallflower myself, I definitely relate to this character.

The hero of the tale, Hart is also a great character. My only fault with him is that his communication skills suck. Aside from that, he is very desirable.

I definitely recommend this book, Bowman is a wonderful author.

About the Author

“Valerie Bowman is an award-winning author who writes Regency-set historical romance novels aka Racy Regency Romps!

Valerie’s debut novel was published in 2012. Since then, her books have received starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, and Kirkus. She’s been an RT Reviewers’ Choice nominee for Best First Historical Romance and Best Historical Romance Love and Laughter. Two of her books have been nominated for the Kirkus Prize for fiction.

Valerie grew up in Illinois with six sisters (she’s number seven) and a huge supply of historical romance novels. After a cold and snowy stint earning a degree in English Language and Literature with a minor in history at Smith College, she moved to Florida the first chance she got. Valerie now lives in Jacksonville with her family including her rascally dogs. When she’s not writing, she keeps busy reading, traveling, or vacillating between watching crazy reality TV and PBS.

Visit Valerie on the web at


I received this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.


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