The Rogue is Back in Town
The Wayward Wallflowers #3
“Hide your daughters and your maiden aunts…Lord Samuel Travis is back.
―The London Hearsay, special society edition
Equal parts scoundrel and seducer, he’s returned to London determined to mend the rift with his older brother. All Sam must do is take possession of a tumbledown townhouse. A seemingly simple task, except the house is occupied—by an infuriating, whip-smart beauty who refuses to do his bidding.
Miss Juliette Lacey’s wallflower days are over. She has a plan to turn her eccentric family into the toast of the ton—but the devilishly handsome rake trying to oust them from their home thwarts her at every turn. How can one man be so vexing and make her simmer with desire?
As her attraction to Sam deepens, Julie’s problems grow—she may have, once upon a time, secretly shared a kiss with his honorable older brother. Suddenly, Julie’s caught between a rogue and a marquess, between passion and respectability. Torn between two brothers, what’s a girl to do? ”
Due to my reading slump, it took me two tries to get through this book. I am glad I gave it a second chance because once I got into it, I got into it. This was such a unique twist on the cliched reformed rogue troupe. I can not recall any other romances offhand where these types of family dynamics worked.
I am glad that the one aspect of romance novels I tend to be irritated by was missing from this novel. That is the storyline did not feel rushed. My favorite part of the book is the familial relationships that shine through, it made it more important than just a lovers romance.
Overall this is a great historical romance that I recommend!
About the Author
“Anna Bennett started swiping romances from her mom’s bookshelf as a teenager and decided historicals (with their balls, dukes, and gowns) were the best. So, when she had the chance to spend a semester in London she packed her bags—and promptly fell in love with the city, its history, and its pubs. She dreamed of writing romance, but somehow ended up a software analyst instead.
Fortunately, a few years and a few careers later, Anna found her way back to writing the stories she loves and won the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart® for Regency Historical Romance. She lives in Maryland with her husband and three children, who try valiantly not to roll their eyes whenever she quotes Jane Austen. Her weaknesses include reality TV, cute shoes, and coffee. Lots and lots of coffee.”
I received this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.