Title: ROMANCING THE ROGUE
Series: Gothic Historical Romance #2
Author: Erica Ridley
Publish Date: 03.21.2017
Category /Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance
Recommended for: 13+ clean romance
Grammar/editing: A (near perfect)
Received from: Erica Ridley via NetGalley (as an ARC gifted copy)
Goodreads link: Romancing the Rogue
Date completed: 04.09.17
Description from the publisher:
When the new earl inherits, poor relation Miss Rebecca Bond must wed immediately or be out on her ear. The only man she’s ever loved is summoned to hear the will—but he already rejected her so soundly that they haven’t spoken in years. Yet who better than a rakish Viscount to teach her how to snare a gentleman who appreciates her charms?
Daniel Goodenham, Lord North-Barrows, regrets nothing more than the lost friendship with the one woman who treated him like a man, not a title. Fate has given him the perfect pretext to win her forgiveness—even if it means having to matchmake her to someone else. But now that she’s back in his life, he’ll do anything to convince her to choose him instead...
Romancing the Rogue is a standalone gothic novella that first appeared in the Vexed anthology as part of the Haunting of Castle Keyvnor multi-author series.
This is the second book in the Gothic Historical Romance series, but each stands completely on their own with no cross-over. Instead, there is mention of at least one character from the Dukes of War series.
My heart went out to Rebecca – orphaned twice – by her parents and now by the old earl, her guardian these last few years. I wanted her to find friendship, companionship, and true love. Enter Daniel – a young man who has allowed title and family to come between them before – will he make the same mistakes again? Add in a few ghosts in the castle and it was totally my cup of tea!
I loved that in this story both of our main characters have been shown to mature and learn from their pasts. They each long for the other, but are reluctant to dive in too quickly. They each have a fear of rejection that must be laid to rest. Ms. Ridley does a wonderful job of building their past and their present to allow them to regain the trust that is needed to bring them to where they both always wanted to be.
This was a feel happy story that had me smiling for hours after I closed my Kindle.
Note: while I was given this book as a gifted ARC via NetGalley, my opinions are my own and are given freely.
Gothic Historical Romance series:
1. Dark Surrender
2. Romancing the Rogue
Also from Erica Ridley:
· Too Wicked to Kiss
· Too Sinful to Deny
· Midwinter Magic
· Let It Snow
· Never Been Bitten
The Dukes of War series:
1. The Viscount’s Christmas Temptation
2. The Earl’s Defiant Wallflower
3. The Captain’s Bluestocking Mistress
4. The Major’s Faux Fiancée
5. The Brigadier’s Runaway Bride
6. The Pirate’s Tempting Stowaway
7. The Duke’s Accidental Wife
8. All I Want
Rogues to Riches series:
1. Lord of Chance
2. Lord of Pleasure (not yet released)
3. Lord of Night (not yet released)
4. Lord of Temptation (not yet released)
5. Lord of Secrets (not yet released)
6. Lord of Vice (not yet released)