Thursday, 28 August 2014

In bed with a rogue - Samantha Grace

The whole town is tittering about Baron Sebastian Thorne having been jilted at the altar. Every move he makes ends up in the gossip columns. Tired of being the butt of everyone's jokes, Sebastian vows to restore his family's reputation no matter what it takes.

Feted by the crème of society, the beautiful widow Lady Prestwick is a vision of all that is proper. But Helena is no angel, and when Sebastian uncovers her dark secret, he's quick to press his advantage. In order to keep her hard-won good name, Helen will have to make a deal with the devil. But she's got some tricks up her sleeves to keep this notorious rogue on his toes...

My thoughts:
Most of the time when someone has a secret, it ends up being a rather silly secret. Or still a good secret, but nothing major. Helena is different, she has a real secret. A secret that would make her an outcast. The ton is cruel yes, but yes her secret is not good for that time.

Yes this is book 2 but it reads well as a stand alone. Sebastian was jilted in book 1. Now the ton wonders what's wrong with him. As his father was mad, and his sister was left at the altar too. But he proves to be more than the dashing rogue here.

Like I said, Helena has a secret, more than one actually. And while dealing with that secret she meets Sebastian who starts to fall for her. While she holds back, she does not want a new husband.

I liked discovering what secrets she held and wondering if they would be all over town or not. And I enjoyed seeing her and Sebastian together.

Conclusion:
A lovely romance.

cover
good

Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: September 2nd 2014 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Rival Rogues #2
Historical romance
For review

40 comments:

Carole Rae said...

Oh my. I want to know this secret! I love good secrets!!!!!!!

Blodeuedd said...

;) I wont tell!

Maja (The Nocturnal Library) said...

Haha, we'll have to read it, i guess. I'm always curious about such secrets as well.

Unknown said...

YEAH! Another historical to add to my list :)

Anonymous said...

Historical romances aren't for me anymore, but I'm glad you enjoyed this!

~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

Mystica said...

Two people in one family being left at the altar. Wow!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

aww i will have to read this one! i already feel for him b/c he was jilted!! and her secret sounds intriguing!

Blodeuedd said...

I like a good secret and this was good

Blodeuedd said...

yay

Blodeuedd said...

I like them for their..well romance, it's romance that works for me

Blodeuedd said...

Not cool :/

Blodeuedd said...

I did feel for the poor guy

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I usually enjoy these kind of romantic historical. Plus, you said I could read out of order. I'm blaming you! ;)

Blodeuedd said...

Haha, yes you can so go ahead

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

So were the secrets silly?

The Bookworm said...

I like historical romance and secrets make it intriguing.

Chris said...

Just have to make it through Friday and then 3-day weekend!!

Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

Oh love when the secret is a seriously worth while secret and doesn't leave me going really that was it?

Lola said...

I'm not always congortable with characters that have secrets...guess that's why I stopped watching Gossip Girl.heh.

Blodeuedd said...

No, it was big. She would have been shunned

Blodeuedd said...

That they do :=)

Blodeuedd said...

YAY! What? Not for me! *sobs*

Blodeuedd said...

I always goes what was that? Ha, silly secret. But this...there were actually more than 1 and they were both really really really bad

Blodeuedd said...

Sometimes you have to keep secrets, no one would have talked to her otherwise

Melliane said...

it's great to have a secret like that, I'm curious about it now!

Unknown said...

What's the secret darn it!

brandileigh2003 said...

Sounds like a good journey to figuring out whats the secret

Carol said...

Sounds good enough. I'm glad it works as a stand-alone. I enjoy connected romances, but I don't want to HAVE to read each in a series.

Jenny said...

Big secrets always make me so nervous! I get all stressed waiting for the moment of the big reveal and the likely painful aftermath. Still, I can't help but be curious and want to know what she's hiding:)

Blodeuedd said...

I wont tell ;)

Blodeuedd said...

I am NEVER telling mwouahahaha

Blodeuedd said...

I liked that

Blodeuedd said...

If you want you can read book 1 first (well duh) but yes you can just jump in like this too

Blodeuedd said...

You will know pretty quickly here ;)

Mary @ BookSwarm said...

Ooh, secrets! *rubs hands together*

Blodeuedd said...

;)

Karen said...

A REAL secret?? That would be great. I agree- they make you wait 100's of pages for this supposed big secret and it's usually nothing. lol

Blodeuedd said...

Always the same, but not here

BookaholicCat said...

This sounds like the kind of historicals I like. To my TBR it goes... :)

Blodeuedd said...

;)

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