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Review: The Right Kind of Rogue by Valerie Bowman

October 31st, 2017 by dsuzuki

Source: Netgalley

Publication date: October 31, 2017

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Series: Playful Brides #8

Rating: ★★★½☆

About the book:

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?

My Thoughts:

I’ve heard a lot about Valerie Bowman but this is my first book by her and it was definitely an enjoyable read. For the most part I liked Meg and felt bad for her that she was a “spinster” pretty much because her father is a gambler and she has been relegated to the ton wallflower. Hart seems like a good chap but other than a few flashes of a good heart where he stands up for Meg to her mother way back when and that he cares for his sister I feel like we never dig too deeply into his character. It did feel a little bit too much like insta-love on his side in that he never paid much attention to Meg in all the years she’s been his sisters best friend until she’s put into a shiny, new dress by his sister and their friend Lucy. They don’t appear to spend a whole lot of time together throughout the book and it really seems like he only comes to truly want her when another many wants her.  Lucy also took things a little too far for my tastes in placing Hart and Meg in a situation where they are forced to marry. Yes, it appears they will be a good match but that doesn’t give her the right to force his hand even if she thinks she’s helping her friend.  Despite those couple of things I did enjoy the story.

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