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Review: Once More My Darling Rogue by Lorraine Heath

December 29th, 2014 by Debbie's World of Books

Once More My Darling Rogue by Lorraine Heath

Source: Bought myself

Publication date: August 26, 2014

Publisher: Avon

Series: Scandalous Gentlemen of St. James #2

Rating: ★★½☆☆

About the Book

They are England’s most eligible bachelors, with the most scandalous reputations. But for the right woman, even an unrepentant rogue may mend his ways…

Born to the street but raised within the aristocracy, Drake Darling can’t escape his sordid beginnings. Not when Lady Ophelia Lyttleton snubs him at every turn, a constant reminder he’s not truly one of them. But after rescuing her from a mysterious drowning he realizes she doesn’t remember who she is. With plans to bring her to heel, he insists she’s his housekeeper—never expecting to fall for the charming beauty.

While Ophelia might not recall her life before Drake, she has little doubt she belongs with him. The desire she feels for her dark, brooding employer can’t be denied, regardless of consequences. So when her memory returns, she is devastated by the depth of his betrayal. Now Drake must risk everything to prove she can trust this rogue with her heart once more.

My Review

Lorraine Heath has been one of those authors who has been on my to read list for ages. I have to say though this book was quite disappointing from an author who has come so highly recommended. The story starts off slow and it took me a really long time to get into it. In fact, after starting it I put it down to read 3 other books in between. Part of the reason is the heroine, Ophelia, is so unlikeable (by design) and I totally understand why Drake feels the need to put her in her place BUT then he completely coddles her. In fact, the behaviors he despised in her before all of a sudden become endearing to him. That I didn’t get. He let’s her get away with speaking back at him even though she’s supposed to be a servant, she sleeps in his bed, orders him about, spends a ridiculous amount of his money and so on. Eventually she shows some redeeming qualities and the romance between the two becomes more understandable but it was hard to get over his earlier infatuation over her what really should have been unlikeable behavior.

For the most part Drake is a really likable hero but I have to admit there is a point near the end that I can’t list here without being a spoiler but it really tarnished him in my eyes. So though the later half of the book picked up that marred how I felt about the ending as well. So overall this is just a meh read for me.

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One Response

  1. [email protected] cats & burning soup

    Oh that’s always disappointing. SHe’s one I have on my tbr pile as well. I’ll steer clear of this one. Does not sound like a heroine I would enjoy. Thanks for the heads up!

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