HOW TO MARRY A ROGUE
Publisher: Wild Rose Press
Published date: April 22, 2014
Genre: Historical Romance
Source: Received for a honest review
A trip abroad with her aunt is just what Georgiana Lockewood needs to forget her failed engagement. But her guardian brother insists Jack, his childhood friend, accompany them for protection. She enjoys renewing their friendship, but new emotions stir to make Georgiana question her resolve to remain single and independent.
His parent’s destructive marriage and a bitter grandfather have hardened Jack Waverly’s heart. He vows to remain a bachelor and never give up fighting or gambling. But that was before his trip to France. Mischievous Georgiana has grown up and is turning heads of various suitors. Jack has promised to protect her from all the men vying for her attention, but could he be the biggest threat?
Georgiana Lockewood doesn’t want to marry any of the men her brother keeps parading around for her. So when her aunt decides to go to the continent to visit her sister, Georgiana presses her brother to allow her to go, with the promise that when she returns, she will seriously consider the suitors that have been chosen for her. But her over-protective brother doesn’t trust a half-senile older aunt to watch out for Georgiana so he assigns his oldest and dearest friend, Jack to accompany her, since Jack needs to make the trip to check on the family business anyway. But from the moment Jack and Georgiana look at each other, they both realize that gone are the days of pulling pigtails and finding childhood trouble. Both of them have grown up. And there is an immediate attraction. Despite both of their resolves to remain single and independent, one chance encounter and words spoken out of haste changes all that. So Georgiana and Jack decide to make lemonade out of lemons and agree to a marriage of convenience. But with the passion and intensity they share in the bedroom, both of them begin to realize that perhaps they want more out of the marriage than just convenience. But neither of them are willing to admit that to the other. Are they destine to keep each other at arm’s length and miss out on the love match that is hiding underneath?
This book is simply a delight to read. It’s comical, serious, and sensual all rolled into one. There is just so much depth in the plot, the characters, and the situations they find themselves in, that it will keep you entertained from start to finish. I really enjoyed the way that both characters learn to change and adapt in order to make their marriage work, and in the end, find the happiness they both have secretly longed for, despite harsh and tragic childhoods. I loved how sweet and loving Georgiana was, especially to Jack’s grandfather. I thought her interactions with him were very special and enjoyed that added relationship bond. Overall, this is a book that I would highly recommend to anyone who loves historical fiction set in the Regency Era!
Heat Rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilP
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