The sixth book in The Rogue Files series from Sophie Jordan is on the blog and *dingdingding* we have a love potion with
The Virgin and the Rogue
Oh this was fun, and far different from many historic romances with plenty of heat very early on, and two characters who needed that ‘nudge’ to get them to open up and see just how compatible they are in and out of the bedroom. Taking on the story of Charlotte, the middle sister who is always a bit cautious and even a bit judgmental – it was no surprise to anyone that she chose the ‘safest’ option in agreeing to a marriage with a ‘safe’ choice. But circumstances, a sister with a handy knack for potions, and opportunity removed her constraints and allowed her to find her best match. Eventually.
Kingston is a known rogue with a list of ladies left behind that is as tall as he is. But, he’s tiring of the games, and has taken some time away from his ‘pleasures’ to hide away and ‘reform his ways. Hiding from society is all well and good, until he’s surprised by the last person anyone would expect, in Charlotte making a move.
And we can go on about consent and complicity, and the fact that Charlotte’s very real reason for ingesting the wrong potion to ease her cramps was somehow dishonest, but the freedom it allowed Charlotte, and the connection that was instant with Kingston was clear for all to see and enjoy. It just took some serious thought on both their parts, and a way to ‘see beyond the expected’ for them to come to the realization that they were meant to meet and be together. This was amusing, hot, light and clever, with plenty of moments to get to see both Kingston and Charlotte’s insecurities and worries, and watch as they look out for one another, as they look to one another for their own brand of happy ending. Fitting in solidly with the up and down reaction I have to this series: there are no bad books, just some I preferred more than others. After book 5, I was hoping for different and a new twist, and Jordan delivered that with flair for a nice escape into a world long ago.
Title: The Virgin and the Rogue
Author: Sophie Jordan
Series: The Rogue Files #6
Also in this series: While the Duke Was Sleeping, The Scandal of It All, The Duke Buys a Bride, This Scot of Mine, The Duke's Stolen Bride
Genre: Erotic Elements, Family Saga, Friendship, Historical Romance, Regency, Romantic Elements, Setting: Britain
Published by: Avon
Published on: 28 April, 2020
Source: Avon Addict, Publisher Via Edelweiss
Audio Length: 7 Hours: 31 minutes
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Continuing her bestselling Rogue Files series, Sophie Jordan brews up a scintillating romance about a timid wallflower who discovers a love potion and ends up falling for a dashing rogue.
A love potion…
Charlotte Langley has always been the prudent middle sister, so her family is not surprised when she makes the safe choice and agrees to wed her childhood sweetheart. But when she finds herself under the weather and drinks a “healing” tonic, the potion provokes the most maddening desire... for someone other than her betrothed.
With the power…
Kingston’s rakehell ways are going to destroy him, and he’s vowed to change. His stepbrother’s remote estate is just the place for a reformed rogue to hide. The last thing he wants is to be surrounded by society, but when he gets stuck alone with a wallflower who is already betrothed... and she astonishes him with a fiery kiss, he forgets all about hiding.
To alter two destinies.
Although Charlotte appears meek, Kingston soon discovers there’s a vixen inside, yearning to break free. Unable to forget their illicit moment of passion, Kingston vows to relive the encounter, but Charlotte has sworn it will never happen again—no matter how earth-shattering it was. But will a devilish rogue tempt her to risk everything for a chance at true love?
A copy of this title was provided via Avon Addict, Publisher Via Edelweiss for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.