Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Rogue's Proposal by Jennifer Haymore + Giveaway!

The Rogue's Proposal (House of Trent, #2)
Release date: November 19, 2013
Publisher: Forever
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance
Series: House of Trent #2

Lord Lukas Hawkins, the rakish second son of the House of Trent, has never found a wager he couldn't win or a woman he couldn't seduce—until his search for his missing mother leads him to a mysterious encounter with a beautiful stranger.

Luke's mother has been missing for months, and while his honorable older brother Simon, Duke of Trent, leads the official investigation from London, Luke sets out on a somewhat seedier path. Sources have told him his mother was last seen with a scoundrel named Roger Morton, but their association isn't clear. Was she kidnapped or did she go willingly?

While searching for Morton, Luke meets Emma Anderson, a secretive beauty with her own reasons for hunting Morton. At first Luke laughs at the idea of allowing a woman to join him in his search, but soon Emma's insights into Morton—like the woman herself—prove impossible to resist.


My Rating: 5 Roses

Super hot, very sweet, and a brilliant historical romance! The Rogue's Proposal was a fantastic read. The romance was sweet and steamy, the secrets revealed took me by surprise, and I loved every bit of it.

Emma was a lovely heroine. She was very strong, devoted to her loved ones, and determined to get justice for her dead husband and her family. If that means she has to face down Morton, then so be it. And, so, she finds Luke and convinces him to take her along. I really liked her. She was one tough woman, one who can get through anything life throws at her. I thought she was wonderful.

Luke was complicated. His past was very messy. He was beaten and tormented by the man he though was his father, never knowing the reason why. Even after the cruel old monster died, it still affected his relationship with his siblings and his self image. He somewhat resents his brothers and sisters, particularly the Duke, unable to disconnect his memory of his father from his siblings. And, since his father constantly drilled in him that he was inherently evil, he still believes it. He was a heartbreaking character, one that had a lot of demons that he was still fighting off. But, despite all that, he was very devoted to those he cared about. And, he was so sweet when he let his armor down. I totally adored him. He was a mix and confident and insecure and damaged and sweet and a whole lot more. As I said, a complicated character. And, I loved that about him. He was perfectly flawed and just amazing.

The romance was very steamy. I mean, sparks flying everywhere, super hot, fan-your-face steamy. Emma and Luke were explosive together. Once they gave in to what they wanted, they couldn't keep their hands off each other. Whew, was it spicy! The chemistry was definitely on fire and every one of those scenes was well done. But, more than that, they were genuinely a perfect match. They were very sweet together, both making each other stronger. I loved how Emma was able to slowly help Luke move on from his past. And, no matter what one did, the other was always going to forgive because they truly knew each other. I thought they were perfect together.

The plot was fast paced. I was hooked the entire way through. There were a few surprises in store that I never saw coming. Particularly the truth about Morton. That one blew me away. And, the continuation of the search for the duchess kept me on the edge of my seat. We find out more clues and I'm anxious to read on in this series to find out what happened to her. I really enjoyed the story and I thought the ending was absolutely perfect.

The Rogue's Proposal was an absolutely brilliant read! I loved every bit of it, from the romance, to the mystery, to the secrets. It was all perfect. Lovers of romance, you have to read this book.

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*I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
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2 comments:

  1. Great review! So glad that you enjoyed this one!! I will be reading it soon since I just got it from Netgalley. I do love a spicy romance!! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this one. Hope you are having a great week so far!

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  2. I hope you end up liking this book as much as I did! It really was amazing :)

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