Sunday, August 10, 2014

The Gentleman Rogue by Margaret McPhee

The Gentleman Rogue
Release date: August 19, 2014
Publisher: Harlequin
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance


In a Mayfair ballroom, beautiful Emma Northcote stands in amazement. For gazing at her, with eyes she'd know anywhere, is Ned Stratham—a man whose roguish charm once held her captivated.

But that was another life in another part of London.

With their past mired in secrets and betrayal, and their true identities now at last revealed, Ned realizes they can never rekindle their affair. For only he knows that they share a deeper connection—one that could make Emma hate him if she ever discovered the truth….

My Rating: 4 Roses

A lovely historical romance that spanned the best and worst parts of London, The Gentleman Rogue was a great read. It was sweet, enjoyable, and I quite liked it.

Emma was a good heroine. She was a resilient person who dealt with falling into poverty with dignity and managed to make her way back up. My issue with her, though, was that she had an annoying tendency to judge without even allowing for an explanation. However, she did see the error of her ways and make up for them, so I ended up liking her fine.

Ned was absolutely wonderful. Born and raised in the streets of London, he made his way up to the height of wealth. But, no matter his circumstances, he remained an honorable man who was kinder than he let on. He was very sweet and I totally adored him.

The romance was good. It was clear that Emma and Ned were meant to be together, even though they were hesitant about it. There was some chemistry between them, but it was on a lower level. I thought they were a lovely couple.

The plot was well paced and I was kept interested the entire way through. There were some secrets in the past that I never saw coming. I really enjoyed the story and the ending was perfect.

The Gentleman Rogue was a wonderful historical romance that I really liked. From start to finish, it was a sweet romance that I enjoyed reading. Romance lovers, this is a book you'll want to check out.

*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

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