Sunday, February 22, 2015

I Loved a Rogue by @KatharineAshe Review @avonbooks

I Loved a Rogue (The Prince Catchers, #3)
Release date: February 24, 2015
Publisher: Avon Books
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance
Series: The Prince Catchers #3

In the third in Katharine Ashe's Prince Catchers series, the eldest of three very different sisters must fulfill a prophecy to discover their birthright. But if Eleanor is destined to marry a prince, why can't she resist the scoundrel who seduced her?

She can pour tea, manage a household, and sew a modest gown. In short, Eleanor Caulfield is the perfect vicar's daughter. Yet there was a time when she'd risked everything for a black-eyed gypsy who left her brokenhearted. Now he stands before her—dark, virile, and ready to escort her on a journey to find the truth about her heritage.

Leaving eleven years ago should have given Taliesin freedom. Instead he's returned to Eleanor, determined to have her all to himself, tempting her with kisses and promising her a passion she's so long denied herself. But if he was infatuated before, he's utterly unprepared for what will happen when Eleanor decides to abandon convention—and truly live.

My Rating: 3.5 Roses

A great ending to the series, I Loved a Rogue was a lovely read. With surprising secrets and unexpected truth, along with sweet romance, this book was an enjoyable read.

Eleanor was a little iffy for me. I found myself annoyed with her actions toward Taliesin, with were a verging on mean-spirited. It didn't help that she didn't defend him when several people, including her maid, judged him based on his background as a Gypsy. However, I did like her growth during the book. She not only became stronger, but she allowed herself to be free-spirited and to enjoy her life on her own terms. Because of that, I ended up liking her.

I really liked Taliesin. He had made his way up in the world through his own merit and proved himself several times over. I loved how caring he was to all the sisters and how protective he was of Eleanor in particular. I thought he was utterly adorable.

The romance was okay. I did like Eleanor and Taliesin as a couple and I thought they were good together. However, it moved painfully slowly. It took until the very end for the misunderstandings to be cleared up and for their relationship to actually be able to move forward. I found myself wanting to shove them along and get past their issues already. But, fortunately, that didn't keep me from enjoying the romance overall.

The plot moved at a steady pace and kept me interested all the way through. The truth about both the sisters' and Taliesin's past definitely came as a surprise. Because of that, I liked the story and the ending was lovely.

I Loved a Rogue was a delightful conclusion to the Prince Catchers series. I really liked finding out the long-buried secrets, including a few that I didn't expect. Romance lovers, this is a book you might want to check out.

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

1 comment:

  1. I like Katharine's stories...especially the Prince series. Sounds like another lovely romance, despite moving slowly as the reviewer states because for me, moving slowly builds the suspense. In any event, I'm glad she has a new release for me to read! Thanks for the post.