Monday, January 11, 2010

The Care and Taming of a Rogue

How to tell if a man is an unrepentant rogue:

1. He has no patience for frivolous debutantes
2. He kisses you after a single dance
3. He makes you forget yourself and kiss him back . . .

After years away from London, Captain Bennett Wolfe is back—and alive, much to Society's surprise. Having been presumed dead, this rugged adventurer is now much sought after by every marriage-minded young woman . . . but Bennett only has eyes for the intriguing Lady Phillipa Eddison.

Phillipa would rather read than flirt, but she does know a thing or two about proper courtship rituals. A gentleman does not kiss a lady senseless, and he certainly does not bring his pet monkey when he comes calling. Lady Phillipa's ever been so scandalized . . . or tempted. She simply must teach Bennett some manners—before she succumbs to temptation as wild as the man who offers it.

I have this love/dislike (not hate - too harsh of a word in this case) relationship with the books written by Suzanne Enoch. And for that reason I tend not to buy her books, just wait my turn through the library. But once I read the blurb of The Care and Taming of a Rogue I just had to buy it. Also it's the first book of a new series, The Adventurer's Club.

I found both the hero and heroine to be very likable and interesting, even though I found that their courtship was a little unbelievable at times. I felt as individuals were interesting but put them together something was missing. Or maybe it's just me. And that being said, I still enjoyed the story, or they it was told. The author has the ability to grab your interest and not let it go until the end. And coming to the end, I didn't care for it, very anti-climatic. Left me wondering if that was it?

The Care and Taming of a Rogue by Suzanne Enoch (3/5) Historical Romance; Published: Avon (10/09); Series: # 1, The Adventurer's Club; Books 2010 (2);

1 comment:

Nise' said...

Thank you for your honest review. This genre is not my first choice and even though I was somewhat interested in this book, I am going to pass and wait for another one.