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Released: January 2nd 2018
Series: The Wayward Wallflowers #3
Published by St. Martin's Press
“THE ROGUE IS BACK IN TOWN is all about the characters for me. They just worked. They are likeable and have chemistry.”
~ Under the Covers
When I read the second book in this series I thought, I have no desire to continue. And then I saw this cover and I was lured back in! I’m such a sucker for a beautiful cover with great colors. 🙂 I’m very happy to report that this book was more enjoyable for me than the previous book I read in this series.
In this installment, the last unmarried Lacey sister is left as the sole carer of her unstable uncle. One day out of the blue a rogueish man comes to her door stating that his brother owns the house they live in and wants them to move so he can sell the property. She’s not the smartest in how to handle this situation, even though she’s witty in conversation. My logical brain still kept saying that some of the things that happened in this book didn’t make sense. I mean, if I’m faced with someone coming to my house to essentially evict me I think my actions would be different. So while I liked the heroine, she’s also not going down as a smart character on any list. I think a good way to describe her would be naive. I can’t say that’s a favorite trait for me in heroines.
The hero though, Samuel Travis, is rogueishly charming. You don’t want to take him too seriously but at the same time you find him endearing. I think in the end these two were a perfect match. The manipulation involved in the overall plot behind this was actually different. Both the hero and heroine were just pawns in a bigger scheme and they didn’t even know it.
While I still found the pacing a bit slow, some of the writing a little redundant and drawn out, I was actually invested in the characters and the situation they found themselves in. Their personalities had some spark and kept things interesting. So yeah, THE ROGUE IS BACK IN TOWN is all about the characters for me. They just worked. They are likeable and have chemistry. Even with such a naive heroine.
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