ARC Review: The Rogue Is Back in Town by Anna Bennett

Posted January 6, 2018 by Francesca in Reviews / 14 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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ARC Review: The Rogue Is Back in Town by Anna Bennett
The Rogue Is Back in Town
by Anna Bennett

3 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: January 2nd 2018
Series: The Wayward Wallflowers #3
Published by St. Martin's Press
Pages: 352
Format: eARC
 

“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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Thanks for this. I saw this book yesterday and almost bought it.

Kathy Valentine
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Kathy Valentine

This cover is beautiful!!! I love purple,its my fave cover!!! Great review Francesca! Shared on all my socials!

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Darynda

Oh, this looks great. Thanks for the review!

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Thanks for this. I saw this book yesterday and almost bought it.

Kathy Valentine
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Kathy Valentine

This cover is beautiful!!! I love purple,its my fave cover!!! Great review Francesca! Shared on all my socials!

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Darynda

Oh, this looks great. Thanks for the review!

Amy R
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Amy R

Thanks for the review, I’m getting back into historicals lately.

Bube
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Bube

So far I have only read the first book, but I don’t have desire to continue with reading this series 😀
Glad you enjoyed reading this book! 🙂

Amy R
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Amy R

Thanks for the review, I’m getting back into historicals lately.

Bube
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Bube

So far I have only read the first book, but I don’t have desire to continue with reading this series 😀
Glad you enjoyed reading this book! 🙂

Timitra
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Timitra

Sorry it didn’t live up to the beauty of its cover

Timitra
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Timitra

Sorry it didn’t live up to the beauty of its cover

Kathleen Seaman
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Kathleen Seaman

I also got an ARC of this one, and jumped in without having read the first two. While I enjoyed it, the other sisters didn’t really interested me (they found their HEAs and just left their sister in the dust with the elderly uncle & without any sort of support!). After reading your review, I think I’ll go with my gut and not check out the first two. Thanks! :]

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Kathleen Seaman

I also got an ARC of this one, and jumped in without having read the first two. While I enjoyed it, the other sisters didn’t really interested me (they found their HEAs and just left their sister in the dust with the elderly uncle & without any sort of support!). After reading your review, I think I’ll go with my gut and not check out the first two. Thanks! :]