Series: The Wild Quartet #2
Genres: Historical Romance
Published by Avon Books on August 27, 2013
Source: Edelweiss, Publisher
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It's been years since Marcus set foot in England—why toy with the ton when he can fleece wealthy fools in Paris and Rome? Yet everything changes when he inherits a ramshackle estate. Marcus's first and only chance at a respectable life needs funding . . . the kind Anne Brotherton can provide. Such a wallflower should be ripe for the picking. So why does Marcus feel like he's the one hanging by a thread?
Anne Brotherton is sick and tired of being an heiress. She cannot bring herself to marry a fortune hunter. Why can't men like her for her sharp mind and kind hearts rather than her impressive dowry?
She nearly falls for Marcus's smooth seduction. But when Anne realized she's being strung along, a lust for payback empowers her like never before. Two can play the game of deception. The game of love, however, has its own rules.
The Ruin of a Rogue is a compelling love story of two characters each with something great to loose, he his heart and she her freedom.
I fell in love with Marcus even knowing he was a rake who cared little for the heroine at first, his only game to win her affection and her huge estate. Ms. Neville does an amazing job in allowing us into his head so that we get to know every dimension of him, and realized there is more than Marcus Lithrow than just his rakish ways.
I was caught off guard by the charm of this story, the picture of a naïve yet very intelligent heroine, Anne Brotherton, someone who I’d love to share time with if she were real. How she manages to play the game that Marcus is so good at without him knowing makes for great scenes that made me cringe in discomfort for Marcus, but at the same time understand why Anne did what she did.
I highly recommend this historical romance, mainly because of Ms. Neville’s ability to bring one into her world and keeping you ensconced until the very end of the story. The Ruin of a Rogue, is compelling, romantic and great fun.
I recommend a rare steak with crusty bread followed by a brandy while listening to In her eyes by Josh Groban. Reviewed by Chanel of Chanel Chancey Reviews) – I Read, I Review, That’s It!