The Book Worm: Review: The Rogue

Monday, July 24, 2017

Review: The Rogue

Book Review: The Rogue, by Katharine Ashe


Lady Constance Read is independent, beautiful, and in need of a husband—now. The last man on earth she wants is the rogue who broke her heart six years ago, never mind that his kisses are scorching hot . . .
Evan Saint-AndrĂ© Sterling is rich, scarred, and finished with women—forever. He's not about to lose his head over the bewitching beauty who once turned his life upside down.
But Constance needs a warrior, and Saint is the perfect man for the job. Only as a married woman can she penetrate Scotland's most notorious secret society and bring a diabolical duke to justice. When Constance and Saint become allies—and passionate lovers—he'll risk everything to protect the only woman he has ever loved.

Genre: historical romance

Publication date: February 2016

Mature content: yes

Review: The Rogue was the first book I read by Katharine Ashe and I'm sorry to say I was a bit disappointed. First, it is advertised as book one in the Devil's Duke series, but after just a few pages I had the distinct feeling that I was missing something important - so I researched and apparently there is a previous series by the same author, the Falcon Club, that you are supposed to read first. I didn't and I think The Rogue doesn't work well as a stand alone book, so the beginning of the book was extremely confusing.

The best feature of The Rogue are the dialogs between Constance and Saint, which vary from amusing to downright hilarious in places, but that's about it. The plot is hard to get into and the whole suspense side of it sounds weak and unrealistic.

I'm rating The Rogue with three stars just for the quality of the writing and the dialogs, but it's clearly not a book I would actively recommend and at this point I'm not really keen on exploring the other books in the series.

Happy Readings, 

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