Author: Caroline Linden
Genre: Historical Romance
Rating: 5 Stars
It’s no love match…
Bianca Tate is horrified when her sister Cathy is obliged to accept an offer of marriage from Maximilian St. James, notorious rake. Defiantly she helps Cathy elope with her true love, and takes her sister’s place at the altar.
It’s not even the match that was made…
Perched on the lowest branch of his family tree, Max has relied on charm and cunning to survive. But an unexpected stroke of luck gives him an outside chance at a dukedom—and which Tate sister he weds hardly seems to matter.
But could it be the perfect match?
Married or not, Bianca is determined to protect her family’s prosperous ceramics business, even when Max shows an affinity for it—not to mention a dangerous ability to intrigue and tempt Bianca herself. And when Max realizes how beautiful and intelligent and desirable Bianca is, he’ll have to prove he’s no rogue, but the passionately devoted husband she craves…
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I loved About A Rogue by Caroline Linden, this was a new author for me, and I dare say, now one of my favorites. The book was exceedingly well-written and well-paced. The characters had depth, the romance was both achingly sweet, turbulent at times, and sinfully spicy. It was nice to have a male lead that was a bit of a rake without being a jerk, and a female lead that though from a small country town wasn’t necessarily a simpering, naïve maiden. Bianca was fiery and strong-willed, and willing to admit her mistakes. I loved them both.
If you are looking for a strong historical romance to sink into, I highly recommend this one.