Monday, July 13, 2015

The Best of Both Rogues by Samantha Grace

The Best of Both Rogues
by Samantha Grace

Release Date: July 7, 2016

"Everything Regency fans love."-Publishers Weekly Starred Review of Miss Hillary Schools a Scoundrel

The worst thing Mr. Benjamin Hillary ever did was leave his bride-to-be on their wedding day.

The hardest thing he will ever have to do is watch her marry another man.

After two long years abroad, Ben finds Eve every bit as captivating as she was the first time he saw her, and he vows to set things right.

Lady Eve Thorne has a new man in her life, and Ben is nothing but trouble. She is no longer a starry-eyed young woman, and now that he's back, he can go hang for all she cares. At least that's what she keeps telling herself...

Rival Rogues series:
One Rogue Too Many
In Bed with a Rogue
The Best of Both Rogues

Kathie's Review:

This is the third book in the Rival Rogues Series. I've read In Bed With a Rogue and reviewed it here

Ben has returned, at the urging of a friendly vicar who knows both he and Eve. The vicar knows Eve is marrying another, Sir Jonathan Hackberry, and figures if Benjamin comes home, they can both be happy.

Benjamin has always loved Eve, but a panic attack on their wedding day caused him to run. Later we find out her brother sent him on his way when he got his wits back, and the young man left England. Now Eve is marrying a nice guy, Sir Jonathan Hackberry. She doesn't really know him, but he's not Ben, so that should be good. He's actually a bit boring, until, well, he isn't. 

Ben decides to fight for Evie and Jonathan decides to let Evie go. Well, that won't work since Evie's been jilted before, Ben is worried that it will break her spirit. He and Jonathan decide that Evie must do the breaking up, to save face and all that. The lengths these two men go to to get her to do that made for some LOL moments. There's a scene with an onion that made me cringe...and then laugh.

Jonathan has his own secrets. He tried to get away from his past by marrying a sweet, lovely woman. He just wants to have a happy home life. But he wants her to be happy, too. That's why he agrees to have her jilt him. Things take a bad turn when his past comes back to haunt him.

This was a bit choppy in places and I was left wondering what was going to happen with Jonathan. Maybe he'll be the star of the next book in the series. This was still a fun little read and the humorous moments were very enjoyable.

*Thank you, Netgalley and Sourcebooks Casablanca for giving me the opportunity to read this book.

Historical romance author Samantha Grace discovered the appeal of a great love story when she was just a young girl, thanks to Disney's "Robin Hood". She didn't care that Robin Hood and Maid Marian were cartoon animals. It was her first happily-ever-after experience and she didn't want the warm fuzzies to end. Now that Samantha is grown, she enjoys creating her own happy-endings for characters that spring from her imagination. Publisher's Weekly describes her stories as "fresh and romantic" with subtle humor and charm. Samantha describes romance writing as the best job ever. 

Part-time medical social worker, moonlighting author, and Pilates nut, she enjoys a happy and hectic life with her real life hero and two kids in the Midwest. To learn more about Samantha's books, visit her at: 

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