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Book Review-Rogue with a Brogue by Suzanne

by | Jul 11, 2014 | Book Reviews | 0 comments

I received this book for free from St. Martin's Paperbacks in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review-Rogue with a Brogue by SuzanneRogue with a Brogue by Suzanne Enoch
Also in this series: The Devil Wears Kilts
Series: Scandalous Highlanders #2
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on July 29th 2014
Genres: Historical Romance, Scottish Highlands, Regency Era
Pages: 352
Format: eARC
ISBN: 1250041619

A Rogue For Every Lady
London, 1817: Stuck in a Mayfair ballroom, thanks to his lovestruck brother, Highlander Arran MacLawry wants nothing but a bit of distraction from an arranged betrothal—and a clever auburn-haired lass in a vixen's mask promises just that . . . until he discovers that she's the granddaughter of the Campbell, chief of clan MacLawry's longtime rival. Despite their families' grudging truce, falling for fiery Mary Campbell is a notion too outlandish even for this Highlander…
The Thrill Of The Forbidden
Raised on tales of savage MacLawrys, Mary is stunned to realize the impressively strapping man in the fox's mask is one of them. Surely the enemy shouldn't have such a broad chest, and such a seductive brogue? Not that her curiosity matters—any dalliance between them is strictly forbidden, and she's promised to another. But with the crackling spark between them ready to catch flame, love is worth every risk…

Mary Campbell arrives at a masked ball, and meets a rogue with a mask that matches hers and after sharing a dance together, she is captivated, there is only one problem….her family are against any association with him. Arran MacLawry, has no idea of the true identity of his mysterious fox, but when he learns of her true identity, he can’t help but be fascinated. Even though his brother forbids him to cause any trouble especially with the Campbells….he knows it may be harder than just staying away from the one woman that stirs his blood. Even though Mary knows she needs to stay away from Arran, she can’t help but keep meeting him, sharing lunch together, and when they share a soul searing kiss, she is hooked. Then when the unimaginable happens, and she is stuck between a rock and hard place, she turns to the only man who cares for her, a man that she adores more than life and will risk her families wrath for a chance to share the rest of her life with that rogue in a kilt….

Rogue With A Brogue is the second book in the series, and even though I haven’t read the first book, I knew I had to try this one, when It became available to me through Netgalley. And I will admit I did a little happy dance when I was able to download it and start reading it. The previous series by Suzanne Enoch I have had a difficult time reading, so I was a bit unsure how I would enjoy this one. But I felt well it has sexy highlanders in kilts…how can I resist? And what I fun and wild adventure this story was. The story is set in the early 1800’s and begins in London. But what begins in London doesn’t stay there for very long. Mary and Arran once they find out how much they feel for each other, decide to risk everything to be together. In the first part of the story, you see it leading up to that point, and I loved seeing these two flirt and connect on both a physical and emotional level. I love stories with huge conflicts….and this one had a huge one and it fits well with the story and the style of the authors storytelling.

The characters are very passionate and intriguing, and I feel like Suzanne Enoch has gotten her groove back, this story seemed so much more like her older books that I have come to adore and cherish. Both the main and side characters were deeply entrenched into the story, and the more you read the more you fall in love. With each page I felt like I was being immersed more and more into the story that takes you back in a time of warring families, sexy brogues, gorgeous men in kilts, and a romance to stop your heart!!! CHARM AND WIT WITH EACH PAGE!!!

About Suzanne Enoch

Suzanne was born in Southern California sometime in the latter half of the 20th century. In the way that some people are born knowing they want to be astronauts or cellists, Suzanne always knew she wanted to be a writer. Early dreams of becoming a zoologist and writing true stories about her adventures in Africa were crushed, however, after she viewed a television special about the world’s most poisonous snakes; she did NOT want to write about how she’d been bitten and lost a limb to a cobra. Thankfully at the same time the movie “Star Wars” premiered, and she realized that she could make up adventures and write about them, and not be eaten by deadly predators while doing research.

She dabbled in romantic fantasy writing for a year or two after graduating with a degree in English from the University of California, Irvine, until her affection for traditional Regency romances led her to write one for fun. After several encouraging rejections from publishers, she snared the interest of the world’s best and most patient literary agent, who advised her to revise the manuscript. This ultimately led to the publication of her first book, The Black Duke’s Prize, from Avon Books in the Spring of 1995. A second Regency, Angel’s Devil, followed that Fall.

When Avon folded its traditional Regency line, Suzanne was encouraged to try her hand at historical romance. As she remained keenly interested in England’s Regency period, she decided to attempt another manuscript set in that time. Lady Rogue hit the shelves in March of 1997. She wrote a total of 29 books for Avon, including two anthologies and a five-part contemporary series which received a pair of starred reviews from Publishers Weekly. One of those books, Twice the Temptation, was named one of the five best romances of the year by PW in 2007.

In 2002 her well-known love of all things “Star Wars” led to an invitation to appear on the E! channel in the television special “Star Wars: The Force Is Back”, where she discussed the romance in the movie series and ended up with more air time than George Lucas.

In 2010 Suzanne left Avon Books for St. Martin’s Press, where she continues to pen historical romance novels. Her 31st book, Taming an Impossible Rogue, is set to arrive in March 2012.

Suzanne is known for her humorous characters, sexy bad boys, and whip-sharp, witty dialogue. She currently resides in Placentia, California with several hundred guppies and various other tropical fish, and handful of very loud, spinach-loving finches. And her collection of action figures and statues from “Star Wars”, “Lord of the Rings”, “X-Men”, and “Pirates of the Caribbean”. Everybody needs some inspiration, after all.

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