[Book Review] The Best of Both Rogues

The Best of Both Rogues / Samantha Grace (Powell's Books)

Two years ago, Benjamin Hillary left the love of his life at the alter, running to India in a panic over the what-ifs and may-bes.  Lady Eve Thorne's heart was broken that day, but she held out hope for Benjamin's return.  Now Benjamin has returned, seeking out Eve, only to succeed at the very event where Eve's engagement to the bookish Jonathan Hackberry.  Benjamin is determined to prove himself to Eve again, but the clock is ticking and he has already caused great insult to Eve's reputation.


Now, this isn't a historical romance where the lady gets both gentlemen, which would be rather novel.  The Best of Both Rogues is a sweet and humorous historical romance, with the hijinks born of desperation, strict constraints on proper behavior, duty, and affection.

Being a fun, light read, I'll excuse the nearly magically loving away of Benjamin's PTSD, however I'm a bit disgruntled at the huge glaring plot hook introduced concerning Jonathan that's just left out there.  Obviously this will likely all be tied up in another book, but for such a integral to the plot bit of intrigue to be waved away annoys me.

Overall, a sweet and sassy read.  The Best of Both Rogues is the third in the series, but can easily be read as a stand alone.

Advanced Reader Copy copy courtesy of Netgalley; differences may exist between uncorrected galley text and the final edition.

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