Featuring New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries’ “hallmark humor, poignancy, and sensuality” (Romantic Times), this entry in the Sinful Suitors series inspires you to risk all for love.
Lady Anne is shocked when Captain Lord Hartley Corry—her former fiancé who left for India after her father forbade their marriage—returns to England and acts as if everything is all water under the bridge. He never fought for her hand or eloped with her as he promised and he thinks she’d still be willing to marry him? Not a chance.
Hartley is equally shocked to literally run into his past love upon arriving at his brother’s house. Though he yearns to take advantage of this second chance to woo his beloved, he can hardly admit that he is secretly a spy—at least not until he can be sure he trusts her. But convincing Lady Anne to let him prove his sincerity by courting her respectably all over again might be his undoing. Because all he wants is to show her how much of a rogue he can be when the right woman is in his arms…
I really love the books by Sabrina Jeffries but unfortunately The Risk of Rogues couldn't really draw me in. It was a nice story but I always waited for a bit ...more. More feelings, more character development, more...everything.
On the whole, it felt a bit rushed, like an afterthought of "oh, what happened to them". I mean, it is short, I know that. 100 pages are not that long but after some time of them talking mostly past one another, I was a bit irritated how quickly everything was dissolved.
Apart from that though, Hart and Lady Anne are sweet and knowing about their love for each other (though not really feeling it) you just want them to be happy. Hart is loyal and, well, who wouldn't love a guy who falls in love with the one woman who is not like the others, the who is not an outstanding beauty, who is not dressed like the others and has a very unique personality?
Oh, and of course, Lady Anne being the one who is all those things, you can't help but love her either! Feisty, strong and unique - exactly the kind of heroine that I love.
Nevertheless, I enjoyed reading this story even though I liked the author's other books better that I've read so far.