Monday, May 4, 2020

Review and Giveaway - - The Virgin and the Rogue


The Virgin and the Rogue
by Sophie Jordan
The Rogue Files - Book 6
Publisher: Avon
Release Date: April 28, 2020
Reviewed by PJ
 


A love potion…
Charlotte Langley has always been the prudent middle sister, so her family is not surprised when she makes the safe choice and agrees to wed her childhood sweetheart. But when she finds herself under the weather and drinks a “healing” tonic, the potion provokes the most maddening desire…for someone other than her betrothed.
With the power…
Kingston’s rakehell ways are going to destroy him and he’s vowed to change. His stepbrother’s remote estate is just the place for a reformed rogue to hide. The last thing he wants is to be surrounded by society, but when he gets stuck alone with a wallflower who is already betrothed... and she astonishes him with a fiery kiss, he forgets all about hiding.
To alter two destinies.
Although Charlotte appears meek, Kingston soon discovers there’s a vixen inside, yearning to break free. Unable to forget their illicit moment of passion, Kingston vows to relive the encounter, but Charlotte has sworn it will never happen again—no matter how earth-shattering it was. But will a devilish rogue tempt her to risk everything for a chance at true love?

PJ's Thoughts:

The Virgin and the Rogue is the book I needed in these uncertain times. It's fast-paced, burn-the-sheets sexy, heart-tugging, and, yep, more than a little bananas crazy. The perfect escape from reality. And, you know what? I LOVED EVERY SINGLE BIT OF IT! Read the entire thing in one sitting. Couldn't put it down. Grinned from beginning to end. (Okay, there may have been a few tears near the end but they were HAPPY tears!) And, as soon as I turned the final page? All I wanted to do was go back to the beginning and jump on the crazy train all over again. Kudos to the author for immersing me in her fictional world and, for a few hours, making me forget every single fear and worry lurking in ours.

This is the sixth book in a series but stands well on its own. Secondary characters do include Charlotte's older sister, Marian and her hero, Nathaniel from The Duke's Stolen Bride but you don't have to have read that book to completely enjoy Charlotte and Kingston's story (though I do recommend both books). Another major secondary character is Charlotte's and Marian's younger sister, Nora, the creator of the accidental aphrodisiac that sets everything into motion. I'm excited to read Nora's story this October in The Duke Effect. I already have it on pre-order.  

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So, tell me what books are taking you away from reality these days. Two randomly chosen people who comment before 11:00 PM, May 5, will receive a print copy of The Virgin and the Rogue

*Must be 18 or older
*U.S. addresses only



32 comments:

  1. I've been rereading lots of Sherry Thomas. They're so comforting right now!!

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  2. Love your review. I've always enjoyed her books. I'm actually reading the books from my huge like of TRB. As well as my ebooks. Stay safe.
    Carol Luciano

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    1. I have a huge tbr as well, Carol. Unfortunately, it's at home and I'm not. ;-)

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  3. I'm reading a little or I should say a lot of everything lol. Some authors were Susanna Kearsley, Grace Burrowes (lots of hers), Jodi Picoult, Anna Campbell, Theresa Romain, Tessa Dare and Katherine Ashe to name a few.

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  4. It's been years since I've read any of Sophie Jordan's work and this series does sound good as does this book.

    I've been reading quite an assortment of genres during the past 2 months in isolation...everything from thrillers by Michael Crichton and James Patterson to my favorite historical romances by Stephanie Laurens, Shana Galen and some new-to-me authors that have been sitting on my TBR shelves for ages. Right now I'm reading the 4-book Secrets of Thorncliff Manor series by Sophie Barnes. I do enjoy her work a lot.

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  5. I read historicals for the escape, memoirs which give me hope and thrillers because they are exciting. The House at Tyneford, a historical, Moving Day a thriller and many more.

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    1. Sounds like a nice, balanced menu of books.

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  6. Books which are entertaining and have humor such as Dave Barry and A.J. Jacobs. Word War 11 novels which are inspiring - The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer, and The Time In Between by Maria Duenas.

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    1. My taste seems to be trending to humor these days.

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  7. I have started reading By a Thread by Lucy Score. It is highly recommended as a funny romcom. I just finished Someone to Trust by Mary Balogh, and it was a wonderful romance. As always, reading is the perfect escape for me.

    The Virgin and the Rogue is on my TBB list based on your enthusiastic recommendation. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

    I hope you are doing well. Are you still staying with family?

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    1. I've seen By a Thread mentioned by others recently. I'm going to have to take a look at that one.

      I'm still with family but hoping to go home this month if all goes well.

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  8. For some reason, I'm re-reading books, instead of starting a new one.

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  9. I have a HUGE TBR LIST - actual books and e-books. My most recent read is the most recent book in the Lady Hardcastle series by T E Kinsey. (Terrific series, mystery, adventure, and tons of humor) I have also been reading a couple of Tessa Dare books, a book by Shana Galen and quite a few others. I am a book addict, so even when I have other things going on, I try to keep doing some reading.

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  10. Wow--what an intriguing introduction to this book!!! I am reading biographies, memoirs, WWII-Era books, and cookbooks.

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  11. I've been reading some romance and some mystery... Always A Bridesmaid, When You Wish Upon A Rogue, The Jane Austen Society, A Forgotten Place, etc.

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  12. Oh yes love it! Great cover too! I have been fortunate enough to still be working at home but as always I am reading or listening to an audible. I now have two books going which I thought I would never do! I just wish I did not need to sleep!! Love your stories and hope you are taking care and are safe.

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  13. Janet Evanovich's book always made me laugh, so I pulled them out and re-reading them. I have plenty of books to read but I just need to laugh.

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  14. Somehow or other I've never before read Julie Anne Long. I "discovered" her recently in my overflowing library, and am absolutely loving how she takes me far, far away from viruses and politics. I'm pretty sure I've never read Sophie Jordan, either, but The Virgin and the Rogue sounds wonderful. Thanks, PJ!

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  15. I've been reading Celeste Bradley's series, The Royal Four. I got them a few years ago and they were on my TBR pile. Phew, they're some really hot scenes in a couple of the books. Loved your review of Sophie's new release.

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  16. Beachside Beginnings, What You Wish For, A Walk on the Beach

    denise

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  17. Reading a variety of genres.

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  18. I'm reading a lot of Susan Stoker and Devney Perry, along with some cozy mysteries. This one sounds amazing and I'm putting it on the wish list. Thanks for a great review.

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  19. Thank you for the review. This sounds like the type of book I would enjoy, even if we weren't sheltering in our house. Sometimes the crazy just needs to run free. I have been reading a variety of books. I actually found it hard to concentrate on reading for the first few weeks. Since then, I have read a Harlequin published in 1972 (that would never have made it today), a Love Inspired book, THE COWBOY'S SECRET by Jill Kemerer (nicely "real" characters), DESTINY OF THE WOLF by Terry Spear (the first of her books I have read and there will be more), TO CATCH A TEXAS COWBOY by Julie Benson (enjoyable nice characters and a good escape). I have BEACHSIDE BEGINNINGS by Sheila Roberts up next. She and all these other authors are new to me. I have been working hard in my gardens and don't have a lot of time for reading.

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  20. I finally started Penny Reid's Winston Brothers series. Before that I read Grace Burrowes' latest A Duke by Any Other Name and Dianne Duvall's The Lasaran (Aldabrian Alliance Book 1). I loved both these books and can't wait for the next in each series

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  21. I forgot to mention Julia Quinn's First Comes Scandal- a wonderful friends to lovers romance!!

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  22. I have been reading a lot of Erin Nicholas's books lately, including her new Hot Cakes series. She is one of my favorite authors and always provides an escape into small-town, midwestern love stories!

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  23. I'm reading Susan Mallery's Blackberry Island series - I'm on the last one (of 3) Evening Stars - it covers more complex issues than her Fool's Gold series, but they are important topics to bring to peoples attention.

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  24. I had a period where news was so shocking to me and changing so quickly in these unusual times that no book was able to hold my attention. The first one to really take me away from my cares has been Milla Vane's A Heart of Blood and Ashes. It is very different from what I usually read in romance, though I am an eclectic reader. I missed out on the whole Game of Thrones fascination, never saw an episode of it. But I think that is why this book made such an impression on me.

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  25. I'm currently in the Florida Keys with Priscilla Oliveras's Island Affair! And like Katie, I love Erin Nicholas's books--her new series is SO delicious! I've never wanted to move to Iowa so much before now ;)

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