The whole town is tittering about Baron Sebastian Thorne having been jilted at the altar. Every move he makes ends up in the gossip columns. Tired of being the butt of everyone’s jokes, Sebastian vows to restore his family’s reputation no matter what it takes.
She’s the Toast of the Ton
Feted by the crème of society, the beautiful widow Lady Prestwick is a vision of all that is proper. But Helena is no angel, and when Sebastian uncovers her dark secret, he’s quick to press his advantage. In order to keep her hard-won good name, Helen will have to make a deal with the devil. But she’s got some tricks up her sleeves to keep this notorious rogue on his toes…
REVIEW: In this second installment of Samantha Grace’s Rival Rogues series, we find out what happened to the ‘jilted’ groom, Sebastian Thorne whose wife-to-be was claimed by Anthony, his rival from ‘One Rogue Too Many’.
I have to say I loved this book much MUCH better than the first one in this series and the reason for it were the main characters. Both were likable and complex and the chemistry between them was so well written that you could feel the sparks fly off the pages.
Baron Sebastian Thorne is forced to deal with a couple of scandals he hadn’t foreseen. He’s not the only one to have been jilted. His sister’s life has been upended as well as her fiancé just up and runs off on her. He feels that he just can’t catch a break and decides that maybe it’s time he did something about his family’s reputation, as soon as he gets sobered up, that is.
Lady Helena Prestwick hasn’t had it easy for a long time now, but with her husband’s death, she aims to grab her well-earned independence as a widow, with both hands. She has earned her “proper” reputation the hard way and she will use it any way she can to right the wrong done to her and help anyone she can.
And then, one faithful night she meets her destiny as she saves a drunk …yeah, the rest is as they say, history.
I loved that these two characters were three-dimensional and the complexity of their characters made them real to me. I loved the way that they dealt with each other and the people around them.
I found the story heartwarming, sensual and at times, funny while the plot was intriguing. I highly recommend it to all my bookwarms who love their romance novels to be not just romantic but witty and heartwarming.
Melanie for b2b
Complimentary copy provided by the publisher