Title: The Irresistible Rogue (Playful Brides, #4)
Genre: Historical Romance
Author: Valerie Bowman
Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks, Nov. 3, 2015 (pre-order available)
Source: Free for review from the publisher
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from Amazon.com:
A PROPOSAL FROM A SCOUNDREL Daphne Swift has not laid eyes on her devilishly charming husband, Captain Rafferty Cavendish, in quite some time. As a matter of fact, she wants the rogue to annul their brief marriage so that she can marry the reliable and estimable Lord Fitzwell. But the breathtakingly handsome Rafe is not interested in letting Daphne go-at least not without paying his scandalous price…
THE SEDUCTION OF HIS WIFE Rafe prefers to face the dangers of spying alone, but this time he needs his innocent, fiery wife to uncover the information he seeks. He has even agreed to release her from their marriage if she submits completely to his plan. However, Daphne’s alluring combination of courage and curves makes her a dangerous distraction, and it is not long before Rafe is trading subterfuge for seduction in order to prove that Daphne is meant to be his and his alone…
This is the fourth book in the Playful Brides Series. It is a standalone although it has characters from previous books peppering the plot. I think you will enjoy this one more if you read the preceding books but this is a delight even if it is the first you pick up.
Daphne is married in name only to Rafe. She wants to make a good match with Lord Fitzwell but Rafe needs her help with another spy mission. Of course throwing the two together on a mission means adventure, action, near death and way too much time together. One thing leads to another and there are hilarious moments as well as sexy encounters. Daphne’s young cousin, Delilah, is a precocious twelve year old who adds delightful humor to the story.
There is some fast and loose playing with actual Regency Era language and actions of a virgin young lady. Sometimes this bothers me, but in this book I was laughing too hard to care.
I can recommend this book to those who like a sexy story with lots of humor.