Title: Along Came A Rogue (The Secret Life of Scoundrels, book #2)
Genre: Historical romance
Author: Anna Harrington
Publisher: Forever, Feb. 2016
Source: Free for review from the publisher
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from Amazon.com:
THE WICKEDEST SECRET . . .
Major Nathaniel Grey is free to bed whomever he wants, whenever he chooses, and that’s exactly how he likes it. His only loyalties are to country and the two friends he served with-brothers he’d do anything for. So when one of them is gravely injured and asking for his little sister, Grey will move heaven and earth to bring her home. He’s greeted not by the gangly girl he remembers, but a stunningly beautiful woman holding a loaded musket. And he’s utterly captivated by her . . .
IS A SECRET SEDUCTION
Once upon a time, Emily would have loved nothing more than a stolen hour with her brother’s best friend, the dashing officer who captured her heart and soul. But things are different now-and so is she. Gone is the eager young woman who believed in love. In her place is a widow weighed down with secrets who desperately needs to disappear before they’re revealed. But Grey’s sinfully sexy smile offers protection unlike anything she’s ever known, tempting her to risk everything . . . even her heart.
The wait for Nathaniel Grey’s story is over! He is the spy introduced in Ms. Harrington’s first book DUKES ARE FOREVER ( Deet’s review here: https://ladeetdareads.wordpress.com/2015/11/30/recent-release-review-dukes-are-forever-by-anna-harrington/ ). I am enjoying this new author and she didn’t disappoint with this the second entry in her, THE SECRET LIFE OF SCOUNDRELS SERIES . This is a standalone novel but we are treated to glimpses of Kate and Edward from the first book.
This is a story of two lovers from different social classes who feel they have no hope of finding their Happily Ever After. Emily feels that if she encourages Nathaniel to give up his dreams of adventure then he will eventually resent her. Nathaniel comes to realize that his dreams mean nothing if they don’t include Emily. But how to convince her? That is what keeps us turning pages along with the suspense of who is out to harm Emily.
We are fortunate in that the third book in the series, HOW I MARRIED A MARQUESS, is available for preorder and to be published April 26, 2016. It is the story of Emily’s brother, Thomas, who is also Nathaniel’s best friend.
I received this book free for review from the publisher.