Title:The Virgin and The Rogue (Rogues File book #6)
Genre: Historical Romance
Author: Sophie Jordan
Source: Free for review from the publisher
Publisher: Avon, April 28, 2020
Sexy Rating: 5
Violence Rating: 4
Description from Amazon:
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?
Up front, if you don’t like detailed sex scenes then skip this one. There is opening talk of menstrual problems and a heroine who does ridiculous sexual advances to a stranger. All in the name of a aphrodisiac potion. Well perhaps, or perhaps she is just sexually excited. Whatever Charlotte is not a proper Regency young woman and it takes her awhile to figure out her place. Kingston has made a supreme effort to change his profligate ways so we are on his side for the entire book. No one besides Charlotte got to taste the potion so we are never to find out if it really is an aphrodisiac. (Now that would have been fun.) So many missed chances with this enticing premise.