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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Review and Giveaway: Once More, My Darling Rogue by Lorraine Heath

Once More, My Darling Rogue (Scandalous Gentlemen of St. James, #2)Publisher: Avon
 ISBN: 0062276255
 Pages: 384 pages
 Genre: Romance/Historical/Regency
Buy this Book: Amazon, Indiebound, Powell's, Nook, Kobo, iTunes


From New York Times bestselling author Lorraine Heath, comes the second book in a brand new series, The Scandalous Gentlemen of St. James, featuring three eligible bachelors...and the scoundrels that reside within each.

Born to the street but raised within the aristocracy, Drake Darling can't escape his sordid beginnings. Not when Lady Ophelia Lyttleton snubs him at every turn, a constant reminder he's not truly one of them. But after rescuing her from a mysterious drowning, he realizes she doesn't remember who she is. With plans to bring her to heel, he insists she's his housekeeper—never expecting to fall for the charming beauty.

While Ophelia might not recall her life before Drake, she has little doubt she belongs with him. The desire she feels for her dark, brooding employer can't be denied, regardless of consequences. So when Ophelia's memory returns, she is devastated by the depth of his betrayal. Now Drake must risk everything to prove she can trust this rogue with her heart once more.

My Review:

Intro: Lorraine Heath is usually a favorite of mine. She is one of those authors that has to write something particularly terrible for me to hate the book. I did like this one. I don’t think it’s going on the favorites list but it was a good read.


Heroine: Ophelia-She started out so badly for me. She was mean-spirited and spoiled and all bad things that frustrate me. But as soon as she was stricken with amnesia all the bad went away and she became a character I truly liked. So I spent the rest of the book wondering if this nice Ophelia was just a product of the amnesia or if she really could change that much.

Hero: Drake-I loved Drake. He was a completely honorable hero with a mischievous side. I loved how he went about teaching Ophelia a lesson because it was a lesson she really needed.

Chemistry: I liked Drake and Ophelia together. But I was caught in a place where I wondered if Drake was falling in love with the real Ophelia and Drake was also scheming a bit with Ophelia. So, I was a bit concerned as to how it was going to work out.

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Conclusion: So it appears that Lorraine Heath can never really disappoint me. I really enjoyed this one. Maybe not to the level that I loved some of her other books but this will be a reread for me. And I really did love Drake and the amnesia plot.
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Author Info
LORRAINE HEATH always dreamed of being a writer. After graduating from the University of Texas, she wrote training manuals and computer code, but something was always missing. After reading a romance novel, she not only became hooked on the genre, but quickly realized what her writing lacked: rebels, scoundrels, and rogues. She’s been writing about them ever since. Her work has been recognized with numerous industry awards, including RWA’s RITA® and a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. Her novels have appeared on the USA Today and New York Times best-seller lists.

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  1. I, too, was like the reviewer, wondering what Ophelia's reaction would be after her memories came back. Would she revert back to her snobbish ways or be the person she was when she was without her memories. Sometimes we have to get completely away from negative influences (like Ophelia's family and lifestyle) before we can be ourselves or "grow up." I can hardly wait to see what happens in this story!



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