Also by this author: Seduced By a Lady's Heart, Loved by a Duke, My Lady of Deception, The Heart of a Scoundrel, To Wed His Christmas Lady, To Trust a Rogue, To Woo a Widow, To Redeem a Rake (The Heart of a Duke Book 11), The Rogue's Wager (Sinful Brides #1), Along Came a Lady (All the Duke's Sins, #1)
Series: The Heart of a Duke #3
Also in this series: Loved by a Duke, The Heart of a Scoundrel
Published by Independently Published on March 17, 2015
Pages: 162 pages
Lady Imogen Moore hasn’t had an easy time of it since she made her Come Out three Seasons ago. With her betrothed, a powerful duke breaking it off to wed her sister, she’s become the tons favorite piece of gossip. Never again wanting to experience the pain of a broken heart, she’s resolved to make a match with a polite, respectable gentleman. The last thing she wants is another reckless rogue.
Lord Alex Edgerton has a problem. His brother, tired of Alex’s carousing has charged him with chaperoning their remaining, unwed sister about ton events. Shopping? No, thank you. Attending the theatre? He’d rather be at Forbidden Pleasures with a scantily clad beauty upon his lap. The task of chaperone becomes even more of a bother when his sister drags along her dearest friend, Lady Imogen to social functions. The last thing he wants in his life is a young, innocent English miss.
Except, as Alex and Imogen are thrown together, passions flare and Alex comes to find he not only wants Imogen in his bed, but also in his heart. Yet now he must convince Imogen to risk all, on the heart of a rogue.
The Love of a Rogue was a very nice and sweet romance about two wounded people–Imogen Moore and the rogue Alex Edgerton, a second son. Alexander Edgerton was first introduced in More Than a Duke, which was book two in The Heart of a Duke series. Alex is a rogue and scoundrel, plus a devoted brother. Imogen is a heart broken and a woman who was betrayed by both her betrothed and her sister.
The love story talked of passion, but there was limited sparks between the two characters of Imogen and Alex. Caldwell’s previous books held fire, where this one seemed to be on slow simmer, an the romance never got to a full boil. The book from my perspective lack elements that would have made it a riveting read. As the back story of both of the characters was excellent. The author left me wanting to know more about them, and I felt unfulfilled as I turned off my Ereader. I adored the first novella and two full length books of this series and will be reading more of Caldwell, as I do like her stories. This book just didn’t work for me, and I felt it was a placeholder in the series.
For the purchase price of .99 dents, this book was worth the money. If the price rises and you love the series, I suggest borrowing the book from a friend.