Twice Tempted by a Rogue by Tessa Dare {Amanda’s Review}

Posted 6 December, 2013 by Amanda / 12 Comments

Twice Tempted by a Rogue by Tessa Dare {Amanda’s Review}Twice Tempted by a Rogue by Tessa Dare
Series: Stud Club #2
four-stars
Also in this series: One Dance with a Duke, Three Nights with a Scoundrel
Genres: Historical, Regency, Romance
Pages: 292
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
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Luck is a double-edged sword for brooding war hero Rhys St. Maur. His death wish went unanswered on the battlefield, while fate allowed the murder of his good friend in the elite gentlemen’s society known as the Stud Club. Out of options, Rhys returns to his ancestral home on the moors of Devonshire, expecting anything but a chance at redemption in the arms of a beautiful innkeeper who dares him to take on the demons of his past—and the sweet temptation of a woman’s love.

Meredith Maddox believes in hard work, not fate, and romance isn’t part of her plan. But when Rhys returns, battle-scarred, world-weary, and more dangerously attractive than ever, the lovely widow is torn between determination and desire. As a deep mystery and dangerous smugglers threaten much more than their passionate reckoning, Meredith discovers that she must trust everything to a wager her heart placed long ago.

Never too early… TESSA FAN 4LIFE.

Thoughts on Twice Tempted by a Rogue

*flails* TESSA DARE, WHAT YOU DO TO ME. The more I read by her, the more I want. Good thing I still have quite a few books left to read…

So I wasn’t quite sure about Twice Tempted by a Rogue because Rhys wasn’t exactly a character who makes you say, “Yes, I want to read his story!” You want to know more, yes. But… well, he’s intimidating and scary even as you want to know more. Which is why you have someone like Meredith.

And after reading so many books with the virginal heroine, it was so damn refreshing to have a heroine who knew what she wanted. (At least carnally. And really. That’s what’s easiest in these stories.) In some ways, Rhys was the chaste one—horny, but chaste—and that was a fun change of pace. I liked it. And Meredith. #WomenPower

Dude. This book really pulled on the heart strings. And! The “deep mystery” is not one that I guessed at. I maintain that I was too distracted by the romance to care much about the mystery, but the mystery—the betrayal—was gooood. And because this was a series that started with a murder, that mystery has only deepened as well. Which I suspected will be resolved in the next book.

In sum, I must have more. MOAR.

four-stars

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12 Responses to “Twice Tempted by a Rogue by Tessa Dare {Amanda’s Review}”

  1. I feel like you might need a tat or to thump your chest with intricately crossed fingers when you get all “Tessa 4Life”! She is magical, isn’t she? I get sucked into her stories despite myself.

  2. I have read all of Tessa Dare’s Spindle Cove books, but I haven’t read this series. Clearly I’m missing out Amanda! *runs to Amazon to buy book one* Love the sound of Meredith. I’m all for a virginal heroine in a historical romance, but you’re so right that it’s refreshing to find one that’s all YES PLEASE ;-)

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