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The Virgin and the Rogue by Sophie Jordan(Review Post)

Published April 29, 2020 by bookbesties

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“It is a truth universally acknowledged that the young lady everyone assumes is mousy has uncharted depths… particularly when there’s a scientific sister, an aphrodisiac, and the stepbrother of a duke around. Creative, unique, and racy –this story is not unlike the very elixir around which it is based.”–Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of Small Great Things and A Spark of Light

Continuing her bestselling Rogue Files series, Sophie Jordan brews up a scintillating romance about a timid wallflower who discovers a love potion and ends up falling for a dashing rogue.

A love potion…

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 changeHis 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?

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This is the second book in Sophie Jordan’s: The Rogue Files series and I am even more in love with the series now after reading it.  I truly admire how creative the author got while writing this book, and how the different personalities and strengths of each of the sisters play together to make the perfect environment for Charlotte (the middle Langley sister) to bloom into the best form of herself as she finds her very unexpected place in the world.  Her ability to take a leading lady who we knew to be mild mannered and pull her completely out of character without sacrificing the integrity of the storyline is what draws me to her books time after time. I absolutely adore this book and love this series.

Charlotte Langley is content to marry her childhood friend, William Pembroke.  They are a well suited couple, she is ready to be his wife and eager to return to her childhood home and get back to the simple life she has been missing.  After taking one of her sister Nora’s herbal cordials to ease the pain of her monthly courses she finds herself acting in a manner that is completely beside herself and with a man who is not her betrothed.  Where her actions that night caused by the potion or were they her true nature making itself known?  Will she find herself in the content marriage she has planned or will her new found passions see her in the arms of another?    

Since his last visit with his sick mother, Samuel Kingston finds himself tired of his life as a rake.  In fact, he hasn’t sought out the company of a woman in nearly a year and is on the hunt for isolation and solace when he arrives unannounced at the country home of his estranged step-brother, the Duke of Warrington.  He only intends to stay for the night as he is only passing through, that is until he is accosted in the middle of the night by the last person in the house he would have expected.  Will he continue on his journey of celibacy and solitude or will he extend his stay and discover the happiness he did know he could have?

As I said before, I absolutely adore this book and love this series. I really hope you do too and can’t wait for your feedback.

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Danielle

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