“When the Rogue Returns” told a story of a young couple torn apart by deceptions and lies. 10 years later, Victor Cale received a case inquiry about a woman with a distinctive skill in making faux jewelry and with similar features to his wife and he travelled to Edinburgh where he found the person he had spent a decade searching. Isa had live a content existence as a respectable tradeswoman while keeping her identity a secret and away from prying eyes but when her past in the form of her husband came out of nowhere. She knew it could much more than a heated kiss or two to made her forget about all the pain and anger she had blamed on him or fill her empty heart again.
I never read any Sabrina Jeffries books nor any of “The Duke’s Men” series prior to reading this one. At first, I skim over the dragging first chapter and then the story went into a much linear pacing and straight into the conflict and drama. Victor and Isa had a dangerous chemistry between them and they’re too much alike that made their interactions vicious and their attraction explosive. Both have their own ugly pasts and both still distrustful, secretive and cautious about their broken pride and most importantly broken hearts. The conflict between them were layered when their demons still chase after them and threaten their happiness.
The book was surprisingly fast paced and enjoyable. Jeffries did wonderful with her prose without being terribly redundant which usually came with the genre. I’ll be looking forward for the future installments of the series.
The ARC is provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review