by Nicole Jordan

March 2009
ISBN: 978-0-345-51010-5
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In a moment of insecurity, Eleanor Pierce ended her engagement to Damon Stafford, Viscount Wrexham. He assured Eleanor that the encounter with his former mistress was just a coincidence, but she was not confident enough to believe him. Soon after their betrothal ended, Damon left the country, and Eleanor realized that she had been a fool.

Two years later, Wrexham is back in London, and meddling in Eleanor's social life. He has taken a dislike to her current suitor, Prince Lazzara. The Italian nobleman met Damon when he was abroad, and did not impress Damon. He is certainly not acceptable as an escort for Eleanor, even if Damon is not interested in her himself.

After thoroughly enjoying the Loring Sisters trilogy, I was looking forward to this story about one of their friends. I am sorry to say that I was disappointed. Eleanor and Damon did not “click” with me, and I had a very difficult time staying interested in this story. Damon's excuses for not engaging his emotions were transparent, and I would never have put up with it if I were Eleanor. Her character did not have enough spunk and she seemed bland in comparison with the boisterous Lorings.

To Romance a Charming Rogue had elements of humor and mystery, but unfortunately, not enough of either to keep me tuned in.

Reviewed in February 2009 by Paula.

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