by Patricia Potter

July 2003
ISBN: 0-425-19100-1
Reviewer Graphic Button Berkley
Mass Market Paperback

Given a task as a young boy Gabriel Manning worked toward the task his father gave him all of his life. The task given, was to make the men pay who destroyed his father. Not only was his father destroyed but his mother as well. Gabriel Manning was now the Marquess of Manchester. What better way to destroy three men than to run in the same crowd as they? So off Gabriel goes back to London from Boston where he has lived since the death of his father all those years ago.

Gabriel is a man that knows what he wants and hasn’t let anything get in his way from him ruining the three men connected to his family’s demise. Distractions include women. That is until Monique enters the picture, or walks off the ship.

Monique Fremont is an actress that has also come to London with revenge on her mind as well. Monique is out to ruin her father. Only problem is, her father doesn’t know she exists. So Monique, along with the help of her friend, Dani sets out to put her plan into action.

Gabriel and Monique see each other when they first arrive in London. They are drawn to each other even with the distance that separates them, one on board a ship and the other walking off another ship. But this doesn’t stop them from being in each other company whenever possible and it doesn’t stop the attraction that keeps bringing them together. They both try to fight it, because they see the other as a distraction to their revenge. But can they keep their feelings to themselves?

The premise of Dancing With A Rogue was good, two people set out for revenge on the same men. But to me it lasted too long and the story was slow moving. The story seemed drawn out, I would have enjoyed it a lot more if it was shorter. The characters were developed and the story had several secondary characters that played a role in the hero and heroines lives. It was also nice to see how some of the secondary characters developed over the course of the story. All in all it was a good read.

Reviewed in September 2003 by Pam.

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