by Anthology

March 2004
ISBN: 0-8217-7638-X
Reviewer Graphic Button Zebra Books
Mass Market Paperback

Sometimes, when you pick up an anthology, it is rather hit-and-miss. Some of the stories may appeal more than others, and sometimes you end up disappointed in the whole book. I would like to reassure historical romance readers that you will not have this problem with My Favorite Rogue. Each of the three stories has a great deal of charm and wit, with strong characters.

Reforming a Rogue, offers us a glimpse into an area not often seen in romance. Young and beautiful Jane Bosworth is of an age to marry, and her father sets about making a favorable arrangement for her. Viscount Durwyn should be perfect. There is just one problem. Jane is not like ordinary young women, and her widowed cousin is appalled at the prospect of her gentle relative married to such a scoundrel. When the viscount comes to meet his prospective bride, Serena realizes that she must do whatever it takes to convince him that they will not suit.

Victoria Hinshaw brings a different perspective to The Tables Turned. Anne Talcott dreams of a home and family, and hopes to find a quiet, conventional husband. Lord Dashworth is convinced that what Anne would really like is passion and adventure. So he sets out to prove her theory wrong, and in the course of the game, discovers that he wants to keep the young woman for himself!

In a spirited romp through London’s ballrooms, Debbie Raleigh tells the story of Lord Robert Marlow’s search for the perfect bride. Setting his sights on Anna Dashell, he does not expect his courting to be disrupted by a childhood friend, Charlotte Rowe. As she plagues his attempts at every turn, suddenly Marlow’s Nemesis, begins to have an appeal of her own.

My Favorite Rogue,is a lovely book, reminding all of us why we like those dashing rakes so much. All three stories are well-written, even in this shortened format, and do not leave any loose ends. It is the perfect book to tuck into your beach bag or read on a rainy spring day.

Reviewed in May 2004 by Paula.

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