Coffee Pot Reviews: Summer is for Lovers & The Ruin of A Rogue

December 14th, 2013 kimbacaffeinate Review 36 Comments

14th Dec

Coffee Pot ReviewsWelcome to Coffee Pot Reviews! These are short and sweet reviews done in the length of time it takes my coffee pot to brew! I have  two historical romances to share with you today..enjoy and stick around for a cup of mocha coffee! Today I am sharing Summer is for Lovers a novel by Jennifer McQuiston, author of  What Happens in Scotland Stays in Scotland and The Ruin of A Rogue book two in the Wild Quartet by Miranda Neville. Enjoy!

 

Summer is for Lovers
Summer is for Lovers
by Jennifer McQuistion
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication date: September 24, 2013
Genre: Historical Romance
Source: publisher
Purchase: Amazon

His heart is unavailable. Luckily, her interest lies in the rest of him… Though she was just a girl when they first met, Caroline Tolbertson’s infatuation with David Cameron remains undimmed. Now fate has brought the handsome Scotsman back to Brighton for what promises to be an unforgettable summer. Soon, Caroline will have to choose a husband, but for now she is free to indulge her curiosity in things of a passionate nature.
That is, if David will agree to teach her. Past mistakes have convinced David he’ll make a terrible husband, though he’ll gladly help the unconventional Caroline find a suitor. Unfortunately, she has something more scandalous in mind. As the contenders for her hand begin to line up, her future seems assured…provided David can do the honorable thing and let them have her.When a spirited young woman is determined to break Society’s rules, al a gentleman can do is lend a hand…or more

Summer is for Lovers is the second novel by Jennifer McQuiston. Earlier this year, I enjoyed her romance novel, What Happens in Scotland, Stays in Scotland and with her second novel she solidifies her talent as a historical romance author. It is a tale of friends to lovers. Caroline has been in love with our hero David Cameron since they were children. The tale is beautifully written as McQuiston captures both the landscape and the characters. David is ever the helper, and believes he is helping Caroline secure a good marriage to help her family. Pfft…the fates have decided otherwise and the tale that unfolds was romantic, filled with banter and sweet,stolen moments. Caroline is shy, at times awkward and a heroine you can embrace and cheer for. The story moved at a nice pace, and while not without flaws, (a few minor details towards the end bothered me) I found this to be a a heated romance, filled with humor and lovable characters. This offers the reader a delightful escape and is one I would recommend.

Three and half cups of coffee out of five
One StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
The Ruin of A Rogue
The Ruin of A Rogue
by Miranda Meville
Series: The Wild Quartet #2
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication date: August 27, 2013
Genre: Historical Romance
Source: publisher
Purchase: Amazon

Charm, wit, and nerves of steel have helped Marcus Lithgow gamble his way across the Continent. But when his heart is at stake, all bets are off for this most perfect rogue… It’s been years since Marcus set foot in England—why toy with the ton when he can fleece wealthy fools in Paris and Rome? Yet everything changes when he inherits a ramshackle estate. Marcus’s first and only chance at a respectable life needs funding . . . the kind Anne Brotherton can provide. Such a wallflower should be ripe for the picking. So why does Marcus feel like he’s the one hanging by a thread? Anne Brotherton is sick and tired of being an heiress. She cannot bring herself to marry a fortune hunter. Why can’t men like her for her sharp mind and kind hearts rather than her impressive dowry? She nearly falls for Marcus’s smooth seduction. But when Anne realized she’s being strung along, a lust for payback empowers her like never before. Two can play the game of deception. The game of love, however, has its own rules.

I enjoyed the two previous books in The Wild Quartet series; The Second Seduction of a Lady and The Importance of Being Wicked and looked forward to The Ruin of a Rogue. I mean who doesn’t like to see a good Rogue ruined..LOL! Marcus Lithow is a gambler, a thief and quite possible a cheat. He has returned to London after gambling abroad and has decided to marry. He needs a woman of quality to improve his reputation and coffers. He decides on Anne Brotherton, heiress of Camber. From outward appearances she is a lady of quality, quiet and well received but she has spunk. Events lead her to discover Marcus is interested more in her wealth she sets out to best him. There is wicked banter, interference and miscommunication making the tale that unfolds engaging. They both made me crazy at times but I enjoyed both characters and of course the harder they fought the more attractive the other became. The pacing began slow, but soon picked up with twists and turns, and secrets revealed. Meville provides imagery of both the period and the characters and I liked this attention to detail. The ending provided a little humor and while this didn’t completely wow me, I certainly enjoyed this tale.

Three and half cups of coffee out of five
One StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star

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36 Responses to “Coffee Pot Reviews: Summer is for Lovers & The Ruin of A Rogue”

  1. Lupdilup

    I loved a gambler, a thief and a cheat in other words “a Rogue”..LOL It just seems that the worse they are, the more enjoyable is their taming. This is the kind a book that it can be easily elevated to a higher rating with a good narration. I have to check if it’s on audio 🙂

    Thank Kimba!
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  2. Sharlene Wegner

    I really liked both of Jennifer’s books, What Happens in Scotland & Summer is for Lovers. Really great romances & hot heroes!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      hehehe he is naughty, but this was a delightful read, as was Summer is for Lovers. thanks Lauren 🙂

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