The Right Kind of Rogue by Valerie Bowman Review

Meg Timmons has loved Hart Highgate, the brother of her best friend and son of her father’s enemy, since she was an awkward schoolgirl that he was kind to. In The Right Kind of Rogue by Valerie Bowman, Hart has decided its time to get married and Meg must decide if she is brave enough to go after what she wants.

Viscount Hart Highgate has led a roguish life but has decided its time to get a wife and heir. Hart’s not really picky, he needs a woman who brings a nice dowry and won’t upset his life. While he has known Meg forever, it’s as if his eyes have been opened and he is really seeing her for the first time. But Meg is the opposite of what he has been looking for in a wife and yet he can’t keep from being drawn to her side.

I really enjoyed The Right Kind of Rogue. It has been a little while since I have read a historical novel and it was nice to return to the world of The Ton, where marriages are made based on titles and dowries and scandals. Meg’s character was charming, with the bravery to go after what she wanted but the vulnerability to question what she was doing. Hart’s character was the usual charming rogue but finding out his backstory and his actions even when he was mad at Meg made me like him. I really enjoyed Bowman’s exploring the question of “what happens when you get what you want but it doesn’t turn out how you thought?”  Well done and entertaining, I recommend The Right Kind of Rogue and will now be reading the rest of the series because I enjoyed all the secondary characters so much.

The Playful Brides Reading Order

The Unexpected Duchess

The Accidental Countess

The Unlikely Lady

The Irresistible Rogue

The Untamed Earl

The Legendary Lord

Never Trust a Pirate

The Right Kind of Rogue

A Duke Like No Other (May 2018) Avisail Garcia Womens Jersey

The Right Kind of Rogue Book Cover The Right Kind of Rogue
Valerie Bowman
St. Martin's Paperbacks
October 31, 2017

Can two star-crossed lovers come together—until death do they part? Viscount Hart Highgate has decided to put his rakish ways behind him and finally get married. He may adore a good brandy or a high-speed carriage race, but he takes his duties as heir to the earldom seriously. Now all he has to do is find the right kind of woman to be his bride—ideally, one who’s also well-connected and well-funded. . . Meg Timmons has loved Hart, the brother of her best friend, ever since she was an awkward, blushing schoolgirl. If only she had a large dowry—or anything to her name at all. Instead, she’s from a family that’s been locked in a bitter feud with Hart’s for years. And now she’s approaching her third London season, Meg’s chances with him are slim to none. Unless a surprise encounter on a deep, dark night could be enough to spark a rebellious romance. . .for all time? Valerie Bowman’s Playful Brides novels are: “Wholly satisfying.”—USA Today “Smart and sensual...readers will be captivated.”—RT Book Reviews “Smoldering.” —Booklist