Thursday, November 22, 2012

Book Review: The Lady Who Broke The Rules

Author: Marguerite Kaye
Title: The Lady Who Broke The Rule
Publisher: Mills & Boon/Harlequin
Publish Date: Oct 2012
Review Copy Provided By: Net Galley
Buy: Amazon
Book Blurb: 
Anticipating her wedding vows and then breaking off the engagement has left Kate Montague's social status in tatters. She hides her shame behind a resolute facade, but one thing really grates: for a fallen woman, she knows shockingly little about passion.

Could Virgil Jackson be the man to teach her? He's a freed slave turned successful businessman, and his striking good looks and compelling strength prove too much for Kate to resist. She has already scandalized society, but succumbing to her craving for Virgil would damage her status beyond repair….

Review: This is the first mixed race romance I've ever read. To make it even more unique, it is a regency romance!

This is by far one of the best romances I've read this year.

Here's why:

The hero and heroine are both strong and determined characters for their own reasons. Virgil has ghosts from his past when he was a slave to deal with and Kate has family issues that stem from a broken engagement.

The story wasn't all sweetness and light and though the characters had a HEA things weren't all happy. Kate found some peace with her aunt, but her father was still and issue.

There was a lot of conflict between the secondary characters Alicia, Kate's brother Jamie's widow. There's some unfinished business there and you get to thinking something isn't right with her. And then Giles, who is the heir apparent at the current time.

But back to the main characters. Virgil was just the type of man you couldn't help but love and he had such an interesting and sad back story.

There are very few romances that really offer you something different, but this one does.

Oh and did I mention some really hot love scenes?

This is a regency that shouldn't be missed!

Rating: 5 flowers



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