Thanks to the publisher & Netgalley for the complimentary e-ARC. All opinions provided are my own.
Am I destined to fall for every morally grey character named Lorcan?
But seriously, it’s imperative that you understand how amazing Julie Anne Long’s How to Tame a Wild Rogue is.
It’s total wish fulfillment for me, honestly.
A class difference romance (she’s the lady, he’s a former smuggler turned privateer), with forced proximity and a fake marriage, all set in one of the best settings in literature as far as I’m concerned: the Grand Palace on the Thames, a congenial boardinghouse by the docks.
Lorcan St. Leger has an earring & some gray in his hair, *lustful gasp.* Lady Daphne Worth is described as quietly lovely by him & he can see the mark of a survivor in her eyes, which no one else sees *appreciative heart swelling.*
It is so so good to be back in this world—how is it so perfect?! Julie Anne Long’s facility with humor is tremendous—would I do grave things to protect Dot & the other residents of the home, yes.
This book had me LOLing, it had me yearning, it had me thinking “wow, that’s a great insight into human nature,” it had me cheering.
There are so many powerful moments in this book—including how Lorcan helps Daphne understand how she is being used by the man she’s doing everything to protect. The steam is wonderful, the yearning portrayed is A+, the return to old couples had me feeling even more emotions, it was so so good.
The Palace of Rogues series is—I’m pretty sure—my fave historical romance series. Please read it if you haven’t yet, you will be so happy you did!
5⭐️. Out 07/25.
Please consult a trusted reviewer’s list of CWs.
Give me that HEA, please.
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