Touch Of A Rogue
By Mia Marlowe
Paperback, 320 pages
Expected publication: March 1st 2012
Every seduction begins with a touch…
Jacob Aubrey Preston has three hard and fast rules about the women he takes to his bed. They must be enthusiastic, slightly jaded and most of all, married. But Lady Julianne, the widowed Countess of Cambourne, tempts him to abandon that last requirement while he uses his unique gifts to help her find a magical set of Druid daggers. Like the ancient blades, the lady has secrets. And he’s just the man to uncover them, one delectable layer at a time…
Touch of A Rogue was a super nice surprise for me. I don't normally read historical romances, but lately I've been trying to read outside my comfort zone because I've been discovering some really great books! Touch of A Rogue is one of them. Now, I am not in love with it, but I definitely did enjoy it. I think it's the way they speak that sort of throws me off. I am all for watching movies that take place in the old days, but reading a book in that era has never been my cup of tea. The reason I think I was able to enjoy Marlowe's Touch of A Rogue was because even though their language is hard to keep up with at times, I did feel that it wasn't overwhelming and I was able to follow the story very easily.
The story has a great opening. Jacob is a character I easily fell in love with just from the first two pages of the book. He is hilarious! I got sucked into the lives of two VERY funny and strong willed characters. Jacob lives his life freely. He does what he wants, gets what he wants, and just lives life to the fullest. He only deals with married women so this way no one ever gets attached to him. When he meets Lady Julianne the story gets even more interesting and more hilarious. I loved their relationship. Lady Julianne wasn’t intimidated by Jacob and isn’t easily embarrassed by things. Jacob, who is only used to dealing with married women, can’t help himself when he’s around Julianne. There is just something about her that makes his whole body react. Julianne doesn’t care to get to know Jacob. She hears he’s the best at what he does and she really needs his help finding some daggers. They both have secrets that are later on revealed and this was something that also made me enjoy this story a lot more. I would love to have Jacob's gift, but at the same time it would scare me.
Even though it has a taste of paranormal in it, it wasn’t too overly done. You get to know the characters and watch them grow while at the same time their story unfolds. I am curious now and would like to read the first book in this series. You really don’t have to read it in order to follow Touch of A Rogue. I wasn’t confused or lost one bit while reading. It can definitely be a standalone.
I enjoyed it and I think you will too! A Good Choice for Reading!
4 out of 5 Stars!