Thursday, July 11, 2013

Review: Days of Rakes and Roses

Reviewed by Jen
If you are looking for a sweet and sexy second-chance- at-love story, look no further.  This one hit the spot for me!

Lydia has spent the last 10 years mourning her chance lost love with Simon. They were caught in her father's barn together --just before they could, er, cross the threshold in their relationship.  Her father tossed him out and Simon left the country.  Even though her father died five years ago, she has heard nothing from him. And no man has ever made her feel what Simon did.  At some point, though, she realized that he may never come back and she made herself move on.

Now Lydia is engaged to be married to another man. She doesn't love him, of course, but it's a good match.  It's at her engagement ball that Simon makes his comeback. Lydia's brother summoned him to stop the wedding.  He's sure that his sister would be miserable with a man she doesn't love.  But it's not as easy as he hoped to reunite her with his old friend.  She was so hurt by Simon's abandonment and it has eradicated her ability to trust a man.  How could she trust him, of all people, with her heart again?

What I liked about this story was that Simon was just as miserable as Lydia over the past decade. He left to protect her reputation and muddled through life just as heartbroken as she did.  And when they were reunited, they both still felt that long ago love for one another.  Yes, there were roadblocks, but there weren't too many and they didn't feel contrived.  It was just right for the length of the story.

This is part of Anna Campbell's Sons of Sin series, and while I loved Seven Nights in a Rogue's Bed (and totally think you should read it) you don't have to be familiar with the previous book to enjoy this one.

Rating: B

*ARC Provided by Forever via NetGalley

Click to purchase: Amazon
Days of Rakes and Roses
by Anna Campbell
Release Date: July 2, 2013
Publisher: Forever

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At Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 1:02:00 AM CDT , Blogger Christina said...

I haven't read any of Anna Campbell's books yet. This one sounds good even though I tend to not enjoy reunited lovers type plots.

At Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 7:01:00 PM CDT , Blogger Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

Oh I'm gonna have to give this one a try. I love the second chance love stories. She's a new to me author so thanks for the heads up!

herding cats & burning soup


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