The Duke Effect

I was super excited for this final installment in the Rogue Files series. I really enjoyed Nora in her sisters’ books, The Duke’s Stolen Bride and The Virgin and The Rogue, and was SO ready for some opposites attract/enemies to lovers romance. And while there was some of that, there was also a lot of strange pacing and a decided lack of connection between Nora and Constantine.

Daring and the Duke

WOW. Wow, wow, wow. Have I mentioned WOW? I’m not going to lie, I had doubts about Ewan doing enough groveling to truly make this redemption arc work, but I NEVER SHOULD HAVE DOUBTED THE QUEEN. Sarah Maclean delivered the MOST satisfying grovel novel and childhood friends to enemies to lovers romance for Ewan and Grace.

The Devil of Downtown

I don’t even know where to begin, except to say that I loved The Devil of Downtown with every inch of my heart. The Rogue of Fifth Avenue was good; The Prince of Broadway was even better. But The Devil of Downtown worked it’s way into my heart with every adorable, steamy, heartbreaking, and love affirming moment between Jack and Justine – and it has taken it’s place as one of my favorite romances of all time.

Two Rogues Make a Right

These two idiots….you can’t not love them both. Martin is the grumpiest of the grumpy ones, Will is the gooiest of the cinnamon roll, and they’ve been soulmates – though never lovers – since they were young. They’re so cute together and the banter is top tier Cat Sebastian. Two Rogues Make a Right is truly the ultimate friends to lovers!

First Comes Scandal

Like many other Julia Quinn fans, I’d been eagerly awaiting the release of First Comes Scandal for nearly a year and a half before it came out. I was lucky enough to be approved for an ARC, so I actually received it in March and was SO excited! Unfortunately, this one just didn’t blow me away.