ALWAYS A ROGUE, FOREVER HER LOVE is Book Four in Scandalous Seasons series from Christi Caldwell ...
Miss Juliet Marshville is spitting mad. With one guardian missing, and the other singularly uninterested in her fate, she is at the mercy of her wastrel brother who loses her beloved childhood home to a man known as Sin. Determined to reclaim control of Rosecliff Cottage and her own fate, Juliet arranges a meeting with the notorious rogue and demands the return of her property.
Jonathan Tidemore, 5th Earl of Sinclair, known to the ton as Sin, is exceptionally lucky in life and at the gaming tables. He has just one problem. Well…four, really. His incorrigible sisters have driven off yet another governess. This time, however, his mother demands he find an appropriate replacement.
When Miss Juliet Marshville boldly demands the return of her precious cottage, he takes advantage of his sudden good fortune and puts an offer to her; turn his sisters into proper English ladies, and he’ll return Rosecliff Cottage to Juliet's possession.
Jonathan comes to appreciate Juliet’s spirit, courage, and clever wit, and decides to claim the fiery beauty as his mistress. Juliet, however, will be mistress for no man. Nor could she ever love a man who callously stole her home in a game of cards. As Jonathan begins to see Juliet as more than a spirited beauty to warm his bed, he realizes she could be a lady he could love the rest of his life, if only he can convince the proud Juliet that he's worthy of her hand and heart.
Well, I'm not going to sit here and pretend that I haven't been a rogue most of my life. - Jack Nicholson
Jonathan Tidemore just might be the Regency version of Jack Nicholson - an affable member of the ton who enjoys himself at the gaming table. "Sin" relishes his reputation while trying to avoid his interfering mother and four challenging sisters. Luck brings Miss Juliet Marshville his way - she asks him to return Rosecliff Cottage which he won from her despicable brother. Sin offers to return the cottage to Juliet if she can tame his sisters (which he expects her to fail). Juliet accepts the challenge as she is determined to live an independent life, away from her brother's schemes, in Rosecliff Cottage.
ALWAYS A ROGUE, FOREVER HER LOVE is a whimsical Regency adventure akin to Mary Poppins meets Family Affair. Sin loves his family but distances himself from the responsibility of developing his sisters into marriageable young ladies. Once he blackmails Juliet into serving as governess, he becomes more interested in his sisters as he educates himself to Juliet's attributes. Caldwell delivers witty banter between hero and heroine and heartfelt moments between brother and sister. Characters from previous novels in the series make guest appearances, mostly to keep Sin grounded, adding to the overall charm of ALWAYS A ROGUE, FOREVER HER LOVE. I have not read the previous novels (something I will rectify) yet I was able to follow along with the plot as it is a stand alone novel.
Recommended read for fans of lighthearted Regency romances.
I received a digital copy from the author for an honest review.
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