Monday, November 21, 2016

MY ROGUE, MY RUIN by Amalie Howard and Angie Morgan



“Smart and fast-paced with plenty of steam! This writing duo is a powerhouse of talent!” – New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan He stole their riches, she stole his heart The Marquess of Hawksfield’s lineage is impeccable and his title coveted, but Archer Croft is as far from his indulgent peers as he can get. His loathing for the beau monde has driven him to don a secret identity and risk everything in order to steal their riches and distribute them to the less fortunate. Lady Briannon Findlay embraces her encounter with the Masked Marauder, a gentleman thief waylaying carriages from London to Essex. The marauder has stirred Brynn’s craving for adventure, and she discovers an attraction deeper than the charming thief’s mask. Brynn is a revelation, matching Archer in intelligence, wit, and passion. Stubborn and sensuous in equal measure, she astonishes him at every turn, but when someone sinister impersonates Archer’s secret personality, and a murder is committed, Archer begins to think he doesn’t stand a fighting chance without her.

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Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5

I haven't read many books that began with the hero robbing the heroine or vise versa. It was a good cause and I'll give him that though. You see Archer, our story's hero, is another Robin Hood. He steals from rich people to give it to those who are in need like his half sister once was.  The connection between him and Brynn is instant, but their way towards their happily ever after has a lot of obstacles. Brynn is not the kind of tame woman you will find in England at the time. She is fencing with her brother, wears breeches and knows how to aim and pull the trigger. Both of them were very like-able and a perfect match for the other. The biggest threat in their relationship isn't Archer's secret identity, but an enemy who wants to see Archer destroyed and does horrible things.

I must admit I was surprised by the identity of the villain and I was hoping to see the big villain getting some kind of redemption. That ending made me sad to be honest. The book was good and the story flew easily. I was happy because the author choose not to create some over the top drama when Brynn found out the truth about him. The book doesn't exactly remind me of something I would see in a historical novel. I am getting disappointed and I find myself thinking that the good HR romance authors are an endangered species. I want to get the sense of forbidden for once this year. I want a wallflower. I will read the second book if I get a chance and I hope I will like it more. I would recommend the book, but with a little caution. 


About Amalie Howard

AMALIE HOWARD grew up on a small Caribbean island where she spent most of her childhood with her nose buried in a book or being a tomboy running around barefoot, shimmying up mango trees and dreaming of adventure. 25 countries, surfing with sharks and several tattoos later, she has traded in bungee jumping in China for writing the adventures she imagines instead. She isn’t entirely convinced which takes more guts. She is the award-winning author of several young adult novels critically acclaimed by Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, VOYA, and Booklist, including Waterfell, The Almost Girl, and Alpha Goddess, a Spring 2014 Kid’s INDIE NEXT title. Her debut novel, Bloodspell, was a #1 Amazon bestseller, and the sequel, Bloodcraft, was a national silver IPPY medalist. She is also the co-author of the adult historical romance series, THE LORDS OF ESSEX. As an author of color and a proud supporter of diversity in fiction, her articles on multicultural fiction have appeared in The Portland Book Review and on the popular Diversity in YA blog. She currently resides in Colorado with her husband and three children. Website | Newsletter | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram | Tumblr  

About Angie Morgan

Angie is the author of several critically acclaimed young adult and middle grade books written under two other names (Page Morgan and Angie Frazier), and is now thrilled to be taking a much-anticipated leap into the world of adult romance. My Rogue, My Ruin is the first of three books in her new Lords of Essex series, co-written with good friend and fellow author, Amalie Howard. Angie lives in New Hampshire with her husband, their three daughters, and a menagerie of pets.

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