Review: I Kissed a Rogue by Shana Galen

I Kissed a Rogue by Shana Galen
Series: Covenant Garden Cubs (# 3)
Release Date: March 1, 2016
Publisher: Sourcebook Casablanca
Pages: 352
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

Once she spurned the man…

When the Duke of Lennox hires Sir Brook Derring, England’s best investigator, to find his daughter, Brook intends only to rescue the lady and return to his solitary life. He deals with London’s roughest criminals every day of the week; surely he should be able to endure seeing his first love again-the perfect girl who broke his heart…

Now her life depends on him

Lady Lillian-Anne Lennox has always done her best to live up to her father’s standards of perfection-at the cost of following her heart. When she’s kidnapped and her perfect life is shattered, Lila has another chance. Together, Lila and Brook navigate not only the dark and deadly side of London, but the chasm of pride and prejudice that divides them.

 

Review: Seven years ago Brook declared or thought he was in love with Lila but, she at the time had not grown into who she was going to become and acted the part of a spoiled or self-centered little rich girl. But things changed over the years. Lila grew up and lost someone that meant the world to her. Because of the loss of her mother she grew into herself and became a gentler and more caring person. Brooke on the other hand became bitter and angry.

Until one day fate brings these two together again. The Duke of Lennox, Lila’s father needs Brook’s help. He has no one else to turn to. Lila has been kidnapped. The Duke wants the best person available to find his daughter whatever it takes.

I liked that Lila was written a strong person she wasn’t going to just sit there and wait to be rescued. She does end up getting rescued by Brook and his friend but there were just too many loose ends that didn’t add up. Ms. Galen gave us a lot of unexpected twists in this adventure.  Just when you think that you have things figured out she added a surprise which kept me on my toes.

Ms. Galen shows a very soft slow getting to know each other along with a very sweet, sexy and hot finding and making love. Ms. Galen gave us characters that made us feel along with them. I liked Brook’s soft side, it worked with his surly attitude. Lila gave us that softer more compassionate person but also showed a strength that helped her to survive. We can be women but yet we can also be strong. I could felt the icy cold bucket of water as it was dumped, the acid smell of the smoke, feel the fear, the warmth of making love.

I enjoyed the adventure that Ms. Galen gives us with her books along with the twists that add to the entertainment. Sheer Magic… Settle in for a story that will leave you guessing to the end.