To Romance a Charming Rogue by Nicole Jordan
You know usually I like Nicole Jordan’s books, but this one I couldn’t finish. I found it very hard to immerse myself in the book or give a rattus hindquarter about the two characters in the book. Here’s the plot through my eyes: Two years ago Damon and Eleanor were engaged, then she told him she loved him…as daffy duck would say: "what a maroon"…so, because he lost his twin brother to consumption when he was twelve and then his parents went down with the ship the next year, he can never never never ever luv anyone again. So what does he do you ask? He puts his ex-mistress in a carriage and parades her through the park so his fiance will see him and break off the engagement…which she does. Two years pass, Eleanor is trying to trap an Italian prince into marriage…by using the handy dandy “how to catch a man” book written by her friend the courtesan (no one knows that she’s a writer in secret)…Damon must come back and save Eleanor from the clutches of the prince, because the prince is …ta da, a WOMINIZER…OMG…and besides that someone is trying to off the prince…pushing him down stairs, carriage wheels coming off, ipecac in the punch, poisoned dart guns from South American Indians…it was at this point I put the book down. The only thing good was the actual writing style, which is why I will (like the dope that I am) buy the next book in the series.