Tuesday, June 12, 2012
MUCH ADO ABOUT ROGUES by KASEY MICHAELS
Series: Blackthorn Brothers #3
Publisher: HQN (an imprint of Harlequin)
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Challenge: 2012 Netgalley Reading Challenge
REVIEWWho is the darkly handsome Don John “Black Jack” Blackthorn? With his air of mystery and menace, the whispers about him hint of highwayman or government agent or even dark prince. But no one knows what it isBlack Jack does…or how dangerous he can truly be. Now Jack’s mentor has disappeared, and Jack must track him down before it’s too late. His unlikely help: the man’s daughter—the very woman Jack had once wooed and betrayed.Lady Tess Fonteneau knows more about the fine art of clandestine activities—and about the mysterious Mr. Blackthorn—than he realizes. As their journey leads them on the adventure of a lifetime, their reunion is fraught with passion, high-stakes danger and the one twist of fate Jack never saw coming…
The thing about romance novels is that they tend to be formulaic. The only thing that sets each one them apart for me is the characters - the unique traits, occupations or history is what keeps me interested.
While MUCH ADO ABOUT ROGUES featured some wonderful characters, I find that the story itself was just alright for me. KASEY MICHAELS certainly tossed in some exciting twists and turns here and there, but something just didn’t click for me.
This, however, does not mean that the novel was completely unappealing. As mentioned, I enjoyed learning about the characters, particularly Jack and Tess. They’re interesting and definitely unique; it was learning more about them that made me finish the novel.
MUCH ADO ABOUT ROGUES is certainly not my favorite of the romance novels I read, but it isn’t a bad read at all. Romance fans will still find something to love about it.