June 12, 2012

Reveal Your Truths • Much Ado About Rogues

Much Ado about Rogues book cover
Much Ado about Rogues by Kasey Michaels
Series: Blackthorn Brothers #3
Publisher: HQN Books
Publication Date: March 20, 2012
Source/Format: Netgalley (Thanks!) || e-galley
[I received this book from the publisher. This in no way affects the contents of my review.]

Who 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 is Black 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.


  1. This is not a series I've heard of before. Too bad it wasn't as good as you hoped. I haven't read very many romance novels at all actually I should fix this >.<

  2. Aww :( I enjoyed the other two books in the series and had high hopes for this one!
    Also, I really dislike that cover, they just look beyond uncomfortable standing there! Especially the woman.

  3. I have some great recs if you want them! I love historical romance novels :)

  4. I'm really sad I didn't like it more. I haven't read the others though.


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