Viscount Hart Highgate has decided to put his rakish ways behind him and finally get married. He may adore a good brandy or a high-speed carriage race, but he takes his duties as heir to the earldom seriously. Now all he has to do is find the right kind of woman to be his bride―ideally, one who’s also well-connected and well-funded. . .

Meg Timmons has loved Hart, the brother of her best friend, ever since she was an awkward, blushing schoolgirl. If only she had a large dowry―or anything to her name at all. Instead, she’s from a family that’s been locked in a bitter feud with Hart’s for years. And now she’s approaching her third London season, Meg’s chances with him are slim to none. Unless a surprise encounter on a deep, dark night could be enough to spark a rebellious romance. . .for all time?

Titles in the Playful Brides series include:  The Unexpected Duchess – The Accidental Countess – The Unlikely Lady – The Irresistible Rogue – The Unforgettable Hero – The Untamed Earl – The Legendary Lord – Never Trust A Pirate – The Right Kind of Rogue – A Duke Like No Other

Title:  The Right Kind of Rogue
Series:  Playful Brides #8
Author:  Valerie Bowman
Genre:  Historical Romance
Published:  October 31, 2017
Publisher:  St. Martin’s Press
My Rating:  3.5 stars

I have enjoyed the Playful Brides series for some time now and I really wanted to love Meg and Hart’s romance… but I found that I didn’t hate this one, but I didn’t love it either.  The Right Kind of Rogue falls into that in between place for me as a “good book”, the writing was excellent as always from Valerie Bowman I simply never found myself engaged with this couple.

Hart was difficult for me to truly like.  He’s the baddest of the bad boys of his time… yet I never got a charming vibe about him.  Inconsiderate, rude, and definitely a ladies’ man in every sense of the word.  I might have cut him some slack if he hadn’t made some unfortunate comparisons and had acted a bit less Neanderthal-ish.  I wanted to like Hart, I simply kept wondering what in the world Meg saw in this man.

In the end, the characters might not have worked for me but as always Ms Bowman takes me away to another time and place.  I’m not going to love every story, that’s unrealistic, but you should make up your own mind.  The Right Kind of Rogue was good… it simply wasn’t memorable for me because of a character’s actions.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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