The Rogue’s Folly – Donna Lea Simpson

I realised that I read this book a couple of weeks ago and have not put up a review as yet because I like and wanted to do a proper in-depth review. However if I had waited for that to happen this review would never have been posted. This is not because I did not enjoy the book but more because I find some book harder to review and analyse with a fine tooth comb when a couple of sentences can sum up what I feel. If you are wondering this was a good read.

This book was published on November 17 2014. If you’d like to check it out on Amazon UK then please click here

I received this copy via Netgallery and all views are my own opinion. 


Lady May von Hoffen has been plagued all her prim young life by the scandalous behavior of her widowed mother and the licentious men she consorts with. When she finally finds herself free of her mother and in sole possession of Lark House, she relishes the sense of decorum and freedom it gives her. But the surprise discovery of the injured Frenchman Etienne hiding on her estate—the man who once rescued her from an attack on her virtue and the only man she’s ever been able to trust—turns her newly peaceful solitude into a maelstrom of bewildering thoughts and disturbingly passionate curiosity.

Etienne is a self-avowed rake, and even now is on the run from ruthless adversaries who accuse him of trying to murder a marquess and seduce his wife. Following a stabbing that nearly claimed his life, he finds sanctuary on the land of an unfamiliar estate, hoping to recover and evade capture. But when the lady of the house turns out to be none other than the lovely and innocent Lady May, his feels his heart stir even as his body is gripped by pain and the fear that she will renounce him.

As May nurses Etienne back to health and learns the truth of his supposed crimes, along with a much-needed education on the relations between men and women, a burning desire smolders between the two opposites, and soon they will be forced to trust each other and their feelings in order to save one life and two hearts.

Ratings: 3 Stars

To sum this book up in one word it would be sweet. This book was a really sweet read, both the characters were well developed. I liked May she independent and is proper because of her mother behaviour. I will not go into too much detail but May was too forgiving I do not know if I could have done that in the same circumstances.

“That is the past. I have realised that it is unprofitable and painful to live in the past. The present is all we can be sure of.” I removed a word out of this quote as otherwise it would have given some of the storyline away.

Etienne was a good character too, he ends up in May’s folly and she nurses back to health. I do not know what it is about male characters liking to call their love interest little one?

Even though this seems to be a second book in a series I enjoyed it without reading the previous book. There were only a few mentions of events that had happened in the previous books so this can be read as a standalone. I really enjoyed the romance between the May and Etienne and the book is also well written. This is just a nice easy read!

There’s nothing else to add to this so if you like what you’ve read so far then check this book out!

Happy Reading!!

P.S. Does nothing being able to review a book even it was good happen to you?


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