Nov 04 2015

Book Spotlight & Review: The Irresistible Rogue by Valerie Bowman

Posted by Jennifer in 4 Stars, Book Spotlight, Historical Romance, Reviews / Leave a Comment



Daphne Swift has not laid eyes on her devilishly charming husband, Captain Rafferty Cavendish, in quite some time. As a matter of fact, she wants the rogue to annul their brief marriage so that she can marry the reliable and estimable Lord Fitzwell. But the breathtakingly handsome Rafe is not interested in letting Daphne go—at least not without paying his scandalous price…


Rafe prefers to face the dangers of spying alone, but this time he needs his innocent, fiery wife to uncover the information he seeks. He has even agreed to release her from their marriage if she submits completely to his plan. However, Daphne’s alluring combination of courage and curves makes her a dangerous distraction, and it is not long before Rafe is trading subterfuge for seduction in order to prove that Daphne is meant to be his and his alone…


About the Author:

Official-Author-pic-239x298Valerie Bowman’s debut novel was published in 2012. Since then, her books have received starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, and Kirkus. She’s been an RT Reviewers’ Choice nominee for Best First Historical Romance and Best Historical Romance Love and Laughter. Two of her books have been nominated for the Kirkus Prize for fiction.

Valerie grew up in Illinois with six sisters (she’s number seven) and a huge supply of historical romance novels. After a cold and snowy stint earning a degree in English Language and Literature with a minor in history at Smith College, she moved to Florida the first chance she got. Valerie now lives in Jacksonville with her family including her rascally rescue dog, Roo. When she’s not writing, she keeps busy reading, traveling, or vacillating between watching crazy reality TV and PBS.



Review of The Irresistible Rogue

Review (4 Stars):  The Irresistible Rogue was a charming, fun historical romp that had me thoroughly entertained until the very last page.  Ms. Bowman is a very talented storyteller and I loved Daphne, Delilah and Rafe in this story.  Daphne is planning her future engagement to Lord Fitzwell when her past comes back to haunt her.  Captain Rafferty Cavendish has come back to enlist Daphne’s help in a game of espionage and agrees to annul their marriage if she completes this task.  What Daphne doesn’t realize is that Rafe plans to win her heart and convince her that she is meant to be with him forever.

This is the fourth book in the Playful Brides series and each one keeps getting better than the last.  This book has something for everyone and I loved the time that I spent with The Irresistible Rogue.  Can’t wait to see what is next for Ms. Bowman and her delightful Playful Brides series.

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