Ready Set Rogue by Manda Collins


29875939Genre: Historical Romance, Regency Romance

Pages: 320

Published: January 3rd 2017

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Synopsis:

WHO WILL WRITE THE BOOK OF LOVE?

When scholarly Miss Ivy Wareham receives word that she’s one of four young ladies who have inherited Lady Celeste Beauchamp’s estate with a magnificent private library, she packs her trunks straightaway. Unfortunately, Lady Celeste’s nephew, the rakish Quill Beauchamp, Marquess of Kerr, is determined to interrupt her studies one way or another…

Bequeathing Beauchamp House to four bluestockings—no matter how lovely they are to look at—is a travesty, and Quill simply won’t have it. But Lady Celeste’s death is not quite as straightforward as it first seemed…and if Quill hopes to solve the mystery behind her demise, he’ll need Ivy’s help. Along the way, he is surprised to learn that bookish Ivy stirs a passion and longing that he has never known. This rogue believes he’s finally met his match—but can Quill convince clever, skeptical Ivy that his love is no fiction?


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I was not expecting this novel! I don’t know why! Well, I know why. I had no idea that there was a mystery wrapped inside of this book and when I began to read it I found myself pleasantly surprised over the “who dunnit”that was involved in it.

When Miss Aphrodite “Ivy” Wareham receives a missive in regard to an estate she and four others women are to inherit from the late Lady Celeste Beauchamp she travels to the property immediately only to stumble into some trouble with her rogue of a nephew, Torquil Beauchamp, Marquess of Kerr. He at once is affronted by the fact she is there and pins her for a hawk that had been in wait of prey. But there is more – in fact – Celeste had left a note indicating that if she should die it was not by chance and that someone had in fact murdered her.

I must confess, I enjoyed the mystery aspect to the novel the most, it was what kept me turning the pages because I wanted to know how or why it had happened. I wanted my suspects and I wanted to solve this with Ivy because aside from that I struggled a little to connect with Quill and Ivy. I enjoyed them individually as characters but for me, it was just an “okay” vibe via chemistry.

Altogether it was a pleasant enough read!


What’s your favorite Regency Novel?

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