All the Ways to Ruin a Rogue
By Sophie Jordan
Number of Pages: 384
Date Started: January 12, 2016
Date Finished: January 12, 2016
First friends, then enemies . . .
Lady Aurelia hasn’t always hated Max, Viscount Camden, her brother’s best friend. In fact, as a besotted girl, she thrived under his kind attention— sure that he was the most noble and handsome man in the land. Until her young heart discovered what manner of rogue he really was. Now, though she enjoys nothing more than getting on his last nerve, she can’t deny Max drives her to distraction— even if she tries to pretend otherwise.
Now something more . . .
Max cannot recall a time when Aurelia did not vex him. If she was not his friend’s sister, he would stay far away from the infuriating vixen. Unfortunately, they are always thrown together. At parties and family gatherings . . . she is always there. Mocking him, tossing punch in his face, driving him mad . . . until one night, she goes too far and he retaliates in the only way he can: with a kiss that changes everything.
From the beginning the reader learns Aurelia’s intentions and feelings. Although she does act, at times, scandalously, it is hard to see her in the bratty light that Max continuously paints her in. Max himself comes across as standoffish and emotionally unavailable, though why is a major premise of the plot. Many other reviews state a dislike for the two main characters, but I found them amusing and rather realistic.
One thing I certainly did not like was the several grammatical errors throughout the novel, however, they in no way made the book unreadable/unenjoyable.
This book moves fast, and is hard to put down, because there is always another thing that HAS to be known/resolved before you can start doing something else.
Author Bio: (From Amazon)
Sophie Jordan grew up in the Texas hill country where she wove fantasies of dragons, warriors, and princesses. A former high school English teacher, she’s also the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Avon historical romances. She now lives in Houston with her family. When she’s not writing, she spends her time overloading on caffeine (lattes and Diet cherry Coke preferred), talking plotlines with anyone who will listen (including her kids), and cramming her DVR with true-crime and reality-TV shows. Sophie also writes paranormal romances under the name Sharie Kohler.
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