Review: Rogue Most Wanted (The Cavensham Heiresses #5) by Janna MacGregor - .Red Wine & Books

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Review: Rogue Most Wanted (The Cavensham Heiresses #5) by Janna MacGregor


Print Length: 384 pages
Publisher: St.Martin's Press (June 25, 2019)

From Goodreads.com: There’s one creed all Cavensham men subscribe to: they fall in love completely and decidedly. But what happens when the woman you fall in love with swears she'll only marry you as a last resort? Rogue Most Wanted is the next book in the sparkling, romantic Cavensham Heiress series by Janna MacGregor.

SHE NEEDS TO MARRY SOMEONE

Lady Theodora Worth needs to marry fast in order to keep her estate. It’s been her heart and home for years, and she’ll not lose it to anyone. There’s just one problem—as a woman who was raised in isolation by her grandfather, she’s completely incapable of pouring a cup of tea, never mind wooing a man. She’ll need a little matchmaking help from her sprightly next-door neighbor in order to find a convenient husband…

IT’S JUST NOT GOING TO BE HIM

Lord William Cavensham’s heart was broken years ago, and since that day he vowed to never love again. But his spirited Great Aunt Stella is determined he’ll marry or not inherit a single penny from her. And she’s got just the woman in mind—her beautiful and completely hapless next-door neighbor, Thea…

Thea and Will agree there’s no sense in marrying each other. Will wholeheartedly believes he’s incapable of love, and Thea refuses to marry the first man she’s practically met. But Will may be the rogue Thea wants the most after all…

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My Rating: 3 stars out of 5

This is another stand alone novel set within the world of the Cavensham Family. One of the things that works about these novels is that you do not need to have read any of the prior ones in order to enjoy the ones that come after. Yes, there is mention of other characters that inhabit this same fictional world, but their involvement in the current stories don't overshadow what is happening "in the moment". 

However, William and Thea? I just wasn't buying them. For starters, I am really beginning to hate books in which the two characters don't simply communicate more. When these two first meet, they both declare that they won't marry. They have their reasons. 

Instead they became friends. Which I ADORED. I loved how he introduced her to the rest of his family and how they not only took to her, but they helped her. The first dinner conversation between her and Will's father was nothing short of endearing. Even the ever looming threat of the committee meeting, and the fact that she may lose her titles was interesting. 

What got old was when these two decided they wanted "more" from the other, but refused to tell them. It was when they set about seducing each other, but still refused to even entertain the idea that the other's feelings may have changed. The "gossip" from the Midnight Crier also quickly became annoying. Not because it was supposed to be a gossip rag, but because each of their "articles" came before the chapter and more or less told the reader what was going to happen in the chapter before you read it.  It was those little things that took away from the overall enjoyment of the story.

Don't get me wrong, I am sure this story will appeal to many people. Especially those who are fans of historical romances. I would definitely read more from this author (especially if she has more stories from this family to tell). 

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.

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                           Rogue Most Wanted is available from Amazon.com

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