Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Review of ONCE MORE MY DARLING ROGUE: book #2 Scandalous Gentlemen of St. James by Lorraine Heath


I'm not always a fan of the amnesia trope, but I felt that Ms. Heath did a great job using it. I really liked Drake and Ophelia's love story.  There was a lot of great love/hate moments and their chemistry lit up the pages.

I didn't agree with Drake's choice to keep Ophelia in the dark of her true identity, yet I could understand why he wanted to take her down a few notches...but being able to see the other side of the story, I could understand why Ophelia treated Drake the way she did.  I think that Drake did a great job of groveling to earn Ophelia's love.

Both Drake and Ophelia had some MAJOR emotional damage, but their romance was written in a way that I believed they found healing in each other, and truly found their HEA (happily ever after).
Blurb from the Publisher:
They are England's most eligible bachelors, with the most scandalous reputations. But for the right woman, even an unrepentant rogue may mend his ways . . .

Born to the street but raised within the aristocracy, Drake Darling can't escape his sordid beginnings. Not when Lady Ophelia Lyttleton snubs him at every turn, a constant reminder he's not truly one of them. But after rescuing her from a mysterious drowning, he realizes she doesn't remember who she is. With plans to bring her to heel, he insists she's his housekeeper—never expecting to fall for the charming beauty.

While Ophelia might not recall her life before Drake, she has little doubt she belongs with him. The desire she feels for her dark, brooding employer can't be denied, regardless of consequences. So when Ophelia's memory returns, she is devastated by the depth of his betrayal. Now Drake must risk everything to prove she can trust this rogue with her heart once more.