Hello, and welcome back! The early days of spring here seem to be leaning in a decidedly spring direction, but I know Mother Nature can be a fickle woman, so I'm not completely believing of this warmer weather. I imagine we might just see a few more truly cold days here before spring is really here, no matter what the calendar says. I've finished reading the March romances and dug into the April books, which have started to accumulate here, but I do still have a few March books to share with you.
Nicole Jordan's To Romance a Charming Rogue (Ballantine) is out now. Lady Eleanor Pierce thinks she has overcome the heartbreaking sight of her fiance, Damon Stafford, Viscount Wrexham, with his mistress just before Eleanor broke off their engagement, but now Damon is back in London, and he's just as attractive as he was two years ago. But Eleanor has no intention of falling under his spell again, no matter how charming he might be, and no matter how much she really wants to be close to him. Damon really didn't intend to woo her again, but he does still want his Elle, and when she seems to be considering marriage to another man, he just cannot allow it. She can't possibly belong to another, not when she kisses him the way she does. But Eleanor turns the tables on him, determined that he will love her the way she loves him. And to make sure of it, she sets out to seduce her seducer. But does lust necessarily equate to love for this pair? I liked Damon far more than Eleanor in this one; the 'rogue' in the title fits him well. Along with their romance, there are some meddling and cranky secondary characters along the way. I didn't find this one a keeper, but it's a pleasant enough way to spend a rainy winter or spring afternoon. It's earned three of Cupid's five arrows.
Until next time, happy reading!