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Review by Suze
Briannon's father is a lord, which means that impeccable behavior is the most important thing there is according to her family. However, she likes to ride in breeches and she knows how to handle a gun. When on the way home her family's carriage is being held up by a thief who wants to have their valuables she's defiant rather than scared. Somehow this robber interests her far more than he should. Who is this mysterious man and why does she feel so attracted to this stranger?
Archer's father is a duke and even though as a marquess he is the man a lot of women want to marry he doesn't like the required behavior and haughtiness that come with his status. Instead he wants to give money to those who are poor or ill. Unfortunately the duke manages to empty the coffers faster than Archer can fill them. That's why Archer is looking for other means to help the people who need it. Everything is going perfectly well until he meets his neighbor Briannon. She once was a little girl, but now she's a defiant grown woman who isn't afraid to speak her mind. She might discover his secret and that is exactly what Archer wants to prevent. When Archer's once so noble system starts to unravel he needs Briannon more than he could have ever imagined.
My Rogue, My Ruin is a fun and gripping novel about two fascinating members of the ton. Briannon is strong, capable and brave. I loved her fiery personality. She can stand up for herself, she isn't afraid to take risks to get what she wants and she's willing to put herself in danger for the people she loves. She has a lot in common with Archer. They're both stubborn and adventurous and they don't want to lead the life that's being expected of them, because they both think it's boring. Archer is brooding and aloof, but hidden underneath his arrogant exterior there's a good heart and warm personality. I loved these contrasts in his character. They lead to interesting situations and his meetings with Briannon are always exciting and unexpected. They're a wonderful fictional couple with amazing chemistry and I really enjoyed reading about them.
My Rogue, My Ruin has it all, there are scandals, forbidden rendezvous, a fabulous fierce heroine and swoon worthy hero, dazzling balls with beautiful dances, gorgeous clothes, illegal activities, sparkling jewelry, terrible accidents and delightful intrigues. Amalie Howard and Angie Morgan have a vivid writing style that brings their story to life extremely well. I loved their unexpected twists and turns and their fabulous way to describe intricate plots and mysteries. I also liked the way they managed to surprise me over and over again and loved every single page of this novel. My Rogue, My Ruin is a wonderful, sparkling and captivating story.
My Rogue, My Ruin is the perfect novel for those who like sexy historical fiction about members of the nobility.