Never Rescue A Rogue by Virginia Heath


Never Rescue A Rogue had an intriguing plot and likable characters.  Giles Sinclair unexpectedly finds himself the duke when his father suddenly dies.  Giles has secrets concerning his birth and is fearful at every turn that someone might find out.  When trouble comes knocking at his door, his only hope is his frenemy Diana Merriwell.

Diana Merriwell has fought hard to have her independence and a career in journalism, however clandestine it might be.  Diana holds as many secrets as Giles.  When she sees the devastation Giles is facing, Diana immediately offers her aid.

I warmed to Gile’s character faster than Diana’s.  Unrequited love is not my favorite trope, and I sometimes get frustrated with Diana.  I felt the dynamic between Giles and Diana was excellent.  The development from frenemies to lovers developed slowly, but I enjoyed the back-and-forth between Giles and Diana.  The physical relationship could have been built faster.

The plot was entertaining and intriguing.  The book’s first half unfolded too slowly; however, the pace improved significantly in the second half.  I loved the second half of this book.  The mystery worked well.  It took some time for this romance to find its stride, yet when it did, it worked perfectly.

Never Rescue A Rogue is the second book in the Merriwell Sisters series.  I felt the book had many positive attributes; however, I don’t think it met its full potential.  The premise was excellent, and I invested fully in the characters and plot in the second half.  I enjoyed this book and will read the next one in the series.  This was an engaging, solid romance that captured my imagination.

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book through Netgalley and the publisher.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Release Date: November 8, 2022

Published by jelee1976

I love to review historical romance books! I discuss book reviews, thoughts on authors and series, and just general stuff about me!

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