The Quest Of The Reclusive Rogue by Ellie St. Clair

Before the review, a special sneak peek!

His eyes had darkened as his hands tightened possessively on her hips, causing Prudence to gasp. She had known he had been suspicious of her, but never had she thought that he would was jealous, thinking that she might be choosing another man over him. While she didn’t enjoy the fact he would think such things of her, the intensity of his words caused a revelation within her.

“Why do you care?” she asked, tilting her head to the side as she wished she could see within his mind to what he was truly thinking. “I thought we were husband and wife in name only.”

“Do what you please in every aspect except one,” he said, his voice hoarse and his breath ragged. “You will not enter another man’s bed.”

“It is not as though I am in yours,” she retorted, not telling him the truth – that she had no intentions of being with any other man. Even though her marriage vows contained no aspect of love within them, she still intended to be true to them. For she didn’t seem to have desire within her for any other man except for Benedict. Which was disconcerting in itself but not something that she seemed to have any control over.

He growled and before she knew what was happening, he was stepping forward with her, pushing her back against her door, his hands cushioning her as she crashed into it. His head dipped and his lips met hers, forcefully, hungrily, and while she knew she should push him away, that this was not how she wanted him, her body had ideas of its own as her hands wrapped around his neck and she kissed him back with equal eagerness and ferocity.

My Review


The Quest Of The Reclusive Rogue by Ellie St. Clair is the fourth and final book in the Remingtons Of The Regency series.  Wow!  What a way to end a terrific series!  Full of romance, intrigue, and passion, we finally discover the person responsible for the crimes against the Remington family.  This book wrapped the series up splendidly!  It had all the charismatic features of the previous books, with a stellar cast of characters and an intelligent, eye-catching plot. 

Benedict has a vendetta against the Remington family.  He is dedicated to making the Remington family pay for the sins of their father, the previous duke.  Lady Prudence Remington is self-assured and happy with her life.  She has a secret passion she is fulfilling while trying to discover if Benedict is guilty of the crimes against her family.  After an encounter leaves the couple compromised, they must do the unthinkable and alter their lives forever.  Benedict must face a future with his hated enemy.  Prudence faces the end of all her dreams.  The immense distance between the couple must be met halfway if Benedict and Prudence want happiness and love.

Benedict was a tragic figure.  The previous Duke destroyed his family.  Benedict’s revenge is the only thing that motivates him.  I could feel his visceral conundrum when he fell for his sworn enemy’s daughter.  I loved Benedict’s journey from a bitter, angry man to someone who embraces his bright future.

Prudence is happy in life; she secretly gets to practice her love of fencing and, being independent-minded, decides to take the mystery of who is hurting her family into her own hands.  I loved how Prudence handled Benedict’s emotions. She tried again and again to show him warmth and affection.  Benedict and Prudence are dragged down under the weight of a broken man’s vendetta.

Benedict and Prudence have the kind of romance I love.  Two enemies are forced together into an impossible situation.  Passionate physical connection is evident from the start, but it’s the captivating journey of their hearts that makes this book extraordinary.  The scenes between Benedict and Prudence are hauntingly beautiful, capturing perfectly a man bent on revenge and the woman who learns to love him.  These star-crossed lovers melted my heart!

The Remingtons Of The Regency is a four-book series I recommend you read in order.  There is a mystery that runs through the entirety of the series.  The plot was engaging and kept my rapt attention.  This is a fast-paced plot.  I love how perfectly the author marries romance and mystery.  The writing flowed effortlessly, and I couldn’t put this book down!  I highly recommend this entire series.  Ellie St. Clair has created magic in a romance that exceeded all my expectations.  I hated to see this series end; however, The Quest Of The Reclusive Rogue has the perfect way to conclude an excellent series!

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

Release Date: December 30, 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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