Lauren Smith is back with the latest in her sexy #historicalromance series, League of Rogues, with WICKED RIVALS!
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A LORD WITH LEGENDARY CONTROL…
Merciless and powerful, Ashton Lennox is a wealthy man because he puts business before everything else, especially love. As a member of the infamous League of Rogues, he’s no stranger to scandal. His bedroom conquests are as legendary as his fortune. As he searches for a way to bring down an old enemy bent on destroying the lives of his friends, the last thing he needs is a Scottish widow getting in his way.
A FIERY WOMAN WHO WON’T BACK DOWN…
The daughter of a Scottish lord with a dark and treacherous past, Rosalind Melbourne has spent years distancing from her past. After escaping her tyrannical father and marrying an aging English lord, she has become a powerful widow with a business empire at her command. Her business dealings are everything to her, leaving her no time for love. Especially not with her business rival Ashton, a man with a scandalous reputation as striking as his blue eyes.
A GAME OF WITS TURNS TO A GAME OF SEDUCTION…
Ashton is fascinated by the strong-willed, intelligent and sensual lady who, up until now, had outsmarted him at every turn. Rosalind wishes she could deny she is falling for the brooding, handsome baron. How can she possibly trust him when doing so could cost her what she values most—her freedom? When Ashton discovers Rosalind might hold the key to saving the League of Rogues, he knows he will do anything to woo his wicked lass. As their pasts return to haunt them and dark forces rise to keep them from exposing a deadly spymaster, their game of love turns to a game of survival…
Warning: This book includes a brooding baron who’s wild in bed, a crafty Scottish lass who never knows when to quit, a wicked game of strip chess, and a merry band of rogues whose first instinct is to run they hear wedding bells ring.
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I have wanted to read Ashton's story since the beginning of The League of Rogues series and I was so excited when I realized that Wicked Rivals was indeed about him and his woman! It was worth the wait and even better than I could have imagined it to be. It was an absolutely outstanding read and I loved it immensely!
Well, if you want to read about a kicka*s heroine, then look no further that this book's own lady hero, Lady Rosalind Melbourne! Rosalind embodies everything you would think when it comes to a Scottish lass: she's passionate, fiery, stubborn, and made of steel. She's strong and brave, but she's also sweet and kind and even though she's tough most of the time, she does have her soft, vulnerable moments too. I couldn't have loved Rosalind anymore if I tried - she's just completely amazing and I know that you're going to love her just as much as I do!
Oh, Ashton, Ashton, Ashton - that man can be such a turkey bird (and yes, I made that up) sometimes, I just wanted to smack him! He's definitely frustrating at times and he'll make your heart ache in both the good and not-so-good ways, but there's more to him than meets the eye. Yes, he can be cold, calculating, and manipulative, but he is truly a good man with a good heart. Ashton can be so sweet and playful and loving when it comes to Rosalind. You never have to doubt how much he loves her and that's only one of the reasons he stole my heart, .
With all the craziness that has been going on lately, I've had a little bit of a hard time focusing on my reading lately, but I had no such problem with Wicked Rivals. I'm telling you, this book captured me wholly and I could barely tear myself away from it. It was full of heartbreak, mystery, action, and passion - so much passion. It was beautiful and heartwarming, it made me laugh and whoop and I just couldn't get enough! Wicked Rivals was positively fascinating, utterly wonderful, and totally incredible - there's no question that it is one of, if not the, best historical romances I have read this year - I wholeheartedly LOVED it!
Wicked Rivals is the fourth book in The League of Rogues series but it can be read as a standalone, it's told from multiple points of view, and even though Ashton and Rosalind get their happily-ever-after, I can't wait to see what comes next for these characters!
~ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars