Book Review: Dearest Rogue by Elizabeth Hoyt

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Dearest Rogue Info

Author: Elizabeth Hoyt

Published: 26 May 2015

Rating: ⅘

Where to buy Dearest Rogue

Amazon | Kinokuniya

Dearest Rogue Summary


Lady Phoebe Batten is pretty, vivacious, and yearning for a social life befitting the sister of a powerful duke. But because she is almost completely blind, her overprotective brother insists that she have an armed bodyguard by her side at all times—the very irritating Captain Trevillion.


Captain James Trevillion is proud, brooding, and cursed with a leg injury from his service in the King’s dragoons. Yet he can still shoot and ride like the devil, so watching over the distracting Lady Phoebe should be no problem at all—until she’s targeted by kidnappers.


Caught in a deadly web of deceit, James must risk life and limb to save his charge from the lowest of cads—one who would force Lady Phoebe into a loveless marriage. But while they’re confined to close quarters for her safekeeping, Phoebe begins to see the tender man beneath the soldier’s hard exterior…and the possibility of a life—and love—she never imagined possible.

Dearest Rogue Review

I am starting to think my rating for Dearest Rogue by Elizabeth Hoyt was biased and not due to my absolute adoration for her work (duh!) but more towards the absurd amount of historical romance manhwa and manga I have been DEVOURING.

gif of kaonashi devouring food, dearest rogue by elizabeth hoyt

Because the amount of times Lady Phoebe Batten was kidnapped in this book was a bit ludicrous.

And if it wasn’t because of the nonsensical plot that romance manga and manhwa have I wouldn’t have been able to suspend my disbelief at the amount of kidnapping attempts made, be it successful or not.

But I am getting ahead of myself by discussing the kidnapping attempts instead of discussing my review of Dearest Rogue, the 8th entry into Elizabeth Hoyt’s Maiden Lane series.

Let me backtrack by discussing what I enjoyed when reading Dearest Rogue. The plot overall was alright for me. 

It wasn’t the most memorable and it didn’t have the angst that some of the books in the Maiden Lane series have.

What Dearest Rogue has though are the cutest, sweetest and interesting characters which makes up for the unmemorable plot.

I loved Lady Phoebe Batten! I think she is so cute and I have always had a soft spot for proactive female protagonists.

And mind you, Lady Phoebe was VERY proactive in getting Captain Trevillion to agree to some sexy times.

In one scene, the woman was literally pouncing on the man! 

woman pouncing on a man reading in bed, dearest rogue by elizabeth hoyt

And I can’t help but admire the girl’s tenacity and adventurous spirit in getting that D.

Another character I enjoyed reading was of course Captain Trevillion himself. I liked that he realized that he is older than Lady Phoebe and his concerns about their suitability are legitimate.

Especially considering Lady Phoebe is not only the sister of a Duke but also blind and he himself has a lame leg, what with all these kidnapping attempts a man has to think of how he can protect the woman he loves!

One other character that caught my attention though was of course, Valentine Napier, the Duke of Montgomery. He didn’t appear much in this book but the scenes in which he did appear intrigued me a lot.

And yes I have finished reading Duke of Sin, I just can’t seem to find the right words in writing the review for that book. 

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