Hide your daughters and your maiden aunts…Lord Samuel Travis is back.
—The London Hearsay, special society edition
Equal parts scoundrel and seducer, he’s returned to London determined to mend the rift with his older brother. All Sam must do is take possession of a tumbledown town house. A seemingly simple task, except the house is occupied—by an infuriating, whip-smart beauty who refuses to do his bidding.
Miss Juliette Lacey’s wallflower days are over. She has a plan to turn her eccentric family into the toast of the ton—but the devilishly handsome rake trying to oust them from their home thwarts her at every turn. How can one man be so vexing and make her simmer with desire?
As her attraction to Sam deepens, Julie’s problems grow—she may have, once upon a time, secretly shared a kiss with his honorable older brother. Suddenly, Julie’s caught between a rogue and a marquess, between passion and respectability. Torn between two brothers, what’s a girl to do?
Don’t miss the Wayward Wallflower books by Anna Bennett!
My Brown-Eyed Earl (Book 1)
I Dared the Duke (Book 2)
The Rogue is Back in Town (Book 3)
What Reviewers are saying:
"Fans of Regency romance authors Eloisa James, Tessa Dare, and Mary Jo Putney will go wild for...Bennett’s Wayward Wallflowers trilogy." - Booklist Starred Review on The Rogue is Back in Town
"A standout historical romance novel...truly delightful." - Romancing the Book Worm on The Rogue is Back in Town
"Smart and sassy romance...simply a joy!" - RT Book Reviews Top Pick on The Rogue is Back in Town
In the entertaining third installment of Bennett's Wayward Wallflowers series (after I Dared the Duke), Juliette, the only unmarried one of "the infamous Lacey sisters," faces a choice between two brothers: Nigel, the respectable but secretly conniving Marquess of Currington, and his younger brother, Sam, a rogue whose debauched reputation precedes him. The brothers physically resemble each other, but their characters are very different. Nigel forces Sam to evict Juliette and her uncle from their home, intending to threaten her reputation and compel her to become his mistress. Sam, after a couple of days clandestinely living with Juliette, falls in love, having discovered someone for whom he's willing to redeem himself. Some suspension of disbelief is required; for example, Juliette has no qualms about losing her virginity to Sam, though he gives no indication that their relationship has any possible future; she feels it's worth it because he "made her feel... beautiful, respected, and loved." Nigel's character lacks nuance, being purely evil. However, Juliette's Uncle Alistair has a sweet charm, and the story's action, plot twists, and lovers with good hearts and good chemistry offer plenty to satisfy Regency fans.