Touch of A Rogue

Mia Marlowe
Touch of A Rogue
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Kensington Brava
Release Date
February 2012
Book 2 of Touch of Seduction
Erotic Romance, Historical Romance


He can keep her safe…or be her very ruin…

Jacob Preston has three requirements for a woman desiring access to his bed: She must be enthusiastic in affairs of passion, jaded in matters of the heart, and—to ensure the first two qualifications—she must be married.

Lady Julianne Cambourne has all the makings of a passionate lover, and she certainly shows no signs of sentimentality…but her unmarried status should render her firmly off limits to Jacob.

Instead, it proves only a temptation. One that grows stronger when she comes to him in desperation, looking for the kind of answers only he can give. For beyond his rakish reputation, Jacob is known for the mysterious—even otherworldly—power of detection he commands through his sense of touch. And Julianne, surrounded by long-hidden secrets that threaten to ensnare her in a deadly trap, will do whatever it takes to recruit his skills… using every form of persuasion at her disposal…

Book Review by Lisa Jo
Mar 23, 2012   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
329 people found the following review helpful
Mia Marlowe continues her fabulous Touch of Seduction series with another great installment. TOUCH OF A ROGUE is a sexy, compelling historical that will leave you breathless and begging for more!

Jacob Aubrey Preston has never had a carnal taste for unmarried women. He prefers his lovers to be married and enthusiastic in the bedroom. Lady Julianne, the widowed Countess of Cambourne, may be the exception to his rule when he discovers this irresistible woman only meets the last requirement. Despite their fiery attraction, Julianne needs Jacob's help to uncover the mystery behind a set of ancient Druid blades wanted by a secret society. Jacob's secret talent will certainly help discover the located of the blades, but he quickly realizes Julianne has quite a few secrets of her own.

Mia Marlowe has certainly created an intriguing and sexy world in her Touch of Seduction series. This latest installment is a fun mix of historical, suspense and a little paranormal...all wrapped up into a spellbinding novel that you can't help but adore. Once I started this novel it was very hard to put it down and I was thinking about it long after I finished it. Mainly because Ms Marlowe creates two characters you just simply fall in love with. Jacob was the rogue that was truly a romantic at heart. While Julianne was an independent woman that was afraid to follow her heart. I adored both these characters and really enjoyed reading their story.

With that said, I have to say I loved every bit of the romance between Julianne and Jacob. It was charming yet incredibly passionate. You have two characters that are not even open to falling in love yet you get to read about them falling hard for each other. I found it to be a very touching story that just increased my attachment to the characters. The book sets up Jacob's character as a rake, but you really don't get to experience that side of his character, which I rather preferred. It made his romance with Julianne much more romantic for me and their relationship more realistic. Julianne did have a few hang ups about falling in love again, which was just slightly annoying at times, but it really did draw out the angst of their relationship and made an intriguing romance.

Ms Marlowe does a great job of mixing quite a few genres into one. Jacob's ability give this book its paranormal elements and really increase the drama and interest. As Jacob and Julianne search out the history to these knives, Ms Marlowe pens a clever and suspenseful story that takes these characters on a thrilling adventure. As if that isn't enough, you get a very spicy historical romance on top of it all. It truly is a little bit of everything and the author executes it perfectly. Readers will easily find something in this book to love, if not everything!

TOUCH OF A ROGUE is a fabulous second installment in Mia Marlowe's Touch of Seduction series. This novel has a delightful cast of characters that will make you smile and plenty of drama to encourage you to continue turning the pages. Characters from the first book are included here, but reading this book first will not cause any confusion. This can easily be read as a stand-alone and it will certainly make you eager to go back for more. Readers looking for the next spicy, yet dramatic historical romance should turn to Ms Marlowe's TOUCH OF A ROGUE. This novel captures a love story that is addictive and absolutely fantastic.
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