The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett

Monday, September 30, 2019


by Jenn Bennett
Genres: Historical, Romance, YA
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: September 3rd 2019
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷

I've been a fan of Jenn Bennett's books for a long time now and she still somehow manages to impress me with every release. With The Lady Rogue, she takes a different path, writing an adventurous historical with a teeny bit of magic. If you enjoy adventures with sassy leads, The Lady Rogue will be just the book for you.

When Theo's father goes missing, it is up to her and and her estranged ex to help rescue him. In order to do so, they have to follow clues, come face-to-face to danger at every turn all the way from Istanbul to Romania. What mighty fun it was! Theodora is a heroine I think most readers will love. She is very smart and gifted, and she has a bit of fire to her personality that makes her very entertaining. Theo is not the sort of heroine who likes to wait for opportunities to arise. She goes after them and tries her very best to get things done. For a story like The Lady Rogue, she had just the right personality. Accompanying her on this treacherous journey is Huck, who Theo shares an unpleasant past with. As with most love interests from Jenn Bennett, it truly took me no time for me to warm up to Huck. He is a carefree and fun guy who simply oozes charm every chance he gets. He is just so darn endearing - I wanted to keep him in my pocket.

As you can imagine, with their past firmly on both their minds, these two are not easy with each other. They bicker, they banter, and made this reader very happy! It is entertaining to watch them dance around each other, but also rely on each other's help as they journey to rescue Theo's father. Even though The Lady Rogue is a more plot driven story, Jenn Bennett still ensures that we get to know both of these characters very well. Speaking of plot, I also found this book to be extra fun. I enjoy any book that has characters going on adventures, so truly it was no surprise that I found myself devouring The Lady Rogue. There is danger at every turn, lots of fun revelations, and basically, it's a whole lot of fun. The historical setting is also perfect for this story. It's been a while since I've read a historical YA and Jenn Bennett reminded why I love the sub-genre so much! She puts on her own twist to history of Vlad the Impaler and it works like a charm.

Truly, this book has everything you could ask of a fun book - a great cast, an exciting adventure, lots and lots of history and secrets, and an adorable second chance romance. It's not to be missed!

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