Series: Falcon Club,
Published by Avon on 25 Sept 2012
Genres: Action & Adventure, Adult, Emotions & Feelings, Historical Romance, Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
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Place(s) Traveled to: Shropshire, England // Shewsbury, England // London, England // Knighton, Wales (1820)
First Line: Fellow subjects of Britain, Scandal!
So I don’t normally read books out of order when I know that they are part of a series and yet this seems to be something doing a bit more of when it comes to romances. Though a big difference with romance series and non-romance series is that romance series books tend to be more companion novels. Therefore, its a little easier to read out of order as the overall plot doesn’t depend on knowing what happened in the previous books. Even knowing all that though I do still like to read books in the order written. Looking at Katharine Ashe’s books they are all connected in some way so I really should have started with her debut and then worked my way up to How a Lady Weds a Rogue but I didn’t. Because when I asked a fellow blogger and twitter friend for the romances she enjoyed most recently How a Lady Weds a Rogue was in the top portion of that list. Since this friend is a big romance reader I knew I could trust her opinion and so dove right in.
One way to describe How a Lady Weds a Rogue is to call it a road trip novel…19th century style. And we all know just how much I adore road trip books and it doesn’t matter if they involve horse and carriages and not cars on the open highway. This book was no exception. Especially since it was filled with a smart, sassy heroine and the poor man who crossed her path and was enlisted to her aid. As is typical in most historical romances our hero, Wyn Yale, was not looking for love and would really do everything to avoid it but he just didn’t plan on feisty Diantha Lucas getting under his skin. Oh how I loved watching him fall. It wasn’t as gleeful as some historical romances that I’ve read but it was still fun to watch.
Wyn and Diantha’s relationship progressed in a very real and believe fashion and it wasn’t without its ups and downs. Both characters are extremely stubborn and filled with determination that only they know what is best for those around them. If they just communicated some of there thoughts a bit more then there wouldn’t have been as much angst. But then there also wouldn’t have been as much fun for the reader either. Its a catch 22 situation. Its a romance book cliche really but oh how I do love this formula sometimes. How a Lady Weds a Rogue was a delightful read and I finished it in no time at all. It was quickly paced and well plotted and it made my heart ache throughout the story. Especially at the end where there were some really romantic lines said by Wyn and just some of his actions in general. He was a broken character like so many in romance books and I just love when they find that one special someone to help them heal.
How a Lady Weds a Rogue is the first book that I’ve read by Katharine Ashe and now I am eager to go and read the other books that she’s written. Her characters are strong and well developed and they all feel like real people. I loved seeing that characters from her previous book all make appearances in this one and I can’t wait to read how they found their HEA’s. How a Lady Weds a Rogue is one of those books that I know that I will be re-reading during those times when I am sick or in a reading slump. This is how hard I fell for the world and characters that Ashe has created. I’m glad that I read this story and I don’t even mind too much that I didn’t read the other books in the series first. Though that is something that I am going to correct as soon as I possibly can. I think it will be fun to see Wyn and Diantha again knowing what I know now in how their story ends up.