Gone With the Rogue is a sweet romance with an instant attraction that builds as the story progresses. It is part of a series, but I didn't have any problem following the story, so it does stand alone. It's well-written and the couple of intimate scenes are more about the emotions, so it's not overly descriptive or graphic. I did like that our hero is all about the heroine from the time they meet, so we don't have any of the running from the relationship angst. What I didn't care for was all the build-up about the Duke. I get it, that's the source of the angst and as a plot device, it works pretty well - except there's all the tension and buildup for a rather simple conclusion. It just fell a bit flat for me. Nevertheless, the story was entertaining for the most part, and it was certainly a good bit of escapism, so it was worth the read.
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