All the Ways to Ruin a Rogue by Sophie Jordan
Date Read: July 2015
Genre: Historical, Romance
There was once a lady who loathed a lord...
Lady Aurelia hasn't always hated Max, Viscount Camden, her brother's best friend. In fact, as a besotted girl, she thrived under his kind attention – sure that he was the most noble and handsome man in the land. Until her young heart discovered what manner of rogue he really was. Now, though she enjoys nothing more than getting on his last nerve, she can’t deny Max drives her to distraction—even if she tries to pretend otherwise.
...and a lord who was confounded by a lady.
Max cannot recall a time when Aurelia did not vex him. If she was not his friend’s sister, he would stay far away from the infuriating vixen. Unfortunately, they are always thrown together. At parties and family gatherings…she is always there. Infuriating him, tossing punch in his face, driving him mad...until one night, she goes too far and he retaliates in the only way he can: with a kiss that changes everything.
Series: The Debutante Files #2
Also by this author: Uninvited, A Good Debutante's Guide to Ruin, An Heiress For All Seasons, All Chained Up, The Scandal of It All br> br>
Also in this series: A Good Debutante's Guide to Ruin, An Heiress For All Seasons
NOTE: These “reviews” are as simple as it gets (and mostly for tracking purposes)! They will have a rating, first thought, narrator thought (quick), and will officially be filed 🙂
Read for Review (Avon)
Overall Rating: 3.00
Story Rating: 3.00
Character Rating: 3.00
First Thought when Finished: All the Ways to Ruin a Rogue by Sophie Jordan was a bit of a weird read for me (not historical romance–I love that just the flow of the read): had an good beginning, GREAT MIDDLE, and rather rushed didn’t feel organic (aka didn’t feel the love) end.
Overall Thoughts: I had no idea how to rate this one. It was an easy read (took less than a day). It had a leading lady that I adored even if I wanted to her look at things with 23 year old eyes instead of 15 at times (she was 23 but seemed to walk around with a long over instance from 15 hanging over her). It had a leading man that I wanted to fall and fall hard as Cads should. However as much as I felt Aurelia loved Max–that end was just not authentic to me. Too quick. Too tidy. Too “I am almost out of space”. It kind of left me wanting which is not a good way to leave a story. I did like the writing and I LOVED book 1 of the series. Really I think this was just me and Max. He just didn’t grow enough in that end to make me believe his….
Really that last 50 or so pages were just more frustrating than warm fuzzy for me. Oh Max I wanted to love you too.
Final Thoughts: This was still a quick read and entertaining (the humor was fantastic). I would recommend it based on that fact but I do it with a warning that the end might not be satisfactory. I really recommend book 1: A Good Debutante’s Guide to Ruin. It was FREAKING FANTASTIC!