Review: When the Rogue Returns by Sabrina Jeffries

Posted April 2, 2014 by Felicia S in 2014 Read, 4.50 Wine Glasses, Reviews / 18 Comments

Review: When the Rogue Returns by Sabrina JeffriesSource: NetGalley EBook Review

Format: eARC

When the Rogue Returns by Sabrina Jeffries

Date Read: January 2014

Genre: Historical, Romance

Victor Cale never imagined that his sweet, shy bride, Isabella, would use her talents for creating exquisite imitation jewels criminally. But there's no denying that her handiwork was used in the theft of the Dutch royal diamonds-- right after Isa disappeared into the night.

Ten years later, Victor is sent to Edinburgh to investigate a wealthy baron's mysterious bride-to-be... who turns out to be Isa, masquerading as an alluring widow. No longer the meek girl he once knew, Isa boldly asserts that it was Victor who abandoned her, after he helped steal the royal diamonds!

Piecing together the truth of the past reawakens their volatile passions, which burns hotter than ever. But with a decade of secrets between them, Victor and Isa must trust each other to bring the real thieves to justice-- without getting burned themselves

More Information:
Publisher: Pocket Books
Series: The Duke's Men #2

Also by this author: 'Twas the Night after Christmas, What the Duke Desires, The Pleasures of Passion
Also in this series: 'Twas the Night after Christmas, What the Duke Desires


Read for Review (NetGalley)
Overall Rating: 4.50
Story Rating: 4.50
Character Rating: 4.50

First Thought when Finished: Holy historical goodness! When the Rogue Returns was an absolute freaking good read!

Story Thoughts: What do you do when you think you are wronged and see that person 10 years later? Especially when that person is your husband/wife? Well all I can say is that in When the Rogue Returns the banter was witty, the miscommunication was immense, and the reconnection was freaking fantastic. I enjoyed every stinking minute of this book!

Character Thoughts: Vic oh Vic! You made my heart pound and my nose twitch. You were broody, wrong,and oh so handsome. I am glad that Isabella couldn’t resist you either time. Isa! You were smart, resourceful, and your secret was mighty. I am glad that you were the woman who could hold it all together and thrive. Together you made a wonderful pair!

Final Thoughts: Oh how I loved When the Rogue Returns!


FTC Disclosure


Overall Rating
4.5 / 5
Story Rating
4.5 / 5
Character Rating
4.5 / 5
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18 responses to “Review: When the Rogue Returns by Sabrina Jeffries

  1. YAY! A non-zombie/thriller/horror book that you LOVED! And I’ve been meaning to read something by Jeffries for awhile now. Thanks for the starting place 😉 And, oh! Hey, look at that–I already have the first in series *fist pumps*

  2. I had lots of fun with this one too. I haven’t quite finished my review yet (oops) but their background was one of the biggest selling points for me.

  3. Miscommunication has the potential to be awesome or annoying (when it’s stuff that could be solved with a ten-minute discussion) but it sounds like it works in this one. Wasn’t sure about this, considering he kind of ditched her and then came back 10 years later (couldn’t she get him declared dead and find someone who cares?).

    • hehe you will love this! Trust me when I say that it throws a twist (close to the beginning) that makes you think that there are two other people (other than the couple) you would like to konk over the head 🙂

    • I feel you! I am actually in a romance reading slump. Luckily I have books from Feb still to review so it won’t look like it for awhile LOL

  4. Great to hear that review and how much you liked it. I have it to review..maybe I need to get reading on that one..been in sort of a reading slump..need something fun and I love Sabrina Jeffries!

  5. I remember Kimba loving this one and I can’t stop admiring that backward necklace on the cover, yeah I know, I am shallow like that.

  6. Jonetta (Ejaygirl)

    Sold! Off to add this book. I guess I need to get the first book, too. Thanks (I think) for your review:)