The first chapter of The Rogue’s Widow is so interesting, different and gripping that I could not rest until I read more!
In a time when writing a regency JAFF story that is captivating yet not repetitive is a hard job, Nicole Clarkston must be praised for once more being able to develop a story where the characters are true to themselves, but the reader is still surprised with the upcoming events and dialogues.
In The Rogue’s Widow the main characters develop a strong and intimate relationship that will captivate readers. They will always be proper as this is a clean romance, but the characters develop a profound understanding of one another and a chemistry that is irresistible. Their dialogues will be witty and playful, and their intimacy will be visible even in a room full of people.
Darcy and Elizabeth’s dialogues and relationship was definitely one of the reasons I loved this book so much. Nicole Clarkston’s writing style is captivating and she created yet another unforgettable romance.
There are several refreshing changes in the secondary characters stories, but they will not take much page time, with most of the scenes being dedicated to either Darcy or Elizabeth.
Another aspect I loved about this book was the surprise effect that Nicole Clarkston achieved towards the end of the story. The reader may think he knows the truth about Bernard Wickham, but I doubt anyone will correctly guess it. It was the first time I ever saw this done in JAFF, and once more Nicole Clarkston must be congratulated by her courage and skillfulness.
The Rogue’s Widow is amongst my favourite reads this year and it is a wonderful romance I recommend to any readers. It is a very romantic story with low angst but with an innovative and captivating plot that will keep the reader turning the pages until he sees the words The End.
By the way, have you seen the cover? Isn’t it magnificent? I love the colours; Elizabeth’s expression and the cottage that made me feel I was inside the story once more.
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