The Rogue is Back in Town is historical romance novel written by Anna Bennett. It is the third book in her Regency-era Wayward Wallflowers series featuring a trio of sisters. I read the second book in the series, so I was pleased with the opportunity to find out what was going to happen next in the series.
Juliette Lacey’s sisters have recently made advantageous matches with an earl and a duke respectively. She is the only one left in the house with her aging uncle, who is a widower and a scientist. Julie is quite devoted to her uncle, who adopted the three sisters when they were orphaned. So, needless to say, she is quite put-out when a handsome rogue shows up on her doorstep demanding that she vacate the premises.
Sam’s most recent drunken night has proven itself to be the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back, and his stuffy marquess brother demands that he evict the tenants from a house that he owns. Needless to say, the job proves more difficult than Sam anticipated when the tenant proves to be so beautiful.
As if this was not complicated enough, Julie recently shared a kiss with Sam’s stuffy brother Nigel, and now finds herself having to choose between stability and genuine passion. Of course, things are not always as they seem. Sam seems like quite a hopeless case when we are first introduced to him, but he recovers admirably and seems genuinely interested in helping Uncle Alistair.
This was a delightful book. Julie and Sam have good chemistry, and the plot moves along nicely. There were several moments when it seemed as if resolution is imminent, only to have something happen at the last second. Even with the threat of eviction looming, Julie doesn’t want trouble her brothers-in-law with this problem. She is determined to solve this problem herself, and this stalwart resolution is a nice foil for Sam’s initial carefree nature.
I would recommend The Rogue is Back in Town to fans of historical romance. This book functions well as a standalone, so readers do not have to read the other books in the Wayward Wallflowers series before reading this book. I am looking forward to circling back and reading the first book in the series, as well as seeing what Anna Bennett has planned next!
I received a digital copy of this book from Netgalley/the publisher in exchange for an honest review.