Wednesday, March 12, 2014

When the Rogue Returns by Sabrina Jeffries (review)

Sabrina Jeffries is one of my favorite historical romance authors and I had the pleasure of meeting her at a conference a few years ago and discovered that she is just as nice in person as she seems from her website.  Sadly, one of the websites that she was an active participant in has gone away but she still has a very lovely website of her own at this link.


My review:

4 out of 5 stars

When the Rogue Returns by Sabrina Jeffries is a historical romance that continues the ‘Duke’s Men’ series which highlights members of an investigative agency. Victor Cale is uncomfortable with the recent changes in his life and seizes the opportunity to request an assignment to investigate a widow in Edinburgh who sounds suspiciously like the faithless wife who abandoned him to be charged with the theft of the jewels she counterfeited. Isabella Franke has gone on with her life after being betrayed by her family and husband and she is prepared to defend her new life against everything but the longings that reawaken once she is in the presence of the man who hurt her so long ago.

This intriguing tale continues to explore the amazing men who have discovered unexpected connections to the powerful Duke of Lyons as they try to deal with their complicated lives. The conflict between society’s expectations and their own inclinations provide interesting situations that allow them to display their strength of character and ingenuity. I liked the premise of this story but thought that some aspects stretched incredulity a tad too far even though I enjoyed watching the various characters dance around the complications caused by their attraction. I look forward to reading more about the ‘Duke’s Men’ and revisiting some of the characters already introduced and finding out what other adventures they can get into.

© Night Owl Reviews

I received a copy of this title in return for an honest review.


  1. This sounds like another book I need to check out. Thanks for the great review :)

    1. You're welcome, I know that you have renewed your love of historicals so I hope you pick up this series (and the one before it, lol). They are a lot of fun! Thanks for visiting!