Lord Lukas Hawkins, the rakish second son of the House of Trent, has never found a wager he couldn't win or a woman he couldn't seduce—until his search for his missing mother leads him to a mysterious encounter with a beautiful stranger.
Luke's mother has been missing for months, and while his honorable older brother Simon, Duke of Trent, leads the official investigation from London, Luke sets out on a somewhat seedier path. Sources have told him his mother was last seen with a scoundrel named Roger Morton, but their association isn't clear. Was she kidnapped or did she go willingly?
While searching for Morton, Luke meets Emma Anderson, a secretive beauty with her own reasons for hunting Morton. At first Luke laughs at the idea of allowing a woman to join him in his search, but soon Emma's insights into Morton—like the woman herself—prove impossible to resist.
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I swear that I will have times that I go almost a month without picking up an actual book. Now mind you that I am still listening to my audio books but I just can't seem to sit still long enough to read a full book. Thank goodness that I also go through periods where I am devouring everything in sight. And as you have probably guessed, I am starting to get caught up on some of my reading.
I do adore reading historical romances if they have a spunky heroine and Emma is definitely spunky. She is determined to find and kill Roger Morton who murdered her husband as well as stealing her father's fortune. And she doesn't care what she has to do for find justice.
When Lord Lukas, Luke, first meets Emma he is a mess. He has been trying to find his mother who left with Morton under mysterious circumstances. He is also trying to drown his pain in ale and women. Meeting Emma however lights a spark in Luke and he is determined to be a better man.
What I really enjoyed out THE ROGUE'S PROPOSAL is how both Emma and Luke grow throughout the story as they strive to be good enough for the other. It also didn't hurt that there were some rather hot sex scenes with a bit of kink such as bondage. I was rather disappointed when I reached the end because I enjoyed the characters so much.
I do recommend this book to any of my readers who enjoy historical romance with a bit of spice added to it. I rate this book a 4.1.
*** I received this book at no charge from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions expressed within are my own.