#Review: WICKED RIVALS (The League of Rogues #4) by Lauren Smith @LSmithAuthor #HistoricalRomance

Posted October 18, 2016 by redreviewsit in Favorite Authors, Historical Romance, Reviews, Romance / 0 Comments

#Review: WICKED RIVALS (The League of Rogues #4) by Lauren Smith @LSmithAuthor #HistoricalRomanceWicked Rivals by Lauren Smith
Series: The League of Rogues #4
on October 17th, 2016
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Merciless and powerful, Ashton Lennox is a wealthy man because he puts business before everything else, especially love. As a member of the infamous League of Rogues, he’s no stranger to scandal. His bedroom conquests are as legendary as his fortune. As he searches for a way to bring down an old enemy bent on destroying the lives of his friends, the last thing he needs is a Scottish widow getting in his way.


The daughter of a Scottish lord with a dark and treacherous past, Rosalind Melbourne has spent years distancing from her past. After escaping her tyrannical father and marrying an aging English lord, she has become a powerful widow with a business empire at her command. Her business dealings are everything to her, leaving her no time for love. Especially not with her business rival Ashton, a man with a scandalous reputation as striking as his blue eyes.


Ashton is fascinated by the strong-willed, intelligent and sensual lady who, up until now, had outsmarted him at every turn. Rosalind wishes she could deny she is falling for the brooding, handsome baron. How can she possibly trust him when doing so could cost her what she values most—her freedom? When Ashton discovers Rosalind might hold the key to saving the League of Rogues, he knows he will do anything to woo his wicked lass. As their pasts return to haunt them and dark forces rise to keep them from exposing a deadly spymaster, their game of love turns to a game of survival…

Warning: This book includes a brooding baron who’s wild in bed, a crafty Scottish lass who never knows when to quit, a wicked game of strip chess, and a merry band of rogues whose first instinct is to run they hear wedding bells ring.


Can I say how much I look forward to a new book by Lauren Smith? Yes? Cool. I have a soft spot for this series. It’s the one that got me into reading historical.  I was very excited to read Ashton’s book.

I want to get this out of the way. I love Ashton in the previous books. He seemed like he had his head on straight. The beginning of this book, though? Good lord did I want to throttle him because of what he did to Rosalind! BUT, he did come back and redeem himself in my eyes very quickly, which is good because I’d hate to not like him! I loved reading his journey into discovering that, yes, he can have a happily ever after just like his friends. And with a woman who lights his blood on fire.

Roalind’s strong character had me feeling a girl crush something fierce for her. Despite her past with her father, she became a woman who knows her worth and won’t be forced into anyone else’s idea of what she should be. I always enjoy a strong female lead, and Rosalind hits the mark here.

I enjoyed all aspects of this story (except your asshattery at the beginning, Ashton. *points an accusing finger in his face…*). I am always amazed at the world Ms. Smith has created and can only wish that there were people like this back in the day.

I look forward to more books to come in this series. I’ve got my eye on Jonathan. He has my interest piqued with his storyline. I loved seeing more of him and Charles in this one.

Posted October 18, 2016 by redreviewsit in Favorite Authors, Historical Romance, Reviews, Romance / 0 Comments


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