- Mass Market Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Signet Book (Feb 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0451205219
- ISBN-13: 978-0451205216
- Product Dimensions: 16.8 x 10.7 x 1.5 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,831,971 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
There are some minor difficulties with titles: If the dowager Duchess of Wayland is "Your Grace," why isn't the duke? He's always referred to as Lord Wayland. Also, there were many anachronisms in the dialogue. No one spoke of having a "messed up" family in the 1800s!
Other than these quibbles, it's a great bubble bath read, since you wouldn't be terribly disappointed to have it fall in the water and it's not precisely taxing to follow the plot.
I tried to figure out why I was so disappointed with this novel and came away with the feeling that in spite of the fact that Alexander seemed like the perfect gentleman, Georgina was a rather nice and intelligent heroine, and their initial momentous meeting (Alexander dives into a lake in order to rescue Georgina's dog) the developing romance between the two was somewhat lacking. There was actually more of a spark between Georgina and Alexander's sister than there was between our said hero and heroine. And then there was the whole bit about Alexander not wanting Georgina for her money. The sad fact is that he needs her money in order to straighten out his family affairs. However, having fallen in love with Georgina seems to have made Alexander forget that the entire reason why he went to London in the first place: to find money. He may dislike needing Georgina's money but acting as if she was forcing it down his throat was a bit much, in my opinion.
"Lady Rogue" seemed to have the potential to be a really great read. Unfortunately for me, this potential was never fully realised.