Readable but forgettable romance,
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This review is from: The Infamous Rogue (Mass Market Paperback)
Seven years ago, Sophia Dawson had a heated affair with the infamous pirate Black Hawk until one day her heart was broken and she disappeared from his life. She's managed to turn her life around and is now ready to take her place in society by marrying an earl who knows nothing of her scandalous past.
Everything is going well until Black Hawk, now a respectable sea captain, re-appears in her life with only one thing on his mind - revenge. James Hawkins is determined to make Sophia pay for abandoning him all those years ago and he's going to use every trick in the book to make her surrender.
To begin with, I was really engrossed with this book - it was engaging, interesting and the writing style made you want to keep reading. After a little while the story got a little boring and repetitive with Sophia and James simply snipping at each other.
There was a lot of references to Sophia and James' torrid past but despite the build up, I felt that the eventual sex scenes were without emotion or passion.
There were times when the story picked up and I again got engrossed but the storyline really fluctuated between interesting and dull. In the end I felt a little let down by the ending as it didn't seem real and again lacked depth of emotion.
Overall, it's not a book I would necessarily pass on but it's definitely not the best I have ever read. I'm also not going to give up on Alexandra Benedict as I enjoyed her writing style but would only give this effort 3 stars.