First friends, then enemies…
Lady Aurelia hasn’t always hated Max, Viscount Camden, her brother’s best friend. In fact as a besotted girl, she thrived under his kind attention, sure that he was the most noble and handsome man in the land. Until her young heart discovered what manner of rogue he really was. Now, though she enjoys nothing more than getting on his last nerve, she can’t deny Max drives her to distraction – even if she tries to pretend otherwise.
Now something more…
Max cannot recall a time when Aurelia did not vex him. If she was not his friend’s sister, he would stay far away from the infuriating vixen. Unfortunately they are always thrown together. At parties and family gatherings – she is always there. Mocking him, tossing punch in his face, driving him mad – until one night she goes too far, and he retaliates in the only way he can: with a kiss that changes everything.
Rating: C for narration; B- for content
All the Ways to Ruin a Rogue is the follow-up to Sophie Jordan’s A Good Debutante’s Guide to Ruin, and having really enjoyed the sexually-charged interactions between two of the secondary characters (one, the heroine’s friend, and the other a childhood friend of the hero), I was looking forward to their story with great anticipation. I rather like the enemies-to-lovers trope, and while I do have some quibbles with this particular book, if you’re looking for a story about a couple whose pointed and sometimes cruel barbs barely conceal the fact that they’re dying to rip each other’s clothes off, then it’s definitely worth looking at in print. In audio, however, I confess to being very disappointed.
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