“My Rogue, My Ruin” is the first book I’ve read by Amalie Howard & Angie Morgan, but I am a sucker for historical romance, so I figured I would try it out. I was not disappointed. With a unique hook and interesting, well-developed characters, this one was a pleasure.
Briannon seems to be on the path for an average life: not exciting, not terrible. A robbery by a masked man changes everything and kicks her world into overdrive. This dangerous attraction may prove to uncover more about herself than the man who is winning her heart. Archer has been dissatisfied with his life for a long time, and has chosen a “Robin Hood” type of rebellion. But, he cannot get Lady Briannon out of his mind, and a mysterious letter threatening to expose him is causing him to rethink his chosen path.
I loved how different this book is from most historical romances. The highwayman storyline and subsequent mystery add a level to this book that brought it up a notch. The most surprising thing is the way the authors are able to fully flesh out the characters, even with the mystery and involved plot. I especially like Briannon and the more surprising aspects of her personality. My only complaint is that the number of hoops our main characters are forced to jump through to finally get together almost make it anti-climactic when they finally do. The sexy scenes earlier and midway through the novel are extremely hot.
The Bottom Line-
If you like your historical romance with a touch of mystery, you should enjoy this one. The characters are intriguing and complex. One plot twist toward the end seemed a bit contrived, but overall, this was a fun read beyond the standard fare of historical romance. A strong 4 stars!