Wednesday, March 4, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean

Book Review A Rogue By Any Other Name

"Typical Period Mystery Love Story"

I consider, A Rogue by Any Other Name, a typical 1800's fiction piece because they all have a pretty obvious template: sweet damsel in distress needs a husband, something bad happens, other questions are posed, woman gets married, and society gossips. I enjoy these books, they are great for passing the time. Modern chic flick movies have a similar template. These books also offer a small glimpse into British aristocratic society in a different time.

These books talk about society rules, fashion, etiquette, old slang, and the discomforts woman endured in another time. In some ways they offer historical facts, but most of the time the authors of this genre take some artistic license.

“What does Éloa mean?”

He narrowed his gaze, answered her literally. “It’s the name of an angel.”

Penelope tilted her head, thinking. “I’ve never heard of him.”

“You wouldn’t have.”

“Was he a fallen angel?”

“She was, yes.” He hesitated, not wanting to tell her the story, but unable to stop himself. “Lucifer tricked her into falling from heaven.”

“Tricked her how?”

He met her gaze. “She fell in love with him.”

Penelope’s eyes widened. “Did he love her?”

Like an addict loves his addiction.

“The only way he knew how.”

She shook her head. “How could he trick her?”

“He never told her his name.”

―Sarah MacLean

A Rogue by Any Other Name

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