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1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

A charming, enjoyable read, What a Reckless Rogue Needs was a fa

A charming, enjoyable read, What a Reckless Rogue Needs was a fantastic historical romance. I absolutely loved this book. It was a sweet, lovely read and I enjoyed every page.

Angeline was a lovely heroine. She was strong enough to endure one hell of a scandal and loya...
A charming, enjoyable read, What a Reckless Rogue Needs was a fantastic historical romance. I absolutely loved this book. It was a sweet, lovely read and I enjoyed every page.

Angeline was a lovely heroine. She was strong enough to endure one hell of a scandal and loyal enough that, in the aftermath, she was more worried about how the scandal would affect her family. My one issue with her was that she was a bit prone to self pity in a way that made me want to shake some sense into her. But, even with that, I still thought she was wonderful and I really liked her.

Colin was adorable. He was such a sweet man who loved deeply and was very loyal to and protective of his loved ones. I really liked how he was so determined to prove himself as a responsible man to his father and definitely accomplished it. I totally loved him. He was delightfully perfect.

The romance was lovely. Angeline and Colin were so sweet together. Though they didn't get along at first, they were a perfect match. The chemistry between them was hot and there was definitely some spice to go with that sweetness. I thought they were a wonderful couple.

I really liked the secondary characters in this book and how they were their own dynamic characters, especially Colin and Angeline's families. I thought all the characters were well done.

The plot was fast paced and I was hooked the entire way through. I really enjoyed the story and the ending was so sweet. Can't wait to read the next book in the series!

What a Reckless Rogue Needs was a fantastic historical romance. I really loved this book. It was fun, sweet, and a truly enjoyable read. Romance lovers, this a book you don't want to miss.

*I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

posted by WorldsCollide on March 25, 2014

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

I was unable go finish this book. It has a promising plot but is so poorly written that a was bored senseless.

The sentence structure was jarringly repetative and amateurish. It is too bad this author is saddled with an editor and publisher who encourage her to write on an elementary-school level. This plot showed real imagination and an interesting twist as well as promising ...
The sentence structure was jarringly repetative and amateurish. It is too bad this author is saddled with an editor and publisher who encourage her to write on an elementary-school level. This plot showed real imagination and an interesting twist as well as promising character development: too bad that the level of the writing dragged it down so far that I lost interest by page 150 and deleted it from my Nook.



posted by 523599DS on March 31, 2014

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  • Posted March 26, 2014

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    NUMBER OF HEARTS: 4 REVIEW:  What does love got to do with it? 

    NUMBER OF HEARTS: 4
    REVIEW: 
    What does love got to do with it? 
    Well if you are Colin’s father you think it has everything to do with everything. But two can play at that game. Colin will do anything to keep his father from selling the piece of land where his mother is buried. But in order to do that he needs to prove to his father that he is serious. Only problem Colin’s father has told him that he can only inherited the property if he can find a bride. Problem is, Colin doesn’t want to marry. Well at least not yet. 

    Angelina is still trying to recover from her broken engagement. While she may have not done anything wrong no one know that. They only know the lies that have been spun by a very evil person. But in order to regain her place in the world would she marry for convenience? 

    What a Reckless Rogue Needs is book two in Vicky’s The Sinful Scoundrels series. In What a Reckless Rogue Needs we get a closer look into what makes Colin tick. I have enjoyed all the snippets we have got of Colin in the past. There is much more to Colin than meets the eye. I loved Angelina. She is feisty, sweet and willing to do just about anything for her family. These two were great to read. 

    If you enjoyed book 1 you will really like book 2. If you are a fan of historical I think you will enjoy What a Reckless Rogue Needs. While I think that you should read the series in order it is not necessary. This story easily stand alone. 

    Disclaimer: 
    I received a complimentary copy of the book from NetGalley & Forever (Grand Central Publishing) in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 8, 2014

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    ~Reviewed by FRANCESCA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blo

    ~Reviewed by FRANCESCA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog

    The perfect time to pick up a book by Vicky Dreiling is when you want to read something sweet that will leave you wanting to time travel into another century.  WHAT A RECKLESS ROGUE NEEDS was entertaining, in typical Vicky Dreiling fashion.

    Another one in her collection of rakes, Colin is not looking to settle down yet.  But when his father calls him back home with the news that he will sell his childhood home (and his mother’s burial ground) unless Colin decides to marry a respectable lady, his plans quickly change.  His attachment to the house and his only memory of his deceased mother prove to be a stronger force than the thought of not running around London chasing women.

    I love stories of “enemies” to lovers and this is a perfect example of that.  Sassy and fun.  Colin and Angeline have known each other since childhood.  They were neighbors growing up and the same age. Their families always thought they should grow up to marry.  Except they were always at each other’s throats.  Always with a quick remark.  Seemed like the most unlikely couple.

    But Lady Angeline has a broken engagement behind her now and have changed her views of society and Colin is desperate to keep his family home.  While they help each other, the bond of friendship grows and the issues they’ve had are slowly put aside.

    Her heroines are always fun and a bit daring and her heroes are always the dashing rakes we want to swoon for.  WHAT A RECKLESS ROGUE NEEDS was exactly that all wrapped up in a fun packaging that just got me lost in its pages.  Can’t wait for the next Scoundrel to fall.

    *ARC provided by publisher

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  • Posted April 8, 2014

    Colin - definitely a rake of the worst sort, given to drinking t

    Colin - definitely a rake of the worst sort, given to drinking too much and wenching. However, he has an incredibly love of his mother who died when he was just a very young boy, and he's willing to do whatever it takes to maintain the ancestral home (unentailed) where she's buried. That says volumes about the character buried under the alcohol and women. His father presents him with the choice of marrying soon or losing the home altogether. Colin gets six weeks to show him he's serious about maintaining the manor (and he's supposed to find a wife too) before Daddy sells the house.




    Angeline - Strong-willed but with a heart to the point where she's willing to help someone she's never gotten along. She agrees to help Colin with some of the planning for restoration, having redecorated one of her family's homes with spectacular results. 




    These two played well off each other and I never got the feeling that the romance between them was forced. Daddy dearest was a crafty old man in his plot to get Colin married and settled down.




    I adored the Marquis (Daddy dearest) and Angeline's father (a duke). The two old men were fun with their love of hunting, despite the fact that apparently they couldn't hit the broad side of a barn. I know my last few reviews have talked about great secondary casts a lot, but...I can't help it. The books I've been reading lately really have had some good ones. Colin's stepmother was a lovely woman who wanted her family together and has always viewed Colin as hers, even though he rebuffed her mothering (sort of ... it's complicated).




    I enjoyed the hours spent reading this and look forward to reading the next in the series when it comes out. 4 stars without a doubt!




    Book provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Posted March 30, 2014

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    This book has a different flavor to it compared to many historic

    This book has a different flavor to it compared to many historical romances. There was no spies, espionage, murder or intrigue. It had instead was a fantastic love story between two people who keep their heart shielded and protected by thick walls. . Ms. Dreiling writes a great love story but she goes beyond that by weaving the two different families together. She even made me love his step-mother and twin sisters. Colin begins the story like a RECKLESS ROGUE would, with a hangover, 2 wine glasses on his chest, empty bottles on the bed, a full dressed and pissed off saucy actress and someone beating on his door. Colin is summoned home because his dad threatened to sell the home where is mom is buried unless he can find a wife in 6 weeks. When Colin was 6, his mom die in childbirth and he froze his heart against the pain. That home as all his has left of his mother. What he needs is a wife to save his childhood home!! Angeline grew up in her happy family as a duke's daughter and lived for the London seasons. Angeline woke up one day and realized she was almost an old spinster. She became insecure and it allow a terrible man slip between the cracks. She became engaged to him, caught him with another woman and broke the betrothed. Angeline made a error by fleeing to Paris with her mom. Rumors flew and she was not there to stop them or defend herself. Now back from Paris, she realized she is ruined and all she wants to do is fix her reputation so her younger sister Penny is not hurt by it. What she needs is a husband to restore her reputation!! Angeline's family and Colin's family have been friends for years and always have a month long house party once a year. Angeline and Colin work together to save his childhood home. As they clean out the cobwebs, dust, check fireplaces, remove carpets and furniture and see what repairs are needed, they grow closer and closer and then clothes start coming off. They decide to have a temporary and secret engagement. What happens when 2 hearts melt? Will they save his home? Will Angeline's dad kick Colin's butt? Will Colin kick her ex-fiancé butt? I really enjoyed this book and can't wait for Duke Harry's story. I give Ms. Dreiling 4 fingers up and 9 toes for this emotional novel that made me cheer Angeline and Colin on, SNAUGH and even seriously cry. Thank you for making my world a better place.

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