This was a great read to say the least and I have many reasons to state this!
First of all, Regan Walker is an amazing writer. To my shame, this is my first book by her, but I plan on completing the series for sure. I have no experience in writing whatsoever (I mean I am no professional writer or anything of the sort), but the way she combined historical elements with descriptions that do not seem to be tiring or heavy and the characters’ small gestures, or personality traits is fantastic. I didn’t even feel the time pass while reading about the magnificent Pavilion or the King’s ship. She made me feel part of those times and every time an author manages to do it, it’s impressive!
Now back to the story: Chastity is a handful to her parents. Refusing to fall in line with the other ladies, with their proper behavior, looking to marry into a good family and be good little puppets for their husbands, she has her own plans: never get married and continue designing footwear. When she is sent away to live with her Aunt Agatha in Brighton, she cannot be more happy. Together with her friend Rose, they plan on enjoying every moment. As for Robert Powell, the king himself gifts him with a title and a holiday to his estate in Brighton – a well-deserved reward for his act of bravery in capturing a group of traitors of the Crown. When the two have an unexpected encounter, little did they believe they will have the opportunity to formally introduce themselves.
And from here we have a beautiful romance that slowly develops and is surrounded by other amazing supporting characters, such as the good aunt, a Countess with an eye for matchmaking and let’s not forget the cat! We also have a second romance between Chastity’s friend and Robbie’s uncle. Even of this is not at the center, we still get to have enough details to enjoy it.
An excellent read indeed. “Rogue’s Holiday” has funny lines, a plot that keeps one on the edge (with Robbie’s enemies threatening Chastity’s wellbeing) and romance at every page turn. I recommend it with all my heart!
Cover Review: I like it. We see the Pavilion, we have couple above it and the proper font for the title. I even like the way the series title and book number in the series are written – small details that catch the eye.
Favorite Quote: “I hardly know what to think of it, my lady. `Twas not even a proper offer. I recall no bended knee, no avowal of love. He merely kissed me – quite against my will, I might add – and informed me he would marry me.”