Review: Wicked Designs (The League of Rogues #1) By Lauren Smith



Wicked Designs by Lauren Smith

My Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤

Spice Level: 💋💋💋1/2

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The League of Rogues takes what they want—but have they taken on too much?

For too long Miss Emily Parr has been subject to the whims of her indebted uncle and the lecherous advances of his repulsive business partner. Her plan to be done with dominating men forever is simple—find herself a kind husband who will leave her to her books.

It seems an easy enough plan, until she is unexpectedly abducted by an incorrigible duke who hides a wounded spirit behind flashing green eyes.

Godric St. Laurent, Duke of Essex, spends countless nights at the club with his four best friends, and relishes the rakish reputation society has branded him with. He has no plans to marry anytime soon—if ever. But when he kidnaps an embezzler’s niece, the difficult debutante’s blend of sweetness and sharp tongue make him desperate for the one thing he swears he never wanted: love.

Yet as they surrender to passion, danger lurks in Godric’s shadowed past, waiting for him to drop his guard—and rob him of the woman he can’t live without.

Product Warnings:
This novel includes a lady who refuses to stay kidnapped, a devilish duke with a dark past, and an assortment of charming rogues who have no idea what they’ve gotten themselves into.

My Review

Normally I wouldn’t be a fan of the hero kidnapping the heroine, but in this case, it wasn’t in an evil way and you can’t stay mad at these men because they are so sweet and like a bunch of kids. I loved how they are like a family and could make anyone feel like one of them almost instantly. They treated her like a sister especially by tickling her to get things and by being so protective. You can feel the emotions and picture everything that is going on from the hunting and fishing trip to the fights and passion. I almost screamed at the end when the last fight happened. There are some shockers that I didn’t see coming, but I loved.

Emily is one of the best heroines. She is a fighter mentally and physically from the start. The only time fear lead her was when it involved someone else being in danger. I loved how you thought about things and how she was sweet and innocent, but not someone to be taken lightly. She has brains and she uses them at very chance she gets from her escape plans to understanding why Godric says and does some things.

Godric wanted revenge but never thought his heart had other plans. He was so charming and cared very much about others even if he didn’t show it. His past held him back from wanting to love someone or admitting that he loved Emily even to himself. I loved it when he found out about the secret his father had and wasn’t mad. Everyone loved him no matter what.

I can’t wait to read more about how they met and she what trouble they get into next.


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