Review: Pursued by the Rogue by Kelly Hunter

pursued by the rogueReviewed by Shelly

A short but well told romance in the ‘Fairy Tales of New York’ series, I enjoyed my first story by this author. Smart, driven and socially awkward Dawn Turner has been in love with smart, driven, not socially awkward Finbar Sullvan since she was a teenager. During their younger years, Dawn and Fin had a single indiscretion that went further and had more repercussions that either of them ever planned. After 10 years of no contact, can these two put aside their past to build a future?

For someone who was hurt by and didn’t like secrets, Dawn kept some big things hidden. Even with that in mind, I still liked her because she wanted to be a good person. She didn’t take things for granted and she wasn’t spiteful with her actions or inactions. It’s a credit to the writing because it’s a fine line between an angst filled heroine and a whiny heroine – Dawn remained the former. There was enough character growth and development for her that I didn’t understand her choices.

I thought Fin was great. He had enough boy-next-door humor, humility, and moments of vulnerability without being too contrived that I really wanted him to get his girl. His patience with Dawn was refreshing but I was also glad to see that he didn’t present himself as the doormat either.

There were some delicate topics that were introduced but got swept under the rug that I wish didn’t happen, but I also understand that this is a novella. I highly recommend this, if you’re in the mood for a quick but satisfying read about a couple of 20-somethings falling in love and getting their HEA.

Happy Reading Folks!

Rating: B+

*Book provided by publisher via NetGalley for review

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Pursued by the Rogue
by Kelly Hunter
Release Date: June 19, 2015
Publisher: Tule Publishing

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