His Wicked Embrace (The League of Rogues #6)
by Lauren Smith
Published April 1st 2018
Genre: New Adult Historical Romance
Source: own copy
In a Flutter: Sweet and Caring!!
HE’S A WILD ROGUE WITH A GUARDED HEART.
Notorious rogue, Lawrence Russell has no desire to marry—or heaven forbid, fall in love. Although he enjoys his fair share of pleasure, Lawrence prefers to protect his heart. Yet, when he comes to the rescue of a brave and passionate Persian princess, he discovers his heart may be at risk from the very thing he’s always feared…
SHE’S A PRINCESS WITH A DANGEROUS SECRET.
Zehra Darzi’s life has been turned on its head. When she flees her home after her parents’ brutal murder, she is kidnapped and transported to England. There, she awaits her doom—being auctioned off for a brothel. But fate intervenes in the form of a heroic man, who purchases her freedom. As Zehra adjusts to life in England, she can’t help but fall for her rescuer, Lawrence. But when an enemy from her past resurfaces in London, she knows it’s only a matter of time before her darkest secret is brought to light.
And this secret just might cost Lawrence his life…
Worldbuilding: This story takes place in London, England, in and around Lawrence’s home.
Characters: The main characters in this novel are Lawrence Russell and Zehra Darzi. Zehra has had the worst few weeks of her life and they only way she might be saved is by being bought, by a gentleman, at a slavers auction. Fortunately for Zehra fate has her salvation in the works with none other than Lawrence, the younger brother of Lucien the Marquess of Rochester. But fate can be a fickle mistress and before anyone can get their happy ending, Lawrence and Zehra will need to lay everything on the line. Can Zehra escape the wretched man who wishes to claim her for his own? Or will she not only lose out on a man who will give her the moon but possibly her life as well?
Plot: This is somewhat of a historical romantic suspense story! There is some action thrown in but mainly has a lot of heart!
Writing: This novel is written in third person points of view of Lawrence and Zehra. It is also the sixth novel in the League of Rogue series and I recommend reading this series in order.
Curb Appeal: I love how the main characters are on the cover and the striking green color! The blurb gives the reader everything they need to know about the main characters’ situation and what might be in store for them!
Ultimately: I wasn’t expecting Lawrence’s book but I loved it anyway!!! This novel felt a little quicker than the other ones but it was just as good! All in all, if you are in the mood for a hero who has finally found the one who makes his heart sing and a heroine who more than just a delicate rose then come check out His Wicked Embrace!!!!!
I couldn't have said that better myself! Reading is huge passion of mine. And I'm glad that books not only expand my world view but that they bring the wonderful people who created them into my life. You can always find me with a book and an eclectic mix of music on. I am a HEA junkie extraordinaire! I am a Beta reader, who loves helping authors bring their characters to life. As well as an avid romance reader (every and anything ;D) turned aspiring author.