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Isabel and the Rogue by Liana De la Rosa

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Isabel and the Rogue

When a Mexican heiress defies Victorian society to protect her country a British war hero makes it his new mission to protect her…

Isabel Luna Valdés has long since resigned herself to being the “forgotten” Luna sister. But thanks to familial connections to the Mexican ambassador in London, wallflower Isabel is poised to unearth any British intelligence hidden by the ton that might aid Mexico during the French Occupation. Though she slips easily from crowded ballrooms into libraries and private studies, Isabel’s search is hampered by trysting couples and prowling rogues—including the rakish Captain Sirius Dawson.

As a covert agent for the British Home Office, Sirius makes a game of earning the aristocracy’s confidence. He spends his days befriending foolish politicians and seducing well-born ladies in order to learn their secrets. But after he spies a certain sharp-tongued Luna sister lurking in the shadows where no proper debutante should venture, it’s clear Sirius is outmatched, outwitted, and soon to be outmaneuvered by the one woman he can’t resist.

Their mutual attraction is undeniable, but when Isabel discovers private correspondence that could turn the tide of political turmoil in Mexico, she’s willing to do whatever it takes to protect her country—even if this means ignoring her heart and courting danger…

Hello Book friends!

Today I’m reviewing Isabel and the Rogue by Liana De la Rosa. In this historical romance, we follow the young Mexican heiress Isabel Luna, who is desperate to find any British intelligence hidden by the ton that might aid Mexico during the French Occupation. After encountering the handsome Captain Sirius Dawson, during a risky search at a ball, she may find working with the rogue more beneficial than originally proposed.


Review Isabel and the Rogue

Liana De la Rosa’s second novel in the Luna Sister’s series is a delight as it is a treat. Romance readers will love the undeniable chemistry between Isabel and Sirius as they work together to search for any intelligence that will help Mexico, as they move from one social event to the next.

Plus, Sirius will be your new cinnamon roll, as he tries, and fails miserably, at keeping his distance from Isabel. I believe friends, he falls first. SWOON.

Also, I loved how Liana De la Rosa touched on colonization and the theft of African artifacts exhibited at the British Museum (it’s a discussion between a British Professor, Isabel, and her sister, which I thought was really well done.

A Few Last Thoughts

Book friends, this is a historical romance, romance readers will enjoy.

If you’re looking for a friends to lovers, he falls first, wallflower + rogue, diverse cast and spicy romance, definitely check out Isabel and the Rogue.

Happy Reading ~ Cece

RATING: ink blotink blotink blot – Satisfyingly Inked

About the Author

Liana De la Rosa is a historical romance author who writes diverse characters in the Regency and Victorian periods. Liana has an English degree from the University of Arizona, and in her past life she owned a mystery shopping company and sold pecans for a large farm. When she’s not writing, Liana is listening to true crime podcasts and pretending she’s a domestic goddess while she wrangles her spirited brood of children with her patient husband in Arizona. Visit Liana on her website https://lianadelarosa.com/

publication details

Pub DateISBNPage CountPublisherAge GroupSource & FormatReview Posted Online
4-Jun-24978-0593440902352BerkleyAdult NetGalley, Digital ARCJune 12, 2024

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