Early Book Review: Much Ado About Rogues by Kasey Micheals

Much Ado About Rogues by Kasey Micheals is a historical romance, and the final installment of the Blackthorn Brothers Trilogy. It is set for release on March 20 2012. In this book, we finally get to see the story of Don John, or Black Jack, Blackthorn and the answers to many questions that have been raised throughout the series. Black Jack often thought about his love lost in the previous novels, now we get to meet her. Lady Tess Fonteneau, daughter of the man that trained Jack in the espionage game, has a problem and while Jack could solve some she knows he comes with problems of his own. When Tess's father disappears Jack comes to find him, at the Crown's behest. Their reunion is filled with surprises, not the least of which is the existence of their son, and peril. Tess's father is more devious then anyone had realized, and there are unexpected secrets to be revealed and unknown players in the game. Who is pulling the strings, and will all of the brothers finally have their happily ever after?

I really enjoyed the previous books in the Blackthorn Brothers series, Taming the Rake and A Midsummer Night's Sin. While I do not think that Much Ado About Rogues is as great as the prior two books, I did still enjoy the read. Jack and Tess did spend a lot of time talking in circles about the plots surrounding them and their relationship. Some of that was key to the story, but every now and then it seemed to be unnecessary. There were several twists and turns to the plot, some of which I expected and others caught me slightly unawares.

I recommend Much Ado About Rogues to those that have read the previous books in the series. The conclusion to the series as a whole had some unique twists of its own, which certainly did surprise me. The passion between the Blackthorn brothers and their brides is clear on every page, and the trilogy as a whole is a fun and entertaining read.
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