I Kissed a Rogue by Shana Galen is part of the Covent Garden Cubs series. The first two books are Earls Just Want to Have Fun and The Rogue You Know. While reading the previous books give you knowledge of a few characters, it is not necessary to read them to fully enjoy the book. Although, if you like one you are very likely to enjoy the others.
When the Duke of Lennox hires Sir Brook Derring to find his daughter Brook intends only to rescue the lady and return to his solitary life. He deals with London's roughest criminals every day of the week; surely he should be able to endure seeing his first love again. Lady Lillian-Anne Lennox has always done her best to live up to her father's standards of perfection, often at the cost of following her heart. When she's kidnapped and her perfect life is shattered, Lila has another chance. Together, Lila and Brook navigate not only life threatening danger, but the chasm of pride and prejudice that divides them.
I Kissed a Rogue is a well written installment to the Covent Garden series. Brook is a smart, daring, and honorable man. He has a difficult job, but he is good at it and has compassion for the less fortunate around him without being gullible or naive. Lillian-Anne (Lila) has followed her father's instructions all her life, and she knows that she has not always been a good person. She has no friends, her step mother hates her, and she has few prospects for a good future. I like that when the story opens she is aware of the mistakes she has made, and has become more compassionate towards others. However, she is still more than a little spoiled, but I think that is to be expected because of the way she was raised. she continues to grow through the story, but sometimes she is still a little annoying, even when trying hard to be helpful. There was a good amount of adventure, and a few moments when I wanted to kick a character in the shin.
I Kissed a Rogue is exactly what I expect from Galen. There are some laughs, some serious danger, and a love the manages to overcome everything. It has a nice balance of what I look for in a fun, historical romance.