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A Rogue's Rules for Seduction

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This is a 2nd chance at love and redemption.  Dominic left Willa at the altar and to make matter worse for her humiliation her brother are still friends with him.  They avoid each other until family and friends decide to get them together to resolve their issues.  Dom must work thru his past and how he hurt Willa.  Willa needs to deal with her emotions, and can she forgive or trust him again.  The supporting characters were enjoyable and from previous books in series.  This book was enjoyable and kept your interest. I am familiar with this author and always enjoyed her books.  I did read her other books in this series but out of order. So I had the background of the players.  However, this book can be read as a standalone but better in the series.   I would recommend this to other people because this author is good and worth getting to know.  

**I received this book from NetGalley for an honest review.
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A Rogue’s Rules for Seduction 
by Eva Leigh
⭐️ ⭐️ 

I requested this book because the blurb caught my attention and I thought it might be a fun, light read. It definitely started that way, but soon the story got stuck into a back and forth of yearning for each other while one was still fighting hurt and anger and the other feeling awful for causing the hurt and believing the other will never forgive them. And just when you think the story is going to move forward because they start to learn about each other, a new back and forth of misunderstanding starts up. 

There just didn’t seem to be much or any plot most of the book and what was happening left me struggling to stay interested in the story. 

Thank you to #NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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Forced together at a house party on an island without regular transportation off and on, Willa and Dom are in one another's orbit for the first time since Dom called off their engagement. 

I really appreciate a good second chance romance and this one! I loved it!!! Dom and Willa were sooooo good together and the slow burn in this was perfect. 

- Second chance romance
- Historical romance series
- Forced proximity 
- Super slow burn 
- Open door sex scenes of varying spice levels 

Unaware that this is the third book of a series, I started reading - this reads as a stand-alone just fine. But I was so disappointed that I didn’t read the prior two first, I had to stop reading this one to go and listen to the first two so I’d really feel this one (I'm glad I did!).

Recommended - but try to not make the same mistake I did - read the first two series titles first 😊

This is a series I'll reread and listen to on audio. 

Thank you to Avon Books and NetGalley for the DRC!
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Every so often you eagerly anticipate a book with your favorite trope, and the book not only exceeds your expectation, but also solidifies your love for the said trope—A Rogue’s Rules for Seduction is that book for me. Eva Leigh scores a hattrick of hit books in her Last Chance Scoundrels series. If you love emotional, unabashedly sexy second chance romance, with forward thinking protagonists and just the perfect level of tension, pining, and groveling—do not miss this book!

Heartbroken, humiliated, and abandoned at the altar, Lady Willa Ransome escapes to the continent to mitigate the scandal and nurse her pride and internal wounds. A year later she returns, but to her dismay, her meddling siblings engineer for her to be stuck on an island with the very man she loathes. Plagued by guilt and shame, Dominic Kilburn agrees to attend a house party on a remote island, far away from reality and Willa’s memories. Dom is convinced he made the right decision by freeing Willa because he’s harboring a shocking secret. Yet, her strength, her suffering, and her spirit only increase his hunger for her. With undeniable attraction and feelings looming inside them, would it be possible for a second chance and redemption? 

This is my favorite of the series. I love everything about this book. It is deliciously and gloriously hot! However, I am more of a person who revel in emotional connection, honest communication, heartfelt gestures, tender moments between characters, AND groveling, especially, in second chance romance. This book delivers on those items and how! It is beautiful to read Dom and Willa slowly open up to each other and be vulnerable. They begin to see each other in a new light. I love how they comfort and validate each other. I also adore Dom’s endearments for Willa. The secondary characters were delightful, too. Furthermore, I want to mention the friendship between Dom, Finn, and Kieran. It screams of non-toxic masculinity and is wonderful to read. Finally, bonus points for the Persuasion nod. 

Gosh, I LOVE second chance romance! Thank you for this! Adding this to my favorite second chance re-read list. I can’t wait for the audiobook. 

Many thanks to Netgalley and Avon for the e-ARC. This is my honest review.
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Dominic Kilburn left Lady Willa Ransom at the altar and a year later Willa wants to move on with her life, so she accepts an invitation to a house party. Dom bolted because secrets from his past surfaced right before his wedding. Later Dom heads to a friend’s estate and one of the other guests is Willa. 

This is third in a series and I’d recommend reading them in order. I haven’t read the others and some plot points at the end took me by surprise.  I spent too long wondering why the heroes from the other books helped the hero of this book escape his wedding to THEIR SISTER. Nobody in this family talks, I guess? You can follow the romance, but maybe the buildup is better if you’ve read the others. 

The “I’m not good enough” angle was a let down for me, and so was the “wow sex is fun so I’ll forgive you for leaving me at the altar.” I needed more plot. But if you’re a second chance romance, forced proximity fan and love porn without plot, read this one.
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Thank you to Netgally and Avon Pub for this earc

I'm going to start with the fact that the first 50% and last 50% were written by different authors for different books. Let me explain

I was really much enjoying the first 50%: the second chance romance with forced proximity and lost steamy looks. Sounds perfect right? We saw how much both Dom and Willa were suffering in previous books and I was very interested to find out what actually happened. But then from one page to the other, all the tension and conversations basically went away and all we got was just smut? Yes, some hot smut but after all the emotional build up, I really wanted to see more of how these two will figure out how to be together and not just in bed. Also what’s with random BDSM scene? 

Overall, an easy read you can probably finish in one sitting but if you’re looking for deep and meaningful, this is not the one
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This was outstanding and probably one of my favorite historical romances I’ve read all year! Wow I can’t stop thinking about it. It was angsty, it had GROVELING!!! It was sexy as hell! I could go on and on and on. I already want to go back and reread it. So so so good!!!
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This was a fun trilogy and I like Dom and Willa second best among all the couples. (It's hard to surpass Finn and Tabitha.) I like Willa a lot, I just wish she had made Dom work for it more emotionally.

Thank you to NetGalley, Avon, and the author for the eARC in exchange for my review.
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A Rogue’s Rules for Seduction is one of those books that starts off well but my interest fades the more I read. I wanted to like this book, and I did like the first half. Sadly though, as the book went on it just got kinda meh. 

I like smut as much as the next girl but, this book basically just became nothing but mediocrely written sex. I just lost all interest. It reminds me of the kinda smut your grandma would want to read (but not a spunky fun grandma). 

Overall, it needed more of the plot. The whole “wow we had sex for the first time and now I forgive you for leaving me at the altar” thing just didn’t do it for me.
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A perfect ending to this delightful trilogy! Since the first book, I've wanted Dom and Willa to reconcile and this book brings them back together so well. After almost a year apart, they find themselves learning new things about one another and falling in love for all the right reasons. A beautiful depiction of how people grow and change over time and sometimes that takes being apart. This series is so fabulously spicy and the characters are marvelous. Bravo to Eva Leigh for this trio of men and their lady loves!
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This was a special second-chance romance featuring an errant bridegroom, Dom Kilburn, and the woman he left at the altar nearly a year ago, Willa Ransom. (Readers of the previous two books in this series know that Dom jilting Willa on her wedding day precipitated the romances featured in The Good Girl's Guide to Rakes and How the Wallflower was Won.)

After Dom abandoned Willa, she took off for the Continent for an extended tour and he was gruff and miserable through the first two books of the series. He clearly did not miss out on their wedding day because he did not care, something that Willa's brothers--Kieran and Finn, who had helped Dom jilt her--recognized in his dour moods. They and their wives conspire to bring Dom and Willa together at a remote house party in Scotland where they are trapped for a few weeks in one another's company.

Willa is furious. Dom is repentant and willing to give her space. Yet as the circle one another in the early days of the house party, they realize that they would not have been a good fit a year ago and understood each other only superficially because they are both so guarded. As they learn more about each's others pasts and learn to trust another, a future together once again seems possible.

One of the most interesting parts of this story is how the sexual relationship between Willa and Dom begins to reflect the emotional bonds and trust they are building. This made the whole story feel cohesive, even the passionate interludes.

This was a good way to wrap up the series, and I think it will feel more meaningful to those who have already read the first two books. Kieran & Celeste and Finn & Tabitha appear throughout, and because we begin bang at the moment of Willa and Dom's heated reunion, the story will work best for readers who understand the slow build to this moment.
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I’ve been eagerly awaiting to get the tea on what happened between Willa & Dom and this tender second-chance romance did not disappoint.

After successfully avoiding one another after he jilted her at the altar one year ago, both Willa and Dom are dismayed to find their siblings have conspired to get them both to attend an unconventional house party away from the prying eyes of the judgmental ton. Dom still loves Willa but thinks he can never be the man she needs and Willa holds lots of anger and unresolved hurt from the abrupt end of their relationship.

I loved the longing on both sides in the first half of this book, but their eventual reunion and resolution of the imagined conflict that separated them felt rushed. We got to see a lot of how Dom spent his time after the wedding that never happened through the first two books of this series, I would have loved to see more of Willa’s travels through this book. I also felt like the other Ransome brothers and their wives got reduced to two-dimensional characters in this book, I would have loved to see more of the four personalities that sparkled in the first two books.

But I truly loved the growth and healing that came from both of them during their time apart and I think this was a great way to end the series. Would have loved a bonus epilogue a bit into the future to tie up all three couples’ stories but maybe we will get more of these characters in the future because I loved them all!
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This was the book we’ve been waiting for this whole series! The pay off was worth it, this was very well done . Dom was great, brooding and remorseful, Willa was fabulous in her anger and hurt feelings. Watching the meddling brothers was great, and the two of them try to deny their feelings was great. Well paced and very hot. My only real critique was the sex scenes went too extreme too fast. Willa went from nothing to bondage in about a chapter and it seemed a fast evolution to me.
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This is *such* a good Second Chance Romance - Willa and Dom’s split featured in a previous book in the series, and Dom’s presence in those previous books showed how heartbroken and repentant he was. But, Eva Leigh (and Willa!) don’t make it easy for him. Even as his reasons for being a runaway groom are explained and apologized for, Dom and Willa both realize that the split led each of them to grow as individuals and learn even better what to love and value in each other. 
Also: the book is hot, has funny meddling siblings, and features the hero groveling- what else do you need to know? 
Thanks NetGalley for ARC!
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I've been waiting for Dom and Willa's story since the beginning of the first book and this one didn't disappoint. 

I've really been intrigued by these two and it was fun finally getting to see inside their heads.  They're both stubborn and putting a brash public face on past hurts.  Together they instant chemistry and I wanted to mash their faces together from the first time they're back on the page together. Of course it was fun seeing the previous couples play matchmaker and it's delightful when all three men are together. 

Plot wise, it was good.  There's a lot a lot a lot of push and pull and I wish we would have had a chance for more honest conversations as everything felt a bit more superficial than I wanted.  Dom's reason for jilting Willa was so minor to make such a big deal over and it seemed liked there was all of this build up for a (in my opinion) WITAF reveal. However, I will say that the epilogue really nailed it for me. 

Overall, this series has been so much fun and I can't wait to see what Eva comes up with next. 

**Huge thanks to the publisher for providing the digital arc free of charge**
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A sexy tale about two people who struggle to reveal, and therefore, be their true self. As a plus, both main characters were relatable in their need to earn the trust the other person. I look forward to reading more books by Eva Leigh.
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Oh, Willa and Dom.

I have been waiting for you for so long. And I wanted it to be fire.

And it was.

Let me set the scene for Last Chance Scoundrels. I’ve reviewed the previous books, 1: A Good Girl’s Guide to Rakes and 2: How the Wallflower was Won in detail on my blog. You definitely must read those before you tackle this book, A Rogue’s Rules for Seduction. But it’s no hardship. The previous in the series are two of the best books that I’ve ever read, and Rogue’s Rules doesn’t disappoint. Since you’ve read the first two (I warned you), you know that the entire series revolves around Dominic leaving Willa at the altar, basically set in motion by Willa’s brothers (and Dom’s best friends). Well, Willa is devastated, and she’s no shrinking violet, so it’s a wonder that she didn’t hunt him down and cut off his . . . well, you get my point. But yeah, the families aren’t particularly pleased with this, and pin the blame directly on the three wild friends, brothers Kieran and Finn Ransome, and our man Dom, and they come up with an ultimatum. The three guys need to find and marry acceptable women within a year or they’re going to be cut off. Okay, so these three are pretty much Worldstar wild men, Kieran is a rake, Finn is a gambler, and Dom likes to drink and fight. They need those inheritances!

The previous books give us Kieran and Finn’s HEAs. Kieran, surprisingly, has found true love with Dom’s sister Celeste. Finn, who everyone seemed to think was stupid, but who is actually brilliant with numbers, has found Tabitha, a bluestocking wallflower nerd girl (who I absolutely LOVE). So they’re 2/3 of the way to getting their inheritances. 

So, as I said, the jilting of their sister was the brothers’ idea, because they could see that neither Dom nor Willa seemed really happy about the marriage. They fought CONSTANTLY. The boys really thought they were doing the right thing (sigh). Anyway, the brothers are ecstatically in love, and now they think it’s time for Dom . . . and Willa to get back together. Okay, YOU broke them up! But that year has made Kieran and Finn into new men, love has brought them around, so they are going to try to help out their bestie and their sister. Easy peasy, right?

Yeah, no. Someone has got to tell the Ransome brothers that they absolutely suck when it comes to grand ideas and intelligent planning. But that won’t stop them. They have stranded Dom and Willa at a salacious house party on a remote Scottish island, hoping they will fall into each other’s arms. Alas, as you can tell by Willa’s first remark when she sees Dom (I will not spoil it, but I literally laughed out loud when I read it), it’s not going to be simple.

So Eva Leigh spins a tale that winds us up into Dom and Willa’s lives, their past relationship, how they’ve grown separately, and where their brains and hearts are now. Of course, we are sure they’ll get together in the end (it’s a happily ever after, of course), but it’s going to take dodging bullets of hurtful language and wading through emotional minefields to get the posh society lady and the guy from the stews together in a good way. But we recognize it’s going to be tough. She’s hurt and angry and he doesn’t feel like he is the best thing for her, so he smothers his heart. But fate, and interfering friends and family, have other plans.

Forced proximity is one of my favorite themes and Eva Leigh does this well. Her fresh take on that theme is wonderful—her spin is new and slightly different. Plus, I like the fact that her hero and heroine have to learn to communicate, even to just deal with being stuck together for (possibly) two weeks, but also because there needs to be some resolution. Her brother is married to his sister. Their families are close. They cannot hide from each other until the end of their days. And there’s the inheritance issue hanging over their heads . . . you know it’s going to be wild!

We’ve seen a lot of Dom and a little of Willa in the previous books, so it was delightful to get an entire novel devoted to them, plus you get to see some old favorites from her previous series (hey Maggie). Easy 5 star ending to a 5 star series.
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This had some of my favorite tropes; second chance, forced proximity, house party. You can't get better than that. I've only read short stories by Eva Leigh in the past and have not read the others in this series but I've added them to my library hold after this one. Dom and Willa were great characters and I love how they grew and changed over the course of this story. This has a bit of a wallpaper historical feel but was so engrossing it didn't matter.
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I really expected to enjoy this one because I had liked The Good Girl's Guide to Rakes by the same author. Sadly, this one lacked the charm of that one. It took me ages to get into this one, and even when I did, I still wasn't intrigued by the romance. It all felt oddly lackluster

Thanks to Netgalley for providing a free copy in exchange for an honest review
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Dominic Kilburn and Lady Willa Ransom were once engaged to be married, but their relationship fizzled when Dominic left Willa at the altar. Not wanting anyone to know how hurt she was, Willa fled to the Continent, but now she's back after a year of traveling and is ready to move on with her life. Willa agrees to attend a summer house party on a remote Scottish isle with her two brothers and their wives, but to her surprise, they also invited Dom. It's clear to everyone in attendance that the pair still care deeply for one another but are too stubborn to work things out. The more Willa and Dom try to ignore the other, the more they can't seem to stay away. But when Dom finally reveals why he left Willa, will she be able to put aside her fears and open her heart to him once more?

I've been obsessed with this series since the first book, and I've been dying to read Willa and Dom's story. Let me tell you, Leigh did not disappoint. It's probably the best second-chance romance I've ever read, and the fact that it also used the forced proximity trope was just the icing on the cake. The tension between Willa and Dom was so palpable, and it was explosive once they came together. (Seriously, the steaminess of this book is next level.) I love all these characters, so it was fun seeing Willa's brothers and their wives pushing her and Dom together. All of Leigh's signature wit and banter shines in here. My only slight issue was that I thought the first half was a little slow, but everything ramped up by the end. Even though I'm sad to see this series wrap up, I'm so excited to see what Leigh comes up with next.
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