Rogues by Ava March (Brook Street #3)
Historical M/M Romance
May 7, 2012
Reviewed by Mandi
Linus Radcliffe and Robert Anderson have been best friends for twenty years. They have built up quite the reputation in London as being rogues. Women flock to them, and they often use and lose them as quick as they can. They don’t mind this reputation, because behind closed doors, they both enjoy each other’s intimate company and living next door to each other makes this much easier. While Linus visits the bed of many men, Robert still enjoys women’s company. But even though Robert does enjoy the opposite sex, he feels himself falling in love with his best friend. It is the nights he spends with Linus that makes him feel most alive. He wants to be exclusive with Linus and finally gathers the courage to tell him. But to his dismay, Linus isn’t on the same page.
Linus likes to play the role of the bored, indifferent lover. Linus feels power and an intense attraction when Rob stalks behind him. Rob likes the feeling of the hunt, so these two play games with each other for some time. But when Rob comes to Linus, wanting to be exclusive, Linus is too afraid. He is afraid once he agrees, Rob will get bored and then this relationship that Linus treasures so much will disappear.
The final book in Ava March’s Brook Street trilogy is a pretty good one. I think Ava March does a nice job getting us invested in these characters in a short amount of time. As always, she writes emotional sex – scenes that make an impact, they don’t feel as if they are just dumped in just to have a sex scene. Her books always feel very romantic. I connected much better to these two guys than her previous book. This is a very simple story though. In a way, I wish the angst had been drawn out a little more, or when Linus finally comes to a decision to be with Robert exclusively, there was a little more impact. I needed a little more meat to this story. I still say book one in this series is my favorite, but I liked this one too.