Today we are celebrating the release of the second book in THE RESTITUTION LEAGUE Series by Riley Cole. This series includes REJECTING THE ROGUE and SEDUCING THE SCIENTIST and both titles are available now. Check out the buy links for each book below.
—Meet the Restitution League—
They’re thieves. They’re rogues. They’re well-armed for adventure.
The crew of the Restitution League fights injustice while wrestling with love and desire and the occasional throwing knife.
One blazing romance at a time…
SEDUCING THE SCIENTIST by Riley Cole – Available Now!
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A woman who disdains love collides with a man who lives for passion. Explosions ensue.
Ada Templeton believes in science. She believes in chemical reactions and experimentation and old-fashioned common sense. She’s far too clever to be seduced by a rake like Edison Sweet.
Con artist, liar, self-taught inventor, Edison Sweet, uses his hard won skills to help others. When he’s not saving unfortunates swindled by Victorian London’s criminal classes, he loves women. A great many woman.
Over Ada’s objections, Edison agrees to guard her latest invention from a mastermind willing to kill for it. He never expected to be intrigued by the lovely widow whose body he finds as exciting as her mind.
Their chemistry is impossible to ignore.
And impossible to trust.
Stalked by a brilliant killer, will they concoct a formula powerful enough to mend two broken hearts, or will love elude these two stubborn inventors?
I think that I liked this book more than I liked Rejecting the Rogue! This series just keeps getting better and better.
Ada has invented a battery that she hopes to produce for the Navy, but other male scientists are trying to steal her ideal and take credit for it. At first, she doesn’t think that she needs protection. Especially not from someone like Edison. Then when the stakes get higher and she sees how much her life is in danger, she agrees to allow Edison to protect her. But is she going to be able to protect her own heart from his advances?
Edison and the Restitution League want to protect Ada as she waits to meet with the Navy about her battery. He goes to Ada’s house assuming that he will be protecting a male scientist, but to his surprise, he is protecting a beautiful female scientist. He also doesn’t plan to fall for her, but he can’t help himself. Will he be successful in protecting her, or will he lose her to the person intent on killing her?
This was a fast-paced romance novel with an adventurous storyline. Ada and Edison didn’t seem like they had a lot in common at first, but they get a lot closer as the story progresses. They definitely have a lot more chemistry than the previous couple did, at least to me.
I also liked that the other characters weren’t forgotten in this novel! I can already see future relationships for books later in the series forming, and I can’t wait to read about them too. This is definitely a different type of historical romance novel, and the female characters all have very unique and specific character traits. I hope to learn more about them in future books!
I won’t spoil anything else, check this book out for yourselves! I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a new historical romance novel.
I received an advance copy of this novel and this is my voluntary review.
Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 books.
PREVIOUS BOOK IN THE SERIES
REJECTING THE ROGUE by Riley Cole – Available Now!
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Thieves make the best rogues. And the worst heartbreakers.
Philomena Sweet, Victorian London’s finest safecracker, knows it better than most. The worst rogue of them all, dashing jewel thief Spencer Crane, smashed hers long ago.
And now he’s back, fleeing danger from their past. Danger he won’t survive without her help.
She’d love to refuse, but she can’t leave him for dead.
Spencer Crane would sooner steal costume jewelry than ask talented, wickedly bright Meena Sweet for help.
But revenge stalks them both. He needs her artistry. She needs his skills.
Neither needs the desire that sparks to life between them.
While they dodge criminals, carriages, and the occasional flying cabbage, who will protect these two notorious thieves from each other?
Riley has a long fascination with all things Victorian. She loves the peculiar mix of science, mysticism and innovation that collided in the Victorian Era.
To say nothing of bustles. Bustles and elaborate hats and parasols. Parasols for rain. Parasols for sun. And parasols that morph into swords…of course.
Sadly, Riley has little use for umbrellas in the dry foothills of the Eastern Sierra, but she consoles herself with forest hikes and dips in cool mountain lakes. Besides—no matter where one resides—a proper cuppa never comes amiss.
If you enjoy a little high adventure—and a lot of desire—with your historical romance, delve into Riley’s version of late Victorian London.
Thieves, rogues, and love await…
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