Release Date: Oct 13, 2020
Series: Misfits of Mayfair
Heat Level: Sensual
Publisher: Grand Central
Author Website: Bethany Bennett
Any Rogue Will Do is the debut novel by Bethany Bennett. It’s an incredible debut that tells the story of two people that get a second chance at love after a damaging incident.
Ethan, Lord Amesbury, made the mistake of ruining Lady Charlotte Wentworth’s reputation when he was younger and dumber. He’s regretted his actions for a while now, so when Charlotte comes to him for help Ethan goes along with her charade. But what is he to do when it doesn’t feel like he’s pretending anymore?
I am such a sucker for historical romances where the heroine has decided to shake off the expectations of society. Though Charlotte may not have intentionally made the decision to ruin her reputation, once it’s done she adapts to the situation in an admirable way. She’s determined to be in charge of her life and so when a man tries to manipulate her into marrying him she takes charge and plots a way out of a bad marriage. It was fun to watch these two fall in love as they pretended to have a relationship for the eyes of the public. A fake relationship is probably one of my favorite tropes.
Bennet’s writing was so engrossing and well-paced it’s hard to believe this is a debut. She crafted characters I wanted to see fall in love and I cannot wait to see further entries in this series. If you’re a fan of authors like Julia Quinn, Tessa Dare, or Lisa Kleypas you will enjoy this book.