Review: A Rogue by Night

A Rogue by Night (The Devils of Dover, #3)





From the author who Sarah MacLean calls “a charming, clever, and engaging storyteller” comes the next regency romance in the witty and sexy Devils of Dover series!

Baron. Physician. Smuggler. Sir Harland Hayward is living a double life as an aristocrat by day and a criminal by night. As a doctor, Harland has the perfect cover to appear in odd places in the dead of night, a cover he uses to his advantage to bring in all sorts of illicit cargo from across the English Channel. He’s chosen this life to save his family from financial ruin, but he draws the line at taking advantage of the honest and trustworthy Katherine Wright.

Katherine has returned to Dover to find that her family is working for a mysterious new crime boss. Growing up in a family of smugglers, she knows it’s only a matter of time before they are caught—and killed. So after her brother is shot, she convinces her family to move away and start over. After they honor their last contract, of course. With her injured brother and elderly father unable to work, Katherine reluctantly steps back into the life she had left behind. And straight into the path of the merciless Harland Hayward.

Rating: 5-stars


A Rogue by Night is a breath of fresh air. The entire plot was unique. One that is not commonly found. Both of the main characters are doing what they must to save their family from ruin. Danger, suspense, and mystery swirl among the pages. A family of smugglers trying hard not to get caught made for an intense read. Then, there was a titled doctor who is helping his family too. He smuggles stuff just like Kate’s father and brother. Kate becomes worried when he brother is injured. Her brother could have been caught. How many times could they tempt their fate?

Kate is a healer and loves her family with a fierce protectiveness. She is strong and smart. I really liked her. Her personality was easy to understand and follow. Kate takes up the criminal life one last time to save her brother and father. That’s when she met the dashing doctor. Sparks flew. Heat bubbled up with every page. Between the danger of being caught and the blossoming romance, Kelly Bowen caught my attention. I was hooked. The doctor is a good man  with an appetite for breaking rules and being reckless at times. Kate is a good woman who sacrifices herself for her loved ones. This story was well-written. There was plenty of action, dialogue, and emotion to keep readers, like me, tuned into the plot. Overall, I highly recommend this historical novel to all.

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