Books by Maya Rodale

B-
The Wicked Wallflower

This first book in a new series by Maya Rodale is fun, fluffy, and unashamedly pokes fun at a number of trends in current popular culture. Now, I love well-done romantic fluff. It’s hard to write convincingly, and Ms Rodale certainly displays a talent for writing sparkling dialogue that flows effo ...

C
Seducing Mr. Knightly

I really tried to love this book. I had heard it was very funny and an enjoyable read. But for me, it just never pulled me in and the story was only lackluster.         Annabelle is one of the Writing Girls, a group of female writers that were hired by the editor of the London Weekly ...

D+
A Groom of One’s Own

I had a difficult time getting through A Groom of One’s Own. It was horribly modern, in that all the characters seemed like they were plucked from the 20th century and stuffed into Regency clothing. This alone is not necessarily a deal breaker for me, except that the story is also incredibly borin ...

B-
The Rogue and the Rival

The Rogue and the Rival is the sequel to Maya Rodale’s The Heir and the Spare. I think that book is in my TBR pile, but if it isn’t it will be soon. This is a very likeable book featuring a rake – not a fake one but a real piece of work no good rake who finally hits bottom and reforms. ...

B-
The Heir and the Spare

Looking back on The Heir and the Spare, I cannot say that the book left any deep impression on me. What stands out most clearly in retrospect is not the actual story itself, but rather a memory of reading this book on the bus and enjoying it. The plot points are a bit silly and the characters just ...