Lord Shallow by Eileen Putman

Lord Shallow (League of Rogues, #2)Lord Shallow by Eileen Putman

Tracy’s rating: 2.5/3 of 5 stars

Series: League of Rogues, #2

Release Date: May 20, 2020

Warning – this review might be considered spoilerish!

After reading and thoroughly enjoying the first book in this series (King of Hearts) I was eager to jump right into this book. The blurb was a bit vague and mentioned a secret marriage, but I didn’t really give it much thought – I should have.

This review is going to be short and I am not going to summarize the plot – such as it is – If you have ever read my reviews you know that I am a hater of cheating/adultery – when I read “secret marriage” I foolishly thought that it would be with the heroine – NOPE – Sebastian is married to his dear friend Elizabeth – HE IS MARRIED. I was surprised and disappointed, but I tried to keep an open mind, because despite being attracted to Gwynna, he does nothing that would be considered “cheating”, in fact at the halfway point he is still committed to Elizabeth and his marriage – it isn’t until the truth of his marriage comes to light that he and Gwynna have any sort of “romance” – so pretty late in the story.

The writing is good, but I just didn’t care for the story. There is some intrigue, a bit of betrayal and A LOT of secondary characters. And just because the main characters don’t have a romantic relationship from the beginning, that doesn’t mean that there isn’t any romance – there are other relationships swirling about and because of that sadly, I never felt like Sebastian and Gwynna’s relationship was the primary romance. This is the second book in the series, but they seem to be stand alone titles, so you don’t need to read them in order.

*I am voluntarily leaving a review for an eARC that was provided to me by NetGalley and the publisher.*

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