When I first picked up The Care and Taming of a Rogue, I had no idea how much I would like this new favorite author: Suzanne Enoch. Even though the Adventurers' Club series didn't go like I thought it would, like I'd hoped it would, I still really liked it. It even pushed me out of my comfort zone a little. But I'll talk about that in a little bit.I found her books to be fun and full of little twists and surprises that I couldn't get enough of. I'm really picky about my romance authors. I definitely have a comfort zone in that genre, so naturally I was a little wary of starting a series by a new-to-me author. But that first book really hooked me. I loved the characters and the story as a whole. It was refreshing, and made me feel good about trying a new author I was unsure about.
In the first book there were three very interesting characters to me, but, I didn't get to find out how their stories ended, or started, for that matter. The second book, I didn't recognize any of the characters but one: The Duke of Sommerset. He appears in all three books, and the more I got to know of him, the more I wanted for his story to be told, but it isn't. I don't know if it ever will be and that is just SO unfair! This disappoints me. It almost feels like a form of literary torture. You meet a great character, but you don't get to find out how he/she got to where they are in life, or where they're going to end up. I hate that. I really do. It is maddening. However, I did like the first two books enough to get over the Duke of Sommerset's story not being told (truly), to move on to what I believe is the last book in the series. The book in which I liked very few things about it. But I won't get into that since I covered it already in my review that posted yesterday.
Simply put, the Adventurer's Club was good enough for me to continue on to another series by Ms. Enoch: the Notorious Gentlemen. I've already read the first book and I really loved it. (I plan to review it soon.) I already looked ahead in this trilogy and the other two books indeed have familiar characters from the first book. Which I am really looking forward to reading, especially the last book - because I totally love that character from the first book. I can hardly wait to get to it. So yes, I have much better hopes for this second venture with her books which I am actually really excited about because the characters are so lovable and that first book in this second trilogy was definitely up to standard.
After looking at my TBR list, I have two other books that start a series, and one stand-alone by this author. After seeing how this second trilogy is going to go, I am not worried about starting them. I am already four books into her work, after all. :)
If you're a romance fan and are looking for someone new to try out, and if you haven't already, I recommend giving Suzanne Enoch a try. You may be pleasantly surprised.