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You meet three young ladies in their high school years and already, they have a plan mapped out for their future and are working hard to obtain it. They seemed to be three girls who were friends, but not really friends. But they stayed close throughout the years. They each end up finding the men in their lives and from here you start to see their lives unravel. I feel like any woman can connect with these character in some kind of way. Gladys is in relationship where she finds herself being more of who she know she is. Rhonda is a know it all who thinks she deserves everything with no moral compass. Shayla wants what she always dreamed about in a marriage. You see these girls each getting what they want. Later on in the future we see that the lives that these girls want are within their grasp.
Shayla married Titus who was all about her from day one and you see that their marriage really isn't what it seemed tobe. Titus is not treating her like a wife and he has the worst reason why.Meanwhile, Shayla is venting to Rhonda about how messed up her marriage and you would think that this woman is her best friend and should be encouraging her to fight for her marriage and she does, but in her own messed up way. Rhonda is crossing boundaries and thinking she has every right to do it but to me, I couldn't stand her. Gladys is making moves of her own when she is invited to a party clear across town and meets the one man that she let get away.
This was actually the first book and the one that I should have been reading before His Wicked Seduction. So this is how it went down in the beginning. You meet Emily Parr who is desperate to find a husband on her own so that she can get away from her uncle and the person her uncle has a debt to, Blankenship. While riding, she ends up getting kidnapped by the League of Rogues and one of them has a pretty solid reason for doing this. When Emily comes to she finds herself in a home that is not her own and realizes that she is not going anywhere. That doesn't stop her from realizing how hard this man can be and also how soft. What I loved about Godric is that he was very blunt at the same time respectful. Don't get it twisted he does want her but he's respectful enough to not let it go too far. Being held in that house does not help Emily, it actually ruins her because of the Leagues reputation.
You meet the characters in this book while they are coming out of relationships that ended horribly. Their relationships start with dating a person that is same race. Tammy is through with black men altogether and for good reason. She was the type of woman who looked past a man's demeanor and just fell in love with the man. Terrell is a genuinely nice guy who respects the gentleman's code, but when it comes to his racist girl, Tasha. He just can't win so they break up and Terrell starts to think that he could have been missing out on something on the lighter side of life. Now Penelope on the other hand is having no trouble in the relationship area because she is not in one, but you do see her reason why she loves black men and I got to say, it's very true. I wasn't even going to argue with her about that.
This book starts off with a little rule and newspaper section, but before you decide to put this book down, continue reading it gets better. You meet this guy named Lucien and he is mad stalking this young lady named Horatia. I don't know whether it's lust or love but he definitely has a thing for her, but for some reason, he can't have her. He finally gets a chance to catch up to her and right when you think he gets that chance a carriage comes straight for him causing Lucien to save Horatia's life. Him and his friend Charles decide to escort her home after the incident. You also get an explanation of why these gentleman are called the league of rogues, but there is a deeper meaning behind their bond or friendship as well. Cedric invites the league over after the incident and a reluctant Lucien ends ups going. After the dinner, you see some released tension followed by the typical man opening his mouth and saying something really stupid. Lucien knows what he did was wrong and decides to make it up to her. Charles catches wind of Lucien being up to something and rather just tell him the truth, Lucien kind of half lies just to get to defend this whole second rule amongst the league. Charles see right through him, though.