Growing up in India, wealthy young heiress Victoria Arbuthnot is accustomed to handling her own affairs. But in her sixteenth year, Vicky is unceremoniously shipped off to London to find a husband. She may be in a strange new city, but Vicky knows one thing: her own mind. And she has decided that handsome, worldly Hugo Rothschild will suit her needs admirably in the matrimonial department.
But raffish young ship captain Jacob Carstairs disagrees. Vicky is mystified by Jacob’s insistence that Hugo is not for her — that is, until it becomes clear that Hugo is not all he professes to be. Not only has Vicky misjudged Hugo, she has misjudged Jacob…and the reason for his interference.
Victoria and the Rogue is a very cute, yet predictable, romance story for preteens and teens. There’s very little depth or subtlety in the story, which made it enjoyable after taking an AP examination, and, therefore, it’s a very quick read. Victoria started to get on my nerves after a while, but once Cabot threw a monkey wrench into the plot, she redeemed herself for me.
That is, if you’re in the mood for some light romantic fluff that doesn’t have much any smut. If you are, than Victoria and the Rogue is the book for you.
- Cabot, Meg. Victoria and the Rogue. New York: Avon, 2003. 241 pgs. ISBN: 9780060753214. Source: Library.