Miss Benwick Reforms a Rogue by Maggie Fenton

Miss Benwick Reforms a Rogue

A lady in disguise...A rogue out for revenge...What better way to escape an abusive fiancé and a tyrannical mother than by masquerading as the very male secretary to the most infamous scientist in the land? Davina Benwick can't think of a single one.But pretending to be a man is hard work, especially around her employer. He's as charming as he is eccentric, and Davina can't help but fall for him, though he seems hell-bent on marrying another. Wh...

Details Miss Benwick Reforms a Rogue

TitleMiss Benwick Reforms a Rogue
Release DateAug 1st, 2019
PublisherMargaret Cooke
GenreHumor, Romance, Historical Romance, Historical, Regency, Historical Fiction, Womens Fiction

Reviews Miss Benwick Reforms a Rogue

  • OLT
    I have a confession to make. One that says something either about my age or about this book. It seems I finished reading it last night but this morning I had forgotten the ending. Actually, I'd almost forgotten the whole story. It's just that boring, hackneyed, uninspired and lacking any originality. Plus, of course, my memory ain't as sharp as it used to be.But my memory is good enough to remember this very same plot in many an HR over the years...
  • Keri
    Maggie Fenton does it again! I didn't even know she had this little gem coming out. I jumped on this like a bee on a flower. It was hilarious at times, especially the riding scene where Davina was trying to figure out how to ride a horse in pants...I got so tickled at that scene that I had tears in my eyes from laughing. Let me back up thought, Davina has always let her mother run rough shod over her, whether it was about clothes or actions. But ...
  • Cheryl
    This was a lighthearted read that had a number of madcap events taking place. It did have serious undertones though. Julian Hirst, an inventor with a brilliant mind was out for revenge for a past misdeed. Davinia Benwick is escaping from her abusive fiancé and to a certain extent her dreadful mother, but she is disguised as her cousin Leon. There is amusing banter between Davinia and Julian and an attraction between them that they try to deny. A...
  • Lea Ann
    Great!Absolutely loved this story. Witty, funny, laugh out loud. Great characters. It was fun to revisit them. I highly recommend this book to everyone! Almost as good as “The Duke’s Holiday”, the first book of the the Regency Romp Trilogy, which I have read too many times to count, I love it that much. If you haven’t read her Regency Romp Trilogy, you are really missing out. Read it, and follow with this one. I hope you enjoy them as muc...
  • Carrie
    4.5/5 Ugh I wish I hadn't read that so fast. Very entertaining, I liked Davina and Julian. I also enjoyed Pilby the butler, I love when servants aren't props. The mystery of who was trying to kill Julian was okay as the bad guy wasn't too obvious. Julian's angst over believing he was attracted to a man was light, he accepted that his brother was "so inclined" before his death and while Julian is confident in his sexuality he accepts that he finds...
  • Mary Gallo
    Charming, funny and originalWhile a woman posing as a man to escape a bad betrothal is not the first time this tale has been told, the way Ms. Fenton tells her story makes it believable and entertaining. I have enjoyed all of Ms. Fenton's books. They give the reader such a lovely feeling at the end, you should try it.
  • Sha
    I'll make allowances because parts of it made me grin, but this is not Fentons best work. Lack of actual plot and too much "oh noes I am attracted to a man!" followed by "oh she was a she all along no wonder I was attracted to her" makes me give things a side-eye.Three stars because hilarity and ambrosia. Protags were not very consistently characterized either and they really hurt the story imo.
  • Alice
    You will really enjoy this oneExcellent. While retaining some of the madcap features of Fenton's prior series, this newest Regency Romance is much more in the traditional genre's vein. But definitely at top level in characters, plot and action. Just plain wonderful. Fenton goes to the top of the "waiting for the next book, must buy, and read immediately list".
  • Marilyn
    Loved it!I almost forgot how much I enjoy Ms Fenton’s writing. I hope we don’t have to wait as long for her next book. Humor, intrigue and romance. This book has it all. I loved Davina and Julian.
  • Peg
    4.5 starsDavina hated how she cowered to her mother’s emotional abuse. Fighting, with her mother, though, made life just too unbearable to be worth it. However, when Davina’s mother encouraged her to marry an abusive man, Davina finally decided to rebel. She cut her hair, ran away, and disguised herself as her male cousin, Leon. Davina showed up to Leon’s new job, working for Julian Hirst, a mad scientist, and inventor, a bit nervous. She w...
  • ShariB
    The story of Julian Hirst and Davina Benwick is a standalone, happily ever after, no cheating, historical romance with some sizzle.The combination of intrigue, revenge, greed, deception, betrayal, sabotage, humor, tears, and romance are beautifully interwoven in this fast paced, fun read.The fully developed characters and the ambience of the era, set the stage for intrigue, betrayals, and Julian and Davina’s teasingly primed romance; culminatin...
  • Sandra R
    Loved this one. Beautifully written and very witty, amusing and fun banter between the H/h and other characters. This is a slow burn romance naturally, as Davina is dressed as a man most of the book and I must say the attraction between the two was really well done. Even though the story only spans a week or so, it doesn't feel rushed. Loved that the hero was a 'cit' and had been raised in the slums and made his fortune during the war inventing w...
  • Suzette
    Julian is a man on a mission. Daviania is looking for a solution to her problem. Journey with them as their worlds collide on this laugh out loud historical romp. Both are keeping secrets that are bound to come out. The characters are witty and charming and will keep you turning the pages. You will enjoy things getting blown up and the hints of craziness as they each try to avoid their attraction for each other.
  • Jennifer
    AwesomeSuch a great book. Such great characters. Made me laugh in some places and cry in others. Could not put it down as soon as I started reading it, that's probably why writing this review at 3 am. Definitely recommend
  • Ilze
  • Michele Pumphrey
    Enjoyable readEnjoyed this historical romance. Enjoyed the witty dialogue between the characters and the overall.plot was entertaining. It was a standalone novel.
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  • Sam Atkinson
    Another light hearted tale from this author