Victoria and the Rogue by Meg Cabot

Hey Again! and here's another book review on Victoria and the Rogue by Meg Cabot and out of Nicola and the Viscount and Victoria and the Rogue, I have to admit that this was better of the two. Here's a Blurb first:

Growing up in far-off India, wealthy young heiress Lady Victoria Arbuthnot was accustomed to handling her own affairs—not to mention everyone else’s. But in her sixteenth year, Vicky is unceremoniously shipped off to London to find a husband. With her usual aplomb, however, Lady Victoria gets herself engaged to the perfect English gentleman, even before setting foot on British soil. 

Hugo Rothschild, ninth earl of Malfrey, is everything a girl could want in a future husband: he is handsome and worldly, if not rich. Lady Victoria has everything just as she’d like it. That is, if raffish young ship captain Jacob Carstairs would leave well enough alone.
Jacob’s meddling is nothing short of exasperating, and Victoria is mystified by his persistence. But when it becomes clear that young Lord Malfrey just might not be all that he’s professed to be, Victoria is forced to admit, for the first time in her life, that she is wrong. Not only about her fiancé, but about the reason behind the handsome ship captain’s interference.

Victoria is a strong character and this contrasts to Nicola, who's more poetic and girly...ish. Victoria does things that women at that wouldn't have done, and it's amazing how brave she is in the books...I'm wondering though, is she meant to be based on Queen Victoria? cause Queen Victoria was a strong woman and ruler (she had no men bossing her around for that fact!) and she was titled "Empress of India"....hmmm...I'll have to find out more! and I love how in both of Meg Cabot's novels, they end up with the guy who is more desirable to the readers than the ones that find, well, hot in their perspectives at the beginnings of the books. 
Comparing the two books, it's somehow quite similar. No doubt Meg Cabot did mean to have similar settings and time in history, and that they would end up with whom the main characters wouldn't end up with. But both stories have a bitter fiancé who only wanted Nicola/Victoria for a reason. Lord Sebastian wanted Nicola for her land, and Hugo Rothschild only wanted her for the money. Both had help in kidnapping her and Nicola/Victoria's two real lovers in the end come and save both. The bad thing about both these books being so similar, is that you can expect what's going to happen in the book, NOT that I'm saying that it's not a good book, because it is.
On the other hand, I wish that Meg Cabot had made a series of these books, because I SERIOUSLY think she has a talent for also writing books based in the 1800's. There should be though, more variety in setting, cause both books are MAINLY based in London, England. (yeah true, in Victoria and the Rogue there are some India settings mentioned.) Maybe, y'know something else that would make it interesting, like The Luxe series by Anna Godbersen which was based in Manhattan. Just saying it as a suggestion!
Meg Cabot is an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G writer, as y'all have seen by the previous reviews which most (I believe) is Meg Cabot books :P. Gonna borrow some more Meg Cabot, from my borrowing-from-the-library-and-lending-it-to-me friend, Alex :), so be sure to catch those reviews...someday after I finish the motherload of reading that I have left! anyways, I gotta go finish up homework (groan) and I'll write another blog post, hopefully tomorrow! I'm pretty sure it's gonna be Tempted by PC and Kristen Cast.

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