A Rogue of My Own - Reid Family, Bk 3 Author:Johanna Lindsey How does an innocent lady find herself forced to wed a royal spy who seduced her -- by mistake? For Lady Rebecca Marshall, a whirlwind of passion and excitement begins when, to her mother's great delight, she becomes a maid of honor at the court of Queen Victoria. Rebecca's mother sees this appointment as a golden opportunity... more » for Rebecca to make a good match.
At court, Rebecca innocently steps into the rivalry between the queen's spymaster and the noblewoman in charge of the maids of honor who is using the maids to spy on powerful courtiers. Soon Rebecca is entangled in a web of deceit with the charming marquis Rupert St. John. The devastatingly handsome n'er-do-well is the cousin of Raphael Locke, with whom Rebecca was once infatuated. What she doesn't know is that Rupert is a secret agent of the crown who leads a double life.
When Rupert obtains proof that Rebecca is spying on him, he seduces her. He hardly suspects her guileless nature. Forced to the altar, Rupert believes that Rebecca has set a trap of the worst sort in order to marry into his powerful family. Although he vows never to be faithful to his beautiful wife, as Rupert comes to know Rebecca's wit, adventurous spirit, and generous nature, his vow of revenge turns into a desire to share many passionate nights only with his wife for the rest of his life.« less
I am a BIG Johanna Lindsey fan! I have read all of her books, and I buy her books without having to even read the cover to know I will love it. This was a good book and held my attention. It had a good plot and strong characters. However, I was a little disappointed with the ending. The climated even could have been more believable and I would have liked to know how their future turned out. All things considered, its worth reading for all current and new fans of this author.
wish I'd waited to get this via PBS...very slow beginning & not my favorite story line...JL's done a much better job at story-telling in the past...almost seems as if someone very inexperienced wrote it in her name. ??
I am a long time Johanna Lindsay fan and really enjoyed the Malory series. This book, while enjoyable for a quick read was more like a formula book. The story was very predictable, it's been done numerous times before. The so called Spymaster was just too mild a character. The hero was annoying and very closed minded and the heroine was just no match for him being so naive for most of the book although I did like her better than the hero (angel- faced...Really?).
It was worth the credit but I'm glad I didn't spend money for the full price of this book.