Anachronistic in language and ideology -- and filled with distracting references to the "Company of Rogues," obviously a plug for other books in the series. What's to like? An appealing heroine who blossoms with self-assurance, a quietly-chivalrous hero, slowly building sexual tension.
The Company of Rogues, Race de Vere's story. You meet him in The Dragon's Bride as Con's secretary, he goes to make sure Lady Anne Peckworth is taking Con's marriage ok. He instead falls in love with her, even though he is an untitled soldier and she is the daughter of a duke.
My favorite Jo Beverley book.
Always a winner with this author.
The sheltered daughter of a duke, she has always been a perfect lady, even when jilted. Twice. Now, however, she's angry, and she's angry at the single most reckless, most irresponsible, most *irresistible* man she's ever known....
It's another quiet day in the life of Lady Anne Peckworth. Cosseted daughter of a duke, considered fragile because of her limp, she is somewhat looking forward to her pending engagement. But when her sister reads a letter that announces that Anne's fiance has married another, she's not really surprised. After all, that's twice she has been jilted. There was no great love lost anyway. Just when she has resigned herself to spinsterhood, her brother shows up with a guest. Race DeVere has been sent by Anne's latest ex-fiance to make sure she'll be all right after she hears the news. When Anne's sister goes into labor that same night, Race and Anne spend a long evening together. Each is reluctantly fascinated by the other. Race determines to bring Anne out of her shell. Anne is determined that she must marry. Both are excruciatingly aware of the huge difference in social standing. Anne looks elsewhere, but no one comes close to Race.
You've never met a heroine like Lady Anne Peckworth. The sheltered daughter of a duke, she has always been a perfect lady, even when jilted. Twice. Now, however, she's angry, and she's angry at the single most reckless, most irresponsible, most irresistible man she's ever known...
You've never met a hero like Race de Vere. Far below Anne's station in life, he has invaded her orderly world like a pirate, tempting her to the edge and beyond. He leads her into impropriety, into wickedness, and then into the most dangerous step of all - the adventure that could win or lose her everything in one hazardous night...
Great story/ Love Jo Beverley.
Jo Beverley is a great author. The Company of Rogues Series is great.