An Arranged Marriage (The Company of Rogues Series, Book 1): Regency Romance
ePublishing Works!, 11/07/2013 - 352 páginas
"Jo Beverley strains the boundaries of political correctness . . . There is no denying Ms. Beverley is a master storyteller and perhaps because of this political incorrectness she delivers a powerfully fresh stage for her story." ~Tara A. Green
Ruined through her vile brother's schemes, Eleanor Chivenham is offered rescue by marriage to a rake with an infamous French mistress. Eleanor accepts, determined to treat the arranged marriage with cool dignity.
Then she meets Nicholas Delaney. Not only does he stir her senses, but the trouble and pain beneath his smooth exterior reaches her heart.
Nicholas is indeed troubled. While serving his country by seducing secrets out of a French spy, he is persuaded to marry Eleanor to protect his family's honor. But such chivalry runs counter to his carefully wrought rogue image, and extends the life-threatening plots shadowing him to Eleanor.
To assist, Nicholas re-assembles the Company of Rogues, a schoolboy group he started years before. But not even they can dampen Eleanor's fighting wit that is quickly unmasking their enemy and testing Nicholas' formidable will.
From The Publisher: Author Jo Beverley is known for her consumate attention to historical detail that wisks the reader back in time to a near first-hand experience. Fans of Regency romance and historical British fiction set in the 19th century, as well as readers of Jess Michaels, Mary Balogh, Christi Caldwell, Stephanie Laurens, Madeline Hunter and Mary Jo Putney will want to read every book by Jo Beverley.
Best Regency Novel, Romantic Times
"A splendid love story... a veritable feast of delight. Bravo!" ~Romantic Times
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It was Deveril, or so it seemed to Eleanor, who had introduced evil into his life in
the form of drunkenness, drugs from the East, and vicious amusements. “I will
never marry Lord Deveril,” she had said with absolute certainty. She would die
They'd studied a few select items that Monsieur Boileau had brought for Sir
Lionel's consideration. ... Lord Stainbridge felt the word did not come out with
quite the precision he would have wished. ... That was Lord Deveril, a loathsome
Nor did she hear the conversation between him and Lord Deveril when Lord
Stainbridge had left. “Pity he didn't admit to his real tastes,” muttered Sir Lionel. “
That would have been a useful lever.” “We will find some other,” said Lord Deveril
Her marriage would be with Nicholas Delaney, not this gentle, sympathetic man.
She remembered the wild eyes and grunts of her attacker. Perhaps he would be
no better than Lord Deveril... No! Anyone was better than Lord Deveril. Even with
She remembered hearing of old Lord Stainbridge's death and snippets about the
two sons. ... be worse than her brother or Lord Deveril, so the change was bound
to be for the better, especially as she now had the powerful earl to protect her.
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LibraryThing ReviewProcura do Utilizador - LadyTi - LibraryThing
This book is somewhat confusing., and perhaps suffers from being a romance rather than a drama. However, there are significant disturbing bits - enough that make it difficult to like the full book as ... Ler crítica na íntegra
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An Arranged Marriage - the first book in the “Company of Rogues” series - tells the story of the leader of this group of men, or "Company of Rogues", as they are called. Nicholas Delaney formed the ... Ler crítica na íntegra