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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A woman's voice suddenly interrupted the conversation and Eleanor's thoughts.
A mellow voice, which spoke perfect English with a delicious French accent. “
Nicky! You were never on that dreadful packet too, were you? How could I not
Eleanor's heart began a frantic beating and the brush fell from her fingers. His
expression was unfathomable but his voice was crisp and cold as he came into
the room, shutting the door behind him. “Never write such an indiscreet note
to remain silent. “I cannot see any hope for us, however,” he continued in that
entrancing voice, “if you intend to shun the physical side of marriage.” The soft
voice had been deceptive. Such plain speaking shocked her. “I have no intention
His voice was as soft as velvet in the red dark. “Remember, I promised not to
force you. It will not be as bad as you fear.” His thumb made gentle circles on the
pulse of her wrist. “Think, Eleanor. What is this business between men and
The bunched folds prevented contact except beneath her clenched hand. All she
felt of his body was soft firmness and warmth. His hands worked subtle magic on
her back, and his voice gentled her mind. Eleanor relaxed. Of its own accord, ...
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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