A Rogue's Promise (Ebook) BY Peggy Waide

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Who had forsaken his noble heritage for the shadows A man who saw at once that she did not belong And when MacDonald Archer swore to aid her no matter the cost to himself Joanna realized something her father had not the secret to true happiness was not in Oriental charms or spells but in lov. Lady Joanna Fenton is in way over her head The ancient Chinese statue that would have saved her family s finances is gone along with her younger brother With her mother s ostrich like attitude and the date of the auction where the statue would ve been sold drawing near Joanna doesn t know where to turnOn a friend s recommendation she boldly decides to go where no lady of the Ton has ever ventured before and enters a seedy tavern in search of one MacDonald Archer She hopes the man used to move in the underbelly of London might help her find her brother and the statue all the while keeping at bay a scandal that might ruin her sister s possibilities of a prosperous marriageWhat she finds in the tavern is not at all what she s expected Mac looks a gentleman than a retired smuggler his educated manners belie his surroundings and he has no intention of helping herMac is just one illegal shipment away from forsaking his smuggler s ways and try his hand at legal trade The danger and adventure are no longer satisfying and in truth he doesn t know what exactly he s missing or looking forWhen Joanna enters his life and immediately intrigues him He sees beyond the veneer she sports in front of the society and her intent on saving her family piues his interest She is a puzzle both vulnerable and determined and he soon joins her on her hunt fro answersThough at first glance this book is a romantic suspense novel from the regency era the mystery subplot serves as the backdrop for the romance and the necessary character development that comes along with itUnlike other historical suspense novels that focus mostly on the mystery subplot reducing the romance into graphic coupling scenes with no romance and even less love the romance in this book is strong and endearing The author made an effort to incorporate eual amounts of sensuality and romance and her effort paid offThough Lady Joanna Fenton is a model of HR heroines strong determined feisty her lack of confidence and continuous disbelief in compliments Mac pays her really got on my nerves from time to time Don t get me wrong she s a wonderful character Despite the fact that her family often takes her for granted and her reputation has been torn to pieces a few years back she hasn t fled to the country or doesn t stay locked up in the house but faces the polite society with as much dignity as she can possess As Mac notices she s a mix of determination and vulnerability and luckily by the end of the novel she stops behaving like a martyr to her mother and brother and decides to take Mac s words to heartWhat to say of Mac He is McDreamy and McSteamy blended into one every woman s fantasy come true He s a walking contradiction which all women find appealing He s a bad boy one moment and the next he s putty in the hands of the woman he loves Strong yet gentle with an extremely short fuse but caring passionate and with a sensual touch that turns both Joanna and the reader into mushWith a combination of romance suspense and danger this book is one breathtaking rollercoaster Yet despite all the action the true gem of this book are the two main characters

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Had disappeared Now so had the artifact itselfA ROGUE'S PROMISEHer search took her to the darkest establishments of London She visited pawnbrokers dockside taverns anyplace that might hold the answers she sought; and from those rat holes stepped a friend He was a smuggler a by blow and a man. This was in a pile of free give away books so I wasn t sure what to expect I was surprised that it wasn t too badIt was a uicklight fluff read As you read it becomes obvious that there was a previous book wthese characters but bc the author does a good job of summarizing the reader isn t lost I will look for books by this writer I d recommend it as an easy travelbeach read

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A LADY'S UESTEighteen years before deep in the mountains of China Lady Joanna Fenton's father found a sacred statue The two headed dragon was reputed to beget prosperity but for Joanna it had brought nothing but heartache Her father had been obsessed with the piece until his death Her brother. 375 StarsIf you enjoy Regency romances and are looking for another author try this story Ms Waide wrote four romances that were published between 1999 and 2002 and this was her last Taking place in London in 1816 it has all the elements for a light read A handsome hero who falls in love against his will A heroine who borders on being a miluetoast one moment and at the same time a strong intelligent and assertive woman without being annoying Exasperating This is how Mac Archer feels when he meets Lady Joanna Fenton He is a by blow a smuggler and a rogue He has always played his cards close to his chest His true friends are few but for them he will do anythingJoanna puts herself on the back burner when it comes to her family At two and twenty she believes she is on the shelf Her father passed on over a year before leaving her mother and siblings in a bind Her family spends than they own and Joanna feels responsible for taking care of everyone When her brother goes missing along with a valuable treasure Joanna hires Mac to help her find bothShe intrigues him He sees someone that others are uick to dismiss At first he tells himself she is just a business interest He certainly didn t plan to like her To want herHe fascinates her Joanna thinks Mac is arrogant And dashing kind and charming The wordplay between the two is at times both witty and humorous He likes to get a rise out of her Her shyness at certain moments only makes him want her They soon find themselves paired together in this airy adventureUnlike traditional regencies this book contains some some sex after a good amount of tension But not before both hero and heroine have their fair share amount of wondering about it Why not five stars At times the author let some contemporary lingo slip by IMHO things were a little too predictable in the end Still I managed to breeze through this romance within a day Just be prepared for some fun fluff with a dash of adventure and you won t be disappointed 375


4 thoughts on “A Rogue's Promise

  1. says:

    375 StarsIf you enjoy Regency romances and are looking for another author try this story Ms Waide wrote four romances that were published between 1999 and 2002 and this was her last Taking place in London in 1816 it has all the elements for a light read A handsome hero who falls in love against his will A heroine who borders on being a miluetoast one moment and at the same time a strong intelligent and asserti

  2. says:

    This was in a pile of free give away books so I wasn’t sure what to expect I was surprised that it wasn’t too badIt was a uicklight fluff re

  3. says:

    Lady Joanna Fenton is in way over her head The ancient Chinese statue that would have saved her family’s finance

  4. says:

    One of my all time favorite Regency Romances

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