A bargain born of desperation ignites into passion as one lord's quest to save his family leads to the discovery that he can never settle for less than love.
Forsaken, abandoned, and duped, Miss Jemma Adair has no other recourse but to request her grandfather's help to avoid living on the streets. His asking price? She must marry a neighboring lord's odious son. Thankfully, there is a way out of her dilemma—ensuring the rake never asks for her hand. But what is Jemma to do when her ally is an all-too handsome silver-tongued lord with a penchant for poetry that makes her question giving her heart to another man?
Philip De Vere, Lord Harthorne, wishes to marry for love, but inherited debt and family obligations force him to seek a wealthy wife. Yet experience has taught him that ladies of the ton prefer rogues to gentlemen with a poet's soul. But when an unrepentant hoyden claims to know a thing or two about how to make a man a rake, Philip finds he cannot resist Jemma's offer or her.
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Another beautiful story by Julie Johnstone! A sweet, romantic, and charming novel that kept me glued to the pages. I loved how Philip and Jemma got together to help each other, but later they had to fight the attraction and feelings growing between them. Jemma’s sister Anne’s story also got me hooked, and I hope there will be a future book about her soon.
I really love how Julie brings every story to life and how she makes the reader feel as if she/he is part of the story! Happy reading!
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My Enchanting Hoyden
I was taken away by this lovely romance. It's almost like a true Cinderella story. I loved the characters of Philip and Jemma, their story is so different than many I read. All the characters in the book are wonderful, from the stiff, up-right butler to the oh so proper and gruff Duke, who is really a kind and soft hearted grandfather in disguise. Of course I love revisiting with the other wonderful characters of the Once Upon a Rogue series and how they come together in this book. There were plenty of surprises in Philip and Jemma's story, and some adventure also. It was wonderful to finally get Philip's story, and get to know him more. He has overcome a lot, and has always put his families needs first over his own. His poetic soul and romantic heart are revealed in his search for a wife, one who can help restore his estates, and can awaken his heart. All that and more come to life in My Enchanting Hoyden. I highly recommend this book and all the books in this series. They are amazing stories.