"Putney's endearing characters and warm-hearted stories never fail to inspire and delight." --Sabrina Jeffries
As heir to a title and great wealth, Will Masterson should have stayed home and tended his responsibilities. Instead he went to war. Now, after perilous years fighting the French, he intends his current mission to be his last. But all his plans are forgotten when he arrives in the small mountain stronghold of San Gabriel and meets her.
Knowing herself to be too tall, strong, and unconventional to appeal to a man, Athena Markham has always gloried in her independence. But for the first time in her life, she finds a man who might be her match.
Two of a kind, too brave for their own good, Athena and Will vow to do whatever it takes to vanquish San Gabriel's enemies. For neither will back down from death, and only together can they find happiness and a love deeper than any they'd dared imagine. . .
Praise for New York Times Bestselling Author
Mary Jo Putney's Lost Lords series
"Exquisitely and sensitively written." --Library Journal, starred review
"Rich with historical detail and multifaceted characters." --Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Intoxicating and not-to-be missed."--RT Book Reviews (4 ½ Stars, Top Pick)
"Classic Putney--engaging characters, entertaining story, a delightful read!" --Stephanie Laurens
Putney begins her Regency-era Rogues Redeemed series (a spin-off of the Lost Lords series) with a man who survived the horrors of war meeting a most unconventional heroine. Several years after nearly being executed as a POW, Will Masterson agrees to undertake his last wartime mission, leading a small troop of cavalry to the tiny country of San Gabriel, an ally of the English located between Spain and Portugal. Once he arrives, Will meets Lady Athena Markham, a very tall and stunning Englishwoman who is a companion to Princess Maria Sofia of San Gabriel. Will is attracted to Athena's bravery and beauty, and she's not immune to the handsome and charming soldier. But Athena is reluctant to get involved with a man for a brief fling and especially unwilling to follow in the footsteps of her mother, a famed courtesan. Working together to help protect San Gabriel, Will and Athena begin to realize that their initial attraction has led to greater emotions. Putney's multifaceted and well-developed characters add depth to this romance, which is complete with the trials of war and the promise of future series installments.
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ICK OR GAG...
This book was so bad - don't know how I finished reading it! It hurt, let me tell you! I've read practically every book ms putney has written and NEVER encountered this! It was so CORNY - the princess trying to play the queen in charge-the dialogue was making me cringe -- but I soldiered through to the end! And the ending was just too ridiculous to be believed! I know ms. Putney can do so much better than this- hopefully next in series will be better- if I'm brave enough to read it! Sorry - I really hate giving one of my favorite authors a bad review but in this case I feel it really was deserved.
Just OK, maybe.
Expected better from this author. I could predict everything that was going to, and did, happen. Stilted dialouge, one dimensional characters, a precious princess. Blah.
Too slow for a romance , took to long to develop a story and ended in utter disappointment.