Sparks fly in the page-turning new read from mistress of the Regency genre and historical romance legend, Mary Jo Putney. Will a disgraced former soldier and a beautiful brazen woman determined to regain custody of her son from her devious former husband make the perfect match…even as they are shunned by the London ton?
“Enthralling…Putney again proves why she’s a star of the genre.”
The romantic Rogues Redeemed series features soldiers, spies—and the special redemption only love can bring . . .
A man who has lost his honor has nothing . . .
London, 1816. As a Royal Navy officer, Lucas Mandeville, Lord Foxton, has fought his share of battles on the high seas, followed by long years of imprisonment. But on this night, he’d rather be on the burning deck of a ship than in a ballroom, where it is just a matter of time before someone challenges him because of what happened on the Continent.
A woman who has lost her reputation is nothing . . .
When dark-haired beauty Kendra Douglas arrives, a whisper of scandal ripples through the ton. The disgraced divorcee’s entrance is an act of daring. Which is exactly why Lucas asks her to dance . . .
A couple who stands together has everything . . .
Unexpectedly, Lucas offers Kendra his aid in finding the evidence to regain her good name—and her beloved young son. Together they investigate the wicked conspiracy that destroyed her life, and in the midst of danger, find a deep love that will redeem them both—if only they can live long enough to build a future together.
“An intense, dramatic love story…a thoroughly enjoyable read.”
—All About Romance
—Library Journal STARRED REVIEW
Putney continues her Regency-era Rogues Redeemed series with this enthralling fifth installment (after Once a Spy), about a pair of outcasts who find comfort with one another. While attending a London ball, Lucas Mandeville, Lord Foxton, overhears insults being aimed at Lady Kendra Denshire, a scandalous divorc e, and mercifully asks her to waltz with him. Lucas reveals that he too is considered a social pariah, as, when he was in the Royal Navy, he was captured by the French and betrayed his honor by escaping. In turn, Kendra reveals the true story behind the dissolution of her marriage: her husband falsely accused her of sleeping with three of his friends in order to win a divorce and is now barring her from seeing her nine-year-old son, Christopher. Lucas offers to help Kendra restore her reputation and reunite with Christopher by introducing her to his cousin's well-connected wife, Suzanne. Suzanne assembles her titled but open-minded female friends to hear Kendra's story, and together the women fight to clear her good name. Along the way, the attraction between Lucas and Kendra intensifies until their chemistry becomes impossible to ignore, leading to a believable, sensuous romance built on true friendship. With this emotional romance, Putney again proves why she's a star of the genre.