A king's secret mistress. A master thief in search of a priceless treasure. One woman holds the key to it all.
The Honorable George Hawkins is a man caught between two worlds. On one hand he is the respectable son of a senior London judge, on the other he is a founding member of the dirty-dealing, Rogues of the Road.
On the hunt for ancient gold he meets antiquities expert Jane Scott and is immediately smitten. George decides that there is nothing better than mixing business with pleasure and sets his sights on wooing Jane.
And while Jane is no fool and sees right through George's plan, her heart is still determined to win his love.
An old letter written in cypher sends the two lovers on the trail of a great, secret prize. A king's treasure of gold and jewels.
But with every step on the path to discovery, both Jane and George find themselves wondering whether they can trust the other. Will love, have to be the price they both pay in order to succeed?
Stolen by the Rogue is a standalone novel in the Rogues of the Road, Historical Romance series.
Exciting Treasure Hunting Adventure
Wow! I love Sasha Cottman’s latest book “Stolen By The Rogue”! A thrilling change of pace, it offers adventure of a different sort.
The Honorable George Hawkins is son of a respected senior London judge walking on the wrong side of the law. A founding member of the dirty-dealing, Rogues of the Road, George is a thief. Ready to retire to a life of respectability he hoping for one more score big enough to achieve his means. Not only is George a master thief, he’s a handsome and charming rogue seeking not just one last score but redemption.
Jane Scott is an Antiquities Expert and Curator for the Ottoman Ambassador’s exhibit at the art museum In London. She’s intelligent, educated and independent. She’s hoping once the exhibit is over to find work in London though this is not a job women were allowed to hold. She also has a secret treasure she’s seeking and knows George may be just the one to help her find it.
The characters are so well created and defined. I just loved Jane’s feisty strength, she was a woman ahead of her time and George was such a lovable rogue. The dialogue was just so good, the banter, the wit, the humor and the sweet romantic exchanges. I love how Sasha shows their emotional turmoil through their inner dialogue.
The storyline was fascinating, reminiscent of a cross between Romancing The Stone and Indiana Jones. The plot was engaging and fun and the author’s research and execution was spot on. The romance was fun, sweet, sensual and delightful. This is definitely a must read story!
Thank you so much Ms. Cottman for such a wonderfully delightful reading experience.
George Hawkins is a master thief. His target is the gold and jeweled crown of Baldwin I, a crusader ruler of Constantinople. The crown is part of an exhibition curated by Jane Scott, daughter of an archaeologist and Eastern antiquities expert. After viewing the crown’s exhibit twice, and with his plan in place, George makes his move. Jane, although taken with George, catches and shoots him before he gets his hands on the prize. This is where the story starts. The real story is a treasure hunt. Jane has researched clues to find a treasure given to Charles I’s mistress for safekeeping. When he recovers, he agrees to assist Jane in deciphering the clues and finding the treasure.
This story is a fun mystery and adventure, and a love story with sizzle. Jane is brilliant, determined, stubborn, and by English standards quite worldly. She lost her family in a shipwreck and is alone. George, one of the Rogues of the Road. He is a master thief and the son of a judge (ironic, right?). He has reached a point where he would like to leave his criminal life behind, but he needs to take care of some obligations first. George and Jane work very well together (in a knock-heads kind of way). If they succeed in their quest, their futures are bright, or maybe a future together. An engaging story with interesting characters. I enjoyed and recommend it.
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