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Lady Beware

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by Jo Beverley
     
 

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For generations, the Cave family has been marked by scandal, madness, and violence. But after earning a reputation for bravery in the army, Horatio Cave, the new Viscount Darien, has come home to charm London society and restore the family name. He means to start with the lovely Lady Thea Debenham.

The magnetism between them is immediate, but can Thea trust the

Overview

For generations, the Cave family has been marked by scandal, madness, and violence. But after earning a reputation for bravery in the army, Horatio Cave, the new Viscount Darien, has come home to charm London society and restore the family name. He means to start with the lovely Lady Thea Debenham.

The magnetism between them is immediate, but can Thea trust the dark, sexy "Vile Viscount"? And will Thea's brother Dare-the most dashing member of the Company of Rogues-believe that Horatio does not deserve the cursed Cave reputation?

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Library Journal

Although Beverley's acclaimed "Company of Rogues" series officially ended when the last available rogue found his soul mate (in To Rescue a Rogue), this glittering world continues when Horatio Cave (pronounced Cahvay), the newly minted Viscount Darien and scion of the villainous Cave family, makes Lady Thea Debenham, a woman he has never met, an offer she can't refuse-a six-week public engagement in return for clearing her brother, Lord Dare, of cowardice at Waterloo. Darien is on a mission to redeem his family's reputation, and an alliance, if only temporary, with Lady Thea is all part of his well-laid plan. But it doesn't go the way he expects. Overflowing with familiar characters and rich with backstory, this romance, enjoyable despite the annoying similarity of the names of the hero and the heroine's brother, will appeal primarily to fans of the series. Canada-based Beverley is an exceptional writer, and new readers are likely to enjoy some of the earlier "Rogues" books before trying this one.


—Kristin Ramsdell

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451221490
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/05/2007
Series:
Company of Rogues Series, #14
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
318,877
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.77(h) x 1.12(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Jo Beverley is widely regarded as one of the most talented romance writers today. She is a four-time winner of Romance Writers of America's cherished RITA Award and one of only a handful of members in the RITA Hall of Fame. She has also recieved the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. Born in England, she now lives with her husband and two sons in Victoria, British Columbia, just a ferry ride away from Seattle, WA.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
September 22, 1947
Place of Birth:
Morecambe, Lancashire, UK
Education:
Degrees in English and American Studies, Keele University, Staffs, 1970

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4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The development of this romance was excellent! I am happy to have discovered Jo Beverley's books and plan to read many more!
RomanceReaderForever More than 1 year ago
After reading To Rescue A Rogue and loving it to death, how could I not read this one? And I am SO GLAD I did. I definitely don't get the reviewer who said Thea hated Cave. She tried to hate him, but it was obvious from the very beginning that she couldn't make herself do it. Aside from the physical attraction, she at first felt pity for him, though she didn't want to. But as she began to know him, she came to respect him. I also thought it was completely realistic for them to drop the engagement agreement that they made in the beginning of the book. As Thea had tried to tell him many times, it wouldn't have been believed because they weren't together enough. And an engagement became unnecessary after everyone started pitching in to help raise his reputation. Ms. Beverly's books are character driven, which is as it should be since she excels at character development. But I've also found that her plots become more complicated as the book goes on. As with To Rescue A Rogue, this book started out being mostly about the development of the relationship and the hero's struggle to change something in his life, but complications kept arising that threatened a successful outcome for the hero. In both books, villians were responsible for the more serious complications and the heroines were in danger. My heart was pounding as it drew near the climax. There is no way I could have stopped reading the last 50 pages of this book--not even for a dinner break. I don't know why it's taken me so long to discover Jo Beverly's books, but I'll probably make up for lost time. I just got 3 more of them and can't wait to dig in.
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Like everything Jo Beverly writes this book is very entertaining
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read almost all of Jo Beverley's books. This last one was absolutely wonderful. All of my favorite characters. I loved both Lady Thea and Lord Darien. I hope she keeps them coming.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am surprised by the poor performance, and disappointed that Jo Beverly has no fire left in the burner. This story was a waste of money and time. I read her Malloren series and loved them. Since then, there have been a string of horrid novels. For shame...
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was one first from this author and I'll tell you I was disappointed. I don't think I'll buy another. I made it to the middle of the storyline and gave up!
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1817 the ¿Vile¿ Viscount Horatio Cave knows his family consists of reprobates and rogues, who have made scandal and violence part of their legacy. The Napoleonic war hero plans to behave in such a manner that every member of the Ton will welcome them into their homes.------------ Lady Thea ¿The Great Untouchable¿ Debenham will do anything to clear the name of her brother, Dare (of the Company of Rogues), but has no avenue to overturn the claim that he was a coward at Waterloo her sibling will not fight back the assertion as he came back a crippled addict. Her only hope to repute what she believes is a falsehood is Horatio, but she as a nobody with nary a connection has close to zero chances of meeting the adored viscount. However, she does manage to meet him, but she is shocked how attracted she is to this gentle man. As they fall in love, Horatio realizes someone threatens his beloved to get at him. This threat releases the violent side of his persona that kept him alive during combat, but this time he needs to keep his Thea safe from an unknown adversary although he fears her reaction to his fierce nature.------------- - This is a terrific direct follow-up to Dare¿s tale (see To Rescue a Rogue) as his sister would do anything for her brother and his new wife. Horatio is actually the more fascinating character as his feral side surfaces when his beloved is in danger the same reaction he had when he was at the battlefield. However, not understanding what love is all about, he fears saving her life will cost him emotionally as she would never love a berserker. Readers will appreciate this Rogue extension tale that showcases Jo Beverly at her Regency romantic suspense best.--------- Harriet Klausner