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Romancing the Rogue
     

Romancing the Rogue

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by Erica Ridley
 

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When the new earl inherits, poor relation Miss Rebecca Bond must wed immediately or be out on her ear. The only man she's ever loved is summoned to hear the will--but he already rejected her so soundly that they haven't spoken in years. Yet who better than a rakish Viscount to teach her how to snare a gentleman who appreciates her charms?

Daniel Goodenham,

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When the new earl inherits, poor relation Miss Rebecca Bond must wed immediately or be out on her ear. The only man she's ever loved is summoned to hear the will--but he already rejected her so soundly that they haven't spoken in years. Yet who better than a rakish Viscount to teach her how to snare a gentleman who appreciates her charms?

Daniel Goodenham, Lord North Barrows, regrets nothing more than the lost friendship with the one woman who treated him like a man, not a title. Fate has given him the perfect pretext to win her forgiveness--even if it means having to matchmake her to someone else. But now that she's back in his life, he'll do anything to convince her to choose him instead...

This story first appeared in the Vexed anthology.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940157202484
Publisher:
WebMotion
Publication date:
03/21/2017
Series:
Passion & Promises , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
1,484
File size:
754 KB

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Romancing the Rogue 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous 3 days ago
I love everything Erica Ridley writes. This is no exception! I love her wonderful strong female¿ characters and Thier equally strong make counterparts! This story was fun. I really liked the ghost and the way she did things for the castle to help all around. I try not to give away too many spoilers because then you won't want to read the story yourself!. This is a really fun story and I highly recommend it!
Brownac101 4 days ago
With the death of the Earl, Miss Rebecca Bond is left with no money and soon no place to live. Rebecca is informed she has one month to find a husband or one will be chosen for her. So must wed immediately; her life has been full of heartbreak and disappointments. Daniel Goodenham, Lord North Barrows is one man she had loved, but can never forgive or forget her humiliation is summoned to the reading of will. Daniel has become the rake of London. He realizes he still loves Rebecca; she is the only one to ever treat him as a man, not for his title, but she will not accept his apology. Rebecca is an intelligent, self-sufficient strong woman who really does not think she needs a husband of any kind. Can Daniel win his heart’s desire, her forgiveness and win her heart. An enlightening story with a rakish viscount and strong willed young lady. This is my honest review after reading the ARC copy from Net Galley
Lashea677 4 days ago
Romancing the Rogue proves just how talented an author Erica Ridley really is. She took a genre that I am not a particular fan of and turned a gothic romance into a beautiful and intriguing journey. Rebecca and Daniel's road to happiness has not been an easy one. The trek has proved treacherous and littered with obstacles like broken hearts, secret longings and prideful actions that drove apart a friendship that could have led to so much more. When a chance to mend fences presents itself, will a love connection blossom from dire circumstances? Ms. Ridley manages to stay true to the genre of romance while veering off into an often overlooked area such as gothic and giving it the life breath of heart, that it sometimes lacks.
LightningCityBookReview 5 days ago
Erica Ridley gives us another top notch Regency Historical Romance with a dashing hero and a fiery heroine. "Romancing the Rogue is a Second Chance at Love novella the second in the Gothic Historical Romance series. The hero is Daniel Goodenham, Lord North-Barrows, the childhood friend of the heroine, Rebecca Bond. As a youth Daniel was smitten with Rebecca and still remembers her silky black hair and stormy grey eyes. However because of his grandmother's influence he gave her "the cut direct" when she was only 14 years old. And again during her first Season in London, Rebecca never forgave him. With her parents dying before her second Season, she's lives in her great-uncle's haunted castle in Cornwall. Rebecca is strong, independent and intelligent but unsophisticated. Daniel is serious, sincere, and still holding a torch for Rebecca despite his reputation as a notorious London rake. "Romancing the Rogue" has a tragic and conversely cute storyline which makes it rather intriguing. Erica Ridley knows how to write charming and fabulous heroes and her heroines are always strong, independent and intelligent. Her characters are not overly angsty nor do they dither. The pace of "Romancing the Rogue" moves quickly and steadily with humor and romance in equal measure. This novella is short and sweet with a tight storyline. This is a truly enjoyable little Historical Romantic read. To read the entire review please visit: http://wp.me/p4XqxF-1MN This novel was provided, voluntarily read, and honestly reviewed
Anonymous 5 days ago
An orphaned spinster, at 22, Rebecca lived a ghost-like life in the home of the old Earl of Banfield. When the new Earl takes over, Rebecca is "discovered," and plans are made to marry her off quickly. The thought of losing her independence terrifies Rebecca; apprehension at having to face her childhood friend Daniel, now Viscount North-Barrows adds to her living nightmare! Clever, engaging historical romance! Page turner, lively and humorous from beginning to end. Emotionally, the characters have you applauding, booing, laughing and shaking your head! Story is pure enjoyment! Voluntarily read an ARC
YvonneD26 5 days ago
OMG! I love this series, this is the third book! What a great, sexy and sweet story to read, I feel that this is a the perfect for spring reading! Can you imagine curling on your patio on a chaise lounger drinking your favorite cocktail. Romancing the Rogue is another awesome read by Erica Ridley. I enjoy Erica's characters, they are engaging, lovable and well developed. Her stories are exciting, well executed and captivating. I have read most of her books and I have never-ever been disappointed. I must say Erica Ridley is a very talented author that can weave magic when it comes to historical regency romance. Romancing the Rogue features Daniel Goodenham, Lord North Barrows and Lady Rebecca Bond. The story takes place from London to rural Cornwall during the Regency Period. This story captivated me from the beginning to the end. I must warn you may need a box of Kleenex because it's a poignant story and there is parts that's tragic and heartbreaking. But not to worry it will make you laugh, as Both characters feel they can never be together. Rebecca and Daniel were childhood friends, but at seventeen Daniel became Viscount North Barrows at the same time Rebecca is attending her first season. There is a situation that's beyond either of their control. Now nine years later they meet again and their friendship is restored and now let their story began. I must admit I thoroughly enjoyed reading this captivating and exciting story. It's one of the few books that I have read that is well written with a good story, which offers drama, attractions, lust, love and emotional feelings. The characters emotional feelings with needs and desires are according to their personality. I highly recommend this story to readers who are looking to read a heartwarming historical regency romance. You will not be disappointed. I voluntarily reviewed this Book. Because I like sharing my thoughts with my fellow readers.
Marichus-Real 5 days ago
Daniel and Rebecca had been very good friends when they were very young but then something changed and Daniel became a Viscount. Rebecca stayed behind and when her parents died she started to be like a ghost inside the castle, doing things and taking care of things that people didn’t realize it was her done. Now with her great-uncle died she has to forget about her dream to be independent and find a husband immediately or her uncle will do it for her. A story of how life was difficult especially for women but also for men, at least some men. Sometimes they are very young to be able to deal with a position full of responsibilities and being well-prepared to take them. Daniel is a good man with a terrible aunt who dictates most of his acts. However, he knows what he wants and that is the important thing. My favourite sentence is “Castle Keyvnor loves to collect ghosts.” I know, I know. Out of contest is nothing but if you read the book, you will see what I mean. I laughed out loud when I read it. And what to say about this adjective “bollocks-shrinking cold” to describe the coldness of the water? Just hilarious! I loved it. I voluntarily reviewed a gifted copy of this book.
Historical_Romance_Lover 6 days ago
I throughly enjoyed this story! I love that theses childhood friends had a second chance at love. Even though Daniel broke Rebecca's heart, she couldn't deny that she still had feeling for him once they were reunited. I loved watching Daniel try to win back Rebecca's friendship and learning that his feelings go much deeper than he thought. This was a very quick, enjoyable read that you don't want to miss!
ThanksPhylis 6 days ago
Just a wonderful heart warming story. Erica did a great job writing this story. As she always does with each of her stories. I like the characters. The story went smoothly along right to the end. I just wish it was longer.
MyBookAddictionandMore 6 days ago
Romancing the Rogue by Erica Ridley is an absolute delight to read. #2 in the her exciting "Gothic Historical Romance" series, which, it can be read as stand alone. **It originally featured in the Anthololoy "Vexed", which is were I first encountered this fantastic read.** I also enjoyed it so much, when the opportunity arose, I purchased it as an individual read. Yes, it is that good! A quick read that is easy to read and the characters easily capture your heart. 188 pages, packed full of entertainment, an interesting and intriguing plot, as well as characters who are charming and need a second chance in life and love. "Romancing the Rogue" is the story of Daniel Goodenham, Lord North-Barrows and Miss Rebecca Bond. Daniel, unfortunately, shunned Rebecca years ago, he was the only man she ever loved and Rebecca was the only woman who ever treated Daniel as a man not a title. When the new earl inherits, Rebecca finds herself the "poor relation", about to be kicked out of her home. Enter, fate and Daniel.... Can Daniel, now win her forgiveness and win her heart? Rebecca is a strong, self reliant, and self sufficient lady with brains and intelligence. A very strong, likable and realistic character. Daniel, on the other hand, needed time to mature into the man he has become in order to realize what he really wants out of life. Together these two great characters find forgiveness, healing, the discovery that old wounds can heal to find HEA. Easy to read, the characterizations and the vivid descriptions added the emotionally charged moments to make "Romancing the Rogue" a really wicked, but delicious romp in Regency England. I was so captured by the characters, the scenery and of course, the plot, I couldn't put "Romancing the Rogue" down, until the very last page. This is one of those read you can re-read over and over again. Once again, Ms. Ridley has brought readers a perfect escape through the world of Regency England. I have never been disappointed in one of Erica Ridley's masterfully written stories, in fact, I always look forward to her next grand adventure. She is one of my favorite Regency Romance authors. Fans of Regency Romance, strong heroines, determined heroes, redemption, forgiveness, captivating characters, quick reads, and the thrill of romance are truly in for a treat. A definite must read Regency Romance! I strongly recommend picking up a copy of "Romancing the Rogue", for yourself, I don't feel your be disappointed. Rating: 4.5 Heat rating: Mild Reviewed by: AprilR
MoniqueD 6 days ago
Miss Rebecca Bond has been living incognito in the haunted Castle Keyvnor for five years. When her parents died, her great-uncle the Earl of Banfield took her in, then promptly forgot her existence. She was left to roam the Castle as if she were a ghost, but she made herself useful nonetheless. Now that the old Earl has passed away, Rebecca is one breath away of losing her home; she has nothing: no money, no family, and only old clothes from her first and only season years ago. The new Earl, her uncle Allan Hambly is not so generous: he cannot take her in, so Rebecca will have to find herself a husband within the month! She knows no one, except for Lord North-Barrows, who humiliated her publicly more than once, but at least he will remember her… Rebecca wants to retain her independence, which seems an impossible task, she doesn’t really want a husband; she has been doing very well for herself, in spite of it all, thank you very much, but a husband she must try to entice. Daniel Goodenham, Lord North-Barrows, a known rake, will be able to teach her how to attract a decent man, she hopes. Daniel has regretted his appalling behaviour, egged on by his haughty grandmother Lady Octavia, and this sorry situation might be a way to apologise to Rebecca and rekindle the friendship they had had for several years before it unravelled disastrously for Rebecca. Daniel might be a viscount, but he is prone to put his foot in his mouth once in a while, and he so does love London, unlike Rebecca who has come to thrive in the small Cornwall town which has been her home for some years. And how I loved Rebecca; she is so cool! ROMANCING THE ROGUE was first featured in the Vexed anthology, and I have no idea how I manage to miss it. As always, Erica Ridley’s prose is loveliness itself, so lovely and a pleasure to read, and the dialogues are witty and fun. I felt the story had a lot of much movement, colour, and vivid images, everything was so easily visualised; I loved the description of Rebecca’s swimming attire! Rebecca is such a strong character, so much stronger than Daniel, who most agreeably surprised me in the end. After reading a few books – not by Ms. Ridley – that had so much sex in them, ROMANCING THE ROGUE was most refreshing: there is delightful flirtatious banter, affection, but most of all, this novella is the proof that one can write a fabulous romance without any sex and make it wonderful. And Erica Ridley made me cry. Again! I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Brigittehf 6 days ago
Entertaining Romancing the Rogue is a lighthearted and fun historical fiction romance set in Cornwall during the 19th century. Rebecca has been living in her uncle's castle in Cornwall since losing her parents. Most of the residents forget that she is there for most of the time. She does certain tasks whilst she remains completely unseen and the castle is rumoured to be haunted! She is a bright woman who is content with her independence. Daniel is a Viscount who lives in London where he tends to his business and is also a member of the House of Lords. He is seen as an eligible batchelor and the press portrays him as a rake, ignoring his more noble endeavours. When Rebecca's uncle passes away, another uncle inherits the castle and since he has to take his own daughters' welfare into account, he gives Rebecca an ultimatum. Find a suitable husband or he'll choose one for her. She has all of three months to meet this agreement or become homeless. It just so happens that Daniel has been summoned to attend the reading of the will. Daniel and Rebecca used to be friends until she was shunned by him and his overbearing grandmother because of her status in society. They haven't seen each other for seven years but as soon as he receives the summons, he is only too keen to see Rebecca again and apologise for his past behaviour. She on the other hand, intends to ask for his help in finding a suitor. She doesn't have any practice in flirting whereas he has plenty! She also wants to keep at safe distance from him to avoid history repeating itself. Upon seeing her, he has other things in mind. They have both missed each other but their situation is still the same. Can Daniel come up to a strategy to convince her that he is the one, despite the odds being against them? This novel is very well put together with a good storyline and lovable characters. The interactions between Daniel and Rebecca are quite witty despite their reservations. Their past history makes the romance plausible. Overall, it's an entertaining read. I was kindly issued with an eARC from the author via NetGalley and the views expressed are my personal opinion.
CathyGeha 7 days ago
Romancing the Rogue by Erica Ridley This is a sweet novella length story of two childhood friends who grow up and grow away from one another. Their feelings remain strong but the distance between them is greater due to the Viscount status of Daniel and the penniless and title-less station of Rebecca. When an opportunity for them to be together again presents itself they find there is still chemistry and caring BUT the divide between them still exists. I enjoyed both characters and their story was fun to read. Thank you to the author. This is my honest review. 4 Stars