Sir Drogo LaForce has spent a lifetime chasing the family honor and wealth denied him by his bastard birth. A clever scheme to uncloak a traitor against the Crown finally promises to win him everything he desires...
Lady Isabel has been in hiding ever since an evil Norman lord killed her father and usurped her English lands. But her plot to avenge her father and free her people is threatened when a mysterious Norman knight abducts her with plans to use her for espionage.
Drogo’s fascinating captive is nothing like he anticipated. Outspoken but innocent, Isabel reluctantly submits to Drogo's tutoring in the spymaster's craft, as well as the art of making love. But their potent attraction nearly leads to disaster. In the end they must decide between their dueling appetites for riches and revenge...or love.
Each book in the Rogues of Rouen series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Book #1 Come to Me
Book #2 A Knight of Her Own
|Publisher:||Entangled Publishing, LLC|
|Series:||Rogues of Rouen , #2|
|File size:||3 MB|
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Lady Isabel of Wulflandt has been hiding since her father’s death, waiting for her chance to avenge him. Unfortunately her plans are interrupted when she is abducted. While I like reading stories in different eras, I had never actually read a book from this one, at least that I can remember. I liked both main characters and enjoyed the book. I recommend. **I voluntarily read and reviewed this book
Every time I read a medieval romance that I really like, I wonder why I don't read more historical romances set in the medieval period. So right now I'm wondering--why don't I read more historical romances set in the medieval period? ;) I loved the main characters here; Lady Isobel and Sir Drogo were strong characters with a lot of fantastic qualities. They're both trying to do everything they can to protect those they care about, which for both of them, despite their antagonistic start, soon includes each other. Ms. Wonch does a great job of pitting the two of them against each other, and of making it difficult to see how the two of them can be together in the end. Uncertainty at how they can get to their HEA causes both the characters and the reader more than a little bit of angst throughout, right up until the very last chapter of the book! Though this is the second book in the Rogues of Rouen series, it worked just fine as a standalone. Drogo mentions the main characters and their basic plot from the first book ( Come to Me ) once, but that was it--neither of them is in this one at all. Of course, that once is enough to make me want to read that one too...and I'll be first in line to read a book three, should it come along (subtle hunt). Rating: 4 stars / A- I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
This is an adventure packed historical romance with the hero, Sir Drogo LaForce, striving to prove to King William that his suspicions of treasonous behaviour are correct. He is endeavouring to win the King's favour and gain honour and wealth both of which he believes have been denied him as his noble father failed to acknowledge him or his birth. His scheme to achieve this involves capturing the notorious Blue Lady, Lady Isabel, who had been in hiding for five years following the murder of her father by the Norman Lord who usurped his lands. Lady Isabel never expected to be captured by a Norman knight but he's even more shocked to realise she really is an innocent virgin, not the wicked, spell casting Blue Lady of local legend. Isabel is outspoken and has no respect for the Normans, not really surprising after all she's seen and how the local people have been mistreated since her father's demise. Drogo, however, plans to use her to gain access to her former home and discover the plots of the present incumbent. As he convinces Isabel of his plans, others are also scheming and Isabel has to decide just who she can trust and who to actually work with. As the attraction between her and Drogo flourishes, there are constant danger, new allies to convince and two Kings to decide between. Add in the dangers from the Norse invaders and there are battles of all kinds ahead! This is a fast paced historical romance with plenty of angst and turmoil as Lady Isabel has to decide just who to trust and how to achieve her ultimate goal. There are plenty of twists and turns along the way as the number of rival sides just seems to keep on growing! This isn't just a Norman v English adventure - you need to remember the Scots and Norsemen, too! Isabel is a feisty, independent and very caring young lady who has been thrust into an unwanted and unexpected role by warfare and the dastardly deeds of a traitorous Norman Lord. As more is revealed regarding his past and other connections between protagonists the story takes on a life of its own. It is an enthralling page turner, a great story to escape into and I have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone who enjoys well written, action packed, historical romance. Many thanks to the publishers who gifted me, with no obligation, a copy of this novel via NetGalley. This review is my honest opinion after choosing to read it.
This was only the 3rd Historical Romance I have read, but I absolutely love anything to do with knights, so I was excited to be approved for an ARC! From the beginning, I was transported to medieval Europe and captivated by the characters. Isabel and her sister have been hiding out for 5 years, ever since their father, a Lord, was murdered in the name of the new king, William. She and those loyal to her despise the usurper and all of his men. LaForge is a soldier who was in the right place at the right time and was able to improve his station in life. A former Rogue of Rouen, he was quite a ladies man, but vows to be chaste after a particular situation in his past. I loved the slow-building desire between Isabel and LaForge, and the "Eliza Doolittle" aspect of LaForge needing to teach Isabel how to be a seductress and a Lady was so very, very well done (and so much fun!). They had such wonderful chemistry! The way that they pushed, pulled, and poked at each other was perfect. Isabel won me over quickly with her fiery and stubborn spirit, not long before I was taken in by LaForge and HIS stubbornness. This had some really great political intrigue, and the suspense kept me on the edge of my seat! I actually have a note from about halfway through that is "Holy sh*t! I did NOT see that coming! Well done." as I read one of the many unveiled secrets woven throughout this. If you are at all a fan of this time period, this will knock your socks off!
I loved it. I especially loved the ending. Story is quite interesting and thrilling. There were some parts which seemed dragged out to me but overall it was a superb reading experience. It's perfect for historical fiction fans. Lady Isabel has lived at outskirts of her home for years now. She is in hiding and most important thing for her is to protect her siblings. She is the strong one, she is the one who can take care of them so that is what she must do. Until Sir Drogo kidnaps her and forces her to be more than a lady. Drogo has heard so much about elusive "blue lady" and he is confident that she can help him in defeating his enemy and get reward from the King. But when he kidnaps lady Isabel he realises how wrong he has been. She is not a bold woman who can skilfully seduce someone into revealing all his secrets. So now its up to him to train her and send her into dragon's lair and get what is required to bring down their common foe. At first Isabel is doubtful of his plan but the more she things the more sense it makes. After all an enemy of her enemy might just be her friend. The only trouble is that more time she spends with Drogo more in love with him she fell. Will they ever be able to be together and live happily or is their affair is doomed from the very star. There are so many hurdles in their paths, so many responsibilities, and they both must do what they have to. After all family comes first.... It's one adventure which you don't want to miss. I'm so glad I got the chance to be part of Isabel and Drogo's exciting exploits.