Redeeming the Rogue

Redeeming the Rogue

by Donna MacMeans

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As an agent for the Crown, Michael Rafferty is on the trail of a violent Irish separatist in Washington, D.C. But to complete his disguise as a diplomat, he needs Lady Arianne Chambers to portray his wife. As she teaches the rough Rafferty about high society, he teaches her to unleash the passions she has denied for so long...

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ISBN-13: 9780425242674
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/02/2011
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Donna MacMeans is the author of the Chambers trilogy (The Education of Mrs. BrimleyThe Seduction of a DukeRedeeming the Rogue), the Rake Patrol series (The Casanova CodeThe Whisky Laird’s Bed), and the stand alone novel, The Trouble with Moonlight.

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Redeeming the Rogue 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Riley_Darkes More than 1 year ago
This was my first experience of Donna MacMeans, and I just loved it! I didn't realize this was one of a series until I was done, as her world was fabulous and full of necessary information to be a stand alone, I wasn't lost at all. I am now going to pick up her backlist, though! I was totally impressed. Lady Arianne Chambers works for her country and volunteers to train the rogue hero, Michael Rafferty in etiquette. Rafferty is traveling to America under the guise of a minister, his mission to solve the murder mystery of Lord Weston, a dear friend of Lady Arianne's. But, he needs a woman to teach him the necessary manners to do so. This was fun from the first meeting. The two had chemistry and worked hard to ignore it because they just couldn't possibly be together. Rafferty's a rogue, not good enough for the sister of a Duke. It was exciting to watch these two characters grow together. The secondary characters were exceptional - Phineas and Mrs. Summers are best friends to the two, and add great subplots to the story. Overall, an exciting and very entertaining read!
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1881 Lady Arianne Chambers has earned the nickname of Cupid's Mistress because of her uncanny ability as a matchmaker. Ironically she muses she has found perfect mates for several women except for herself; she has accepted spinsterhood. Government operative Michael Rafferty misunderstands the warm nickname as he assumes she is hot in bed until he meets her and realizes she just another useless English aristocrat. Michael is unhappy when Arianne is assigned to train him and an actress Miss Eva St. Clair who is pretending to be his wife how to behave as British diplomats in America. He is to be the minster to America since Lord Weston was murdered. Eva is caught as a double agent working for the enemy Toomey so with no time to spare Arianne is drafted as Rafferty's spouse. However, their attraction is so great they do not have to pretend at being a couple. The latest Cupid's Mistress Victorian romance (see THE EDUCATION OF MRS. BRIMLEY, THE TROUBLE WITH MOONLIGHT and THE SEDUCTION OF A DUKE) is a fabulous espionage investigative thriller that brings to life hectic 1881 on both sides of the Atlantic with a president assassinated and the Irish rebelling. The story line is fast-paced from the moment the lead couple meets in a gender battle and never slows as their escapades make for an exciting historical. Harriet Klausner
Guest More than 1 year ago
McMeans always delivers a highly enjoyable storyline with rememberable characters.
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njoireading More than 1 year ago
This is one of those OK books. It has a good story and I really liked Rafferty. There is a little intrigue having to do with American History but this is still a Victorian era story. It is Arianne that I had some problems with. She seemed too stilted and very emotionaless. I was especially surprised at the climax of the story and how little emotion I read in her. I will read others by this author as the writing was good, and the story was out of the ordinary.
PShaw More than 1 year ago
In her latest work, Redeeming the Rogue, the central plot is summed up nicely by the hero's best friend (and intriguing, mysterious, delicious sidekick) Phineas Connor: "Have you considered the absurdity of it all, Rafe? That you, a son of Ireland, are traveling to America to impersonate a British minister in order to catch a fellow Irishman?" In Redeeming the Rogue, Michael (Rafe) Rafferty is an Irishman working as an agent for the Crown to develop a peaceful, political solution to the question of Irish Home Rule. Ranged against Rafferty are the Home Rule League and the Fenians, who killed his parents and believe violence is the only way to achieve Irish independence. Rafferty, with his network of street urchin spies, is more at home in the rough alleys and taverns of London than in its ballrooms. Unfortunately, the new role he's been asked to play requires more polish. It also requires someone to play his hostess. And that "someone" would best be a wife. Lady Arianne Chambers, the daughter and sister of a duke, has lived her whole life in diplomatic circles. Polish, politics, and protocol are in her blood. But like Rafferty, there are secrets in her past and she has very good reasons for wanting to escape London and head to Washington DC with her reluctant, recalcitrant, delightfully roguish protégé. I loved that this sensual, sexy, and slyly funny romance included a solid mystery and interesting plot to drive the story. The historical scaffolding on which Donna builds the romance doesn't overwhelm the central love story, but provides a solid framework for it. Rafferty and Lady Arianne feel like real people. My heart broke right along with Lady Arianne's (yes, 2:00 in the morning, I'm flipping pages as fast I can and crying my eyes out). Just as she did, I fell in love with Rafferty. And of course, because this is romance, the ending made my heart go pitty-pat. Le sigh. Redeeming the Rogue is the third book in the Chambers Trilogy (book #1 is The Education of Mrs. Brimley and book #2 is The Seduction of a Duke). The only question remaining is, when are we going to get the story of Phineas Connor? I can hardly wait for more!
saraleeetter More than 1 year ago
Lady Arianne Chambers, sister to the Duke of Bedford, has helped numerous upper-class couples make happy marriages, but she's never had any luck finding the right man for herself. Since she's a well bred and properly brought up young lady, she keeps her personal unhappiness to herself. Now she's been asked to give lessons on diplomatic behavior and deportment to raffish Michael Rafferty, a rugged man of action who's on the trail of a murderer who's killed the previous ambassador to the United States. Then those lessons turn into a perilous masquerade, as Rafferty pursues a path that could lead to danger and death. Can Arianne trust her secrets--and her heart--to Rafferty the rogue? There is a nefarious plot afoot, and twists and turns abound as Rafferty and his friend Phineas search for the criminal. But the best parts of the story are the love scenes between Arianne and Rafferty. Tender, heartfelt and sexy, Arianne's introduction to the delights of love with her honorable and passionate rogue are a treat to read.
Judy_F More than 1 year ago
Donna MacMeans pens another witty and sensual story in Redeeming The Rogue. Lady Arianne Chambers orderly world is thrown for a loop when she learns of her true parentage. She trusted her secret to the man she thought to marry but he betrayed her. Now she spends her time traveling and being alone. Her brother the Duke offers her a chance to get away from London and she jumps at the chance. But Arianne starts to have doubts that she can turn Michael Rafferty into a diplomat that can mingle with society. Michael Rafferty is an agent for the Crown, his newest assignment is in America and his boss thinks he needs refinement in order to complete his mission. His first meeting with Lady Arianne didn’t go off as planned but the more he spends time with her in their trip to America he is having a hard time ignoring the passion between them. Arianne and Michael’s simple plan develops into a searing passion that neither can ignore. But Michael’s latest assignment is filled with danger at every turn, will their new found love be able to survive. Redeeming The Rogue is an absolute gem. Its filled with passion, intrigue and wicked humor . An added treat is revisiting old friends from past books. I just can’t wait to read more books by this author.