By the king's command, Sir Richard Blythe has reluctantly agreed to wed—for that is the only way to regain his birthright. But he never expected to be smitten by the lovely bride who has been forced upon him. To own the heart and soul of Elissa Longbourne, Sir Richard would be willing to forsake all other women; yet he realizes that it will take more than a marriage vow to free the passion he sees simmering in the stubborn beauty's eyes. So the notorious nobleman sets out to tame his willful wife—one slow, luxurious kiss at a time...
Elissa refuses to love her bridegroom, even though he is so maddeningly handsome that he had stolen her breath away upon her very first glance. Richard Blythe is a husband to be feared. Now he holds the key to Elissa's young son's legacy in his powerful hands. Dare a pretty widow trust a rogue such as he with her heart?
|Series:||Restoration Series , #2|
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About the Author
An award-winning author of over sixteen historical romance novels, Margaret began her career at the age of eight when she concocted stories featuring a lovely damsel and a handsome, misunderstood thief. She's had a soft spot for handsome, misunderstood rogues ever since.
Unknowingly pursuing her destiny, Margaret graduated with distinction from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature. She also demonstrated a facility for language by winning the Winston Churchill Silver Medal for public speaking. She now utilizes this gift of the gab by giving workshops for various writing groups, including Romance Writers of America and the Canadian Authors Association.
A past president of Toronto Romance Writers, Margaret lives in Toronto with her husband, two teenagers and two cats.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Even if it was free, I would have been disappointed. I read a great deal. Romance is great when I want to destress. The characters in this book were so frustrating and stupid, that I almost stopped reading it. I continued on, hoping it would improve but no such luck. Save your money. Not worth the price.
In 1663 London, King Charles orders courtier and noted author Sir Richard Blythe and widow Elissa Longbourne to marry. Though he does not want a wife at this time in his life nor does he want to help raise her six-year-old son, Will, Richard covets the return of his family¿s land to him. Elissa¿s deceased spouse states in his will that his wife is to manage the estate until his son is of an age to inherit the land. However, his desire to run the estate is superseded by the marital agreement fostered on him by Elissa¿s clever solicitor that leaves Richard as a mere male toy. Though angry at Elissa, he finds himself desiring his new spouse. Even as the couple falls in love with one another, their squabble over the estate leaves a long-term happy relationship doubtful. Magnificent Margaret Moore makes reading a seventeenth century romance so entertaining that other era readers will enjoy A ROGUE¿S EMBRACE. Elissa is an intrepid woman and Richard is an Errol Flynn-like heroic rogue. Their relationship is filled with riposte and witty exchanges. Will adds depth to the mix with his wide eyed look at the world, including the royal realm. The story line is fast-paced as the majestic Ms. Moore has written another spell binding triumph. Harriet Klausner