Soldier of Fortune: The King's Courtesan

Soldier of Fortune: The King's Courtesan

by Judith James


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"James' fully realized version of naughty, bawdy Restoration England is the ideal setting for her marvelous characters to play out their sensual and romantic love story. Through the pages readers come to believe in hope, true love, trust and the great gift of passion lovers share. The quick pace, strong dialogue and high degree of sensuality added to the lush backdrop will have readers enthralled."


Soldier of Fortune: The King's Courtesan, tells the story of Hope Mathews, a character inspired by Nell Gwynn, and Captain Nichols, a war-weary soldier first introduced to readers in Libertine's Kiss. Haunted by his past, hardened by years of fighting and his honor a distant memory, Robert Nichols lives for revenge. When Charles II confiscates his lands to reward one of his backers it seems life as a mercenary is all that's left, until the king makes him an offer. Marry his mistress, a beautiful courtesan with humble beginnings and he will keep his lands and be richly rewarded.

To Hope, who dreams of independence it's a crushing betrayal and for Robert it represents a new low. Bitter and disillusioned, trapped in a marriage neither of them wants, their clash is inevitable. Can these two wounded souls realize the answer to all their dreams might lie in each other's arms?

"The King's Courtesan is a beautiful love story set in a rich historical period."


"Seventeenth century England is the perfect setting for this novel and Ms. James does it justice. She describes a rich, evocative world that I can't wait to sink back into."


"This is one really hot delicious book you won't be able to put down... a tale you won't want to miss just for the last sentence alone."


Winner of IPPY Gold for the critically acclaimed Broken Wing and author of Highland Rebel, a Barnes and Noble and Dear Author book of the year, award winning author Judith James' Rakes and Rogues of the Restoration series transports you to the thrilling days of highwaymen, cavaliers, courtiers, and spies.

Those who enjoy the historical breadth of Elizabeth Chadwick or Phillipa Gregory, the sizzle of Elizabeth Hoyt, the depth of story and characterization of Mary Jo Putney or Laura Kinsale, and the bad boy heroes of Anne Stuart, will find much to love when they discover Judith James. Rich with history and sizzling with passion, these are love stories you won't soon forget!

Don't miss the other books in this series

Libertine's Kiss

The Highwayman

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780992050443
Publisher: Halfpenny House
Publication date: 06/24/2014
Series: Rakes and Rogues of the Restoration , #2
Pages: 262
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.59(d)

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