To Rescue a Rogue

To Rescue a Rogue

by Jo Beverley

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451220110
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/05/2006
Series: Company of Rogues Series , #13
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 563,388
Product dimensions: 4.23(w) x 6.73(h) x 1.11(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jo Beverley was the New York Times bestselling author of the Rogue series and numerous other romance novels. Widely regarded as one of the most talented romance writers today, she was a five-time winner of Romance Writers of America’s cherished RITA Award and one of only a handful of members of the RWA Hall of Fame. She also twice received the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. She had two grown sons and lived with her husband in England. Jo Beverley passed away in May 2016.

Date of Birth:

September 22, 1947

Place of Birth:

Morecambe, Lancashire, UK

Education:

Degrees in English and American Studies, Keele University, Staffs, 1970

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To Rescue a Rogue 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1815 during the pivotal Battle of Waterloo, Lord Darius ¿Dare¿ Debenham is critically injured and rushed from the front. To dull his severe pain and help him heal, he receives medication, but finds out over time way he had way too much laudanum as he become addicted to the opiate. Now two years later, he fights his craving for the drug every moment he is awake. As he struggles to control his addiction and accusation that he cowardly fled the battlefield, family friend Lady Mara St. Bride wants the return of the old Dare that she secretly loved. She will do what it takes to persuade him that he can contain the demons and still live a fruitful fulfilling life in the light instead of humiliatingly hiding in the shadows. As Mara does anything and everything including touring London with a blanket and her undies and enlisting the other eleven Rogues, the last of them dares to think he can return to life with the love of Mara as his impetus. --- This is a fantastic finale to the superior Regency romantic suspense series, the Rogues. Mara is a courageous heroine risking her reputation and much more for the man she loves while the return of the other eleven of the Dirty Dozen provides a homecoming feel to the plot. However this story belongs to Dare as he struggles with everyday life having no dreams or aspirations for even tomorrow until Mara kicks his butt and heart into first gear. As has been the case throughout this exemplary saga, Jo Beverly writes an outstanding historical romance. --- Harriet Klausner
Momma_Hunt More than 1 year ago
o Rescue a Rogue was my delve back into the world of Romance. I haven't read a Romance novel since I was about 17 so I was skeptical, but I picked this up while on vacation from there leave a book take a book stash. I was instantly hooked. In this story line, apparently a continuation of a long series of books about a group of men called the Rogues and their interactions with their various spouses. This story was about Mara a young lady spending time in London. Here she meets up with her brother's friend Dare (one of the Rogues) and he helps her out of a very sticky situation, the type you can only get into in 1800's London. As the story progresses you discover that Dare has been wounded in Waterloo and is currently battling to overcome an Opium addiction. Intertwined in the this love story is a bit of drama plus the intertwining of the other Rogues from the previous series books. What I liked most about this book was that it was different from the Romance books I read in the past, this was more about the story versus burning loins. Now don't get me wrong, there is always a time and a place for burning loins, but it was a great story. One of the other aspects that I liked most was that I felt the books was very historically accurate for the time and I loved looking at London through the eyes of 18 year old Mara. I enjoyed this book so much that I am going to go back and read a few more in thier series.
stephiesmith on LibraryThing 28 days ago
Jo Beverley is obviously a great writer (hence all those accolades for being a great writer) and I am thrilled to have found this book. I'll admit I read mostly historical romances of the Regency era where there is a duke as hero and a sweet, feisty, innocent young virgin as the heroine, both of whom learn about themselves on their journey to LOVE. In To Rescue A Rogue, the hero wasn't a duke (he was the third son of a duke), but he was admirable. He fought an opium addiction. Of course, it wasn't *his* fault he was addicted; he was held captive and fed the stuff until he became addicted, don't you know. And the heroine, while a sweet young virgin, was wise beyond her years and had an inner strength that matched that of the hero's. I absolutely loved both characters. I loved the way the plot kept thickening. It started out mostly about the heroine trying to get the hero to fall in love with her, but conflict began to arise because of all the trials (mostly surrounding the hero's past) they had to face. There was another plot thread which put the heroine's life in danger, and that thread was tied very neatly by the author into the conflict surrounding the hero's past. I can't wait to read the other books in this series and I'll probably read this one again
bbrazy on LibraryThing 28 days ago
"To Rescue a Rogue", Jo Beverly's Rogue finale, has a promising beginning, with Lady Mara St. Bride showing her spunk in extricating herself from a potentially ruinious situation and enlisting Lord Darius "Dare" Debenham's help. He discretely cleans her up, and suddenly, she determines that she loves Dare and always has. Alas, he sees her in a sisterly way ... though her cleavage impresses him. But wait! he loves her, too! Melodramatic conflict arises in Dare's attempts to conquer his opium addiction and be worthy of her love, and how she pines for him. Rather than her own strength of character, Mara attributes her legendary Black Ademar St. Bride hair as the explanation for her grit. Meanwhile all the Rogues swirl around and Mara is suitably impressed. Can they rescue Dare from Society's censure? Will Mara and Dare ever marry? Will Mara ever stop whining? And what about her tonnish stalker who attempts to rescue Mara from Dare's overly public kiss?Sadly, I found myself rooting for the stalker. Beverly is an otherwise excellent writer, but with this one she fell short.
wyvernfriend on LibraryThing 28 days ago
The story starts off with a bang with Lady Mara St. Bride trying to get into Darius (Dare) Debenham's house, only in her shift and shoeless. Dare rescues her and she decides she has to rescue him from his addiction to repay him and maybe to win him.Dare and Mara are great characters in and of themselves, there were moments where my credulity was stretched a little but the story kept me reading and kept me interested.Overall not a bad read and I look forward to reading more in the series.
cyderry on LibraryThing 28 days ago
This was another of the ROGUE series by Jo Beverley and was entertaining showing how the characters from previous books come together for Mara and Dare. The love story did not seem to be up to par for J beverley but was enjoyable.
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RomanceReaderForever More than 1 year ago
Jo Beverley is obviously a great writer (hence all those accolades for being a great writer) and I am thrilled to have found this book. I'll admit I read mostly historical romances of the Regency era where there is a duke as hero and a sweet, feisty, innocent young virgin as the heroine, both of whom learn about themselves on their journey to LOVE. In To Rescue A Rogue, the hero wasn't a duke (he was the third son of a duke), but he was admirable. He fought an opium addiction. Of course, it wasn't *his* fault he was addicted; he was held captive and fed the stuff until he became addicted, don't you know. And the heroine, while a sweet young virgin, was wise beyond her years and had an inner strength that matched that of the hero's. I absolutely loved both characters. I loved the way the plot kept thickening. It started out mostly about the heroine trying to get the hero to fall in love with her, but conflict began to arise because of all the trials (mostly surrounding the hero's past) they had to face. There was another plot thread which put the heroine's life in danger, and that thread was tied very neatly by the author into the conflict surrounding the hero's past. I can't wait to read the other books in this series and I'll probably read this one again.
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I never read a full page to page romance book before. I was so glad that this was the first book I picked up! I had a great experience reading the relationship these to character's had. The amazing connection from their first meeting and how they over came the real meaning of committment. I never knew that these types of book could be so enjoyable as well as well written. I'm so a fan of Jo Beverley. I can't wait to read the rest of the series. It's trully a break from those text books!