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Ruling Passion (Passions #1)

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During a daring raid to rescue prisoners he was hired to free, Lord Jeoffrey Blaisdell discovers Lady Rosalind Hamilton. To secure her own release as well, she agrees to his price, though she knows she cannot pay it. When he learns of her deception, Jeoffrey offers her an alternate price for rescue... The payment is to be reaped by Lord Jeoffrey in his bedchambers—swiftly, ...more
Kindle Edition, 214 pages
Published (first published 2002)
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Cheap and Lazy
I had a problem with the premise. The hero finds the heroine in a dungeon while he's rescuing others (for pay). He asks her how much she can pay him to get her out. She lies, since she doesn't have anything. He punishes her for the lie and offers to help her if she'll give her virginity to him (thus ruining her for a good marriage in that time period). Now, if he was supposed to be a jerk who the heroine's love changed, I wouldn't have had a problem with this. I had no problem with the punishmen ...more
Jun 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was a kindle freebie.

I really liked this book. It was a pleasant surprise, as I had zero expectations going in. It is set in a historical period that I don't normally read, the medieval ages. Not sure exactly when, I don't believe a specific year or century is referenced.

The hero and heroine are caring, mature people. They put the needs of their people ahead of themselves and in the end, are rewarded for it. The story is just solidly written - nice descriptions, good dialogue, realistic fee
Lord Joeffrey likes to spank. And flog. Including his serfs, chained in manacles in the great hall. Yea. He was my hero.
Lady Rosalind likes to manage the household. And be spanked. And then apologize for her actions later. While humbly resigning herself from lady to leman. Yea.

I had to skip whole sections to get through this book - our Lady was a simpering Mary Sue, and our Lord was a sadist. I just didn't feel it.
Feb 24, 2013 rated it it was ok
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M Alexandra Gonsalves
May 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Lady Rosalind is found and rescued by Lord Jeoffrey. Lady Rosalind at first is not sure what to think of Lord Jeoffrey after he offers her a place in his household as his mistress. Feeling grateful to Lord Jeoffrey for rescueing her ,she accepts and rapidly find each other fallimg in love. All together It is a great romance set in the time of Knights and Damsels in Distress.
The hero was an asshat who didn't deserve the heroine. She was quite likeable except when in the hero's company, she turned into a doormat.
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