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Preview — How a Lady Weds a Rogue by Katharine Ashe
How a Lady Weds a Rogue
Beautiful Diantha Lucas understands society’s rules: a young lady must find a man to marry. But Diantha has a bigger goal, and she’s not afraid of plunging into adventure to achieve it. When daring, dashing Wyn Yale rescues her, she’s certain he’s just the man she needs.
As an agent for the secret Falcon ...more
For those that discount the story and believe that everything was cured by love obviously haven't read it. In her Acknowledgments section, Katharine recognizes many doctors and others who prefer to remain anonymous that she spoke to about alcoholism and treatment. In this story, we see Wyn's struggle with al ...more
So far, Diantha is TSTL to the nth degree. I do not find über-naive and earnest heroines charming. I find them to be nincompoops. And I wonder why anyone wants to spend their time and/or money reading about their festivals of stupidity. Let's review Diantha's goal as stated so far: she wants to find her long-lost mother, who Diantha believes is running a brothel in Calais. And then have a season in London and settle down to a respectable marriage.
Yeah, because showing up at a b ...more
Hoy me toca hablar de un libro que publicó en edición de bolsillo Ediciones B, en el mes de marzo. En colaboración con ellos, me embarqué en esta nueva aventura literaria.
Yo he leído este libro sin haber leído los libros anteriores. Y más o menos he seguido el hilo de la historia. Pero al principio me vi muy perdida porque había muchas subtramas que no entendía, muchos personajes que no conocí ...more
I believe that Katharine Ashe has a magical wand where she sits like the fairy godmother in CINDERELLA and waves it over her keyboards. To believe that Katharine doesn’t poses super powers when she writes is like saying the earth doesn’t rotate around the sun. Do you rember when you were a child and you were asked, “When you grow up who would you like to be like?" I’ ...more
Este empieza muy bien, aunque luego se ralentiza y hay una parte que se me ha hecho algo lenta. El problema del alcoholismo de él resulta bastante interesante y la protagonista es, cuando menos, inusual... quizás demasiado inocente, para luego espabilarse rápidamente.
La historia en general resulta un tanto absurda... pero eso no es algo que me disguste realmente... he leído historias mucho más absurdas que me han ...more
Also, two crappy mothers (his is dead and hers ran away and became a brothel madam in France.) And the hero is an alcoholic who hasn’t eaten in three days.
This review is from: How a Lady Weds a Rogue: A Falcon Club Novel (Mass Market Paperback)
When reading How a Lady Weds a Rogue, I was astonished with the witty and seductive writing by the author. She has done it again with her Falcon Club series. I like reading about fellow club members who have made love matches. Now it's Wyn Yale's turn and he doesn't disappoint. I remember him from the recent books and was so glad to read about him again. Wyn has been a secret ag ...more
Me está gustando mucho esta saga (quitando el primer libro, por lo que ya comenté en su momento :__D), espero de verdad que la editorial española no nos deje la historia a la mitad, que aún quedan dos miembros del Club Falcon por contarnos sus correrías amorosas ...more
WYN YALE remains my favorite historical hero. Friends, I worried I wouldn't love this book as much the second time around.................................................
I liked, no, I loved it EVEN MORE.
IT'S SO GOOD.
All About Romance review to come.
Originally posted on The Librarian Next Door:
As a member of the Falcon Club, Wyn Yale’s specialty is retrieving lost girls, his easy manners and charm working wonders to return them to their families. But Wyn is haunted by the one girl he was unable to save and hell-bound to exact his revenge. When he sets off on this suicide mission, he crosses paths with Diantha Lucas, the younger sister to his good friends Serena Savege and Viola Seton. Diantha is on a mission of her own and sees Wyn as her v ...more
I love that the characters aren't perfect. Both Wyn and Diantha have very real, very relatable issues. I was drawn into their relationship and loved every aspect of the story. It is funny and filled with emotion that pulled me in and held me until the very end.
Diantha Lucas is in need of a hero. Over four years ago, her mother left home under dark circumstances no one has ever told Diantha about. Now Diantha has discovered that her mother is running a brothel in Calais and for very personal reasons Diantha is determined to speak with her. If it means she has to take off from the manor home of a friend and travel to France by herself, then so be it. But her journey w ...more
Place(s) Traveled to: Shropshire, England // Shewsbury, England // London, England // Knighton, Wales (1820)
First Line: Fellow subjects of Britain, Scandal!
So I don't normally read books out of order when I know that they are part of a series and yet this seems to be something doing a bit more of when it comes to romances. Though a big difference with romance series and non-romance series is that romance series books tend to be more companio...more
I usually devour romance books. Averaging around 400ish pages, they are easy to read in one sitting, with their soft prose and predictable, general plotlines: soon-to-be-couple meets, they either immediately like each other or immediately hate one another, then they fall in love, they get busy, they get angry after not being honest with one another, they almost split and then they get married. Personally, I don’t mind the repetitiveness of the gen ...more
Diantha was a minor character earlier on in the series and while I wasn't particularly invested in her then, I'm glad she got her own story! I love that Diantha went after what she wanted while stretching the boundaries of what a woman in that time could do. She charms her way around most problems and I kinda liked that. Of course I though ...more
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Very unsteadily while those eyes gazed up at him. “Breathe?”
Not easy. He tried to moderate his voice. “In the usual manner, I imagine.”
Her slender brows dipped.
“At opportune moments,” he suggested.
Her lips twisted up in that manner he both dreaded and longed for.
“Through one’s nose, perhaps,” he said, because his only refuge was to continue speaking or to walk away.
“Really?” She appeared unconvinced.
And so, because her skepticism suited his need to have her lips beneath his again, he showed her how one breathed while kissing. To her soft gasp of surprise, he took her waist in his hands, bent to her mouth, and kissed her in truth this time. Her lips were warm and still, and then not still as he felt her eager beauty, tasted her, and made her respond.
She held back at first, and then she gave herself up to it. Her mouth opened to him as though by nature, offering him a sweet breath of the temptation within. If he’d gone seeking an innocent with more ready hunger he could not have found her. But he had not wanted an innocent. He’d wanted no one, yet here he was with his hands on a girl he could not release, his tongue tracing the seam of sweet, full lips that she parted for him willingly.
“Now, breathe,” he whispered against those lips, then he sought her deeper. She made sounds of surrender in the back of her throat. He wanted to run his hands over her body, to pull her to him and make her know what a real kiss could be.
“Breathe.” God, she smelled so good. He could press his face against her neck and remain there simply breathing her. But he feared that if he enjoyed much more of Diantha Lucas he would be in a very bad way when it came to giving her over to her stepfather and subsequently her intended. A very bad way indeed. And she didn’t deserve it. Rule #9: A gentleman must always place a lady’s welfare before his own.
She slipped her tongue alongside his, gasped a little whimper of pleasure, and he coaxed her lips open and showed her more than how to breathe. He showed her how he wanted her.
It was a pity for Miss Lucas’s welfare that no gentleman could be found here, after all.”