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Lord of Fortune (Legendary Rogues #3)

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Dashing adventurer Penn Bowen is dedicated to preserving Britain’s history and his carefree, bachelor lifestyle. He’s happiest when he’s in pursuit of knowledge and the occasional liaison with the right woman. So he’s more than a little perturbed when the wrong woman inserts herself into his latest quest—proving that a valuable artifact in Oxford’s museum is a fake. Amelia ...more
Kindle Edition, 366 pages
Published April 24th 2018 by Intrepid Reads (first published April 17th 2018)
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Becca
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was ok
Lord of Fortune is third in a treasure hunter series by Darcy Burke. I've not read the other two books in the series so my opinion is on this book as a standalone.

I'll be honest, I like adventure books, but I am pretty picky when it comes to a treasure hunt story arc with an extensive backstory. The set-up for treasure hunting books, especially those in a series often results in a labored beginning even if the end is exciting. Unfortunately, that is what happened here. The first 60% of this book
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Barbara Rogers
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: author-arc, iblog
Series: Legendary Rogues #3
Publication Date: 4/24/18

I don’t think I know enough superlatives to describe this book! It is wonderfully, magically delicious. It sucked me in from the very first sentence and didn’t turn me loose – not even at the end because now I am so anxiously awaiting Gideon’s book. I’d like to thank the author for taking a three-year break in the series. No, I’m serious. I don’t know why she did it, but I’m glad she did – otherwise, I might not have found this outstanding seri
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Sofia Lazaridou
Apr 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
I am a big fan of stories that include treasure hunts and this one is full of it, it was an interesting journey and the ride was easy and I was mostly happy as a whole. The main characters were flawed, but their chemistry was good enough to redeem that. The pace wasn't too fast or too slow for me, though I wish the relationship between the main characters had been a little more developed and that the characters had begun having romantic intentions towards each other sooner. I will happily wait f ...more
Isha Coleman
Apr 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
What appears to be complicated is really quite simple. Amelia and Penn need each other. They're just too blind to see it. He has the knowledge. She possesses the heart. Pride brought them together, will the truth lead to a new beginning or a bitter end? Fate holds all the cards in this battle of legacy verses love. Lord of Fortune is the evolution of what storytelling should be. The blending of many genres to create one unforgettable read.
Dee Deacon Foster
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Penn Bowen loves his carefree life of hunting antiquities. The intrigue and adventure thrill him. His latest find is just what he needs to prove the authenticity of another piece and to test the spell it’s said to contain. While a woman and a dangerous group prove to be a distraction it’s the upending of everything Penn has believed in that throws him for a loop.

Amelia Gardiner counts the days until she’s free from the worst mistake of her life. As a dying wish from her Grandfather she spends th
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Maggie Whitworth
Apr 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
❤❤❤❤
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Legendary Rogues 3 , the series with romance and danger in equal parts .
This series and this author never leave you wanting , what a fantastic addition to the saga .
Penn and Amelia don’t disappoint in their adventure.
The Order are still around to cause problems , and Gideon is part of the crew , with Cate and Elijah as a little cameo near the end .
What more could you possibly want .
Let’s throw in , guns , a missing husband , a brilliant character called Egg, and an adventure that leaves
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Tracy Emro
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: for-review
4.5 stars

I love this series and have been waiting for Penn's story for three long years! I am happy to say, this book was totally worth the wait!

Pennard "Penn" Bowen is the adopted son of Rhys Bowen, a scholar and treasure hunter. The book opens with Penn and his assistant Egg, finding a dagger and being confronted by a masked person with a gun, claiming the dagger is rightfully theirs. Penn easily overpowers the would be thief, only to lose the dagger to another band of villains and left tied u
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Heather
May 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Lord of Fortune is the first book by Darcy Burke that I have read outside of her Untouchablesseries. I was very interested to see how this series would be different from the other and was also concerned about diving into a new series at book 3. I am happy to say that I enjoyed this book and it was definitely very different from the books I have read from the Untouchables series.

With the Untouchables, I began that series at book 3, so some things come full circle it would seem! In that other seri
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Penn had never like rules!

Ok, I'm so glad I followed this up after reading a great review. I loved it!
I loved Amelia Gardiner and Penn Bowen.
I loved the whole mystery of the thirteen treasures associated with the Arthurian legends.
"The Thirteen Treasures were items gathered by Arthur and his knights for one of their own—Gareth—so that he could win his bride.”
Of course Glastonbury gets a mention!
The beginning dives straight into the mystery of two particular treasures the Heart of Llanllwch and a
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Janet
Apr 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Dashing adventurer Penn Bowen is dedicated to preserving Britain’s history, he’s happiest when he’s in pursuit of knowledge and the occasional liaison with the right woman. Amelia Gardiner married Thaddeus Forrest several years ago but after less than one year of marriage he disappeared & left her destitute. She’s smart and capable also determined to prove that Penn is wrong about the treasure, the heart, her grandfather found.

Amelia won’t allow Penn to denigrate her family’s legacy, and she
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Michelle Cunliffe
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is book 3 in the Legendary Rogues, I haven't read the first two and I found you can read this book as a standalone. So if you like books which have drama, mystery, intrigue and romance, then you will love this book.

From the start I loved Penn, he loves nothing better than finding new artefacts and its while he was finding a new treasure that he comes across Amelia, well she is in disguise and is pointing a gun at him, because what he found is what Amelia wants.

Amelia is such a strong and de
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
LORD OF FORTUNE by Darcy Burke is book Three in the Legendary Rogues. This is the story of Penn Bowen and Amelia Gardiner. This is easily a standalone book I thought.
Amelia is the granddaughter of Jonathan Gardiner. Mr. Gardiner is the antiquarian who found the Heart of Llanllwch which is a stone that is said to be one of the Thirteen Treasures gathered by King Arthur and his knights...its her grandfather's legacy. Pen is the son of Rhys Bowen who was a scholar and treasure hunter and he believ
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Mai
Apr 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Oh, I loved this mix of historical romance and a bit of adventure. I would love to see this more often withhin the genre. Penn and Amelia were a great couple and I personally had a soft spot for Egg. I really enjoyed this!

I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley, thank you!
Becky
Apr 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, historical
Reviewed on my blog, Becky on Books, on 4/30/18.

Think Regency romance blended with Indiana Jones-style archaeology, and you've got this series!

Penn and Amelia start out on opposite sides of the quest for a legendary artifact (their first meeting was a lot of fun) but a little bit of persuasion and some research soon have them working in the same direction...and a great big helping of chemistry between them inevitably makes things a whole lot more complicated. Throw in some drama from their pasts
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Nicole
Apr 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received this novel from net galley and the publisher for an honest review. Thank you!!
I have read several of Ms. Burke's novels and I enjoyed this one. You do not need to read the first two novels in the series, but it will give you a better understanding of this novel. Amelia Gardiner is an intelligent woman on a mission to prove the artifact her grandfather found is not a fake. Penn Bowen, who seeks out these treasures, is out to prove the artifact is a fake. Both meet under trying circumst
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Glorimar Irizarry
Apr 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: book-reviewed
Was given an advance copy for honest review.

This is the 2nd book that I have read form the author Darcy Burke, I must say that she is starting to be one of my favorite historical romance author. She does an amazing job capturing your attention and having you not want to put a book down.

Lord of Fortune is a book filled with adventure and a great love story. It reminded me of the movie "National Treasure" but set back 19th century. The whole pretense of Penn and Amelia working together to uncove
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Vânia Nunes
Apr 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Vânia by: Darcy Burke
Treasure hunt.
The meeting between Penn Bowen and Amelia Gardiner happened because they both wanted to find a famous artifact, for totally different reasons.
Heart of Llanlluch, the dagger Amelia's grandfather had found years ago, was again missing. And though her plan of approaching Penn had gone completely wrong, she ended up showing them both that there were other people behind the same treasure. However, these people were indeed more dangerous.

With this, Amelia and Penn decide to join forces,
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Lana Harmon-Birky
Apr 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another winner in the Legendary Rogues Series! I love the expertise Darcy Burke has in bringing her readers in to her books & submersing them personally. Penn Bowen, our hero, is a handsome, worry free, antiquity locator & leads a bachelor lifestyle with an occasional eye for the ladies (or they have eyes for him). He is happy in his life & only wishes to continue keeping Britain's history alive for all to enjoy. But........then he meets Amelia Gardiner, an intelligent, free spirited ...more
Showie Ford
Apr 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
It's PENN!!!!!!

Sorry, had to get that out. I am so excited about Pen having his own story. Obviously I loved him in the first book. Who could not fall in love with that precocious boy with the photographic memory? All that adorableness is all grown up and fantastic. *whew!*

This story is amazing. Penn and Amelia have fantastic chemistry. Their very own adventure left me cheering for them well after The End.

I am here for this series. 100%. I love it. The story is interesting. The details and histo
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Kat
Apr 20, 2018 rated it liked it
This wasn't a bad book at all; it just didn't grab me. I think the main problem was that there are two books that take place before this one. People and adventures which previously happened are mentioned which rather confused me and made me feel like I was missing too much. I did love the way the book started...like a scene from Indiana Jones. The characters were interesting, but the only one who really captured my attention was Gideon, who was not a part of the starring couple. I highly recomme ...more
Bec - Book Magic: Under a spell with every page

Penn Bowen knows a lot about antiquities and leads an exciting life as an adventurer, but he faces his toughest challenge yet. Trying to prove to Amelia that the valuable artefact her grandfather found and which now resides at the Oxford Museum is a fake doesn't get off to a great start, but he's determined to find the real treasure no matter what. However, being around each other isn't easy, but Penn is determined to make the most of the pair teaming up together. Will Penn be able to win Amelia
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Brenda
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Publisher's Description:

Dashing adventurer Penn Bowen is dedicated to preserving Britain’s history and his carefree, bachelor lifestyle. He’s happiest when he’s in pursuit of knowledge and the occasional liaison with the right woman. So he’s more than a little perturbed when the wrong woman inserts herself into his latest quest—proving that a valuable artifact in Oxford’s museum is a fake. Amelia Gardiner is smart and capable...and determined to prove that Penn is wrong about the treasure her gr
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vaneeta naik
Apr 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Marvellous !!!! Darcy has done it again .... she has maintained the link , thrill ,excitement in the 3rd book " LORD OF FORTUNE " of the " Legendary Rogues " series .... cant wait to read the 4th & last book in this series ...i ve read the previous two books in this series which were fun,enjoyable ..All the books in this series r stand alone but if u read it in order it will be more fun...

It was adventure from the first page itself with lots of twists and turns which got me hooked so had to
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Brigitte
Apr 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Lord of Fortune is a good mix of adventure, intrigue, mystery, suspense and romance. They all blend in seamlessly together.

Penn is an antiques expert who excels at finding and preserving the history of British treasures. He is single and likes his life of adventure.

Amelia is a smart and independent lady. She has suffered many losses, one of which is a blessing in disguise even though the circumstances are rather obscure.

Whilst in persuit of one of her grandfather's artifacts, Amelia encounters P
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Janet
Apr 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Mystery and Romance make for a great combo in Lord Of Fortune by Darcy Burke! A dynamite high 5 stars for this amazing tale! We first meet Penn Bowen and his friend "Egg" who are in a cave searching for a very important artifact when all of a sudden they are met with shots from a very determined fellow who wants his hands on the artifact; however, to Penn's surprise the stranger is no man, but a delightfully lovely and very beautiful woman, still determined to find and possess the artifact for h ...more
Helois
Apr 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Lord of Fortune, is the 3rd book in the Legendary Rogues series. But Don't worry, as with most of this author's books it can be read as a stand alone, without feeling lost or confused. With a witty and easy flowing writing style, a good story line and a happy ending. This is another quick and fun read.

Fun, flirty romance, treasure hunting and an alternative look at the nobility. Arthurian legends and artifacts.
Penn and Amelia take on an evil faction of a secretive group who guard the antiquiti
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Andrea
Apr 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Book #3 in the series Legendary Rogues, Lord of Fortune is another much waited instalment of the Bowen's saga. It can be read without knowledge of the previous books, though. The main characters of Book #1 appear now, but with a minor role.
Penn Bowen, the adopted son of Rhys Bowen (#1, The de Valery Code or Lady of Desire), is a treasure hunter who finds much more than some of the objects that would be part of the Thirteen Treasures, gathered by King Arthur.
Amelia Gardiner, whose grandfather ha
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BOOKISH
May 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
So much conspiracy surrounding King Arthur and his round table of knights, that the legends travel through generations!

Thank you to netgalley for offering me an eARC to voluntarily read in exchange for an honest review. Darcy Burke is a favorite Historical Romance author that I have enjoyed for years; so imagine my delight in the opportunity to read her newest book Lord of Fortune, book #3 of Legendary Rogues collection. Don’t worry, this book is a great stand-alone if you have yet to read any o
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Glittergirl
Apr 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite Darcy Burke stories! Penn is Indiana Jones. Such an awesome series. I haven't managed to read the first two yet but I'm going back and do it.

Penn Bowen, adopted son of Rhys and Margery Bowen (from book one) works for the museum and finds antiquities as well as track downs historic mysteries. He's got a lead on the dagger that's one of the 13 Treasures of Camelot. These treasures are fiercely guarded and kept hidden by The Order, the descendants of the Knights of the Round Tabl
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A.BookNerd.Bookseller&Bibliophile.Blog
This is the 2nd book that I have read form the author Darcy Burke, I must say that she is starting to be one of my favorite historical romance author. She does an amazing job capturing your attention and having you not want to put a book down.

Lord of Fortune is a book filled with adventure and a great love story. It reminded me of the movie "National Treasure" but set back 19th century. The whole pretense of Penn and Amelia working together to uncover a historical artifact was such a great stor
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