Re-read Dearest Rogue

Read Dearest Rogue (Maiden Lane, #8) by Elizabeth Hoyt


Lady Phoebe Batten is pretty, vivacious, and yearning for a social life befitting the sister of a powerful duke. But because she is almost completely blind, her overprotective brother insists that she have an armed bodyguard by her side at all times—the very irritating Captain Trevillion.


Captain James Trevillion is proud, brooding, and cursed with a leg injury from his service in the King’s dragoons. Yet he can still shoot and ride like the devil, so watching over the distracting Lady Phoebe should be no problem at all—until she’s targeted by kidnappers.


Caught in a deadly web of deceit, James must risk life and limb to save his charge from the lowest of cads—one who would force Lady Phoebe into a loveless marriage. But while they’re confined to close quarters for her safekeeping, Phoebe begins to see the tender man beneath the soldier’s hard exterior…and the possibility of a life—and love—she never imagined possible.

Re-read Duke of Midnight recently, which made me want to re-read this too. I really like the hero and heroine’s relationship and how it progresses. The heroine is frustrated with her situation, but quickly learns to separate him from his role as her guard and see him for himself. Her anger at feeling caged in is legitimate… but considering she faces four attempted (two successful) kidnappings maybe her brother has a point with the guard? 🤔 Love how the hero basically snaps and gives in mid-book. The villain’s explanation is nonsensical and pretty bleah given he’s a hero of a future book.

Last read in 2021.

By Tracy Durnell

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