by Jo Beverley

September 2006
ISBN: 0-451-22011-0
Reviewer Graphic Button Signet Books
Mass Market Paperback

Well, it's finally here. The next book in Jo Beverley's Rogue series. This is Lord Darius Debenham's story and it's been a long time coming for Jo's Rogue fans, like myself!

Lady Mara St. Bride is in a bit of a pickle. Having never backed down from a food adventure, she now finds herself roaming London's streets at night in nothing but her shift and corest underneath an old blanket. Lucky for her that her brother's oldest and dearest friend, Lord Darius Debenham has answered her plea for help when he finds her on his doorstep in the middle of the night.

Dare was wounded at Waterloo, nursed back to health by a kindly widow (at least he had thought so) and now addicted and trying to become unaddicted to opium, which was the only drug that worked to take the pain away while his bones mended. Forever changed by the war, he is now a shell of the fun-loving devil he was before the war. He now believes nothing can change him back into the man he once was, and save him from the demons that control his mind and body; not even a minx like Mara St. Bride who could tempt a saint into sin.

But, Mara is determined to bring the old Dare back to life and enlists the help of all of the Rogues to do it. And, if he happens to fall in love with her and loves her as much as she does him, then all the better!

This book has been long in coming. Jo Beverley readers have been very patient for Dare's story and they will not be disappointed. Here is the romance and intrigue and adventure that all Jo Beverley fans have come to expect.

Dare is a wonderful, brooding hero struggling to get his life back. Mara is the woman who is going to make sure that he gets what he deserves, even if it kills them both. And the outcome is a touching love story that will draw the reader into the story and weep and laugh along with the characters.

Everything Jo Beverley writes is an instant best seller. You can never go wrong with one of her books.

Happy reading!

Reviewed in October 2006 by Debbie.

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