Diantha Lucas is determined to track down and confront her wayward mother. When her plans go awry, she realizes she needs to seek out the help of a hero, a man who will serve her purposes for getting safely to Calais. She knows her reputation will be in tatters. She doesn’t care. She’s long past caring. When her travels bring her path to cross Wyn Yale she counts herself incredibly fortunate. They know each other, and better yet, she recognizes Wyn’s potential in fulfilling the role she requires.
Wyn is a man with demons. He struggles with alcoholism and is constantly haunted by his past. He believes his work with The Falcon Club is drawing to a close, and he sees his final days drawing nearer. When Diantha Lucas imposes herself into his plan he is…amused. She’s a down to earth sort of woman and doesn’t beat around the bush. She states exactly what she wants of him, and when he agrees he secretly makes plans to thwart her attempts to leave the country and return her to her family. What neither of them count on, however, is their mutual attraction. And stubbornness.
I really adored the last Falcon Club novel so I was looking forward to this one. I wasn’t disappointed. The dynamic between our two main characters can be deceiving at first. These two both have a subtle simmer but when you look closer you can tell that there’s a rolling boil going on beneath their calm facades. Their banter is adorable. Diantha is not one who shocks easily but she’s also not looking to be shocked. Her genuine and curious nature pries at Wyn’s immovable nature. He’s a natural charmer, though he has no desire to actually charm. Until now, anyway.
This was an adorable and romantic historical romance. It’s slow to burn but it’s finish is certainly long lasting.
How a Lady Weds a Rogue by Katharine Ashe
Romance: 4/5 Raunch: 3/5