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That Despicable Rogue A lady s mission of revenge Lady Hannah Steers has three reasons to loathe and despise Ross Jameson He s a scandalous libertine, he stole her home and he was responsible for the death of her brother Determined to expose Ross for the rogue he is, Hannah dons a disguise and infiltrates his home as his new housekeeper Unfortunately, this scoundrel proves himself to be the epitome of temptation and, instead of building a case against him, Hannah finds herself in a position she never expected falling head over heels in love with him [PDF / Epub] ☉ Book Lover Author Jennifer Kaufman – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk he stole her home and he was responsible for the death of her brother Determined to expose Ross for the rogue he is ★ Secret Delivery / Her 24-Hour Protector PDF / Epub ✪ Author Delores Fossen – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Hannah dons a disguise and infiltrates his home as his new housekeeper Unfortunately ➥ [Epub] ➟ Kholodovs Last Mistress By Kate Hewitt ➯ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk this scoundrel proves himself to be the epitome of temptation and ❮Télécharger❯ ➺ Wicked Sinner (Regency Sinners 7) ✤ Auteur Carole Mortimer – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk instead of building a case against him [KINDLE] ❃ If the Stiletto Fits... ❧ Wendy Etherington – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Hannah finds herself in a position she never expected falling head over heels in love with him I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.I really enjoyed this book I think the hero is fascinating, and it was interesting to watch the heroine fall in love with him in spite of herself She was a bit foolish, but that was necessary for the narrative The plot is different than your typical historical, as the heroine pretends to be a housekeeper to get revenge on the hero It was a quick read, and I definitely recommend it. I wavered a bit over the final grade, between 4 and 4.5 stars, but plumped for 4.5 B because, in spite of some criticisms, I enjoyed the book a lot.Virginia Heath registered on my radar when her d but novel came out in the Spring of 2016, but I didn t manage to get around to reading it I did, however, pick up her next book, Her Enemy at the Altar, and enjoyed it very much on the strength of that one book, I decided I had a new author to follow by virtue of the fact that Ms Heath s writin I wavered a bit over the final grade, between 4 and 4.5 stars, but plumped for 4.5 B because, in spite of some criticisms, I enjoyed the book a lot.Virginia Heath registered on my radar when her d but novel came out in the Spring of 2016, but I didn t manage to get around to reading it I did, however, pick up her next book, Her Enemy at the Altar, and enjoyed it very much on the strength of that one book, I decided I had a new author to follow by virtue of the fact that Ms Heath s writing is accomplished, her characterisation is strong and she has a knack for humour and good dialogue I finally got around to reading That Despicable Rogue and was pleased to discover that it s every bit as well written as her other books, and that had I not known in advance that it was her first published novel, I would never have discerned that from reading it, as it s a very confident piece of work.Seven years before the story begins, and in the wake of an unpleasant scandal, Lady Hannah Steers was banished from London and sent to live with her two aunts in Yorkshire by her brother, the Earl of Runcorn At the time, he promised he would recall her to London once the gossip had died down, but somehow that never happened, and Hannah has remained in Yorkshire, her life a never ending stream of monotony so dull that it s almost debilitating.Several years later, Hannah learns that her brother is dead Having lost his entire fortune and the family home at the gaming tables, he then proceeded to blow his brains out and has left his sister with nothing She hears that his opponent was one Ross Jameson, a man whose name appears regularly in the scandal sheets which gleefully report his exploits with women and any number of other unsavoury facts about his debauched existence He s a self made man, which means he is looked down on by the great and the good, but his immense wealth cannot be ignored and he is admitted if not welcomed almost everywhere Hannah is sure that a man of his reputation cannot possibly have beaten her brother fairly, and is convinced he must have cheated but she has no way to prove it Until, that is, she learns that, over a year since he won the place, Jameson is going to open up Barchester Hall, meaning that he will need to recruitstaff Hannah has remained in touch with the cook, and with her help, secures the position of housekeeper, intending to use her access to all areas of the house to search through Jameson s papers to see if she can find evidence to support her theory that he cheated her brother.Ross Jameson has worked incredibly hard to achieve success and to make something of himself The son of a criminal, Ross grew up in abject poverty alongside his mother and younger sister, who both suffered at the hands of his father, a gambler and drunkard Determined to protect them both, Ross did what needed to be done when he had to, and since establishing himself in business, has taken good care of the ladies in his life, setting them up with a comfortable establishment in the country He is opening up Barchester Hall now because it s close to London and he knows his sister will soon want to come to town to enjoy the season.Ross finds his new housekeeper a bit baffling she s the one woman he doesn t seem able to charm with a smile or a quip but she s efficient and he is impressed with the improvements and alterations she suggests And there s something about her that makes him want to break through the barrier of frostiness she is so determined to maintain.While she wants to continue to believe all the salacious gossip printed about Ross and is determined to prove him the worst kind of villain, Hannah can t ignore the evidence of kindness and good nature with which she is presented every day, or the inconvenient stirrings of attraction she is beginning to feel for him She stubbornly tries to maintain her belief in his underhandedness, but knows she s fighting a losing battle Ross is an honourable, kind hearted man who is fiercely protective of those he cares for and Hannah is falling a little or a lotin love every day.The set up is a fairly familiar one, but Ms Heath puts a fresh spin on this well used trope by her pleasantly different portrayal of Ross as a charming, funny, level headed, all round decent bloke rather than the sort of darkly brooding, ruthless bastard that is a muchfrequent character type found in this sort of story Not to say he isn t ruthless in his business dealings he d have to be to have made a fortune considering where he started out but he s clearly a very different man to the one Hannah had expected, given everything she d read about him in the scandal sheets In addition to the romance, there s a nicely developed secondary plotline in which Ross suspects that Hannah might be a spy working for the East India Company, one of his main business rivals and a look at the effects and intrusiveness of gossip something not limited to the 21st century as we discover why Ross is so steadfast in his determination never to respond to the accusations that are regularly thrown at him in the press.The central characters are both very well rounded, with Ross definitely being the star of the show He s pulled himself out of the gutter through sheer determination and hard work, but hasn t become overly hard or cynical and although Hannah is a little harder to like because she insists on hanging on to her poor opinions of Ross for longer than she probably should, it does make sense in the context of the story and her character.There are plenty of sparks between Ross and Hannah, and I really liked the way his gently teasing manner he nicknames her Prim and his willingness to listen to her and take her ideas seriously are shown to be instrumental in the progress of the friendship that develops between them The romance grows out of that friendship as they begin to understandabout each other and there s a real sense of warmth and affection to all aspects of their relationship In fact, the only thing I can really find to criticise in the book is the false note which is struck towards the end, when Hannah takes a highly improbable course of action following Ross s discovery of her true identity.But all in all, That Despicable Rogue is a thoroughly enjoyable read and one I d definitely recommend to others In my Best of 2016 post at All About Romance, I mentioned that I d discovered some very good new authors during the course of the year K.C Bateman and Cat Sebastian were two, and Virginia Heath is another Harlequin Historical has some of the best writers of historical romance around on its roster and Ms Heath is definitely one of their strongest recent finds After reading Virginia Heath s A Discerning Gentleman s Guide and absolutely loving it, I added everything from Heath s short backlist to my pile she is a relatively new author which is impressive because her ability to create layered characters is superb.That Despicable Rogue is Heath s debut novel and one I greatly enjoyed, though not as much as A Discerning Gentleman s Guide In this novel, the heroine, Hannah pretends to be a housekeeper for the hero, Ross, so she can gather dirt on him in After reading Virginia Heath s A Discerning Gentleman s Guide and absolutely loving it, I added everything from Heath s short backlist to my pile she is a relatively new author which is impressive because her ability to create layered characters is superb.That Despicable Rogue is Heath s debut novel and one I greatly enjoyed, though not as much as A Discerning Gentleman s Guide In this novel, the heroine, Hannah pretends to be a housekeeper for the hero, Ross, so she can gather dirt on him in order to avenge her brother s death Things are dark and messy at the beginning of the book where Ross ends up winning the deed to a house in a card game and the losing man commits suicide at the club The book then picks up almost a year later when Hannah forges some references and leans on her old friend to get her hired as a housekeeper for her ancestral home, the same home that she believe Ross stole from her brother and caused him to kill himself.As a reader, we know some truths, but for the most part, things are revealed to us in layers, much as Ross and Hannah learnabout each other This complex layering of the characters was also present in Heath s other book and if this ability to create fully fleshed, flawed characters is a trademark of hers, then consider me an auto buy fan of hers forever.This story mostly takes place in the ancestral home as Hannah helps Ross restore the place while still conducting her furtive search for his dark secrets As her quest for dirt continues to fail and she only sees Ross kindness, fairness, and humor, she begins to doubt her preconceived notions and slowly opens up to him I loved Ross from the get go, but Hannah was harder to like She clung to her assumptions to the bitter end and even slept with Ross without telling him the truth Her persistent lying is what kept this book from being a full 5 stars Additionally, the ending is really dramatic and over the top which jarred with the slower pace of the rest of the book Despite these quibbles, this is still an excellent read Heath does a great job building a character driven story and I appreciate how well she has her characters explain themselves Even when they do stupid things, I still understand why, and that is awesome.I look forward to my next book by Heath I am so pumped she has several releases slotted for 2017 It was a pleasant story with solid writing, nice MC s and some misunderstandings She did all the running in the end, and he played the offended BF Not one for my keeper shelf but an easy enough way to spend an afternoon.

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