When The New Earl Inherits, Poor Relation Miss Rebecca Bond Must Wed Immediately Or Be Out On Her Ear The Only Man She S Ever Loved Is Summoned To Hear The Will But He Already Rejected Her So Soundly That They Haven T Spoken In Years Yet Who Better Than A Rakish Viscount To Teach Her How To Snare A Gentleman Who Appreciates Her Charms Daniel Goodenham, Lord North Barrows, Regrets Nothing Than The Lost Friendship With The One Woman Who Treated Him Like A Man, Not A Title Fate Has Given Him The Perfect Pretext To Win Her Forgiveness Even If It Means Having To Matchmake Her To Someone Else But Now That She S Back In His Life, He Ll Do Anything To Convince Her To Choose Him Instead RomancingRomancing the Rogue the Rogue Romancing the Rogue by Erica Ridley is book Two in the Gothic Historical Romance series This is the story of Miss Rebecca Bond and Daniel Goodenham, Lord North Barrows I have not yet read the previous book so for my this was a standalone book Rebecca and Daniel first met when they were younger and became friends But when Daniel became older he ended up hurting Rebecca and they never seen each other since Rebecca had fallen in love with Daniel but he hurt her feelings and left her with that hurt Rebecca in addition lost her parents and was taken in by an elder Guardian who has now died Rebecca lived in the Guardian s house but he pretty much forgot about her and now with the new Lord taken over he has made it clear he will marry her off With nowhere to turn she swallows her pride and ask Daniel for help Daniel was already heading to Rebecca to try to make amends for what he did to her with he was younger This was a joy to read and see how their story was going to play out My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read. 5 stars If only he accepted her offer to danceAfter the horrible death of her parents, Rebecca Bond decided to live in hiding like a ghost in her great uncle s castle With the earl s sudden death and the big duties of the new heir, she had to find a husband before the reading of the will in three months.Though life was mean to Rebecca, it never succeed to kill her beautiful soul or determination but with the coming of the reading and her lack of flirting techniques, she doubted she could be able to find a decent husband The early arrival of Daniel Goodenham, Lord North Barrows, shouldn t have bothered her Dumping her in front of a ballroom full of people was long forgotten but why was he so determined to apologize after all those years And why did she see sincerity in those eyes that used to capture her breath When Daniel received a letter about the reading of the late Earl of Banfield will, he knew that this would be his chance to meet Rebecca, apologize for his unforgiving behavior and may be regain the only friendship that mattered to his heart After allhe regretted nothing deeply than the lost friendship he d shared long ago with the one woman who treated him like a man, not a title But the new Rebecca he met at the castle was so different from the friend he used to hung out with This new beautiful version was interested in his coquetry than his apologies She was in a hunt for a husband and she would make the most of his experience.Was the viscount ready to teach her how to score a husband and see her live happily ever after Or would he man up and fight for what d always been his This was my first book to Erica Ridley It s a heartwarming second chance love story of girl who stole the heart a viscount and brought him to his knees. This review was originally posted on un Conventional Bookviews Romancing the Rogue hit all the right spots, and I loved the forbidding castle in which Rebecca felt so at home Story Rebecca has been living hidden in a huge gothic castle ever since her parents passed away Now, her uncle had passed away as well And she was being sent on her way by the relation who inherited the castle When she hears that Daniel is coming for the reading of the will, all kinds of memories assail her He was the young man who humiliated her than once in the past And at the same time, she loved him very much.Once Daniel arrives, Rebecca wants to continue to hide, but he has other plans When he sees her again, there is a spark of recognition and of something Characters Rebecca loved the old castle, and she had been keeping the books for years Having to leave it all behind hurt her just as much as arriving had hurt her after her parents death.Daniel was a bit clueless in some ways But once he realized that he could have it all with Rebecca, it was a go Writing style Written in third person past tense, Romancing the Rogue is mostly from Rebecca s perspective, and the dialogues and descriptions made me feel like I was in the middle of the story Feels At first everything was dark and quite sad, but little by little, I felt hope Then, came the chemistry, some humor and deep conversations that made me happy.She lay her stick across the green and perched her derri re up onto the wooden edge of the billiards table Do you play often back home Did he Daniel was finding it hard to concentrate All he could think was that in the space of half an hour, she d gone from the most intriguing woman of his acquaintance to probably the most fascinating woman on the planet.Daniel was not, nor would he ever be, her beau He had told her so when he was only seventeen His grandmother had told her so Repeatedly She was simply not ton material Society itself pointed out the chasm at every turn. Short, sweet and funny, just like I like my novellas Thanks for the rec Annie A pleasing novella.I loved the opening premise, Miss Rebecca Bond was nobody s fool She was, however, desperate And destitute After five long years of living virtually unnoticed within the countless nooks and crannies of Castle Keyvnor, she d come to think of it as her home Rebecca has made the castle her home, wandering its length and breadth, forgotten yet able to sustain herself and helping with castle affairs along the way But now the Earl was dying Mind you how anyone can live in a castle unnoticed for five years is a mystery to me but Ridley manages to make this completely believable Rebecca has a decision to make The new Earl will give her a dowry upon her marriage Daniel Goodenham, Lord North Barrows, is a childhood friend of Rebecca s who treated who badly, spurning her, when she came out years ago Daniel has never forgotten her Rebecca has never forgiven him Now they meet again Daniel wants forgiveness, Rebecca wants to be able to order her life, and Daniel just doesn t measure up at the moment.A NetGalley ARC They re just biscuits Nothing is ever just biscuitslol, truer words have never been spoken.I m actually surprised I ended up liking this novella as much as I did thanks so much for the rec Annie considering my last two experiences with this author were not exactly pleasant ones Romancing the Rogue however was totes adorable that featured a feels inducing couple, an eerie Cornish castle, secret swimming coves, a long overdo waltz between childhood sweethearts and of course, BISCUITS I especially loved Rebecca, and how much Daniel loved Rebeccaif that makes sense Overall, a very enjoyable read And now I have the most intense craving for cinnamon raisin biscuits Erica Ridley should ve included a recipe in the postscript. Romancing the Rogue by Erica Ridley is book Two in the Gothic Historical Romance series This is the story of Miss Rebecca Bond and Daniel Goodenham, Lord North Barrows I have not yet read the previous book so for my this was a standalone book Rebecca and Daniel first met when they were younger and became friends But when Daniel became older he ended up hurting Rebecca and they never seen each other since Rebecca had fallen in love with Daniel but he hurt her feelings and left her with that hurt Rebecca in addition lost her parents and was taken in by an elder Guardian who has now died Rebecca lived in the Guardian s house but he pretty much forgot about her and now with the new Lord taken over he has made it clear he will marry her off With nowhere to turn she swallows her pride and ask Daniel for help Daniel was already heading to Rebecca to try to make amends for what he did to her with he was younger This was a joy to read and see how their story was going to play out My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read. Rebecca s life has been lonely, full of heartbreak and disappointments, but it never dampened her spirit, if anything it made her stronger, independent and combined with her keen intelligence and sharp wit, what man could resist her But, this is historical romance and the London elite would find her behavior unladylike and coarse Her heart has only belonged to one man, and he had the callousness to turn her away in humiliation From that moment on, Rebecca would rather be alone, her own woman and NEVER be hurt again It looks like she may just get her wish until her uncle informs her she has one month to find a husband or he will choose for her As if she wants to become what modern day times would consider a Stepford Wife.Re enter Daniel Goodenham, Lord North Barrows, once her dear friend until he inherited his title and became the Rake of London, a supposed womanizer and all around cad, not to mention a very sought after husband for well bred ladies Daniel knows he owes Rebecca an apology, but she steadfastly refuses to accept it, and he continually means one thing and says some of the most foppish things ever So much for his suave ways with the ladies The truth is, he loves Rebecca, always has, but he has obligations in London and she is a free spirit who loves the open lands around her How does he choose between his position and his heart Why should she believe him when he hurt her so long ago Thank you Erica Ridley for another light hearted romantic tale that is high on attitude, low on stuffed shirts and absolutely NO heaving bosoms or vapors from our adorable and feisty Rebecca Add in another thank you for putting a Lord in his place, causing him to lose all sense of self and grace as he becomes no than a mere fumbling boy in from of the woman he loves No dashing swashbuckler here and he is priceless If Erica Ridley s ROMANCING THE ROGUE isn t on your to be read shelf, add it, we ll wait This is a tale only Erica Ridley could tell with such cheeky abandon and in such an entertaining way I was smiling and smirking throughout I received an ARC edition from Webmotion in exchange for my honest review.Series Gothic historical Romance Book 2Publisher WebMotion March 21, 2017 Publication Date March 21, 2017Genre Historical RomancePrint Length 188 pagesAvailable From Barnes NobleFor Reviews More I loved this so much Especially the waltz scene in the music room I understood Daniel s reasons for not contacting Rebecca bc that s exactly the same tactic I use too.
Ridley is a New York Times and USA Today best selling author of historical romance novels.In the new 12 Dukes of Christmas series, enjoy witty, heartwarming Regency romps nestled in a picturesque snow covered village After all, nothing heats up a winter night quite like finding oneself in the arms of a duke Her two most popular series, the Dukes of War and Rogues to Riches, feature roguish peers and dashing war heroes who find love amongst the splendor and madness of Regency England When not reading or writing romances, Erica can be found riding camels in Africa, zip lining through rainforests in Costa Rica, or getting hopelessly lost in the middle of Budapest.
- 188 pages
- Romancing the Rogue (Gothic Historical Romance, #2)
- Erica Ridley
- 23 March 2019 Erica Ridley