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October 2, 2017

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League of Rogues #1
Author: Eileen Putman
Publisher: Independent
Pages: 358
Genre: Historical Romance

King of Hearts


NOT FOR NOTHING IS GABRIEL SINCLAIR known as the King of Hearts. His wit beguiles, his charm seduces, and he’s never met a woman he couldn’t captivate. He’s at home on the sea but nowhere else. As for family? He has seen enough madness in his own to last a lifetime. He shuns hopeless causes, deeper emotions, any whiff of permanence.
Widowed Louisa Peabody tolerates no man’s touch. Her past has shown her men are seducers and abusers. She devotes herself to helping women in need, but her efforts often end in disaster. After she accidentally saves Gabriel’s life, she persuades him to help her stage a daring rescue from a prison hulk in the Thames.
But it’s a devil’s bargain: Can she protect herself from that wild, reckless fire in his eyes? Can he care for anyone but himself?
The League of Rogues series features daring English lords who risk all for their country. Hardened and deadly, they have no use for love–until it ensnares them…

EILEEN PUTMAN'S  love for England's Regency period has inspired her research trips to Britain, France and other European countries -- there being no substitute for stepping on the very soil that Beau Brummell and his champagne-polished Hessians trod in such incomparable style.

About the League of Rogues series:  King of Hearts is the launch of my new League of Rogues series, longer British historicals featuring a daring group of rogues who worked clandestinely for England during the Napoleonic Wars. Hardened and deadly, they have no use for love--until it ensnares them. Andrew Maitland is their leader, and you'll hear more about him in Heart of a Duke, out in 2018. 

Gabriel Sinclair, Louisa Peabody are two characters in a Historical Romance of an England time period during the Napoleonic War,  a hero and a heroine. What will bring these two together.  It seems the author gives us Gabriel who it appears has many things against him. Things are building up against him, attempted murder, rape, theft.  But are these charges truthful?  Louisa, who believes from life's experiences with men, that she knows what an evil man is.   Does she know what kind of man Gabriel is?  Gabriel is a man who hasn't put a thought to a real romance with a woman but he grows fonder and fonder of  Louisa.  He asks her to marry him.  What will Louisa do?  She has a troubled past, with lots of hurt and a lot of issues on trust.  A father who practically sold her to a man, all for money.  A husband who taught her what  control he had over a woman.  But she got out, using her husband's money to go. She tries to rescue women who have been sentenced to hang for such things as stealing bread when hungry.  Louisa was brave and faced danger straight on.  But then, her rescue turns to Gabriel.  Sentenced to hang and hang he does, at least half way.  Louisa is Gabriel's angel, after she takes him home to try and save him.  She isn't interested in him as a man but he tries to show his interest in her.   She wants him to leave, but they end up working together. She knows she needs his help on another rescue effort and she has the money to offer for that help.   They are two very different types of people, so can they work together?  Will Gabriel actually be the true King of Hearts?

So the author gives us two people. A man who is charming, cares only for the moment with no intention to get into any relationship that is of the heart and lasting.  A woman, who has experienced deep abuse, wants no relationship of any kind with any man.  Quite a pair.   But in a way they have a lot in common.  Gabriel's outward appearance is not what is deep inside.  He has buried pain inside just as Louisa has.  The author gives you two characters that at times you just want to shake some sense into and at other times, you just love them, wanting them to find that common point of love.  These are characters you can actual place as being 'real'.  You could see their circumstances happening in today's world. Well written, good character development both main and secondary,  and the author even puts in a bit of humor.  A good read with romance in history and yet, very today!

I received a copy of this book and voluntarily decided to review it.   I would give this book  5  STARS. 


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