Rogue’s Kiss
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Rogue’s Kiss by Beverley Oakley

08/17/2021

There's scandal and confusion after a handsome suitor is told the lie that the young lady he admires is destined for her deathbed within six months -- and that it would be a kindness to introduce her to pleasure.

Sweet, pretty Thea Brightwell’s dull, quiet life with her crotchety aunt is about to be turned upside down by a visit to Bath and a chance encounter with handsome Mr Grayling.

However, the fledgling affair is quickly nipped in the bud by Thea's aunt who has no intention of losing her unpaid nurse and companion. Meanwhile, Mr Grayling regretfully acknowledges he needs to marry an heiress to restore his family's crumbling fortunes.

Unbeknownst to penniless Thea, she has an unlikely champion in her well-meaning but ‘not-too-bright’ Cousin Bertram who has decided to play matchmaker.

If the lack of a dowry is the only impediment to Mr Grayling making an offer of marriage, Bertram reasons the gentleman would play a riskier hand if he were told that the damsel he covets were destined for her deathbed within six months? And that it would be a kindness to offer her a taste of life's pleasures before her premature demise.

Crotchety maiden aunts, love letters gone astray, and ‘old flames’ appearing from the woodwork lead to a most disconcerting outcome!

ROGUE'S KISS can be read as a stand-alone. It follows award-winning racy Regency romp RAKE'S HONOUR.

What Readers are Saying:

"What could possibly go wrong? Well, nearly everything. This book has more twists and misunderstandings than a French farce." ~ Kindle Reader.

"I LOVED beautiful Thea's story and couldn't put it down losing hours of sleep!" ~ Kindle Reader

"The unexpected twist at the end made me smile and think...yes that's perfect." ~ Kindle Reader

"Nicely written and enjoyable Historical romance with a little steam." ~ Kindle Reader

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Historical fiction is a literary genre in which the narrative takes place in the past. Historical books capture the particulars of the time as correctly as possible to get authenticities, such as societal norms, ways, habits, and traditions. Historical fiction is put in a real location during a culturally recognizable moment. The facts and the actions from the narrative can be a mixture of real occasions and ones in the writer's creativity as they fill in the gaps. Characters may be pure fiction or based on actual people. But what about them and their look and attitudes, how they talk, and issues that they face, everything which should match the era.

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