When the Rogue ReturnsWHEN THE ROGUE RETURNS

SABRINA JEFFRIES

http://www.sabrinajeffries.com

Genre: Historical Romance (Regency)

Series: The Duke’s Men #2

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher and Net Galley.

  • Series: The Duke’s Men
  • Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books (January 21, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1451693486
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451693485

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January 21, 2014

USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR SABRINA JEFFRIES SHINES BRIGHTLY WITH THIS SPLENDID NEW SERIES!

They are the Duke’s Men: an investigative agency born from family pride and irresistible passion, risking their lives—and sometimes their hearts—as they unravel shocking deceptions and scandalous transgressions!

Victor Cale never imagined that his sweet, shy bride, Isabella, would use her talent for creating exquisite imitation jewels in a criminal way. But there’s no denying that Isa’s handiwork was used in the brazen heist of the Dutch royal family’s diamonds—after she disappeared into the night.

Ten years later, still reeling from her betrayal and enraged that her duplicitous side was so undetectable, Victor is sent to Edinburgh to investigate a wealthy baron’s mysterious brideto- be. Simple enough—until the “fiancée” proves to be Isa, masquerading as an alluring young widow.

No longer the meek and mild girl he once knew, the bold woman vehemently asserts that it was Victor who abandoned her after he helped steal the royal diamonds! Piecing together the truth of the past reawakens their volatile passion, which burns hotter than ever. But with a decade of secrets between them, Victor and Isa must trust each other in order to bring the real thieves to justice—without getting burned themselves.

MY THOUGHTS:
WHEN THE ROGUE RETURNS by Sabrina Jeffries is an exciting Regency Historical Romance. #2 in “The Duke’s Men”, but can be read as a stand alone. See, “What the Duke Desire”.
They are the Duke’s Men: an investigative agency born from family pride and irresistible passion, risking their lives—and sometimes their hearts—as they unravel shocking deceptions and scandalous transgressions!”
This is the story of Victor Cale and his sweet, shy bride, Isabella. Or is she as shy and sweet as Victor, a war veteran believes?
Fast paced and action packed. With vengeance, lots of passion, a secret or two, betrayal, old hurts, and love that last through nine years of heartache, and betrayal. Isa, aka, Mrs. Sophie Franke,a jewelry designer,  is living in Scotland now, with her young daughter,after running from Paris and her family and the betrayal she thought her beloved husband, Victor had done. Victor, is now an investigator with new family ties, and friends. He is living in England, and living with the betrayal he believed his beloved Isa committed. He has been sent to Scotland to investigate one Mrs. Franke, who he recognizes as his Isa, for she is using his mother’s maiden name.
He is out for revenge, on both her and her family.
Packed with heartache, lies, mystery, a bit of suspense, deceit, mis-use of family love and the power of true love. When Victor learns Isa has a truly big secret, he is beside himself. Their love and passion re-ignite after years apart. But Isa’s family once again threaten their new beginning. Victor enlists the help of his fellow investigators, The Duke’s Men. Together,can they save his daughter, he just learned of who has been kidnapped,and bring justice upon Isa’s sister and brother- in- law.
To find out you must not miss, “When a Rogue Returns”.  Amalie is a delightful young lady, who finds her father at long last. While, shocked to learn he is not dead, she is delighted, for she may just get what she has  always wanted, a FATHER of her own, like other little girls. A powerful story of the true bond between love. But it is a stretch between love and hate,revenge and justice.
An absolute delight! Well done, Ms. Jeffries. I could not stop turning pages, to see what happened between Isa, Victor and Amalie. Oh I guess I needed to know how the drama with Isa’s family played out too. I can hardly wait for the next installment. Will love find the other Duke’s Men? Oh I believe so….laugh now, The Duke’s Men, but you will soon find your true love too. A must read! And a not to miss series!! Received for an honest review from the publisher and Net Galley.
RATING: 4.5
HEAT RATING: HOT
REVIEWED BY: AprilR, Courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
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