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MARRIED TO A ROGUE by Donna Simpson…review

Married to a RogueMarried to a Rogue by Donna Simpson

Genre: Historical Romance (Regency)

Series: Classic Regency Romance #9

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


  • Print Length: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Beyond the Page (July 1, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English


(Courtesy of Amazon)

July 1, 2014
From the author of The Earl of Hearts comes a Regency romance celebrating the witty and romantic world that fans of Georgette Heyer have fallen in love with.

Lady Emily Sedgely, separated from her husband and bored to distraction after years of solitude in the wilds of Yorkshire, is stirred by a sudden thirst for life and eagerly returns to London for the Season. Back in the swirl of society, she quickly warms to the attentions of an ardent young Frenchman—until a chance encounter with Baxter, her estranged husband, leaves her as confused as ever about her heart’s true longings.

Baxter, the Marquess of Sedgely, was given to dark moods and an uncertain temper that doomed his marriage. Finding relief in travel, he spent five years gallivanting the Continent and has now returned to London with a comely young mistress—and a dangerous secret. Cavalier about his safety, he discovers a far greater concern—for just one look at Emily stirs a realization that while his life may be in danger, it is his heart that faces a more immediate peril.

When Emily’s young French suitor arouses suspicions that he may not be all that he appears and a unknown assailant makes several attempts on Baxter’s life, the two are driven to protect each other and surrender to a passionate reawakening—and neither will rest until they are safely in the arms of the only person they’ve ever loved.

This books was originally published under the title Lady Delafont’s Dilemma.


Tantalizing, intriguing and romantic! Fast paced tale of intrigue, misunderstandings and second chances. The characters are lovable and engaging. The storyline was interesting and well thought out. The perils of marriage, the interference of others, the dangers of life, and the consequences of doubt and mistrust nearly bring this couple to their an ending. An enjoyable read. The storyline were brought to a satisfying ending with each question answered. A delightful Regency classic!

*Received for an honest review from the publisher and Net Galley*

Rating: 4
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More



Lord St. Claire's AngelLORD’S ST. CLAIRE’S ANGEL



*A Re-Release*

Genre: Historical Romance (Regency)

Series: Classic Regency Romance #5

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

  • BN ID: 2940148891437
  • Publisher: Beyond the Page Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/5/2013
  • Series: Classic Regency Romances , #5

*Barnes & Nobles*

From the author of Reforming the Rogue comes a full-length Classic Regency Romance novel celebrating the witty and romantic world first introduced by Jane Austen.

Celestine Simons was of good family, but an untimely death and a shortage of funds forces the homely spinster to take a position as governess at the estate of Lord Langlow and his wife. Never one to bemoan her change in fortune, Celestine is content to spend her days raising and overseeing their children, knowing in her heart she will never have any of her own.

Lord St. Claire Richmond, Langlow’s brother, is a rogue and seducer, content to while away his days pursuing pleasure—and driving his brother and sister-in-law mad by reducing their female staff to lovelorn fools with his flirtations. When he learns on his annual Christmas visit that the drab Celestine was hired as governess solely to thwart his dalliances, he devises a scheme to both stir her heart and spite his family’s interfering ways.

But as his game unfolds, the cunning St. Claire discovers this conquest may be more challenging than expected when the thoughtful and intelligent Celestine begins to fire an ache in his own heart. And what began as an amusement to give the plain, timid miss an innocent thrill is turning into much more, as St. Claire realizes she may be the one giving him the thrill—and teaching him in a way only a governess can that real beauty lies beneath the surface and that true love is often found where you least expect it.



LORD ST. CLAIRE’S ANGEL by Donna Lea Simpson is an exciting Regency Historical Romance. #5 in the “Classic Regency Romance” series, but can be read as a stand alone. *A Re-release*

Meet Celestine Simons, a lady of good bred but forced to work, due to funds,  as the governess of Lord Langlow and his wife. And Lord Langlow’s scandalous brother, Lord St. Claire Richmond. He is a rogue of the first water and a seducer of many a woman.

While, Celestine is either beautiful or rich, but considered plain, and comely, she is intelligent, older than most young women, smart, and witty. Oh and a challenge for St. Claire! But what St. Claire soon learns is Celestine is more than expected. She is what he wants. Follow passion, love and a sweet romance as these two unlikely couple learn to deal with their feelings.  If you enjoy classic Regency as Miss Jane Austen wrote it, than this is a story for you to pick up, I promise you will not regret your choice.

Fast paced and filled with learning about yourself as well as falling in love with more than seduction but with life. A wonderful tale of a notorious nobleman and an older governess. Not some debutante. I enjoyed this story!

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



REVIEWED BY: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

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