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How a Lady Weds a Rogue: A Falcon Club Novel (The Falcon Club) Mass Market Paperback – September 25, 2012
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From the Back Cover
Gentleman’s Rule #1: If a lady is virtuous, he should deny her nothing.
Beautiful Diantha Lucas understands society’s rules: a young lady must find a man to marry. But Diantha has a bigger goal, and she’s not afraid of plunging into adventure to achieve it. When daring, dashing Wyn Yale rescues her, she’s certain he’s just the man she needs.
As an agent for the secret Falcon Club, Wyn knows his duty, but he’s not about to admit he’s a hero of any sort. He has a plan, too: steal a prized horse, murder an evil duke, avenge an innocent girl, and probably get hanged for it—in that order. Wyn can’t afford to be distracted by a pretty face, even one with delectable dimples and kissable lips. But how can a country miss and a hardened spy solve their problems when they can’t keep their hands off each other?
Top Customer Reviews
Miss Diantha Lucas has set upon a quest to find the mother that abandoned her when she was a child, she has two weeks to get to France before her family realise she has gone and come after her. However, it soon becomes apparent on the road that she needs a hero, someone to protect her from untoward advances and to guide her safely on her journey and when she recognises Mr Wyn Yale, she knows she has found her hero. But Wyn is no ones hero, drowning his guilt over a past deed in drink, when he sees the much changed and beautiful Diantha, he has some rather ungentlemanly and unheroic feelings indeed...
I admit after the rather lacklustre opinion I had of How to be a Proper Lady I wasn't really that eager to start this book. Boy, was I wrong, if I had known how much I was going to enjoy this book I would have dived right in the second after I had finished the previous book!
The main this I loved about this book was the heroine, Diantha Lucas, there are two main reasons for this:
1. She was charming. Funny, spirited and very direct, I immediately fell under her spell. Ms Ashe seems to excel at writing really likable heroines, giving them great inner strength and vivacious personalities, it is hardly surprising the heroes fall in love with them.
2. She has been through an ugly duckling transformation, going from an over weight, spotty teen to a beautiful young lady BUT rather then her suddenly having a perfect body with nipple pointing to the ceiling and smooth unmarked skin, she instead still held a normal woman's body, stretch marks and all.Read more ›
Wyn Vale has been/is one of the most fascinating members of the Falcon Club and in my opinion, one of the most intriguing male characters of all the books I've read in this genre. I've always wondered about the events in his life that made him into the person he has become? He's never without the correct response to the ladies. Has an uncanny ability to land on his feet - both socially and physically - with an enormous amount of pizzazz, sophistication, cunning, agility. You name it, Wyn has some built-in mechanisms that have resulted in extraordinary gifts and abilities.
If you've wondered why he has such an addiction to the bottle, you'll learn the truth of the matter within the pages of this book. If you've wondered about how and why he is so good with young women, having been on several missions on behalf of the Falcon Club to retrieve missing girls, you'll understand the truth of it within the pages of this book after reading the "rules" taught to Wyn by his beloved aunt. If you've wondered how and why he seems so capable in his physical and mental abilities, you'll learn the truth of it in this book.
I had actually thought Ms. Ashe would eventually work a miracle and put Wyn and Lady Emily together.Read more ›
Mr. Wyn Yale is, as Ashe describes him, a "penniless third son of a Welsh squire of little land and less wit" and "something of a specialist at returning runaway girls" in his role in the Falcon Club. The Club is "a small, secret organization dedicated to returning lost persons of distinction to their homes." A mission gone wrong years earlier has left Wyn seeking alcohol to manage his emotions and fearing any woman who puts her trust in him. After Diantha has turned to Wyn in hopes that he will help her with her adventure he thinks, "God help Diantha Lucas for seeing a hero where none stood."
Wyn tries VERY hard to push Diantha away, even as she tries very hard to get closer to him. As he tells her at one point, he has her best interests at heart and "those best interests do not include me." And yet, of course, he is incredibly attracted to her.
The book is their travels across England, she believing they are making their way to the coast for her to catch a ship across the Channel, Wyn desperately trying to figure out how to thwart her without her knowing. They must contend with elements of Wyn's past: an enemy who is on their tails, a legacy he doesn't want, and the ghosts of that failed mission from years before.
Diantha continually pushes Wyn for more intimacy, then, in a drunken state (worse than normal, at least) he nearly attacks her, and she must throw him off.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Katharine Ashe writes a great Regency romance, in particular her Falcon Club series. The characters are well-formed, heroic, tragic, and comical at times. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Karen Entzminger
I have read several books by Katherine Ashe and she always tells a good story with a good romance, plus history. This story was a bit different, but I liked it.Published 7 months ago by Brenda
This entire series has been a joy to read. When a new Ashe novel comes out, I can hardly wait to get a copy and then spend the entire night reading! Read morePublished 8 months ago by Don's Girl
i really enjoyed the prior Falcon Club series and other books by this author. In prior novels I thought Wyn was such an intriguing character and looked forward to his story. Read morePublished 8 months ago by D. RECTOR
Wyn Yale has been making appearances in Ashe's books for a while now and I have been looking forward to getting to know the charming, drunk spy. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Airbecca8
Nice lighthearted read. Touches in alcoholism in the barest fashion. The characters are memorable, sweet, loving. Decent all the way around. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Sunshine
This is the third or fourth story in this series. I have loved all of them so far. The characters in these stories are very intriguing and the women are also. Read morePublished on July 30, 2014 by BLH