Available March 25th 2014
Will the Rogue's Perfect Plan...
Colin Brockhurst, Earl of Ravenshire, has no desire to wed, this season or any other. So when his father demands he give up his wild ways and take a wife, Colin refuses. But his father raises the stakes and threatens to sell the ancestral home if Colin doesn't comply. Now Colin has no choice but to find a wife. Unfortunately, the only woman he wants is the one whose heart he broke years ago.
Lead to the Perfect Seduction?
Regardless of the ton's whispers, Lady Angeline Brenham won't settle for anything less than true love. After rejecting more than her share of suitable suitors, spinsterhood looms before her—until the devilishly handsome Colin reappears in her life with a proposition. Angeline vows to keep her feet on the ground and her heart in check. That is, until one searing kiss melts her resolve and reignites a burning desire for more.
WHAT A RECKLESS ROGUE NEEDS
How long have you been reading historical romance? I started in the early nineties, and like most of you, I got hooked after one book (Judith McNaught’s ALMOST HEAVEN). In almost all of the historical romances I read, the heroine was often much younger than the hero. In some books, there was almost a paternal aspect to many of the heroes, but the heroine managed to tame her supposedly wiser man.
Since then, I think the trend has changed with heroines becoming increasingly more mature. This is true of my new series The Sinful Scoundrels. In both the first installment, What a Wicked Earl Wants, and the second one, What a Reckless Rogue Needs, the heroines are definitely older (twenty-eight and thirty one respectively). Both heroines find themselves grappling with the changes in their lives.
In particular, I found that Angeline’s maturity provided an opportunity to explore how women of the Regency period dealt with society’s censure of those women who did not conform to expectations of making a match at a young age. Indeed, Angeline discovers that her decision to put off marriage results in negative consequences, some of which tear at her heart as her mistakes create guilt for her and her family members.
In What a Reckless Rogue Needs, Colin also has to come to grips with how his raking in London has affected his family. As in real life, Colin and Angeline must deal with resentments and failures in order to find their happily ever after.
Vicky Dreiling is a confirmed historical romance junkie and Anglophile. Frequent business trips to the UK allowed her to indulge her passion for all things Regency England. Bath, Stonehenge, and Spencer House are among her favorite places. She is, however, truly sorry for accidentally setting off a security alarm in Windsor Castle. That unfortunate incident led her British colleagues to nickname her “Trouble.” When she’s not writing, Vicky enjoys reading, films, concerts, and most of all, long lunches with friends. A native Texan, she holds degrees in English literature and marketing.
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Vicky is generously giving away 2 ARCs of Reckless Rogue today. (US & CA).To enter just comment and leave a name/knickname and the winner will be announced on Sunday. Giveaway ends Saturday at midnight.