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Title: The Princess and the Rogue
Series: Bow Street Bachelors
Author: Kate Bateman
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press, St. Martin’s Paperbacks
A princess in disguise is forced to live with a rogue in order to protect her from danger in this fun, sexy regency romance from Kate Bateman.
In The Princess and the Rogue, Bow Street agent Sebastien Wolff, Earl of Mowbray, doesn’t believe in love—until a passionate kiss with a beautiful stranger in a brothel forces him to reconsider. When the mysterious woman is linked to an intrigue involving a missing Russian princess, however, Seb realizes her air of innocence was too good to be true.
Princess Anastasia Denisova has been hiding in London as plain ‘Anna Brown’. With a dangerous traitor hot on her trail, her best option is to accept Wolff’s offer of protection—and accommodation—at his gambling hell. But living in such close quarters, and aiding Wolff in his Bow Street cases, fans the flames of their mutual attraction. If Anya’s true identity is revealed, does their romance stand a chance? Could a princess ever marry a rogue?
This is an intrigue packed historical romantic suspense set in the times of the Napoleonic wars. Princess Anastasia Denisova was visiting her brother in Paris when Napoleon escaped. When her brother was killed a rejected suitor endeavours to force Anastasia to marry him but she escapes to England where she tries to make a new life for herself and her loyal maid, hiding their true identities. Unfortunately, the treasonous suitor is still searching for her but when Sebastien Wolff, the Earl of Mowbray, offers his assistance in hiding her should she agree to go with him or will their mutual attraction prove too much temptation?
This is a fun read, full of escapades, adventures and romance. There are plenty of twists and danger to keep you guessing and turning the pages and the romance is magnetic, too. It is a lovely story to escape into, especially if you enjoy suspense filled historical romances!
Thanks to St Martin’s Press and NetGalley for my copy of this book which I have voluntarily read and honestly reviewed.
Kate Bateman, (also writing as K. C. Bateman), is the #1 bestselling author of historical romances, including her RITA nominated Renaissance romp, The Devil To Pay, and the novels in the Secrets & Spies series To Steal a Heart, A Raven’s Heart, and A Counterfeit Heart. When not writing novels that feature feisty, intelligent heroines and sexy, snarky heroes you want to both strangle and kiss, Kate works as a fine art appraiser and on-screen antiques expert for several popular TV shows in the UK. She splits her time between Illinois and her native England. Follow her on Twitter to learn more.