Release date - 23rd August 2016
Book length - 258 pages
Available on - www.amazon.com | www.amazon.co.uk
It is 1857 and Fletcher MacNeil has lived a reckless life in Texas. Half Scottish and half Comanche has not made life easier for him - where men despise him and women love him for his unusual looks. Having left his family behind, Fletcher soon finds himself in a predicament - convicted for a crime he did not commit, he is soon to face the gallows. But when a Scottish solicitor shows up at the jail, his luck is just about to change - in more ways than one.
Geddes, the solicitor, is delighted to have found the heir and new Duke of Kintyre. Although nothing like he expected, Geddes is happy to take Fletcher over the alternative option. But as they return to the castle in Scotland, his sister Rosalyn is the one who is left to take care of the new Duke, who has fallen ill on the sea voyage. For Geddes needs them to get to know each other if their future is to be secured.
Rosalyn has suffered greatly in her grievous marriage to the monster, Leod. But all of that is behind her now and she is settled in her solitary life, with her friend Fenella for company. But dealing with the unusual Duke is stirring up feelings that have lain dormant for so long. And even though he irritates her, she cannot deny his genuine intentions to his new people, and his siblings that soon join him from America. But is it ever possible to lay to rest their baggage from their pasts and forge a future together? Or will hurt and insecurity keep them from creating a real relationship?
THE PLEASURE OF THE ROSE by Jane Bonander is an exciting, emotional, and fast-paced novel that keep me entertained from beginning to end. Fletcher is a loveable rogue who wants to grab his new future with both hands, but worries about his own capabilities. Rosalyn is strong and resilient and my heart broke for what she had suffered in the past. So it was lovely to watch her slowly come out of her shell and learn to live again. The only element of the story that I didn't love, was some of the language used during the sex scenes - some of which were outdated and overused. With plenty of ups and downs, steamy scenes, and some shady characters on the island intent on causing trouble, THE PLEASURE OF THE ROSE by Jane Bonander is a historical romance that held my attention from beginning to end, and I look forward to the next book in the MacNeil Legacy series.
BOOK RATING - 📖📖📖📖 4+
Jane Bonander has always had a flare for the dramatic. Just ask her mother. When she was five, she ran home from kindergarten and scrambled under her parents' bed, hiding there until her mother came looking for her which was longer than Jane had anticipated, for she fell asleep. When her mother woke her, she told her that a big, hairy monster had chased her home. Since over an hour had passed, the drama of the moment was gone.
She sold her first novel, SECRETS OF A MIDNIGHT MOON, to St. Martin's Press in 1990. Since then she has published twelve more novels and novellas. She currently makes her home in St. Paul, Minnesota and in the fall of 1998, remarried after the death of her first husband, Alan. The new man in her life, Richard Noer, is an avid skiier and for the past twenty six years has been on the ski patrol at a local ski area. Although Jane doesn't ski and refuses to start now, she does "chalet" and enjoys people watching as she does so! For more information:
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