He was supposed to marry her best friend, but he couldn’t say no to her.
No one has ever refused a request from Lady Belle Dryden. Her pretty face and winsome nature almost guarantee it, and the fact that she’s the youngest daughter of the Duke of Wey doesn’t hurt. So she’s certain when she plays matchmaker between her dearest friend, Miss Petunia Bateman, and the charming, mysterious Owen Canady, both will be only too happy to fall in love. After all, Belle feels herself falling for Owen already. A shame a duke’s daughter must marry someone more impressive.
Owen Canady is a gentleman by birth, a pauper by circumstance, and a con man by necessity. Life has taught him he can rely only on his wits and a fast horse to get by. But when he is blackmailed into ferreting out the secrets of the Duke of Wey at a house party at the duke’s lavish estate, he finds his resolve crumbling. Belle is everything that is right and good in the world. He cannot betray her.
As her father’s enemies grow more daring, Belle and Owen must work together to protect all they hold dear. When his own secrets are revealed, can Owen convince the lady who’s never heard no to say yes to him?
Hott Review of Never Romance a Rogue:
Never Court a Count is a peaceful romantic mystery that’s sure to satisfy.
Wow!! I loved Never Romance a Rogue. I do know that there have been very few of Regina Scott’s books that I haven’t absolutely loved… that’s probably why I keep reading them 😉 but each one is not only a lovely story of great characters but it’s also a lesson and a chance to grow myself.
I truly love Belle and Owen’s story. It was a true romance, very sweet and uplifting while still having strife and reality but more than that I loved these characters! I loved how she brought people from all of her books and past series together and mentioned them. It’s great because it is done in such a way but if you haven’t read past books you don’t really notice, but if you have it highlights it and reminds you’ve fallen in love with in the past.
It hit me as I was reading this exactly how difficult it just have been for the men in this series. None of the three have a home. Their families leave much to be desired. At every turn they’re needing to fight to prove themselves. The grit and determination each of them shows is outstanding. Yet. They each still love. They show love and they feel it. Yes, at times it may only be their horse who feels it but it’s proof they’ve not shut it down.
Never Romance a Rogue is so profound and gives us a better understanding of those who’ve been hurt and have no one to trust yet still persevere while hoping things will change.
I guess I just have to say.. I can’t wait until the next one!
Author: Regina Scott
Source: Regina Scott
Publisher & Date: June 13th 2022 by Edwards and Williams
Genre: Historic Christian Romance Mystery
Ages: 16+ | Only because of the romance
Setting: Surrey, England, Late July 1825
Series: Fortune’s Brides: The Wedding Vow, #3
Regina Scott started writing novels in the third grade. Thankfully for literature as we know it, she didn’t actually sell her first novel until she had learned a bit more about writing. Since her first Regency romance was published in 1998, her stories have traveled the globe, with translations in many languages including Dutch, German, Italian, and Portuguese. She is now the author of more than 50 works of warm, witty historical romance.
She and her husband of 30 years reside in Washington State on the way to Mt. Rainier. Regina Scott has driven four in hand, learned to fence, sailed on a tall ship, and dressed as a Regency dandy, all in the name of research, of course.
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