torstai 22. helmikuuta 2018

Elizabeth Hoyt: Dearest Rogue

Elizabeth Hoyt naittaa historiallisessa viihderomaanissaan lähestulkoon sokean aatelisnaisen ja sodassa rampautuneen sotilaan, ja yllätyksiä piisaa niin kuin arvata saattaa: Dearest Rogue (Piatkus, 2015; ISBN 978-0-349-40650-3).

Romaani on melkolailla rutiininomainen, mutta tälläkin kertaa Hoyt saa tekstin rullaamaan eteenpäin sen enempää kipuilematta.

Lady Phoebe Batten is pretty, vivacious, and yearning for a social life befitting the sister of a powerful duke. But because she is almost completely blind, her overprotective brother insists that she have an armed bodyguard by her side at all times - the very irritating Captain Trevillion.

Captain James Trevillion is proud, brooding, and cursed with a leg injury from his service in the King's dragoons. Yet he can still shoot and ride like the devil, so watching over the distracting Lady Phoebe should be no problem at all - until she's targeted by kidnappers.

Caught in a deadly web of deceit, James must risk life and limb to save his charge from the lowest of cads - one who would force Lady Phoebe into a loveless marriage. But while they're confined to close quarters for her safekeeping, Phoebe begins to see the tender man beneath the soldier's hard exterior ... and the possibility of a life - and love - she never imagined possible.

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