The Rogue's Prize

Katherine Bone
The Rogue's Prize
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Publisher
EsKape Press
Release Date
December 2014
ISBN
1940695600
Series
Book 2 of Nelson's Tea Series
Genre
Historical Romance

SUMMARY
An unlikely alliance earns Henry the ultimate prize...

Captain Henry Guffald is no ordinary sea captain. A member of Nelson's Tea, he's been ordered to rescue a comrade captured in Spain. The rescue is Henry's last chance to prove his loyalty to Admiral Nelson. Not so easy a task when the job entails joining forces with a female pirate.

Lady Adele Seaton would no sooner give up the call to rove than marry, contrary to her father's wishes. When news arrives that her brother has been captured in Spain, Adele quickly develops a plan to rescue him and sets sail to intercept the first royal navy ship she encounters. A brilliant tactician, she doesn't count on meeting her match in a navy captain bound and determined to outwit her at every turn. Can a pirate be tamed?

Book Review by Linda Hays-Gibbs (author,reviewer)
Apr 15, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
191 people found the following review helpful
THE ROGUE'S PRIZE must be read after Duke by Day, Rogue by Night, as it is a sequel of that great read. Author Katherine Bone smoothly takes you into what happened to the poor, dejected, love-starved fellow that was wounded unto death in heart and body and abandoned.

Lieutenant Henry Guffald, now a Captain, must prove his worth to himself, Admiral Nelson, and country. He was rejected by his love Constance and almost by his country. He was a traitor to everyone because of his love for a woman who could never love him. He vows he will never fall in love again and he will do what is right for God and country. His cronies will see he is capable.

His mission now is to rescue a fellow spy named Garrick. Guffald must prove he is as good a man as he was, even with wounds to his body and soul. He should have no problems delivering a ransom for Garrick but a murdering, lying ship-stealing pirate puts him in chains and takes over his ship. He is ruined. He is behind time already and if he's not there in the time agreed, his fellow spy will be killed.

It's not bad enough that he's late, lost his ship and crew and put in chains. The pirate is a tiny woman, a cursed beautiful, willful, talented, and kissable woman pirate.

Lady Seaton has pirates for brothers and one is in chains in Spain. Garrick needs rescuing and she needs to prove to her father and brothers that she is as capable a pirate as they. She decided to capture a British ship and take the ransom for her brother. She is successful and excited, but her captive excites her even more. No man ever turned her head as much as the one she captured. She can't help but notice he is wounded. His eyes tell her about his wounded heart and his limp tells her about his body. She notices that he looks at her with real fire too but was it only anger, when he discovered she was a woman?

I will not give away any more of this captivating tale of the high seas. You must read it for yourself. It does a lot of twisting and turning that will keep you guessing and turning the pages.

This brilliant story makes you anxious for the hero and heroine. It's absolutely fabulous and a great follow up for the author. I was intrigued, apprehensive, outraged, and I fell in love with Guffald again.

Kiddos to Katherine Bone. THE ROGUE'S PRIZE was an excellent read. The character of Guffald deepened and found his legs. You root for him to become what you know he could be. The other characters were minor mentions before but they grew, especially Lady Seaton, Garrick's little sister. Lovely, lively, exquisite pirate lady frustrating everyone, as all fall in love with her.

I gave it five stars and can't wait for the next book by Katherine Bone.
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