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Series: Rogues Redeemed #1
Published by Zebra on June 28, 2016
Genres: Historical, Romance
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As heir to a title and great wealth, Will Masterson should have stayed home and tended his responsibilities. Instead he went to war. Now, after perilous years fighting the French, he intends his current mission to be his last. But all his plans are forgotten when he arrives in the small mountain stronghold of San Gabriel and meets her.
Knowing herself to be too tall, strong, and unconventional to appeal to a man, Athena Markham has always gloried in her independence. But for the first time in her life, she finds a man who might be her match.
Two of a kind, too brave for their own good, Athena and Will vow to do whatever it takes to vanquish San Gabriel’s enemies. For neither will back down from death, and only together can they find happiness and a love deeper than any they’d dared imagine. . .
While I haven’t read books by this author in several years, Mary Jo Putney was one of the authors who introduced me to what I like to think of as modern Regency romance—the ones in which women take back their own despite the constraints of society and are rewarded for daring to step out of the cage convention weaves around them, and the heroes belong to the rare breed of men who can stave off stubborn machismo and appreciate and admire a woman’s independence of thought and action and sheer gumption. So I welcomed Putney’s Once a Soldier like an old friend. Except that instead of being comfortable, it blew my socks off! Read More »