How a Lady Weds a Rogue: A Falcon Club Novel
In 1820, 19-year-old Diantha Lucas is travelling in a mail coach bound for Bristol to catch a boat for Calais. Her objective is to rescue her mother from a den of iniquity, but her plan is imperilled when her maid abandons her. Diantha’s megrim abates as she recognises the handsome gentleman, Wyn Yale, sitting on the opposite bench.
Wyn, an agent for the secret Falcon Club, is on a mission of his own that involves horse theft, killing a duke to avenge an innocent girl’s murder, and facing the gallows. Diantha’s charisma diverts him from his scheme, and he agrees to assist her, although on his own terms.
Katharine Ashe (one of ALA’s “New Stars of Historical Romance”) begins this third Falcon Club series novel with a chance encounter that will pique readers’ curiosity. The loveable duo has both strengths and flaws — Diantha has emotional and facial scars, and Wyn a recovering alcoholic, is inclined to disregard the gentlemanly rules of conduct. There are character changes brought about by love and sacrifices. The novel’s narration not only brings its settings to life but is replete with sexual tension and banter, which keeps us entertained to an unpredictable conclusion. Recommended.