The Rogue’s Return
This Regency-era romance begins in York, Canada, where Simon St. Bride has been investigating the disappearance of British army funds. As Simon prepares to return to London with his findings, unexpected complications suddenly change his entire life. On his deathbed, Isaiah Trewitt asks Simon to marry his niece, Jane Otterburn. Simon feels honor-bound to say yes. Jane, young and overly reserved, is hardly the right choice for a man of St. Bride’s pedigree. As for Jane, there are secrets that she holds close, and the longer she waits to tell Simon, the harder they will be to reveal. Further, Simon’s old schoolmate, Hal Beaumont, arrives with welcome news and offers to accompany them on their return voyage to London.
This story offers both mystery and romance, and the action is fast-paced and focused. The relationship between Simon and Jane develops quickly but believably. Beverley is a skilled writer, and her characters are appealing. I would recommend this to any Regency fan.