For Generations, The Cave Family Has Been Marked By Scandal, Madness, And Violence But After Earning A Reputation For Bravery In The Army, Horatio Cave, The New Viscount Darien, Has Come Home To Charm London Society And Restore The Family Name He Means To Start With The Lovely Lady Thea DebenhamThe Magnetism Between Thea And Lord Darien Is Immediate And Enraptured Thea Knows This Is No Innocent Flirtation But Can She Trust The Dark, Sexy Vile Viscount Even If She Can Convince Herself, She May Not Be Able To Convince Her Family, Particularly Her Brother, Dare The Most Dashing Member Of The Company Of Rogues That Horatio Does Not Deserve The Cursed Cave Reputation Not going to try for a silly review of this one Let s just say Dare Debenham s little sister Thea s up to bat, and her drug of choice is Darien Cave, the scion of a long line of murdering madmen and slutty Italian opera singers He offers information that will exonerate Dare of false charges of cowardice in the war, if she will pose as his betrothed for a period of six weeks One guess where this is going Meanwhile, Darien has some less than savory friends, and Thea has a cousin withboobs than brains The combination makes for some unexpected hazards Pretty good read. At the end of To Rescue a Rogue we meet Horatio Cave, Viscount Darien, who has a little part in making society accept Dare When Lady Beware opens, and what a wonderful opening chapter that one is, we discover exactly what Darien was up to that night Darien comes from a very troubled, to say the least, family His only relative is his younger brother who has recently been refused by his beloved s father because he belongs to a family of murderers and rapists Knowing that Darien is quite determined to change the family s reputation and be well accepted in society so his brother may be an eligible party He comes up with a plan to help Darius Debenham if his sister Thea will agree to become his fianc e Although Thea agrees under duress she is quite determined to find a way out, but she doesn t count on her mother being so grateful to Darien she decides to accompany him everywhere to show her support and thus throwing them together I really liked their interaction, Darien is a bit of a tortured hero but it s not overdone and he never gets too demanding with Thea And she starts to appreciate their interaction as much as I did pretty soon, there comes a point in when it is he who doesn t want to compromise her and attach her to his family There s almost no conflict between them and Beverley manages to show a rather sensible heroine, who feels she may be a bit boring, truly appreciate her daring hero who makes her want to beadventurous There s a subplot involving a mystery of who keeps leaving blood in his doorstep to remind people of the murder his brother committed and another about Thea s idiot cousin and a fellow officer who his less than noble The climax of these 2 mysteries will lead them to a shocking situation where Thea finds herself in great danger and Darien almost arrives too late but it s definitely the turning point for Darien to change his reputation Characters of not only the Rogue series but also of the Wraybourne series show in these books and as I mentioned previously it s better if you read them in order Readers not familiar with the series might find odd that the Rogues keep being mentioned and how over protective they are of each other and people they care Grade 4 5 The start of this book is intertwined with the previous book, To Rescue A Rogue We begin at the engagement ball for Dare and Lady Mara We follow Dare s sister Thea as she is attempting to change gowns due to an unfortunate incident with a glass of wine Thea meets a most interesting man in the hall a man who blackmails her to announce an engagement or he will refuse to aid her brother Being the good sister that she is and also enjoying the kisses of this stranger she reluctantly agrees After getting to know Lord Darien, she begins to see that there isto him and begins to truly have feelings for him However, there are many things that get in their way She has a rather loose cousin and there is all the bad history of the Cave family that gets in their way With a shaky start, this is one love that strives to survive.I began this story with high hopes that perhaps I should not have had A good chunk of this book takes place during the previous book, To Rescue A Rogue We see some of the same things happen, but from a different perspective I really didn t care much for the character of Thea I found her to be a spoiled little miss for a chunk of the book While Darien was somewhat a cad, he really did have good intentions and I have to say that I liked him I think there is just too much extra drama packed into these Rogue series books that is unnecessary It just feels to me like Beverley is trying to add pages to her book. Vikki s MusingsI am having such a delightful time re visiting the rogues I found Jo Beverley s Company of Rogues series many years ago and fell in love Ms Beverley immediately became one of my all time favorite authors, and I devoured her back list This time around, I am listening to the audio versions, and I am enjoying these books as much as I did reading them.Lady Beware tells the love story of Lady Thea Debenham, daughter of a duke and sister to Dare from the previous book At first, I had a difficult time warming up to Thea s character She is a bit sanctimonious and extremely na ve early on in the story, but as the story unfolds, I fell in love Her kind hearted ways and her staunch support of her family and friends won me over.While I met Viscount Darien s character under less than flattering conditions he blackmails Thea into a six week engagement in exchange for clearing Dare s war record I fell in love with him anyway, since Ms Beverley gave me the reason behind his behavior Also Darien is a tortured soul, my favorite kind of hero His willingness to retract his conditions, although he fulfilled his end of the bargain immediately, even though Thea is quite horrible to him in the beginning, showed me what an honorable man he is He puts up with a multitude of sins from Thea and remains a gentleman throughout it all.As with all of Ms Beverley s books, the pace is fast and the story unique Her sparkling dialogue truly brought the characters to life and helped to create great sexual tension It was so rewarding to see the rogues band together to right a childhood hurt that has followed Darien all his adult life Always love learningabout the rogues and their families Most of them are in this one or at least mentioned The narrator for Lady Beware is Simon Prebble and he gives another stellar performance He has narrated several of the Company of Rogues books, and I have enjoyed his performance a great deal Not only does he read with deep emotion without going overboard, he does an excellent job with the female voices The wonderful thing about this series is that even if you read them out of order, they still work Although, reading them in order is a pleasure and fills in a few of the blanks If you haven t read Ms Beverley s books, once you read Lady Beware, you will definitely want to read her backlist I have yet to read one by her books that I did not like Happy reading I wanted to like the book and Lady Thea I really did But some parts made me want to scream Thea was so naive, and that didn t match up with her dogooder heart Now, Lord Darien I did like I almost wish it had been done from his point of view He had a better grasp on things around him, and wasn t flight as Lady Thea, who shouldn t have been considering she s Dare s sister Her cousin Maddy was annoying, as was Duke of Yeovil. Otro libro de esta autora que me ha encantado Cave es un personaje muy bueno Al principio es oscuro, vengativo y solo piensa en s mismo, pero a medida que vas leyendo, te encuentras con un personaje que, aunque tiene un punto de oscuridad debido a todo lo que rodea a su familia y su infancia, no es para nada como te esperabas Thea es otro personaje que me ha gustado Ambos son perfectos el uno para el otro y es gracias a esa interacci n que me he cre do ese enamoramiento, ya que antes estaban llenos de prejuicios El malo de la historia se sabe casi desde el principio, pero reconozco que su ltima jugada no me la esperaba y me alegro de que acabara como acab Por otro lado, decir que me ha encantado volver a saber de los p caros y sus familias, siempre son bienvenidos en estas historias secundarias y estoy deseando que los ltimos salgan alg n d a en espa ol para saber qu les depara el futuro. Last one in the Company of Roguesjust when you wonder how Jo Beverley can think of another interesting storylineshe does it again Thea Debenham, sister to a Rogue, met her soon to be hero at a party celebrating her brother Dare s engagement Darien is not a Rogue but attended school at the same time as the Rogues and actually hated them But Ms Beverley pulls the odd storyline together and it makes quite a satisfying read Sorry to see the end of this series Yet another review I let sit too long to have all the details at my fingertips I ll do my best First, though, yes, your experience will be enhanced if you ve read some of the others in the series You can probably do okay without, but I wouldn t recommend it.I had trouble with this in the first part Darien is kind of a jackwagon and rather stuck on himself Worse, there s just a touch of self pity in there for being stuck with such a bad family name He never turns that on Thea, so it isn t a show stopper, but it s close a time or two And Thea is a bit scattered in that part, as well She s attracted, but a good girl who s maybe a little tired of being good all the time I liked the handling of that later on, particularly with the contrast with her idiot cousin.The main couple evened out after a bit, though parts continued to irritate The mystery kind of fizzled, and then a second obstacle took its place in a rather dramatic way that I don t think actually worked view spoiler Not least that there s literally no reason for the bad guy not to rape Thea when he has the opportunity Beverley hand waves that, but it kind of sticks out I mean, the bad guy was painted as very bad indeed, including as a sexual predator, and he had opportunity and motive beyond the mere sex of it, even I can see why Beverley wouldn t introduce such devastating events so late in the novel, but it smacks of authorial intrusion hide spoiler I loved the way that both characters grew during the book I also really liked how the author allowed some time to pass so that it made the growthbelievable.
Mary Josephine Dunn was born 22 September 1947 in Lancashire, England, UK At the age of eleven she went to an all girls boarding school, Layton Hill Convent, Blackpool At sixteen, she wrote her first romance, with a medieval setting, completed in installments in an exercise book From 1966 to 1970, she obtained a degree in English history from Keele University in Staffordshire, where she met her
- 416 pages
- Lady Beware
- Jo Beverley
- 03 June 2019 Jo Beverley