Angela Palmerston has been cloistered
away in an abbey where she fled after she was ruined by the
man she loved. In those six years, she has delayed taking
her orders because she feels she is missing something. And
then one night, a broken, bloody man comes to the abbey
needing medical attention.
Lord Phillip is known as a Notorious
Rake, a man who ruins women left and right, drinks himself
to oblivion every night and gambles away every penny he
finds. With Angela as his nurse, however, he learns that
arrogance and petulance are not the best way to handle his
affairs. There is a mutual attraction between them, but
both their pasts get in the way.
As he tries to get better, both
medically and personally, Angela finds herself feeling
emotions and needs she thought had been destroyed. And
neither one realizes that there is challenge to their
relationship in the form of a rival.
The Rogue and The Rival is a story of their
growing love. It was wonderful and fun to read. So many
women dream of reforming the unreformable, and this is an
excellent way to read that dream vicariously. While
Angela’s doubts get a bit tiring after awhile, the story
still unfolds with unexpected twists and turns, and the
relationship is still a great love story.