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A #1 Bestseller in Victorian Historical Romance at Kindle! Available Again at Last: Eugenia Riley’s Breathtaking Guardian/Ward Romance Set in the Steamy Old South! ROGUE OF NEW ORLEANS They called him “Julian the Terrible.” Handsome, well-born, and hot-blooded, Julian Devereux gambled, drank, seduced women, and fought duels beneath The Oaks. The one soft spot in his heartA #1 Bestseller in Victorian Historical Romance at Kindle! Available Again at Last: Eugenia Riley’s Breathtaking Guardian/Ward Romance Set in the Steamy Old South! ROGUE OF NEW ORLEANS They called him “Julian the Terrible.” Handsome, well-born, and hot-blooded, Julian Devereux gambled, drank, seduced women, and fought duels beneath The Oaks. The one soft spot in his heart was for his beautiful young ward, Mercy O’Shea. Julian had rescued nine-year-old Mercy on that terrible, long-ago night when he was compelled to kill her father. Wracked by guilt, Julian sponsored Mercy’s education and saw to her every need—even though the spirited young miss swore to hate him forever. But now Mercy has blossomed into a passionate, headstrong young woman, and Julian must wonder if he can save her from himself. ROGUE’S MISTRESS At eighteen, Mercy O’Shea is ready to escape her relationship with her handsome but arrogant guardian, Julian Devereux. Deliberately slighting Julian, Mercy accepts a marriage proposal from a young man Julian deems unsuitable. Furious when Julian rejects her suitor, Mercy vows to defy him, and soon discovers the horrifying, fascinating truth—that her guardian actually wants her for himself, and is even willing to blackmail her into marriage! Pride and passion explode between the strong-willed lovers as Mercy becomes Julian’s unwilling bride. Convinced that Julian only desires her physically, Mercy is determined to hide the devastating attraction she feels toward her dark, sexy husband. Julian guards his own heart, unable to reveal to Mercy that he wants her not just as a mistress but as a cherished wife. Can their fragile relationship survive all the secrets of their tortured pasts and bring love and healing to their shattered hearts? Rogue’s Mistress is a fiery, touching and sensual historical romance set in glittering antebellum New Orleans. Approximately 120,000 words. Eugenia Riley is the renowned, bestselling author of dozens of historical, contemporary, and time-travel romances, including the classics A Tryst in Time and Bushwhacked Bride. She has written for publishers including Avon, Bantam, Warner, Harlequin and Dorchester. She has numerous romances available in Kindle. EDITORIAL REVIEWS: “A book romance readers dream of—dashing hero, Southern belle heroine, lots of conflict, and sensuous, alluring love scenes.” —Rendezvous Four Stars! “Eugenia Riley’s sultry, sensual novel perfectly captures the ambience of New Orleans society in the mid-1800’s.” —Romantic Times Four Stars! “Steeped in spicy Creole sauce, Rogue’s Mistress by Eugenia Riley is a sensual story of two headstrong, fiery lovers.” —Affaire de Coeur...

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ISBN : 25438185
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Number of Pages : 380 Pages
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Rogue's Mistress Reviews

  • Misfit
    2019-03-07 09:33

    This is one of those ward/guardian romance stories. The setting is New Orleans. I forget the year, but I'm not opening up those pages again to try and ascertain it for you. I generally do like the ward/guardian trope, but I had multiple issues with the storyline and the writing style that just didn't work for me. Biggest issue is the huge Big Misunderstanding that went on and on and on and on and on and on again. Worse yet, the author had to use (view spoiler)[ the death of a child (hide spoiler)] to further drag out the big misunderstanding. Mix into that a foot-stomping, unlikeable heroine with a healthy potty mouth (really, after nine years in convent school - where'd she learn how to use those words), too many adjectives, too much sex in too much detail with a wallpaper setting, well it's just not a recipe for an entertaining story. My copy obtained via Kindle Unlimited. I wouldn't pay a penny more.

  • Alyssa Vanderlinde
    2019-03-24 08:35

    Long Repetitive Bore!!!I've read hundreds of books in my many years, but never can I recall a book where the same phrases were uttered repeatedly, the same situation in different settings, and the typos and terrible grammar so glaring! The book could have ended 200 pages sooner and it still would have been too long! NEVER again will I read this author!

  • Babs
    2019-03-10 09:15

    Julian and Mercy have a lot of misunderstandings, twists, lies, some truths but overall a lack of communication. The mistress that shows through is just as real as the love that they share. There is so much drama that the author keeps you on the edge waiting to see what is going to happen. A nice read and a great lesson in this book. The author does a great job with the setting and plot. New Orleans is a great place. You really care and feel for the characters. I think most will like Mercy more than Julian in the beginning but will come around.I was given a copy to read and voluntarily reviewed.

  • Elsbeth
    2019-02-27 12:17

    Passionate story about love, hate and loads of misunderstandings. Maybe a little too much. After 300 pages of bad communications leading to yet another misunderstanding it gets a bit annoying.But it was a good story, which I really enjoyed reading! So, still 4 stars!I received a copy and chose to review it.

  • Judy
    2019-02-25 12:11

    CAPTIVATING HISTORIC ROMANCE THAT SIZZLES OFF THE PAGES AND KEEPS YOU ON THE EDGE OF YOUR SEATThe author's detailed descriptive narrative places the reader firmly in 1843 New Orleans. I felt as if I was surrounded by the sights, sounds, and character of the city. Indeed, the city of New Orleans is practically a character in this love story. Julian is a rakish gentleman with a heart that is tender though he hides it well. Mercy is a willful, rebellious, and spirited young woman who has hung on to her hatred of Julian for killing her father, knowing only the 'official' story of the events of that terrible night. Her fiery boldness hides the ingenue's vulnerability and insecurities. I had compassion and understanding for Mercy and her conflicted feelings for Julian. I was captivated by Julian's commanding presence and raw magnetism. Passion veritably crackles electrically between Julian and Mercy, a passion that Julian pursues at every turn while Mercy is overcome with the wantonness that Julian inspires in her even as her emotions are quite conflicted. Julian and Mercy are certainly a passionate pair whose sexual relationship sizzles on the page. In spite of their chemistry, they each stubbornly refuse to acknowledge their love for one another for the belief and fear that their feelings are not reciprocated. Due to foolish pride the story unfolds with the almost constant push and pull between them. Just as it appears that there is a softening of their hearts, one or the other says or does something to sabotage their relationship. The plot is full of twists and turns, extraordinary passion, and misunderstandings galore. I truly was frustrated and aching for each of them to confess their love and put the turmoil that twirled around them to rest. Their stubborn pride fueled by foolish assumptions makes for a roller coaster of a romance that held me captivated to the very end. I recommend this book to readers of historical romance who appreciate tantalizing eroticism and understand that the road to happily ever after is not necessarily a smooth one. **I RECEIVED A COPY OF THE BOOK FROM THE AUTHOR IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW.

  • Jessica
    2019-03-23 09:08

    There will be SPOILERS in this review as I won't hold back in order to warn other readers like myself who have certain anger triggers. I can't believe what I just read. After reading one of the most enjoyable books right before this only to have this disgusting, infuriating, crap written by the same author. How is this possible? What was she thinking writing this? I'm just over halfway and I promised I would never rate a book if I didn't finish it but this will be an exception. Everything was wrong with this book. Blackmail, lying, a secret child, an unrealistic former mistress, a meddling mother, a heroine who can't figure out her feelings, a hero who doesn't accept responsibility for his faults, the tables turning on the wronged while the guilty plays the victim. I'm furious, pissed off, angry at the messages that this author is sending to her readers and trying to shove down our throats as romantic. I can't believe this book. I wanna scream out of frustration and wish for once in my life I had the physical book in my hands to throw against the wall, rip the pages out, and burn this damned piece of trash in hopes that I will forget it and never ever remember it. I don't even want to write this review but I will do it to warn others of what they're in for and so I know to stay away from this book in case I unfortunately ever come across it again. Hero who is not so much a hero blackmails his ward to marry him after his jealousy upon her proposal from a man prompts him to realize he has feelings for her. Heroine has vowed to hate hero since she was nine believing he murdered her father (which in reality was in self-defense after her father shot a woman) while her mother was on her deathbed, lost both parents on one night, and was never told the truth. Hero has a secret son who can never be found out because his mother is octoroon and below the hero. He hid his son and the former mistress in a comfortable home where he visits often. He also failed to tell heroine about the son and former mistress BEFORE they got married which was her right to know and be angry about.The former mistress was laughable. I don't see how two people who once thought themselves in love could ever be platonic and no longer share romantic feelings after he was willing to give everything up for her and move elsewhere to start from the bottom as a disowned son. It just doesn't happen. He loved her enough to throw his life away, she loved him enough to put his way of life before her happiness. I don't buy that their feelings can diminish from romantic to just friends or a brother/sister love. No, just no. This angle was made to be convenient for the storyline. Her personality is perfection, she doesn't have one flaw, and her personality is fake.Then there's the mother of the hero who at first I thought was very likable until after the truth of his son came out. That's when she started spouting all this crap at the heroine about how she had to fight for her husband, implying that he would cheat with other women if she didn't give him a reason to be faithful to her, implying that he did have something going on with Justine when he didn't to get what she wanted, to forgive him, that if he decided to go to another woman it would be on her, that it was normal for men to stray and that it couldn't the helped she just had to deal with it or SHE had to fight for HIM, are you f*cking kidding me!!!??? I don't care if that was the norm for that era, this is a romance and I don't wanna hear some woman justifying a man's right to cheat because he can and its expected. Screw that!!! That is not something I wanna hear in a romance!!! The heroine can't even find it in herself to stand up to him and put him in his place. She's weak and pathetic. I gagged every time she fell in his arms or threw herself at him when not two minutes before she was telling him how he she hated him, she'd never forgive him, he forced her into the marriage, and all it takes is one kiss for her to be brought to her knees like a lost puppy. I wanted some backbone, some pride and dignity in this woman. Yes you can be attracted to someone physically but hearing from the beginning that they want you for sex and to control you, you'd think that that would have some affect on how you feel about them and keep your feelings and heart guarded from someone who could hurt you right? Wrong, not in this book. At your most vulnerable moment, you can drop the charade and embrace someone who blackmailed you into marriage and oh yeah didn't he kill your father or something? The hero was a bastard who refused to see fault with what he did. He lied to her about a kid but once he came clean he expected her to get over it and move on. In what world is this ok?! Oh yeah this world I forgot. It's ok for him to lie but had she done something similar it would have been a whole different story. After he got his feelings hurt with her rejection and rightfully so anger at his lying, he decided to take his anger out on her by throwing all her words back at her which ironically they were all true and he knew it hence the sarcasm and guilt he felt when drowning his sorrows in alcohol when she went to him to check on him after he stopped sleeping in their bed. This was the thing that ripped the band aid off for me. He turned the tables on her making her feel guilty for being angry at his deception and she accepted it. After all that big talk about how he was wrong, he was a liar, and her never trusting him again, it all went down the drain because he was hurting and licking his wounds, she's stupid enough to pity him and feel guilty for something that's not her fault, and his mother brainwashed her that she had to fix the situation, get over it, and fight for her lying husband. Everyone in the book looked down on her like she was a child throwing a tantrum at not getting a new doll. She was hurt, humiliated, insecure. It didn't help when she kept having people telling her about when he was once in love with two different women in his life before her. He's loved two other women before her, she's only ever loved him because he took the choice of loving someone else away from her before she had the chance to explore her own options. Everything is always Mercy's fault, Julian is a saint and does no wrong. He has a reason for everything she gets mad at him for. People are always coming to tell her why he did what he did and telling her he he needs her and to go to him. She always goes crawling back to him and asking for his forgiveness. He is absolved of any wrongdoing, she's made out to be a spoiled child by everyone, and his faults and mistakes were brushed off as nothing more than minor flaws that a man is entitled to. I still have trouble understanding how this same author wrote one of the best time travel romances I've ever read and praised only to then read garbage like this. The way I feel about this book alone is enough to make me question if I'm gonna suck it up and risk another anger outburst with taking a chance on the other books I'm interested in reading from her. If anything, it's gonna be a long while before I can stomach picking up another of this author's books. The anger from this book is still too fresh for me. I don't recommend this book to any women at all. I'm not a hardcore feminist who brings down author's for "sending the wrong message" to readers, but this book had several pet peeves and faults in a romance that just grinds on every wrong nerve for what she was promoting as acceptable and forgivable with a man. I despise the author for even writing this book as harsh as that sounds and I'll leave it at that.

  • Dani
    2019-03-01 07:19

    This is my first book that I've read from Eugenia Riley and I'm intrigued. Her writing is very good and kept me very much turning pages in less than a minute. I'm curious to read more of her writing. The story was interesting. A girl marrying her ward. At first I was like....ugh really? But realized they were only 10 years apart so that wouldn't be so gross. Mercy times annoying. Since she was so sheltered in the convent she really didn't trust Julian at all. Mind you, I understand where she was coming from with thinking he killed her father and all but girl relax. If you really thought that than he would of been more of an ass. Julian was pushy and extremely jealous. Which for a female, jealously is nice. But sometimes when he would force himself on her, I would of gotten irritated. They had strong chemistry. Julian seemed sexy enough with the way he talked and the author did a great job. I would recommend this book. I walked into it not knowing anything about the author but I'm going to read more of her books. Happy Reading!

  • Suzanne
    2019-02-24 06:17

    I enjoy books with a good mix of love, humor, drama, and sex but I found this book to be very heavy on the drama. Mercy is young and immature, which is expected given her upbringing. Julian is older, a bit predatory, and too stubborn for his own good. What follows is a book filled with their love/hate relationship. There are so many misunderstandings in this book followed by the predictable getting back together that I had a hard time finishing it. I am glad that I finished it because a sweet HEA always makes everything better. I preferred the secondary characters in this book. Henri and Justine are delightful as is Julian's mother Madeleine. I love the setting and time period of this book. The author really has a way with words but this story just wasn't for me.I was given an ARC of this book and chose to honestly review it.

  • Pamela
    2019-02-22 12:17

    Rogue's Mistress This was an amazing book I loved all the characters and I enjoyed it very much so exciting,sexy,intriguing made me laugh and cry I would recommend to all my friends

  • Kaylaisapple13
    2019-03-02 12:34

    Loved it I enjoyed this book very much. There were many problems throughout their marriage but finally everyone had who they needed and more.

  • Liberty
    2019-03-06 11:30

    An entertaining story full of ups and downs, Rouge's Mistress will keep you engrossed until the very end.

  • Lesia Chambliss
    2019-03-05 10:22

    I've been a fan of Eugenia Riley for a long time, since I began reading historical romance. I'm sharing the quote of the description of this book, because it perfectly describes this story........"Rogue’s Mistress is a fiery, touching and sensual historical romance set in glittering antebellum New Orleans." I couldn't have said it better.

  • Anastasia
    2019-03-04 10:11

    Boring! A waste of time! I even wasn't in mood of reading it all....half done and delete!Thanks kindle for giving it for free-not a waste of money after all!

  • Amanda
    2019-03-16 11:07

    Rove's MistressJullian is determined to care for the orphaned Moppet until she decides to leave the convent and marry. Knowing the boy isn't right for Mercy, Jullian is determined to marry her himself- having fallen head over heels in love with her. Mercy, knowing that Jullian killed her father, has resented him for years. After they are married and jealousy rears its ugly head, can Mercy find it in her heart to forgive him and give her heart to Jullian completely? Can Jullian breech his own past and current heartache to tell Mercy how much he truly loves her? A poignant tale of love, pain, sorrow, heartache, jealousy and love. I laughed, cried and wanted to shoot Andre myself. This is Eugenia Riley's best work. Truly a page turner from beginning to end. I hope we get to read more of Mercy, Jullian, Henri and Justine in other work by Eugenia Riley. Highly recommended to anyone that loves historical romance with all the bells and whistles. The historical setting is marvelous, the characters wonderfully engaging, the story unforgettable.

  • Roxy
    2019-03-03 09:20

    She did it again! Eugenia Riley is one of the most talented authors ever! In this book, the main characters suck you in right away as they struggle with hate and lust/love. Mercy hates Julian for killing her father nine years ago, but Julian has started noticing how beautiful is ward came to be. Their constant warring and emotional struggles keep you reading to see where one event leads to another. A great book i would gladly read again.:)

  • Daneesha
    2019-03-20 12:33

    I really enjoyed this book, but I disliked the heroine, Mercy. UGH. She and Julian, the hero, acted like children for most of the book. Lying to each other, hurting each other, assuming the worst, not trusting, being cruel on purpose because they were afraid of their feelings, lashing out because they were afraid of how the other felt, etc. Their relationship was one misunderstanding after another. I'm surprised they finally managed to make it work, even if it was at 96 percent LOL.

  • Diana
    2019-03-11 13:16

    Brilliant good story telling fun! I remembered reading this before and enjoyed it just as much. Though I do get frustrated with books like this where I end up silently screaming at the characters to just tell each other they love them and move on. But then we would miss all the shenanigans...and that is a great part of this story. Pride and more pride to break down. A much needed fun read after the previous mess of a book.

  • Sherry Westendorf
    2019-03-12 09:29

    I liked it. I love mystery, intrigue, hot passion, and working through things to come to a happy end. I thought it went at a steady pace. But could have ended earlier even though where it went was good. I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  • Sissy's Romance Book Review
    2019-02-27 06:19

    Very Good. Loved it!

  • Amanda
    2019-03-20 06:22

    I read this at some point. Wasn't impressed then, not impressed now.

  • Sharon Rudolph
    2019-03-09 13:09

    Good bookThis book was good, it got a little long and drawn out in the middle, but the ending was good.

  • Patricia
    2019-03-23 07:16

    This was a 5 star read for me. The story kept me interested; did not want to put it down until the end. The characters were flawed, which made me love them even more. Just as soon as they thought they had everything resolved, they were hit with another situation. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys spicy historical fiction.