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Sweet Rogue of Mine by Shana Galen
My Rating: ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Spice Level: 💋💋💋
A sharpshooter who’s lost his sight…
When a stray pistol ball from the battlefield took Nash’s sight, it also took his entire identity. He’s retreated to his father’s county home to lick his wounds, but his drinking and isolation have only made things worse. When Nash’s father, a powerful earl, threatens to send Nash to an asylum, his former brothers-in-arms call in one of their own to set Nash back on the right course. Nash fears he’s fallen too far and perhaps ending it all is the best solution. Until he encounters a woman in the garden signing a bawdy tune at the top of her lungs.
An outcast who sees too much…
Prudence Howard has traveled the world with her missionary parents. But after the scandal she caused in Cairo, they’ve foisted her on a vicar in the small town of Milcroft and sailed to the Far East to evangelize without her. Pru doesn’t mean to cause trouble; it’s just that being good is so very hard. When she meets Nash Pope, she’s instantly intrigued. He might be hot-tempered, but he’s handsome and unusual and arouses her interest and passion like no one she’s ever met. He might not know he needs or even wants her help, but Pru has a plan to save him.
Together they glimpse a brighter future.
Nash is bewildered by the unconventional woman who keeps turning up on his doorstep. She tries to teach him night writing, claims a feral peacock is a momentous sign, and makes his toes curl when she kisses him. She refuses to give up on him. But though Nash finds it easy to believe in Pru, can he ever trust himself again?
When we met Nash in the last book I knew his story was going to be a must-read and it didn’t disappoint. Nash and Pru are very different from each other and exactly what each other needed. There’s heat between them from the moment they meet and she is determined to keep him from being sent away or worse. Their love proves beauty is deeper than what you see because both believed they were ugly and no one would want them.
They brought out the best in each other and protected each other. Anyone around them could see the love and passion between them so it was no surprise when their passion leads to some problems that in the end helped them more. The peacock ties into everything and is a wonderful story.
Pru is full of life, stories, and doesn’t give up on anything or anyone. Her personality will make you smile from the start with the song she is singing and how bouncy she is. She knew what Nash needed wasn’t pity or help, but to take care of himself and deal with what haunted him. Because of the scandal in Cairo, she knew more than other young women and didn’t hide her passion.
Nash has shot a friend, locked himself away, and he fears he’ll hurt those he cares about. He used a gun to protect himself in more ways than one, but Pru made him lose the need for it. The more you learn about him the more you love him and you will be holding your breath when he must face his fears.
The ending was absolutely perfect and left me holding my breath the whole time and then jumping up and down with what happened.