Not a Fine Gentleman
(Rogue Hearts, #5)
By Donna Hatch
Paperback & ebook, 448 Pages
June 18, 2020 by Mirror Lake Press LLC
Lady Margaret secretly yearns for love, but fate has exchanged wedded bliss for a lie. When she is caught hovering over her cheating husband’s dead body, she is instantly doomed to hang for his murder. Without hope for justice, Margaret flees into the night alone.
A cynical Bow Street Constable, Connor Jackson, vows to bring the fugitive Lady Margaret to face the law—but, he doesn’t expect sparks to fly between them. Could the strong yet tender lady truly be a killer?
As more suspects—and even more condemning evidence—surface, the less certain Connor is of his duty. He must choose between his growing feelings for Lady Margaret and the demands of justice. Will the truth tear them apart or set them free to find love?
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Glaring at him, Lady Margaret pushed again at her hair hanging around her in such a mess that her lady’s maid would probably weep. In an imperious tone, she demanded, “You didn’t sleep in this room with me, did you?”
“Of course I did,” Connor drawled. “I couldn’t risk you slipping away in the middle of the night, now could I?”
She gripped the battered bedpost with both hands. “Did you …” her breathing became rapid. True fear shot through her expression—only an instant—before she replaced it with ice-cold disdain. In a voice so full of controlled fury it might have come from a battle-hardened soldier, she growled, “If you dared to touch me.…”
Connor softened. She was imperious and everything he disliked about the beau monde, but she was, after all, a woman. He refused to treat the fair sex shoddily, and she deserved to know that. “I didn’t touch you. I slept on the floor.”
She cast a condescendingly appraising gaze over him, nodded jerkily, and regained her aplomb. “Good. Because my brothers would cheerfully kill you if you had been un-gentlemanly.”
That was the truest statement she’d made so far. Her brothers were not men to cross.
He gave her a half-smile. “I am no gentleman. Therefore, much of what I do is ungentlemanly.”
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About the Author
Multi-award-winning author of more than twenty best-selling Regency Historical Romances, Donna Hatch is a hopeful romantic and an adventurer at heart. Each book she writes is filled with wit and heart and plenty of swoon-worthy romance. Donna sings, plays the harp, and loves to ballroom dance. Her family, including six children and two cats, recently left their native Arizona for the Pacific coast of the US. No matter where they live, she and her husband of over twenty years are proof that there truly is a happily ever after.
- One winner will receive ebooks of the first four books in the Rogue Hearts series, The Stranger She Married, The Guise of a Gentleman, A Perfect Secret and The Suspect's Daughter
- Four winners will each receive an ebook of the first book in the Rogue Hearts series, The Stranger She Married
- Open internationally
- Ends July 1, 2020