Book Review: Redeeming the Rogue Knight by Elisabeth Hobbes.

Release Date: 1st September 2017
Publisher: Mills and Book Historical
Twitter: @ElisabethHobbes @MillandBoon

I just got off the phone with my Mum, where I couldn't resist chatting to her about this book. I am currently introducing her to all of the ladies of The Unlaced Book Club and it's making me so happy. I know she has her own TBR pile to get through but I love it when we can share books, especially when she loves them as much as I do. Redeeming the Rogue Knight is definitely going on her list. 

When Elisabeth Hobbes got in touch with me about reading her next book, out on 1st September, I couldn't say no. I am working my way through the work of all the wonderful ladies in The Unlaced Book Club and this was the first book of Elisabeth's that I had the pleasure of reading. I started it on our family cruise and then spent the day we got home lying on my couch, in between loads of laundry, completely immersed in the world of Sir Roger Danby and Lucy Carew. I simply could not put it down.

Sir Roger Danby is on a mission to deliver a message from King Edward. Accompanying him is Thomas Carew. When Thomas gets them both in a spot of bother, they have to flee the house they are staying at and Roger finds himself with an arrow through his shoulder and on the doorstep of Thomas's sister, Lucy's, inn. Lucy hasn't seen her brother for four years so when he turns up unannounced at her door, with a complete stranger, she's shocked and scared. Even more so when the stranger kisses her like she's never been kissed before. Lucy can't deny the stranger is quite attractive but he is also rude and aggressive. She doesn't want him in her home for long, especially with her two year old son to keep safe. When trouble comes searching for Roger and Thomas, Thomas ends up causing a distraction and disappearing, which leaves Lucy to remove the arrow from Roger's shoulder on her own and to look after him while he heals. They may not get off to a very good start and even though Roger is just like the men Lucy despises, there is something about him that she can't help but be drawn to. Can Roger redeem himself? It's not something Roger expects to feel, he's not used to opening up and is quite content with living his life the way he always has, but meeting Lucy changes something and he finds himself wanting to make amends and do things differently.

I have to admit that for the first couple of chapters, I wasn't drawn to Roger very much. His snappy temper and treatment towards women left a lot to be desired. However, I'm happy to say that he most definitely redeemed himself and I found myself falling in love with him. I ended up really enjoying this element to the story and the way Elisabeth wrote Roger's character. It made me feel closer to Lucy and like I was discovering who Robert was at the same time she was. I rather liked that he had to work extra hard to win me over, it seemed more realistic than him being this wonderful person straight off the bat. Once I warmed to him, Roger was incredibly lovable and yes, definitely swoon worthy. By the end of the book, I was grinning from ear to ear and just wanted to hug him.

Where do I even begin with Lucy? She was truly remarkable. She was brave, smart, kind, feisty and so much more. I was so impressed by the way she stood up for herself and also by her fierce love for her son. It broke my heart that she felt she had to go to certain lengths to put food on the table and that she had been hurt so badly, her strength through it all showed no bounds. Her interactions with Roger were filled with emotion and I felt every word she spoke. I very much doubt you will be able to read this story and not feel the need to rally behind Lucy and witness her getting her happily ever after.

From cover to cover, Redeeming the Rogue Knight was a thrilling ride, full of motherhood, bravery, strength, will and love. It was emotional, funny and addictive. I would happily read the story again. I do actually have to go back and read the first book in The Danby Brothers series though, this one was the second.

You should definitely pick up Redeeming the Rogue Knight today!

Happy Reading!

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