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Review: His Mask of Retribution – Margaret McPhee

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About the Book:
Genre: historical
ISBN: 9780373297054
Page Count: 304 Pages
Price: $ $6.25
Reviewer: Julie Bonello
Sensuality Rating: Sensuous
Star Rating: 4.5 Stars

Author's Website: http://www.margaretmcphee.co.uk

Falling in love with the enemy’s daughter is not an option for a vengeful highwayman with revenge in his heart in His Mask of Retribution, the latest page-turning Regency romance from the talented Margaret McPhee.

Highwayman Rafe Knight has got good reason to despise The Earl of Misbourne. He believes that the Earl is responsible for destroying his parents’ lives and ruining his childhood. Having spent years plotting his revenge against the man who had blighted his life, Rafe has finally come up with the perfect plan to annihilate the man he hates with every bone in his body: he will abduct Misbourne’s beautiful daughter Marianne and hold her hostage until the dastardly aristocrat confesses that he was responsible for the death of Rafe’s beloved parents. Rafe is determined to go to any lengths to make Misbourne pay for callously taking his parents’ lives – however the ruthless highwayman wasn’t prepared for the sheer force of attraction that consumed him when he clapped eyes on Marianne Winslow or on falling head over heels in love with her!

Marianne’s beauty and charm has bewitched and enchanted every single eligible gentleman of the Ton. Although she has had plenty of suitors and been betrothed three times, Marianne has yet to walk down the aisle – and the Ton has started to talk! Her exasperated father is determined to get his beautiful daughter married off – regardless of whether his daughter approves of his choice of husband for her or not! Although the last thing Marianne wants is to marry a man she doesn’t love, she knows that she has got no other option but to comply with her father’s wishes. But just when all seems lost, Marianne finds herself held at gunpoint and abducted by a dashing highwayman!

Marianne knows that she should fear the dangerous marauder, however, she finds herself strangely drawn to her handsome abductor. Thrust together by fate and united by a passion which simply cannot be denied, Marianne and Rafe quickly find themselves giving into temptation and getting closer. Attraction soon gives way to love, but how can they possibly contemplate a future together when there is so much standing in their way?

Is Marianne and Rafe’s love strong enough to obliterate the obstacles that are standing in their way? Or will Rafe’s thirst for revenge cost him the only woman he will ever love?

His Mask of Retribution is an exciting and enthralling tale of secrets, scandal and seduction readers of Regency romances will devour in a single sitting! Margaret McPhee writes beautifully and skillfully about the past and she will touch her readers’ hearts with this tender, passionate and wonderfully absorbing historical romance.

With an intelligent and valiant heroine, a wickedly saturnine hero, plenty of nail-biting tension, emotional pathos and red-hot passion, His Mask of Retribution is a spectacular Regency romance guaranteed to keep readers reading late into the night!

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posted Monday, December 31st, 2012

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