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  • The Stranger She Married Rogue Hearts #1
  • Donna Hatch
  • English
  • 15 June 2018
  • 9781601543349

10 thoughts on “The Stranger She Married Rogue Hearts #1

  1. says:

    I decided to read this series again it had been a few years and no matter how many times I read this I always enjoy it It’s become a favorite of mine I love the characters and it’s a fun start to a great series I love the Amesbury brothers

  2. says:

    I really want to like this book It had many good comments from other readers of traditional regencies so maybe my expectations were too high I found too many inconsistencies in the story line One moment the heroine was hating the he

  3. says:

    This was written really well but I did not like the whole premise of this story Kissingfalling in love with a man who is not your husband is cheating even if the two men end up being the same person in the end This story

  4. says:

    Reviewed for THC ReviewsI had the privilege of meeting Donna Hatch several months ago at a local event and upon returning home I looked up her website to find out about her debut novel The Stranger She Married I was thoroughly intrig

  5. says:

    SPOILERS AHEADI don’t know if you could call that a spoiler since it is uite obvious but I’ll warn anywayI had mixed feelings about this book Although entertaining there were somethings that got me irritated – and it was mainly the MC’s behaviorLet’s begin with Alicia – the self deprecating main heroine In spite of her constant put down on herself she did not annoy me since to me her behavior can be explaine

  6. says:

    I reread this bookwithin 24 hours Devoured it These characters and the romance sucked me in once again Donna is a master of

  7. says:

    Wow The Rogue Hearts series came highly recommended and this first book did not disappoint There are vibrant characters wh

  8. says:

    12017 I thought I had read this before It came out with a different cover on kindle so it kind of threw me I had forgotten

  9. says:

    Really good When a book makes me feel giddy throughout the day in between reading it then it's a 5 star read for me and that's what this was Donna Hatch has a way of making you fall in love with her male characters I found myself wanting the heroin to overcome her fears of her scarred husband and let him into her bedShe married out of neccesity not love She doesn't know him and she is scared of what disfigurement he may have behin

  10. says:

    Alicia is a girl who has suffered many loses recently the death of her twin brother the deaths of her parents and the loss of the family money H

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The Stranger She Married Rogue Hearts #1

When her parents and only brother die within weeks of each other Alicia and her younger sister are left in the hands of an uncle who has brought them all to financial and social ruin Desperate to save her family from debtor's prison Alicia vows to marry the first wealthy man to propose She meets the dashing Lord Amesbury and her heart whispers that this is the man she is destined to love but his ta. This was written really well but I did not like the whole premise of this story Kissingfalling in love with a man who is not your husband is cheating even if the two men end up being the same person in the end This story really disappointed me as it was written so well I just couldn t get past her betraying her husband even though she was cheating with her husband

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Inted past may forever stand in their way Her choices in potential husbands narrow to either a scarred cripple with the heart of a poet or a handsome rake with a deadly secret Cole Amesbury is tormented by his own ghosts and believes he is beyond redemption yet he cannot deny his attraction for the girl whose genuine goodness touches the heart he'd thought long dead He fears the scars in his soul c. Reviewed for THC ReviewsI had the privilege of meeting Donna Hatch several months ago at a local event and upon returning home I looked up her website to find out about her debut novel The Stranger She Married I was thoroughly intrigued by the synopsis and excerpt of the book I found there and immediately put in on my TBR list so when Ms Hatch recently contacted me about reviewing the book I was than happy to oblige The plot of The Stranger She Married is reminiscent of Kathleen E Woodiwiss A Rose in Winter a classic romance novel that has been on my favorites list for many years In spite of the similarities between the two books Ms Hatch still managed to keep me engrossed in her storytelling and often second guessing what would happen next The Stranger She Married is written in a traditional regency style Most of the story is of a rather low key nature and it is very character driven It is also without a doubt a PG rated romance making it appropriate in my opinion for both younger and sensitive romance readers It has no curse words minimal violence and aside from a couple of passionate clinches the love scenes are merely implied and take place off the canvas with no explicit details whatsoever With its subdued nature I wouldn t necessarily characterize this as a passionate heart stopping romance and I normally prefer my romances to have a bit steam Still in spite of it not being uite like my usual fare The Stranger She Married had a very appealing uality that made me like it a lotI think that there were two key elements which contributed to my enjoyment First the settings of the Regency balls parties social events and even the uiet solitude of a country estate were so beautifully and vividly rendered it truly made me feel like I had been transported back in time to that era The author certainly seems to have a good grasp on the history of the period which lent the atmosphere a wonderful air of authenticity The other thing which truly impressed me was the dialog I don t think I have ever read dialog that is uite so fresh varied and robust to the point that it is not only woven seamlessly into the plot but it almost becomes a living breathing thing in itself I have certainly waded through my share of vapid conversations in romance novels but the dialog in The Stranger She Married is never boring or inane instead I felt that it really gave the story genuineness and depth The author skillfully uses it to build relationships and occasionally there was some sharp witty bantering which brought a smile to my face It seems to me that writing truly good dialog would be rather challenging but in my opinion Ms Hatch has done a wonderful job with it here In fact my only minor uibble would be that it is formatted in a rather unusual way which I have not seen before This made it difficult at first to discern who was speaking but once I got used to the pattern I didn t really have any further trouble with itI also found the characters in The Stranger She Married to be an appealing bunch There are essentially two heroes cousins Cole and Nicholas Amesbury who represent two sides of the same coin Cole outwardly has a reputation as a charming and careless rake but inside he has a heart of gold He has tired of the social scene which he sees as nothing than a marriage mart and is uite taken by Alicia s looks and personality which are so different from the other young women who typically pursue him I loved his innate sense of honor and his desire to protect Alicia at all costs The only thing about Cole that didn t uite ring true is that there was an allusion to dark things in his past which made him think of himself as something of a blackguard but nothing ever came to light that made him seem like anything less than a gentleman to me He also spent a good deal of time fighting his feelings for Alicia which didn t really seem necessary given the direction the story took Nicholas is the gentle patient beta hero who mostly contents himself with simply spending time with Alicia I loved how the author built their relationship through everyday things like talking walking playing games and sharing of knowledge Nicholas however is a scarred man who is literally shrouded in mystery from head to toe Then there is our heroine Alicia who finds herself in the confusing position of loving them both Sometimes it seems like she is trying to have her cake and eat it too but she is not unlike many Regency heroines who find themselves in the untenable situation of being a penniless orphan from a financially strapped noble family wanting to marry for love but needing to marry for money Alicia initially can t uite forgive Cole for his duel with her brother which ultimately left him dead and by the time she is able to circumstances have already forced her to marry Nicholas I thought that Alicia could have stood out a little but then again she was a wallflower What I liked most about her is that she had the intelligence to realize that her family s deaths may not have been the accidents that they seemed meaning that she too was in danger as well as eventually putting the pieces of the puzzle together to discover the game that her husband was playing There was also a nice group of secondary characters including Cole s matchmaking Aunt Livvy and his three brothers only two of whom actually appeared in the story who all have wildly varying personalities All in all I thought it was a very well rounded castThere were many things that I liked about The Stranger She Married but one thing I thought could have been better was the murder mystery To be honest if the synopsis hadn t alluded to some danger and intrigue I probably wouldn t have recognized the mystery for what it was until it was staring me in the face There were very few clues and no red herrings to speak of so I wouldn t have been able to even hazard a guess as to a suspect or motive The answer to the puzzle is basically just handed to the reader on a silver platter I like a little light mystery in my romances from time to time but half the fun is in being given enough information to speculate about what s happening Also the denouement of the suspense was pretty cliched with the villain making one of those tacky deathbed confessions which I thought lacked finesse Overall I felt that the mysterysuspense element could have been much stronger and the general plot ideas could have been original In the end though I found myself waffling a bit over my star rating and if those two things had been a little better the book probably would have earned keeper status from me Otherwise though I really enjoyed The Stranger She Married The pacing was good never lagging and the story kept me engrossed and wanting to continue Readers who like historical ambiance in their Regency romances should find some pleasurable entertainment in this one The Stranger She Married is the first in a planned series titled Rogue Hearts According to Donna Hatch s website the next book Guise of a Gentleman is due to be released sometime this summer and although there are very few details about it yet I strongly suspect that Cole s dashing pirate brother Jared will be the hero In my opinion The Stranger She Married was a good debut novel from a very promising and talented new author and I definitely look forward to reading of her books in the future

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Ut so deeply that he may never be able to offer Alicia a love that is true When yet another bizarre mishap threatens her life Alicia suspects the seemingly unrelated accidents that have plagued her loved ones are actually a killer's attempt to exterminate every member of her family Despite the threat looming over her learning to love the stranger she married may pose the greatest danger to her hear. Wow The Rogue Hearts series came highly recommended and this first book did not disappoint There are vibrant characters who are flawed enough to be realistic but not unlikeable The difficult circumstances provide impetus to push the action forward in unpredictable ways I had my suspicions about the mysteries unfolding but was uncertain enough to be kept guessing I felt like Cole and Alicia fell rather uickly for each other in the beginning which made their attraction seem superficial or based on physicality but as the story progresses they are able to appreciate each other for deeper reasons I thoroughly enjoyed this clean but passionate romance and can t wait to read the next brother s storyThank you to Loving The Book for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review


About the Author: Donna Hatch

Multi award winning author of 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