The Irresistible Rogue

The Irresistible Rogue

Valerie Bowman / Aug 22, 2019

The Irresistible Rogue Lady Daphne Swift comes from a family with two brothers who have proudly served the Crown She may be a female but she s willing to do whatever it takes to prove that she s as useful to the war effort

  • Title: The Irresistible Rogue
  • Author: Valerie Bowman
  • ISBN: 9781250072573
  • Page: 140
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Lady Daphne Swift comes from a family with two brothers who have proudly served the Crown She may be a female, but she s willing to do whatever it takes to prove that she s as useful to the war effort as her brothers She even went so far as to secretly marry a spy The fact that she just happened to have been pining for Captain Rafe Cavendish for years didn t hurt matterLady Daphne Swift comes from a family with two brothers who have proudly served the Crown She may be a female, but she s willing to do whatever it takes to prove that she s as useful to the war effort as her brothers She even went so far as to secretly marry a spy The fact that she just happened to have been pining for Captain Rafe Cavendish for years didn t hurt matters But after their first mission, when she realized their marriage had been strictly business, Daphne immediately wanted an annulment The fiery Daphne has always been a multi tasker and now she s hell bent on two things finding the men who killed her brother and securing her engagement to another man to forget about Rafe forever.As a spy for the War Office, Captain Rafferty Cavendish has been on dozens of missions But one mission haunts him, the mission that resulted in the death of Daphne Swift s eldest brother, Donald Rafe agreed to work with Daphne once and put her life in danger Now he must find the men who killed Donald, avenge the family, and convince Daphne to give him one chance But Daphne s enlisted her other older brother, Julian, to help her get a quick and quiet annulment so that she can marry a fop who only wants her for her title and money Can Rafe convince Daphne to give him one chance, on the mission and with her heart

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        Valerie Bowman is an award winning author who writes Regency set historical romance novels aka Racy Regency Romps Valerie s debut novel was published in 2012 Since then, her books have received starred reviews from Publisher s Weekly, Booklist, and Kirkus She s been an RT Reviewers Choice nominee for Best First Historical Romance and Best Historical Romance Love and Laughter Two of her books have been nominated for the Kirkus Prize for fiction.Valerie grew up in Illinois with six sisters she s number seven and a huge supply of historical romance novels After a cold and snowy stint earning a degree in English Language and Literature with a minor in history at Smith College, she moved to Florida the first chance she got Valerie now lives in Jacksonville with her family including her rascally dogs When she s not writing, she keeps busy reading, traveling, or vacillating between watching crazy reality TV and PBS.Visit Valerie on the web at ValerieBowmanBooks.


    1. This is still a four star read, but it didn't have the energy or hilarity of the other books in the series. They were tough acts to follow, so I rated accordingly. But still very good light Regency historical romance. Reviewed for Affaire de Coeur magazine. affairedecoeur.

    2. 3.5 starsDaphne and Rafe are married. For well over a year now, since Daphne was barely 18 and Rafe a war torn spy on a mission. Now Daphne wants an annulment to marry a respectable (albeit very boring) Lord. Rafe agrees to the annulment, seeing that the whole marriage is founded on a promise to Daphne's brother and basically just a practical and sensible step at the time. But he wants her to accompany and help him on yet another mission, before he can grant her the annulment. The plot of this n [...]

    3. Netgalley for honest review.Our heroine, Lady Daphne is about to attend a ball with the impending announce of her engagement to Lord Fitzwell. Daphne has a slight problem to resolve first, the annulment to her husband Captain Rafe Cavendish. Hero and heroine married to assist Daphne's brother, Donald, to gather information from the French. Rafe and Donald worked for the crown as spies. Unfortunately Donald was killed and now Rafe wants to find out who/why/how he was killed. And he needs Daphne's [...]

    4. The Irresistible Rogue by Valerie Bowman is a 2015 St. Martin's Press publication. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. The Irresistible Rogue is a charming and delightful historical romance with a touch of danger and adventure, chock full of witty and zany dialogue, with a tip of the hat to one my favorite classic movies- “The Philadelphia Story.”Lady Daphne Swift managed to convince her brother to let her help out with the war [...]

    5. The beginning of this book really got me hooked. I loved the playfulness that the characters brought to the story, especially the little urchin, Delialah. Rafe and Daphne were very cute together while they spent a couple days together for Daphne's "engagement" party. They definitely had sparks! And like other reviewers said, plus the author herself, I saw the inspiration Bowman gained from The Philadelphia Story. Since I love that movie, the Grace Kelly version, I adored the start of this story. [...]

    6. Valerie Bowman has done it again . She has written a captivating story of honor, loyalty, regret and intrigue. A story with several unexpected twists and surprises. She kept me guessing and gasping with sheer delight. I was on the edge of my seat with a story I just couldn't put down. This is a story that any historical romance reader will love from beginning to end.Daphne Swift is on the verge of accepting a proposal from a suitable Beau with one problem. Her dashing and very handsome husband r [...]

    7. I've often wondered where authors get their inspiration. In this case, it is clearly from "The Philadelphia Story/High Society". We have the pampered heiress, the boring fiancé, the handsome, roguish ex and of course, the precocious youngster - even the ship, True Love is here. All of which Ms. Bowman expands on and turns this into a dashing adventure.So if you like spies, adventure, romance on the high seas and just good funis story is for you. Other than going on a bit much about the "I'm not [...]

    8. Rated 3.5 hearts at Romance Junkies! THE IRRESISTIBLE ROGUE by Valerie Bowman starts off funny, cute and wacky – all the things I love about a house party. Daphne Swift is planning the gathering where she hopes to announce her engagement to the handsome and wealthy Lord Fitzwell. That is, if she can convince him to ask for her hand in marriage, plus get rid of the one minor detail that she’s already married to a completely dashing rogue who decides to invite himself to her festivities.Half t [...]

    9. Daphne and Rafe were absolute darlings. They were both so adorable. Daphne getting drunk at the ball and falling on top of Rafe and rejecting Lord Fitzwell was one of my favorite scenes, I absolutely love that all the characters in this series are getting drunk and doing stupid things. So the premise is that Daphne knows Russian and when her eldest brother Donald was alive, she persuaded him to let her be a spy for the Crown and assist Rafe on his spy mission because they needed someone who coul [...]

    10. All Daphne wants for her life is moving forward, and for that she needs to get rid of her marriage to Cap Rafe and get engaged as soon as possible of Lord Edmund Fitzwell. He and Rafe could not be more different. A while ago, because of her knowledge of the German language, Daphne managed to convince both Rafe as her brother Donald, to let her participate in a mission. The mission didn't end well. Russian mercenaries managed to escape and worse, Donald ended up dead. But for Daphne, besides has [...]

    11. fantastic, did not disappoint. review to followThank you to St. Martin for this fantastic read!original review at: ramblingsfromthischickspoValerie Bowman is an automatic read for me. I personally think she is a very talented writer. I’m very impressed with her characters and the different challenges they grow through. I’ve read all the books in her “Playful Brides” series and all her characters grow individually and as a couple. She also has a great plot lined up for hero and heroine. I [...]

    12. Reviewed by RachelBook provided by NetGalley for reviewOriginally posted at Romancing the Book Immediately the reader is thrust into adventure. Daphne is about ready to announce her engagement to a man she doesn’t necessarily love but feels she needs to marry so she can move on with her life, meaning, she needs to move on from Rafe. She’s been trying for an annulment but the cur refuses to respond.She thinks the situation will remedy itself soon, that’s until Rafe shows up at her doorstep, [...]

    13. ** I received an eARC copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review**3.5 starsI haven't read the other books in this series, but the author did a good job of providing enough backstory that I didn't feel lost. I thought the book was well written, but it wasn't paced as well as I would have liked. It was stop and go in many places and then a sprint to the finish.The entire premise that Daphne and Rafe are married was a tad unbelievable - although to be perfec [...]

    14. Lady Daphne Swift, age 19, is starting her third season and is expecting a proposal from the pompous Lord Fitzwell. However, there is a small problem here because she is already married to Captain Rafferty (Rafe) Cavendish. Rafe has worked for the war office on secret missions. As it happens, Rafe and Daphne had worked together on a mission the previous year in an attempt to rescue her brother, Donald, who was being held prisoner in France. Daphne accompanied Rafe dressed as a young boy. But to [...]

    15. THE IRRESISBLE ROGUE is such of wonderful book, I might run out of superlatives! On the eve of her probable engagement to Lord Fitzwell, Lady Daphne Swift receives a box containing a small wooden boat. It is from Captain Rafferty “Rafe” Cavendish, whom she had worked with on a secret mission a year before. Rafe is a spy for the Crown. Rafe has asked Daphne to marry him in order to protect her if something went wrong with their mission; the marriage was supposed to be annulled as soon as thei [...]

    16. Originally Reviewed For: Bodice Rippers, Femme Fatales and FantasyOnce again Valerie Bowman gives us a treat with her Playful Brides, woman who know their minds and have a plan. In this case the plan is slightly skewered butDaphne Swift has a plan. She plans to marry the ever so proper Lord Fitzwell. She's not asking for a life of excitement, of daring do, those days are behind her. She wants a simple life, a life of family and friends with little deviations from the norm. She just has this one [...]

    17. A secret marriage in need of annulment & handsome as sin husband - both things that Daphne Swift is wanting to forget. After all the only reason she has either is because her brother Donald made the marriage a condition of Daphne helping the crown gather information regarding the French. That was a year ago; now Donald is gone, killed by the French, & her husband thinks of her as a sister. Time for that annulment & to get on with her life. That’s why the unexpected “engagement” [...]

    18. In an order to help save her brother from certain harm, Daphne marries spy for the crown, Rafe. Now as a year has passed, Daphne wants an annulment from the man who plagues her dreams in order to seek marriage with a respectable and staid man. Rafe will agree to this annulment, but Daphne must accompany him on a mission. Daphne has matured since her fateful marriage to the roguish Rafe and she is done with uncertainty. After the loss of Daphne's brother and Rafe's friend, the guilt he carries st [...]

    19. Review posted on Got Fiction?I've been debating whether to DNF this book or not, and I finally just had to do it. This book does not stand alone. I think instead of DNF, though, I'm more, setting this one aside until I can catch up on the series.There is a huge backstory between the hero and heroine, but I don't know it since I didn't read the previous book. The author gave us the abridged version, but it's just not enough for me to like the heroine or to really to be on board with what's going [...]

    20. Daphne is getting ready for her engagement ball. The man she has picked out has all her requirements. There is only one person that might spoil it for her. Her husband. Rafe Cavendish has come to take his cabin boy (wife) on another mission for the crown. Her knowledge of Russian is why he needs her. Or is it? I won't tell you any more about the story line behind this, because I don't want to spoil it for you. Although this is part of a series, and you might have learned about the meeting of thi [...]

    21. Having read all the books in the series prior to this one, it set me up nicely for knowing all the characters and world the author created. That being said you don't necessarily have to have read the other books to fully enjoy this story and the characters involved. Daphne's story is everything I expected. I loved how strong her character was and how brave but innocent she was. Captain Rafferty Cavendish was perfectly stubborn and I loved seeing him eat crow every time he doubted Daphne. I also [...]

    22. Normally I’m not a big fan of historical spy books, so I was a little worried that might put me off with this book. How wrong I was! Instead it was an immature heroine, an irritating hero and a head-scratching plot that asked me to frequently suspend my disbelief just a little too far – and rarely because of the spy plot.Firstly, why are they holding parties in London in June? Don’t they realise that most people have fled to the country by then because the city could get unpleasant in the [...]

    23. Originally posted on Adria's Romance Reviews* A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for the purpose of an honest review.I. Loved. This. Book. Like, really, really loved this book. A historical romance with spies is always going to get my attention but a historical romance with spies where the heroine doesn’t sit at home wringing her hands with worry? Absolute gold. But the cherry on top of this triple chocolate brownie cake is that The Irresistible Rogue is loosely ba [...]

    24. The Irresistible Rogue (Playful Brides, #4)I'll start by saying Valerie Bowman reminded me why I'm a historical/regency romance junkie. I'll read anything but if I'm given a choice between a historical/regency and a contemporary, I'll pass on the latter.I love, love, love Rafe Cavendish. He's funny, smart, with a nice rear view (according to Lady Daphne, the heroine). I don't care that he isn't titled or that he isn't rich (and neither does Lady Daphne). Though blue blood doesn't run through his [...]

    25. Posted on What I'm ReadingI'm totally in love with the Playful Brides series. Oh my goodness, this book was sooooooo good. It was one of those stories that once you start you can't stop. This series has been a fun read, and The Irresistible Rogue is just as much fun that it left me on a book high. Amazaballs! In the story, we meet up with old characters and new. However, the story focuses a lot on the main characters, but there are few secondary characters that need to be mention. Here we go:Dap [...]

    26. I loved this story! It took me back to my historical romance roots. I love when an author decides to entertain first and be historically/periodically accurate second. If I want historical accuracy, I'll read a textbook. The plot line was absurd- and I LOVED it! The characters were hilarious and delightful and so much fun to read. This is my second Valerie Bowman novel. I read the Unexpected Duchess first, a couple of years ago. And just like then, I couldn't put this down.This is the publisher's [...]

    27. I always enjoy a story where I laugh as much as I tense up from the action and mystery. This book had some great moments of brevity and humour. The premise of the story is that Daphne is married to the very dashing Rafe in order to help the Crown with an investigation. She needs an annulment so she can marry a suitable man and start her life. Rafe agrees to the annulment after she does one more turn as his cabin boy ‘Grey’. While this is a standalone book, there is a lot of the plot that hap [...]

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