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The Right Kind of Rogue

The Right Kind of Rogue

Playful Brides (Volume 8)

Valerie Bowman

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Bestselling author Valerie Bowman sets the stage in Regency England for her Playful Brides series, where couples' misadventures on the way to the altar are witty, romantic romps based on some of the world's most beloved plays. The eighth installment, The Right Kind of Rogue, is inspired by William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

Can two star-crossed lovers come together—until death do they part?

Viscount Hart Highgate has decided to put his rakish ways behind him and finally get married. He may adore a good brandy or a high-speed carriage race, but he takes his duties as heir to the earldom seriously. Now all he has to do is find the right kind of woman to be his bride—ideally, one who’s also well-connected and well-funded. . .

Meg Timmons has loved Hart, the brother of her best friend, ever since she was an awkward, blushing schoolgirl. If only she had a large dowry—or anything to her name at all. Instead, she’s from a family that’s been locked in a bitter feud with Hart’s for years. And now she’s approaching her third London season, Meg’s chances with him are slim to none. Unless a surprise encounter on a deep, dark night could be enough to spark a rebellious romance. . .for all time?

Valerie Bowman’s Playful Brides novels are:
“Wholly satisfying.”—USA Today
“Smart and sensual…readers will be captivated.”—RT Book Reviews “Smoldering.” —Booklist


London, May 1818

“I’m afraid I have some unhappy news for you, Meg.”

Meg Timmons’s head snapped up to face her friend Sarah, Lady Berkeley. “Unhappy? How unhappy?” Meg’s hand stilled on the...

Praise for The Right Kind of Rogue

"Anyone who adores engaging, meddlesome characters, a dashing hero and an undaunted heroine will find that Bowman fulfills their dreams of the perfect romance." — RT Book Reviews

"Poignant, entertaining...this was a fun book to read." — Romance Reviews Today


Reviews from Goodreads

Valerie Bowman

Valerie Bowman 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 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 mini-schnauzer, Huckleberry. When she’s not writing, she keeps busy reading, traveling, or vacillating between watching crazy reality TV and PBS. She is the author of the Secret Brides series, starting with Secrets of a Wedding Night, Secrets of a Runaway Bride, and Secrets of a Scandalous Marriage.

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