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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The Scoundrel & I by Katharine Ashe- Feature and Review


A sexy, heartwarming novella from the author of RITA® Award Finalists My Lady, My Lord and How to Marry a Highlander…

Printer’s assistant Gabrielle Flood just made the worst mistake of her life.
Then handsome, dashing Captain Anthony Masinter came along…
And made it even worse.
And he’s the last man on earth who can help her fix it.

Sometimes a disaster is exactly what two people need to fall in love.

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The Scoundrel & I is a standalone spin-off novella from Katharine Ashe’s acclaimed Falcon Club Series, with special BONUS MATERIAL: the complete correspondence of Lady Justice and Peregrine, including never-before-published letters. The publication celebration sale price is for a limited time only.


The Scoundrel and I: A NovellaThe Scoundrel and I: A Novella by Katharine Ashe
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Scoundrel & I by Katharine Ashe is a 2016 Billet-Doux books publication. I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This pleasant and touching novella is a spin off to the popular Falcon Club series.

Gabriella, or Elle, works as a printer’s assistant, while also caring for her gravely ill grandmother. She once made a huge mistake by giving her heart to a man, and vows to never make that error again. But, on the heels of that monumental blunder, she finds herself in another horrible bind, and Captain Anthony Masinter is partly to blame.

Determined to set things right for her, despite his own rather delicate situation, the two embark on a special mission and soon find themselves falling hopelessly in love. But, due to class distinctions, and other unbreakable barriers, it looks as though the lovers are destined for heartbreak…

Elle’s work, as it so happens, is tied in with the delightfully wicked correspondence between Lady Justice and Peregrine.

Several posts by each party are recorded here and are as titillating as ever, but this story is all about Tony and Elle.

The banter between the couple is priceless with Elle continually correcting Tony’s grammar and his sheepish, but charming responses. Tony is my kind of guy, a man’s man, a ‘what you see is what you get’ sort of guy who does not put on airs. He is honorable to a fault, protective and sweet, which is makes him swoon worthy and very, very sexy.

Elle is a woman down on her luck, but never imagined her misfortune would lead to true love. Elle is smart, savvy, and selfless, so it was wonderful to see her finally have her happily ever after. I predict Elle will go far, all on her own writing her stories someday.

I enjoyed this short story, which has a slight ‘Cinderella’ tone to it, which I always enjoy. This novella is a nice compliment to the Falcon Club series and makes a nice segue into the next full length novel which at long last will tell the story of Lady Justice and Peregrine.

Overall, this is another wonderful and heartwarming romance from one of the best historical authors out there.

As a bonus, the complete correspondence between Lady Justice and Peregrine are included at the back of the book, including never before published letters, which will certainly have you frothing at the mouth in anticipation of “The Earl”, coming in October!





How does a bookish lady bring an arrogant lord to his knees? Entice him to Scotland, strip him of titles and riches, and make him prove what sort of man he truly is.


Handsome, wealthy, and sublimely confident, Colin Gray, the new Earl of Egremoor, has vowed to unmask the rabble-rousing pamphleteer, Lady Justice, the thorn in England’s paw. And he’ll stop at nothing.


Smart, big-hearted, and passionately dedicated to her work, Lady Justice longs to teach her nemesis a lesson in humility. But her sister is missing, and a perilous journey with her archrival into unknown territory just might turn fierce enemies into lovers.





Katharine Ashe writes historical romances that reviewers call "intensely lush" and "sensationally intelligent," including HOW TO BE A PROPER LADY, one of Amazon's Ten Best Books of the Year; HOW TO MARRY A HIGHLANDER, a finalist for the 2014 RITA® Award; and CAPTURED BY A ROGUE LORD, winner of the Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Historical Adventure. Her novels are translated into languages around the world.

Katharine lives in the wonderfully warm Southeast with her husband, son, dog, and a garden she likes to call romantic rather than unkempt. A professor of European history, she writes fiction because she thinks modern readers deserve grand adventure and breathtaking sensuality too. She loves hearing from readers. Please visit her at www.KatharineAshe.com, or sign up for her monthly news briefs here: http://www.katharineashe.com/find-me/...

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