Redeeming the Rogue

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The Chambers Series Book 3

An innocent mistake at a diplomatic gathering, leads British agent and reputed Irish rogue, Michael Rafferty, to mistake Lady Arianne Chambers as a traitor’s mistress instead of the acknowledged matchmaker, “Cupid’s Mistress.” She accuses him of being common and disrespectful, while striking at his pride and accidentally re-injuring his lip in a highly public insult. He takes solace that they will never meet again…until they do at the Home Office. Lady Arianne has been asked to “polish” Rafferty’s rough edges so he may masquerade as a British diplomat in newly emerging Washington D.C.

Anxious to leave London before her recent Vienna scandal reaches her brothers’ ears, Lady Arianne Chambers, sister to a duke and well-versed in diplomatic etiquette, agrees to teach proper manners to an agent as they travel by steamer across the Atlantic. Of course, that was before she learned the British agent was that uncouth Irish rogue. Still, she needs a quick escape and this trip will accomplish that goal. She’ll be protected from her brothers’ wrath, but will she need protection from the passionate man hidden beneath a tough exterior?

REDEEMING THE ROGUE is the third book in the Chambers Trilogy. It shares characters with THE EDUCATION OF MRS. BRIMLEY (Book 1) – winner of the Golden Heart award from Romance Writers of America -- and THE SEDUCTION OF A DUKE (book 2). One of the secondary characters from REDEEMING THE ROGUE was featured in “Her Heart in His Pocket,” a novella included in CHRISTMAS AT CAYNHAM CASTLE.

REDEEMING THE ROGUE was originally published by Berkley Sensation in 2011, as is indicated by the small R in the left lower corner of the new cover.

"Irish Rebellion, smuggled guns, and the assassination of American president James Garfield form a lively backdrop for this sweet, sexy, and smartly told Victorian romance."

Publishers Weekly

"MacMeans’ voice is original and vibrant. Her fresh plots, irresistible characters and high wit not only put a smile on reader’s faces, but a glow in their hearts. The final volume in the Chambers trilogy is pure joy, funny, sexy and exciting."

4.5 stars TOP PICK Romantic Times Bookreviews

"The story is fast-paced from the moment the lead couple meets in a gender battle and never slows as their escapades make for an exciting historical."

Harriet Klausner

"REDEEMING THE ROGUE is a wonderful story that shows us first impressions are not always what they seem. The story is witty and mysterious until the last page."

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