"Hero with Heart!"
Reviewed by Susan Gorman
Posted January 5, 2017
Romance Historical | Novella / Short Story
Katharine Ashe is well-known for creating complex,
honorable heroes in her novels and pairing them with
forthright, educated heroines. She blends humor and romance
into each one of her stories.
In THE SCOUNDREL & I, I was drawn to the character
of Anthony Masinter as he was sincere in his motives to
help Elle recover the missing pieces of type. Honor and
duty are very important to this naval officer. Elle works
at the print shop and proofreads the letters between Lady
Justice and Peregrine. She believes that Anthony is a
scoundrel but needs his help to keep her job. Elle cares
for her ailing Grandmother and the scenes between these two
characters are written from the heart.
There's quite a bit of fun and great dialog between the
characters during their journey. Anthony and his sister
transform Elle from a shop girl to a princess. Anthony and
Elle attend a ball as part of their scheme to steal some
type from Anthony's uncle. I loved the sense of suspense in
Anthony and Elle are keeping secrets from each other and
the secrets are revealed as this well paced novel reaches
its conclusion. The last few chapters were intense and not
what I expected. Katharine Ashe has the ability to deliver
a 200 page novella that reads like a novel! All of the
characters are unique and well-developed, the plot is
original and works within the Falcon Club series.
I enjoy that the author writes great dialogue and keeps
within her time period (i.e. no Americanisms) in tone,
dialogue and social setting.
If you are looking for a fabulous romance filled with
passion, humor and intrigue—pick up Katharine Ashe's THE
SCOUNDREL & I!
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
* * *
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.
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