lunedì 28 settembre 2015

Review & Giveaway: A Gentleman and a Rogue by Stephanie Burkhart

A Gentleman and a Rogue
by Stephanie Burkhart



Royals Edmund and Alice Windsor return to 2011 only to discover their world is now powered by gasoline and electricity - not compressed natural gas. Their attempts to persuade their grandmother, Queen Anne II, falls on deaf ears. Taking matters into their own hands, they enlist Jonas Byron's help and travel back to 1855 to set the time line right.

Now in Lincoln, Edmund is reunited with Lady Keira Russell, the love of his life, but if it isn't one obstacle, it's another. Keira does not want to fall in love with him again. Jonas Byron has taken up with Keira's father to build a windmill, and Edmund's brother, Richard, the Guardian of the Time Machine, has followed Edmund to ensure Queen Victoria makes the right decision when choosing the fuel of the future. Edmund has a choice - make mischief to ensure time marches to the beat of the right drummer, or trust in Keira and her belief that Queen Victoria will make the right decision on her own. Will Edmund lost Keira for good if he makes the wrong choice?


My Review:

Recently I have read  the first book in this series and I was looking forward to read this one. It 's a novel so compelling and complete: there is so much romance, adventure, action, technology, time travel. I love the set of this story, Victorian England.
Edmund, Alice and Grayson must travel back in time to repair the damage of their first trip and must prevent the father of Keira to continue to build his inventions.  Will they manage to save the world, or combine even more trouble?
Keira is a character strong, stubborn, complicated but her chemistry with Edmund is magical. Try to resist the attraction she feels for him but it is very difficult. She's rightly offended for not having seen for four years neither Edmund nor Grayson. But how to explain that they had lived in a different era? Edmund, and Alice Grayson confirmed as characters likeable, smart and funny.
You can also read this book  as a stand alone but for a more comprehensive lecture I advice to read the series in order.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book from beginning to end! It was truly engaging, very well written with great dialogue and a fast pace.

I recommend it to those who love time travel, technology and Victorian England.



Alice dug into her reticule and removed a small slender cylinder. She pressed a button and a beam of light shot out.

"Amazing! How did you do that?" asked Keira.

"It runs on a battery that generates electricity." Alice walked over to the desk and examined the locks. She fussed in her reticule some more, pulled out some picks and went to work.

Edmund stood next to Keira and placed his hand in the small of her back. "She's brilliant, don't you think?"

"A girl after your own heart, I see."

"Alice may have popped my dirigible, but I respect her all that much more for doing it."

"You are incorrigible."

"Come, let's talk." He guided her away from the desk and next to the window. The drapes
were pulled back, allowing the dim, natural light from the stars and moon to filter into the room. Keira's heart pounded in her chest. Determined to stay strong in Edmund's tempting presence, she crossed her arms.

"Did you tell me everything back in my study?" she whispered.

He looked her over seductively, talking softly. "I told you I would the next time I saw you, and I have."


He placed his hand on her shoulder, trailing his finger up the soft skin of her neck, cupping her cheek. His eyes never left hers. "I want to see you again. Soon."

"It isn't wise."

"I know. I don't care." His voice grew low and husky.

Keira hesitated. Her body thrummed with warmth from his touch. Uncomfortable heat
pooled in her core. She tried to fight, to set her resolve and step away from him, but she couldn't. His gaze riveted on her face and moved over her body slowly. "I didn't forget you. I couldn't. You're never far from my thoughts."

Logic. She needed logic. "You're from the future. I'm your past."

He shrugged. "I don't see it that way."

Her knees weakened. "How do you see it?"


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Author Bio: Stephanie Burkhart is a 911 dispatcher for LAPD.  She was born and raised in Manchester, New Hampshire.  After serving 11 years in the US Army she currently calls Castaic, California her home. Stephanie was married in Denmark in 1991 and has two young sons. She adores chocolate, is addicted to coffee and enjoys early morning walks.  She's also an assistant den leader for her son's Cub Scout den and is a Boy Scout mom. She writes paranormal, contemporary, and steampunk romance and has two children's books published with 4RV Publishing.















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6 commenti:

  1. I enjoyed the excerpt from the book, and I am looking forward to finding out what happens.

  2. Thanks for the giveaway! I like the excerpt. :)

  3. Thanks for sharing the excerpt and your review, I enjoyed reading your post :)

  4. I enjoyed the excerpt and the excerpt. Thank you so much!

  5. Thanks so much for having me here. I'm glad you enjoyed the story. Edmund is one of my favorite characters and always has something to do in every novel of the series.

    Steph Burkhart


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