June 2, 2009
Kensington Publishing Corp.
850 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022
Rating: 4 Cups
Captain Jonathon Barry won Jaline in a gambling den and will no longer allow her to be a slave. Instead, she will become his mistress and board his ship. The Captain has no idea his love for her will become real.
Jaline of Constantinople has never been with a man. Her mother was a Greek who loved horses, her father English. She lost both when she was young. When Jonathan wins her in a bet, she learns she is to be his mistress.
Jaline’s former guardian had no business throwing her into slavery. Jonathon intends to never allow her to return to it. He finds Jaline full of grace and elegance, with an intoxicating voice. She is not aware how she affects him. Now that he wishes her to be his mistress, she is certain he will want more. It was duty and necessity that brought her to him. The little time he spends with her, Jonathon finds a treasure as well as peril. She does not realize he is gradually falling in love, but once she does will she willingly accept the truth? With much passionate anticipation, will the two find a way to become one?
The Renegade is a flowing read that keeps the reader eager to turn the next page to see what outcome will befall Jaline. I could feel the inner pain that troubles her as she deals with many pressing issues. Her plight is one that grabs the reader and affects them in many ways. There were many times I wanted to reach out to her and tell her it would be all right; all she had to do was put her trust in Jonathon. He is like a white knight coming to her rescue. Sarah Parr pens a wonderful tale that is sparkling and fresh. She creates genuine characters that latch onto the reader and never release their hold.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More