In 1812 England, Chelsea Bellamy receives a ransom note informing her that an unknown assailant has kidnapped her brother and is demanding 500 pounds. However, the amount is way out of reach for Chelsea. Desperate, she decides she has two options: marriage with the despicable Squire or turning to a trade like that of a highwayman.
She chooses the latter, donning the garb of a highwayman. Surprisingly, she starts out reasonably successful until she robs Viscount Anthony Grenville. Anthony realizes the thief in disguise is a woman he dubs Lady Robin. When he finally captures her, she imprisons his heart. However, there remain issues between them such as his fiancee and her abducted sibling.
Regency romance readers will fully enjoy Hope Tarr's debut novel A ROGUE'S PLEASURE. The story line is filled with action and amusing dialogue between the lead characters to lighten the tale. The intrepid Chelsea obviously takes an extreme path that requires acceptance by the audience. Anthony seems at first as the bored aristocrat common in this sub-genre, but he too has more sustenance to him. Readers will hope that Ms. Tarr will quickly follow up with her next story.