Fortune Favors the Wicked Royal Rewards #1 PDF ✓

Fortune Favors the Wicked Royal Rewards #1 PDF ✓

10 thoughts on “Fortune Favors the Wicked Royal Rewards #1

  1. Norah Una Sumner Norah Una Sumner says:

    35 starsSo this book was really hard for me to rate Why you ask? Well this is one of those rare occasions where you love the charactersthe story is very interesting and original and there's a lot of girl power but when you mix it all togetherit's just doesn't click the way you thought it would My main problem was the writing I just didn't like it and it simply felt jumbled I loved the main character Charlotte and her fierceness You can't hide and pretend to be someone you're notPearl You can never belong to anyone elseShe set her jaw refusing to flinch or look away Anyone besides myself you mean? That's true Though it was always true There is a bit of mysteryas well which I definitely liked And I really liked the supporting characters Even though we only got to see a bit of Georgette I am happy that she's getting her own book She seems like an awesome girlOverall this is a really nice book that has a lot of potential but wasn't a winner for me unfortunately E copy provided by the authorpublisher in exchange for an honest review via Netgalley

  2. Andrea Andrea says:

    Buddy read with Lacey Check out her review Lacey and I have been reading a good deal of Romain's books We've come to love her mature characters and her uniue and relatively drama free stories and this one certainly didn't disappoint Benedict Frost a Lieutenant retired from the Navy after he lost his sight and Charlotte Perry a former courtesan meet while on the hunt for stolen coins which promises a substantial reward What I loved most about this book were the main characters neither clung to the past or spend any time wallowing in self pity Instead they have both decided not to be defined by their past and I loved that The only thing that bothered me a tiny little bit was the pacing In the beginning Benedict and Charlotte focus on the treasure hunt when real life and a whole lot of issues intrude and the search for the gold becomes almost forgotten Then the drama that seemed to threaten to overshadow everything else just gets resolved very maturely which I loved but it just felt a bit off to me to introduce an Evil villain who slashes faces in anger and stuff only so he can just disappear when he's not convenient any And then Well to me the story seemed to lose focus a bit I didn't enjoy the last few chapters as much as I loved the beginning But still This was awesome I loved the uniue storyline the main characters and I can't wait to read something else by this awesome author

  3. WhiskeyintheJar WhiskeyintheJar says:

    I read this for the Love suare for Romance BingoBenedict Frost currently lives on half pay after being forced out of the Navy due to an illness that caused his blindness With a sister to help support getting the reward put up by the Royal Mint for a cache of coins stolen would go a long way to solving some of his problems Charlotte Perry has lived the life of a vicar's daughter and a courtesan but has only ever wanted to be free and happy With rumor of the stolen gold coins in her home town she sees an opportunity to fund her escape Benedict and Charlotte are both after the coin treasure but they might find a different treasure worth than they could imagine  Fortune Favors the Wicked is first in the Royal Rewards Duo but the next in the series Fortune Favors the Bold coming out February 28th looks to be about Benedict's sister and be concurrently happening We get a little look at Georgette and Benedict's friend Hugo and how their adventure starts here I'm so looking forward to their story and how Georgette is going to ruffle Hugo's feathers While I thought the search for the gold coins was mostly shoved to the side here and felt like a colorful reasondevice to get our couple together I think the sense of adventure I missed in this one will shine brighter in the next   You are brave Miss PerryI am what I have had to be Mr Frost Her hand turned beneath his and for a second they were palm against palm As are you  While I missed some of the adventure I thought would be prevalent in this one I was blown away with how emotionally engaging Benedict and Charlotte were The uote “They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered” F Scott Fitzgeraldfeels completely about this couple The natural way Charlotte and Benedict interacted and came together reminded me greatly of Grace Burrowes' couples and the tone felt a lot like Marrying the Captain by Carla Kelly Benedict was a lieutenant in the Navy and Charlotte a courtesan not typical romance hero and heroine fare I loved how the author had Benedict's blindness a part of him instead of a defining characteristic it was simply who he was not something that made him special In a little bit of a different way the author pulled off Charlotte being a courtesan the same direction it didn't define her These two were fully fleshed out characters that have me almost talking about them like they were real people and I find myself wanting to type I missed seeing of their backstory lives but it probably is my selfish need just wanting of them  In a room with a man who had ruined her and man who wanted revenge on her there had also been a man who took her part  uite frankly I could sit and listen to this couple read the phone book to each other I savored their sexual teasing humor friendship and love that radiated from their conversations Benedict and Charlotte made this book for me  I felt a little bit in the middle the story slowed somewhat and I think that was due to me wanting searching or adventure in regards to the missing coins it seemed that storyline was muddled and couldn't find a way to work into the story even when it was supposed to be the catalyst for it I do think if you look at it as of a stepping stone to the next book coming out you won't look for it the same way I did I also thought the villain of this piece was not needed or needed to be involved the whole thing came off a bit obvious mechanism With such a powerful connection between the leads the usual romancelandia flare of treasure and villains maybe could have been replaced with of Charlotte's parents' relationship issues which were only able to be hinted at who couldn't help but feel for anxious Mr Perry and lonely Mrs Perry Although I'm sure that kind of category romance would be harder to sell as I myself was drawn in by the lure of treasure  This author is someone who only keeps improving for me and if you like Burrowes or Kelly you'll definitely want to pick this one up I can't wait for the next in the duo to be released

  4. Caz Caz says:

    45 starsTheresa Romain is a busy lady right now having not one but TWO historical romance series on the go The first full length novel in her Romance of the Turf series was released a couple of months ago A Gentleman's Game and now comes Fortune Favors the Wicked book one in the Royal Rewards seriesI for one am only too pleased because Ms Romain has become an auto buy author for me over the past couple of years so I’m certainly not going to say “no” to of the warm witty and clever stories which are her trademark When I pick up one of her books I know I’m going to get a well written story that features strongly drawn attractive characters that I can come to care about and in which the romance is kept to the fore even as she makes good use of whatever background she has chosen to useFortune Favors the Wicked sees a former courtesan and a blind ex naval officer team up in order to try to discover the whereabouts of six trunks of newly minted gold sovereigns that were recently stolen from the Royal Mint Rumours have drawn them both to Derbyshire and to a village near the home of Charlotte Perry daughter of the local vicar Ten years earlier Charlotte was ruined by the young man with whom she believed herself in love and left with no other options removed herself to London where she carved herself out a life as La Perle a high flying courtesan But now she has had enough of that life and is determined to leave it behind forever – hence her desire to find the missing coins and claim the reward which she plans to use to look after her familyLieutenant Benedict Frost joined the Navy when he was twelve and travelled the world but a severe illness four years ago left him blinded and unable to continue in his career He now lives on half pay and a pension in cramped apartments at Windsor Castle as a Naval Knight but this has the downside of meaning he can never leave or get married as if he does he will lose his home and his pension He has worked extremely hard at learning to function without his sight and unlike the typically beastly self pitying blind heroes so often found within the pages of romance novels is charming witty sexy and completely adorable Like Charlotte he has family to take care of in his case a younger sister for whom he wants to provide a decent dowry Benedict’s good friend Lord Hugo Starling is also a friend of the Reverend Perry and has arranged for Benedict to stay at the vicarage while he is searching for the gold This naturally throws him and Charlotte together and they agree to seek the treasure together – which has the added advantage of enabling them to explore the mutual attraction that sparks between them Each can contribute different things to their endeavour; Benedict may not be able to see but he is extremely intelligent logical and notices practically everything while Charlotte is eually clever strong and very determined The search for the coins is an intriguing plot device but is most definitely secondary to the romance between Charlotte and Benedict which unfolds at a good pace and which is by turns funny sexy and sweet Benedict is refreshingly good natured and open and although I’m not normally a fan of courtesan heroines there is something about Charlotte’s underlying vulnerability that drew me to her I also appreciated that she’s a sexually active heroine who is not completely anachronistic Both she and Benedict are very likeable and so wonderfully normal as to be rather extraordinary in a genre that is full of extremes; and their problems feel very real Charlotte has been dogged by guilt for the past ten years; Benedict feels purposeless but as they grow together they help each other to see that perhaps their perspectives are skewed and to find a way forwardFortune Favors the Wicked is a truly delightful novel and one I have no hesitation in recommending It’s beautifully written and perfectly paced; full of gentle humour some not so subtle innuendo and a couple of truly engaging protagonists it’s the sort of book you want to cuddle up with and hug This review originally appeared at Romantic Historical Reviews

  5. Sam (AMNReader) Sam (AMNReader) says:

    Super sweet unexpectedly lovely and very engaging Too tired for any of a review

  6. Pamela Pamela says:

    Love this author's writing love the hero love a lot of individual linesbut somehow these promising individual aspects of the book didn't add up to a great overall read for me The story had issues with plot structure and flow and I couldn't connect with the heroine as much as I wanted to which to be fair is probably my fault I tend not to be a huge fan of current and former courtesans as heroines for whatever weird reason

  7. Wollstonecrafthomegirl Wollstonecrafthomegirl says:

    I read this months ago and don't know why I didn't review it at the time because it deserved a contemporaneous review of all my thoughts I glommed the whole thing in short order and honestly thought it was brilliant A blind hero and a properly former courtesan heroine which I normally dislike but here it worked The writing was lovely and lyrical and beautiful for example silence drew out long and soft a woollen yarn of uiet 46% The characterisation was top notch with some great secondary characters including a non annoying child The story packed some serious emotional punch whilst maintaining a pleasing lightness What dropped the rating down was the treasure plot line which I just sort of wish wasn't there at all and the sex which in the context of the story and the writing and what I know Romain is capable of was a bit of a disappointment Nonetheless this was great and I am eagerly anticipating book number two in this series

  8. Becca Becca says:

    I read the free Chapter 1 excerpt for this novel and knew that I couldn't wait to read this novel I was not disappointedAs I have said in previous reviews of Theresa Romain's books Romain has a uniue writing style that she has honed in the course of her Matchmaker series and now perfected here Romain's characters are normal This is not a bad thing; in fact it is the furthest from it I love that her characters are so refreshing fun and easy to connect with This talent for creating such characters is on full display in Fortune Favors the WickedThe set up for this novel is a treasure hunt Who doesn't love a good treasure hunt? Charlotte has returned home upon fleeing her latest protector a maruess with an overly possessive violent streak As you can probably gather from the previous sentence Charlotte is a courtesan known as Le Perle and has been a rather successful one for the past 10 years Now returned home she is simply Charlotte Perry vicar's daughter and pursuer of the treasure stolen from the Royal mint She is desperate for the reward money in order to start fresh and take care of her familyBenedict Frost is blind However unlike the stereotype in romance land he is not beastly; rather he is polite witty and all around delightful He has some really funny one liners and I adored him He is observant and deliberate in order to navigate life with his disability Like Charlotte he is also seeking the reward money in order take care of his familyBenedict comes to see the vicar an acuaintance of a mutual friend for a place to stay while he pursues the treasure With both Charlotte and Benedict under the same roof they slowly grow to know one another Their relationship is a slow burn Benedict is a balm to Charlotte's soul and the guilt she has carried around for 10 years begins to dissolve They were very sweet togetherFor the first half of the book the treasure hunt takes a back seat As Charlotte and Benedict team up the mystery picks up For those who are expecting an exhilarating ride you won't find it here The mystery wraps up uickly and neatly without a lot of drama The novel is focused instead on the growth of the relationship between Benedict and Charlotte and their discovery of what they truly wanted out of lifeThis was a comfort read for me It wasn't fast paced dramatic or intensely sensual It was adorable steady and gently humorous Theresa Romain excels at creating playful stories with a lot of heart She handles life's hardships with grace and understanding and has you cheering for her characters as though you are their friends This was an excellent character driven novel I can't wait to read the second book in this duet

  9. Mary - Buried Under Romance Mary - Buried Under Romance says:

    This story is uite interesting both in plot and in characterization both the prior and end occupations There are some complex elements that really make the story alive instead of resolving things with a neat ribbon that modern historical romance often doesrather I would say the conflict solutions are very contemporary of our time and well made this reviewer really analyze a book for the first time in a whileFull review to come

  10. Maureen Carden Maureen Carden says:

    As I already wrote possibly bet book blurb evah Delightful original characters Witty and amusing A fifth star honoring that Romain evidently recognizes there is to sex than just the missionary position Everything about this book was just delightful

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Fortune Favors the Wicked Royal Rewards #1 [Reading] ➼ Fortune Favors the Wicked Royal Rewards #1 By Theresa Romain – In the game of seduction everyone wins INDECENTLY LUCKY  As a lieutenant in the Royal Navy Benedict Frost had the respect of every man on board—and the adoration of the women in every port When inj In the Wicked Royal Rewards Epub / the game the Wicked PDF È of seduction everyone wins INDECENTLY LUCKY  As a lieutenant in the Royal Navy Benedict Frost had the respect of every man on board—and the adoration of the women in every port When injury ends his naval career the silver tongued libertine can hardly stomach the boredom Not after everything—and everyone—he’s experienced Good thing a new adventure has just Fortune Favors ePUB Ò fallen into his lap   When courtesan Charlotte Perry learns Favors the Wicked Royal Rewards Epub / the Royal Mint is offering a reward for finding a cache of stolen gold coins she seizes the chance to build a new life for herself As the treasure hunt begins she realizes her tenacity is matched only by Benedict’s—and that sometimes adversaries can make the best allies But when the search for Favors the Wicked Kindle Ô treasure becomes a discovery of pleasure they’ll be forced to decide if they can sacrifice the lives they’ve always dreamed of for a love they’ve never known.