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Rogues RedeemedAs Heir To A Title And Great Wealth, Will Masterson Should Have Stayed Home And Tended His Responsibilities Instead He Went To War Now, After Perilous Years Fighting The French, He Intends His Current Mission To Be His Last But All His Plans Are Forgotten When He Arrives In The Small Mountain Stronghold Of San Gabriel And Meets Her Knowing Herself To Be Too Tall, Strong, And Unconventional To Appeal To A Man, Athena Markham Has Always Gloried In Her Independence But For The First Time In Her Life, She Finds A Man Who Might Be Her Match Two Of A Kind, Too Brave For Their Own Good, Athena And Will Vow To Do Whatever It Takes To Vanquish San Gabriel S Enemies For Neither Will Back Down From Death, And Only Together Can They Find Happiness And A Love Deeper Than Any They D Dared Imagine


10 thoughts on “Once a Soldier

  1. Christine Wallflower & Dark Romance Junkie Christine Wallflower & Dark Romance Junkie says:

    After a taut silence, the rifle was lowered and a magnificent stepped from the shadows Now that Will didn t have a weapon pointing at him, he realized that the rich, low voice belonged to a female. I honestly can t do this book justice, all I can say is that it isn t your typical HR This book surprised me all round At first glance it seems like every other historical romance I ve read but that wasn t the case at all The two main differences The romance was secondary don t get me wrong at about 70% the author did intensified the romance and the connection between the love interests but I feel like that s not what this story was about Secondly there were two couples in this book and their stories were told simultaneously While Will and Athena were the lead characters, I was just as invested in Justin and Sophia s story I never expected to enjoy the story as much as I did, I hesitantly started it last night and found I couldn t stop reading.The two main characters Athena and Will are very well matched, Athena was a very strong and independent character because of how she grew up On one hand because of her liberal upbringing she was capable of doing many things a woman like her wasn t able to at the time, but on the other hand her differences set her apart which was another negative blow, you see Athena is the illegitimate daughter of a peer This book is set immediately after the defeat and abdication of Napoleon, in...


  2. WhiskeyintheJar/Kyraryker WhiskeyintheJar/Kyraryker says:

    I drifted off twice while reading this.The hero and heroine meet and because insta lust would be too exciting, they just kind of really like each other Ok, so they are quite lovely together and talk and share and calmly talk some My kingdom for a scorned other woman, devious uncle, or some other over the top villain I bemoan these tropes but at least they give the story some life.Also, I love myself some wine but reading over and over about how this fictitious country has the best and how were they ever going to recover the buried wine had me wanting to throw my bottles out JK JK I would never I loved the beginning wi...


  3. Pepa Pepa says:

    Rese a completa en cuenta que esta autora, pese a que he le do novelas suyas que me han super encantado, no es de mis favoritasPues muy sorprendida Pensaba que estaba leyendo la t pica historia de los 90 y acabo de mirar y la public en el 2016 Flipando porque sigue exactamente el esquema de aquella poca lo que me indica que como autora no ha arriesgado absolutamente nadaUna nov...


  4. Sandra Uv Sandra Uv says:

    1 5 Me pregunto si los hombres superar n alguna vez su deseo de luchar Las mujeres, desde luego, lo repudiamos He conocido a algunas guerrilleras tan feroces como cualquier hombre pero en general, tiene raz n Tal vez el mundo necesita m s reinas y menos reyes rase una vez un soldado es una novela que me ha decepcionado ya que me ha aburrido much simo y no me ha parecido nada interesante Con unos personajes planos ,sin nada de qu mica y con ...


  5. Zoe Zoe says:

    I started reading Mary Jo Putney at least 20 years ago And I will always read her books If only the new writers had half of her talent She has a distinctive style that is evident in her latest book The conversations, the maturity, the characters, have Putney written all over it I love this feeling of meeting an old friend when I read her books It is.rather comforting Once a Soldier features Athena, an extremely tall like woman and Will, a war hero and a baron The story took place in Southern Europe, even though both Athena and Will were British The attraction happened very quickly, so did affections I would usually hate such things But this is what I love about Mary Jo Putney, her characters are nothing but practical They are usually pragmatic and mature, making no fuss about I love you or I want you They are steady and reliable people, even in their affections Not one volatile character And that makes the quick affections work for me I believe you can develop feelings in a fairly short time But most writers make it look ...


  6. Amanda Amanda says:

    Originally posted at Desert Island Book ReviewsI wanted to like this book I wanted to be able to say that I enjoyed it, because I like historical romance and, in the past, I ve liked Mary Jo Putney s work Unfortunately, however, I barely made it through this book.Once a Soldier is purportedly a historical romance, but it s missing both accurate historical details it s set in a fictional country and the characters frequently do things that are unbelievable for the time and a compelling romance despite the fact that there are not one, but two, romances in this book The majority of the book is either related to war and battles or to wine or to rebuilding San Gabriel the fictional country following the Napoleonic wars in the mid 1800s.I generally found the first 85% of this book to be dull and lifeless, full of details that, for me, didn t add anything to the story The events weren t what I was looking for in a historical romance, and I didn t care about the characters at all Their romances and struggles were flat and unrealistic I will say that I thought the ending read like a historical romance and wasn t too bad although the happy coincidences are a frustrating way to deal with conflicts and struggles th...


  7. Océano de libros Océano de libros says:

    2,5 estrellas.No s si la traducci n es mala y por eso no me gusten ciertas cosas, pero dejando eso de lado, he sentido nula conexi n con Will y Atenea, no hay qu mica entre ellos y tambi n que el romance quede en segundo plano.Rese a en


  8. Kimberly Rocha~ Book Obsessed Chicks Kimberly Rocha~ Book Obsessed Chicks says:

    While preparing to meet the hangman s noose at sunrise, a group of captured men reflect on what they would do if they were saved from their impending deaths With the toss of an empty liquor bottle by English officer, Will Masterson, the men have a reprieve from execution and flee to safety Before going their own ways, they agree to keep in touch in the future by way of a book shop in London Will Masterson goes back to his troops where he survives to see Napoleon s surrender Just when he s about to sell out of his commission, Major Lord Masterson is given a final mission of heading to a scenic sovereignty bordering Portugal and Spain to assess the damage the French forces committed against San Gabriel.Awkwardly tall for a woman and having nothing left for her in England but a father who wants nothing to do with her but to keep her illegitimacy secret, Athena Markham finds herself in San Gabriel as a savior of sorts, The fiercely independent woman with a tumultuous past finds herself useful as aid to San Gabriel s Princess Sofia and importantly to the whole community after the French wrought destruction.When Will Masterson appears in San Gabriel, both he and Athena share an immediate desire that shows promise if either one would allow Athena dreads Will discovering about her past, but with their evolving friendship comes a trust she has never found in another, which allows her to unburden her soul The task at hand though is to protect San Gabriel...


  9. Sissy& Sissy& says:

    Once a Soldier by Mary Jo Putney is book one in the Rogues Redeemed This is the story of Will Masterson and Athena Markham Will and some other men had been taking and would be put to death at dawn They all but said what they would change about their life if they could make it out When the men all came together to escape they formed a alliance with each other and called themselves Rogues Redeemed Once Napoleon surrendered Will had one assignment that has lead him to meet Athena Athena is a somewhat different than most women of that time Athena was and illegitimate daughter who was raised with knowledge and to think for herselfshe is a very strong person I found Will and Athena were a good fit as a historical romance couple that I found very hard to put this book and their story down I just can t wait to read the other story to come and see what happened to the other Rogues I received an eARC, from NetGalley and the publisher, in exchange for an honest review Ple...


  10. Alba Turunen Alba Turunen says:

    3 5 Estrellas, pero le dejo las 4 por el hecho de que la editorial haya optado por traernos obras de escritoras hist ricas tan buenas como Mary Jo Putney, y eso, tras los a os de sequ a hist rica que llevamos, es un logro rase una vez un soldado no es la mejor historia de Mary Jo Putney, pero si una que he disfrutado bastante Por lo visto la serie de los Calaveras redimidos es un spin off de la serie Lores Perdidos , que a n no he le do, y espero ponerle remedio dentro de no mucho.En ste libro Mary Jo Putney nos cuenta la historia de lord Will Masterson, un bar n y soldado brit nico en plena lucha contra Napole n en la Pen nsula Ib rica Dado el gusto de la autora por desarrollar sus historias en lugares que no siempre sea en Inglaterra, sta vez tenemos un argumento que ocurre en 1814, en el ficticio estado independiente de San Gabriel, un peque o reino entre Espa a y Portugal a las orillas del Duero.En otras circunstancias, Will deb a haber muerto en el pelot n de fusilamiento, en 1809, pero la noche que despierta de su inconsciencia, l y los dem s soldados que iban a morir al amanecer, descubren una salida por la que consiguen escapar de los franceses Al tener una segunda oportunidad para vivir, Will y sus compa eros tratar n de redimir sus pecados del pasado, y as es como cada uno parte hacia un lugar diferente, con la fortuna de volver a ver al resto alg n d a.Corre el a o 1814, y Napole n acaba de abdicar Es el mome...