The Mistress Kings of Cardenas #35 ePUB Þ Kings of

The Mistress Kings of Cardenas #35 A disgraced courtesan Once the mistress of a prince and then the wife of a king Davina Keane now finds herself divorced and banished from Cardenas Now a penniless widow she faces a life of poverty; prostitution being her only other option besides living on the street Desperate to save herself she makes one final attempt at forging a new life by marriage to Rafe Rothwell A broken widower With three children to raise alone Rafe has been looking for a wife to help manage his broken home It’s too bad no one will have him as he and his children known notoriously as the Raucous Rothwells have a reputation for being difficult to manage He’s long given up his search when Davina Keane appears at his door seemingly prepared to take on the role Though his needs are practical at first Rafe finds himself faced with the truth he wants from her than just a manager of his home and hearth A unexpected love As an arrangement of convenience becomes something Davina is faced with the possibility of losing her husband over the truth of a past she kept secret when entering the marriage Will love be enough to erase the mistakes of her past or will they threaten to upend her newfound happiness Previously published as The Mistress Re released in 2019 with all new content edits cover and title Royals of Cardenas Reading Order Book One The Rogue Prince Book Two The Awakened Prince Coming March 15 Book Three The Lady Warriors of Barony Coming May 15 Book Four Wild Gypsy Rose Coming July 15 Book Five The Gypsy Lord Coming September 15 Bonus Novella The Courtesan Royals of Cardenas Series Keywords Historical Romance Victorian Era Historical Fantasy Royalty and Aristocrats Fairytale Mystery Romantic Suspense I enjoyed the story You really have empathy for the fallen heroine and the broken hero Review to be posted in the upcoming issue of InD'tale Magazinewwwindtalecom Previously published as The Mistress Re released in 2019 with all new content edits cover and titleI first met Davina in The Rogue Prince I disliked her intensely as I thought her conniving manipulative so when I received this copy I was intrigue to see if she could be redeemed Davina has suffered in the last seven years since her banishment first in a marriage of convenience then as a widow fallen on hard times having to work as a seamstress before being ‘let go' now her only option apart from prostitution is marrying Rafe I liked Rafe who was still grieving for his first wife Hannah he was struggling with his three children I started to like Davina when she used unconventional methods to bring the children into line these had me laughing Her handling of Beth was lovely gradually I grew to like her The relationship between Rafe Davina uickly grew from convenience to liking to love I’m glad Rafe got his wake up call managed to save DavinaWhilst this novella could be read on its own I’d recommend reading The Rogue Prince first to fully appreciate how much Davina had changed ARC received in exchange for an honest reviewRelease Day Blitz The Mistress by Elise Marion Historical RomanceOct 13 at Mistress Kings of Cardenas #4 is my first read by Elise Marion and I must say I was very impressed I have never been one to read historical romances but this one caught my interest I just couldn’t resist the story of a beautiful young woman born into high society turned courtesan but not just any old plan courtesan Davina Keane is a courtesan to a prince and then the wife to a king Now she is a penniless widow and on the verge of prostitution Davina is not your ordinary damsel in distress This woman has survived on her own with a backbone of steel and a cutthroat determination With her highly tuned skills of manipulation she is determined to forge a new life and find a new husband by accepting a deal of sorts Marriage to Rafe Rothwell and his children the notorious Racous Rothwells Boy is she in for a surpriseI must say I really enjoyed the characters and plot to this beautifully written romance It had everything I look for in a book Lies betrayal loss heartache drama and HOT steamy love scenes of course But what I really LOVED about this book was the snarky witty comments and conversations between Davina and her best friend Meredith This truly added to the story and to Davina’s characterAll in all I would highly recommend The Mistress and look forward to picking up books 1 2 3 in the Kings of Cardenas series

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