Hero's Redemption by Georgie Lee Online

Hero's Redemption
Title : Hero's Redemption
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ISBN : 9781426895913
Language : English
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : None

London, 1817Devon, the Earl of Malton, is a hero for his deeds at the Battle of Waterloo. But he suffers terrible nightmares, and drinks himself to sleep most nights. A habit he vows to break when he awakes one morning to find a woman sharing his bed, no memory of how she got there, and her angry brother at his door.Cathleen is mortified when her wastrel brother and his grLondon, 1817Devon, the Earl of Malton, is a hero for his deeds at the Battle of Waterloo. But he suffers terrible nightmares, and drinks himself to sleep most nights. A habit he vows to break when he awakes one morning to find a woman sharing his bed, no memory of how she got there, and her angry brother at his door.Cathleen is mortified when her wastrel brother and his greedy wife propose a blackmail scheme involving the earl, but as a penniless war widow she's at their mercy. She goes along with the plan and sneaks into Devon's bed one night, and ends up comforting him through a night terror.Charmed by her beauty and kindness, Devon determines that rather than pay the blackmail, he will offer his hand in marriage to Cathleen. Although she is deeply attracted to the stoic earl, Cathleen cannot understand why Devon would want to marry her. What she doesn't know is that Devon owes her a debt that can never fully be repaid…


Hero's Redemption Reviews

  • Caz

    I gave this a C- at AAR, so that's 2.5 stars I’ve sometimes reviewed a full-length novel that I’ve felt would have worked better as a novella because the storyline didn’t contain enough plot and the novel felt as though half of it was padding. In Hero’s Redemption, I felt the reverse was the case.There are several plot strands to story and all of them suffered from being underdeveloped. Devon, Lord Malton rescues Cathleen Selton from the clutches of her slatternly, grasping relatives by [...]

  • Melissa Cutler

    I loved this novella! I was lucky enough to read an advanced copy of it and found the setting and characters breathtaking. Cathleen is exactly the kind of historical heroine I love--she has a plan for herself, she's smart and totally unpretentious. She's been dealt a terrible hand in life, but she never loses hope. Devon starts out as a bit of an anti-hero, but I really fell for him. The sexual tension between Devon and Cathleen made the pages sizzle. I highly recommend this novella for all hist [...]

  • Rachael Davila

    I was lucky to hear Georgie read from this during a Lady Jane Salon. Her enthusiasm for her story and the cliffhanger at the end of her reading, left me anxious to finish reading the novella. I'm so glad I did.Even though, I'm not really into historicals, I really liked this one. Georgie Lee has a great talent of creating short works with a fast paced story line and believable characters. I thought the heroine, Cathleen, to be strong, brave, and compassionate. The hero, Devon, charmingly sincere [...]

  • Dabney

    Not only didn't I like this book, there's really too little book to even dislike. Hero's Redemption of like a novel written in shorthand--all the scenes that would explain the story are missing.

  • Ƥʋиʏα [Punya Reviews...]

    My review contains spoilers and they're mostly my thoughts as I went with the bookHero's Redemption by Georgie Lee was essentially a sweet story between two people who have seen their share of hardship and pain. I definitely liked the storyline, as a hero with PTSD is one of my favorite themes. I can say the same about the author’s writing though this was my first story by her. What I didn’t like was how rushed and incomplete the story felt when I finished it.Devon has been scarred both insi [...]

  • Ki

    (Original post at Doing Some Reading)True to its title this was a sweet and quick read. It has a war tortured hero and a broken widowed heroine, filled with pain, love, and forgiveness. The story was fast paced and got down to the jest of the story and plot and the characters were very likable.The hero, Devon, is a war hero who has drown himself in the cups for the past two years since his return and well, he has what we call PTSD. He feels guilty for surviving the war and for the fallen hero wh [...]

  • Love Reading Romance

    Devon wakes up to find himself in bed with a beautiful woman, but rather than enjoying a night of scandal, he has been the victim of a blackmail plot. Cathleen had no wish to be part of her brother's blackmail scheme, but she also had no way out. Now she finds that the man whose bed she shared may be her way out of a bad situation. When he offers to marry her rather than pay her brother, she is hardly going to refuse, but she has no idea why he would offer such an arrangement. He is keeping a se [...]

  • Katie Michaels

    This story suffers from novella-itis. The premise is interesting, but the development suffers due to the story length. Too many scenes are wrapped up quickly or happen off page. And the last chapter reads more like an epilogue that wraps everything up in an easy and shiny bow. Is it bad? No. It was a fairly enjoyable read. But it wasn’t as good as it could have been.Devon is a soldier suffering gravely from his service at the battle of Waterloo. The fighting tore him up, both physically and em [...]

  • Katie_la_geek

    For this review and more visit my blogHero’s Redemption has a nice plot but generally just didn’t work for me as well as it could have.Devon is physically and mentally scarred from his time at war and is unable to sleep at night due to nightmares until one morning when he wakes up in the arms of an unknown woman, after having a peaceful night sleep. He realises that he is being scammed by the woman and her family but comes to realise that she is as much a victim as he is and that he owes her [...]

  • Farrah

    Cute, short, sweet, and a wonderful historical romance novella. Hero's Redemption was a lovely romance about moving on and falling in love.Cathleen was a sweet heroine. She just came off as a genuinely nice person, so she was easy to like. I really appreciate that she wasn't prone to dramatics. When she found out the truth about that "debt" of Devon's, she doesn't fly off the handle. She was calm and reacted like a normal person. She was a lovely character.Devon was wonderful, as well. He was a [...]

  • The Window Seat

    War is hell for those who were left behind or those who had to fight to survive, yet the aftermath can be pretty harrowing too. Hero’s Redemption shows readers a romance between two wounded souls who share a tragic event out of the Napoleonic War, but also strive to put their pain behind them to find new love.When Lord Malton wakes up in a bedroom not his own he is quick to realize that he has been duped by his drinking companion Sir Lucien and ensnared in an extortion plot. The apparent accom [...]

  • CaroleDee

    Great novella when you're in the mood for a fantastic historical romance but short on time.Yes, the PTSD thing has been played out in historical romances before, but I love it and you can't change my mind :P The thought of being able to help a hero through a trauma appeals to me. The heroines don't have to be bad-asses with a swords or pistols; They just have offer support, love, and understanding. If the heroine can come through the journey with some issues of her own resolved it makes it that [...]

  • Maggie Hesseling

    'The others expected old Devon to return from Waterloo, accept the mantle of hero and parade it through town. They could barely fathom or tolerate the brooding man who'd come back in his place, refusing to be honored, unable to see the lives he'd saved, only the one man whose life he couldn't.'This interesting novella focuses on some of the most heartbreaking aspects of social life during and after the Napoleonic wars, namely, the rehabilitation of the soldiers and the mental state of those effe [...]

  • Tami

    This was my favorite Regency of the summer and I’m looking forward to reading her next Regency that comes out October of 2013. Hero’s Redemption is a fresh look into the era that shows the capacity to love in spite of it all. I enjoyed the characters chemistry and how they dealt with those tough situations that we continue to deal with even today. We have a battle scarred hero and a widow caught in a situation that leaves trust on the side of lacking for both of them. As the two journeys thr [...]

  • Faye Lawson

    Will his nightmares ever end?With the help of God and the widow Cathleen Shelton, the Earl of Malton, Devon would be redeemed, especially after finding out that the man who saved his life in France was her husband! After waking up her bed due to the scandal her step brother and sister in law tried to run on him, he decided to marry her to atone and help her get away from her larcenous relatives! He had found peace in her arms that night, eventually finding love, how can he tell her her husband d [...]

  • Melanie

    For a short story, this was quite good. I liked the characterization of the hero and heroine the best, but plot and pace were good too.The heroine was someone that truly needed saving from her despicable family and I was so glad that the hero had been the one that was doing the saving.If you're in a hurry but need a short and sweet "shot of a romance", check this one out.Melanie for b2bComplimentary copy provided by the publisher

  • Mitchy Beach

    I loved this book! Cathleen and Devon are the perfect heroine and hero. Follow their journey towards love as they encounter a journey across the ocean from England to America. They are attacked by pirates, have to survive her aunt & uncle's scheming, and sort through their own misunderstanding with each other before finding true love. A great book to read if you love romance!

  • Ruth

    So I know it's a novella so I have to expect reduced character development and a shortened time frame for falling in love, but still. Like, I understand why he fell in love with her, but other than him rescuing her and the sex being good, I'm not sure why she fell in love with him. There just wasn't enough time devoted to their relationship.

  • Kelly_Instalove

    Grade: C-The truth would not destory them. He wouldn’t let it.One of those “not painful, but not much there” stories – the lack of relationship-building made for a pretty boring read, and the over-the-top villains turned an angsty setup into a bit of superficial fluff.

  • Kristen Koster

    Fully packed novella!This novella left me wanting for nothing. Great story, wonderfully rounded main and secondary characters and a rich tapestry of Regency England carried it through to a satisfying ending. Perfect way to spend a couple of hours!

  • Kelly

    This novella had promise -- an interesting premise, good characters, dastardly villains, etc. -- but its execution felt a bit truncated. I would have enjoyed the story a lot more if these promising elements had been better developed, but I still liked the story, overall.

  • Kristen Koster

    This novella left me wanting for nothing. Great story, wonderfully rounded main and secondary characters and a rich tapestry of Regency England carried it through to a satisfying ending. Perfect way to spend a couple of hours!

  • Carrie

    I wonder if I read a different book than everyone else. It was a novella and it read like one. I believe it could have been better full-length, but I didn't get a sense anything super important was missing.

  • Missy

    What a wonderful loving story.