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Amid the chaos of Waterloo, Captain Allan Landon stumbles upon a young boy. When long golden hair tumbles down, Allan is faced with the most beautiful woman he's ever seen. She reminds him of what he's fighting for and he silently vows to protect Miss Marian Pallant above all else.Back in London, the battle may be won, but Allan and Marian are now on opposing sides of a diAmid the chaos of Waterloo, Captain Allan Landon stumbles upon a young boy. When long golden hair tumbles down, Allan is faced with the most beautiful woman he's ever seen. She reminds him of what he's fighting for and he silently vows to protect Miss Marian Pallant above all else.Back in London, the battle may be won, but Allan and Marian are now on opposing sides of a different war.... As Marian's enemy, Allan has three options: to fight her, to bed her or to unconventionally wed her!...

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ISBN : 9780373296095
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Number of Pages : 288 Pages
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Chivalrous Captain, Rebel Mistress Reviews

  • Rane
    2019-04-26 11:00

    Looking forward to the next book in the Three Soldiers series, I greatly enjoyed book one Gallant Officer, Forbidden Lady and was looking forward to reading this. Sadly, my hype couldn’t save this book in the end from dropping stars off it’s overall rating. Chivalrous Captain, Rebel Mistress suffered a Jekyll and Hyde syndrome with the first part of the book wonderfully done, with battles raging on and two people thrown together as the gun blaze and cannon smoke lingers in the air. The book is broken up into three parts or three dates. The raid of Badajoz, Waterloo and Two Years After.Badajoz is when the story sets it’s roots with the three soldiers thrown together as Badajoz is raided and these events shape and effects the characters deeply later on. Our main couple though doesn’t meet until Waterloo where Marian Pallant get’s abandoned on the battle field by her dizzy friend and ends up helped by Captain Allan Landon. Marian is a proper English miss, but isn’t scared to help the soldiers whom come to her wounded and hurt. As Waterloo goes on Allan can’t help but think of Marian stuck in the middle of battle, and when he sees where he placed her for safety on fire, he rushes in to rescues her and sees her pulling out soldiers from the burning fire. Needing to get away Allan and Marian rush off, with Allan on thought of getting Marian to somewhere safe, only to be shot. The days after Marian nurses Allan back to health, enough where they be able to ride to Brussels where Marian’s friend’s family is there. But once they reach the Brussels Marian is turned away after her friend lies leaving her behind , Marian sees this as a way to help the wounded whom fill the streets, and take them into her home to help and treat them. Allan a stickler for everything proper corners Marian into going to her guardian Tranville, so her rep will be saved. From one misunderstanding to another Marian’s cousin tells her lies forcing the couple apart until the meet up again two years later with Marian creating a march that could kill her and Allan trying to save her life. At the start of the book, I really liked both leads. Marian was a strong woman who saw the wounded and didn’t turn her back on them, but wanted to do everything for them. Allan was a stickler for being proper, and although this did get on my nerves you could see how much in love he was with Marian, but wanted to bring something to their marriage. Then we reach the end of Waterloo and here comes the BIG MISUNDERSTANDING and after “everything” they been through Marian believes the lies of her douchebagcousin instead of believing in Allan whom she’s seen first hand what a gentleman he is, breaks off with him. As the story moves on Marian hasn’t lost her will to help soldiers, but she’s gotten to the point of being so vain about it, she doesn’t see the forest for the tree. Risking many men’s lives for her to make her point. Even when she believes Allan didn’t do the things her cousin said, still believes the worse of Allan, when she knows he prevents the marches because of the riots he’s seen first hand. I really lost my respect for the character Marian, and could have been redeemable in my eyes, if she opened her eyes sooner to the truths around her, but her eyes are not open until the last two or four pages, after she risked the men in the march lives.Allan is the second part of the book becomes less of a stickler and more of a man whose out to help those around him, without breaking the law or risking the lives of others. I didn’t care for him much in the first half of the book, but came to in the second part. More then anything I wanted him to put Marian over his knee and gives her a good spanking, cause that girl needed it, for acting like such a brat! A being the vengeful reader I am, would have left her to get her butt kicked along with her dumbass cousin and uncle. And here I thought I had and saw the last of the douchiest Tranville duo. Am praying they’re not in the next book of the series with the solider I wanted to read about most Gabriel. The story was top-notch. Don’t get me wrong, I adored and loved the story of a woman helping soldiers and giving me a good history lesson as well. But in this case the characters could have either made or break the rest of the story and while they had a excellent start, falter at the finishing line. Overall: The book started off as strong four star but came down to a weak three stars as I enjoyed the story and history more then I could stand the characters.

  • Rachel (BAVR)
    2019-04-26 04:53

    2.5 starsI liked the stuff about Waterloo, and Captain Allan Landon was a nice enough (if sort of bland) hero, but the heroine Marian spoiled it for me.First, she refuses to call Allan anything other than "Captain," even after he sells his commission. Which might seem minor to you, just reading this review that uses the word "captain" only a few times, but would drive you fucking insane if you read it constantly on every page. He has a first name, Marian. Even a last one. Use them. Please. Secondly, she believes any and all gossip she hears about her damn captain, even though he has given every indication of being a man of honor and treats her like a lady.Thirdly, girl in fucking breeches, and she isn't even playing a part in the opera. Finally, she organizes a soldiers march in London despite it being ILLEGAL and a HANGING OFFENSE for ALL INVOLVED and paints Allan as the enemy when he tries to stop her. Basically, Marian is too stupid to live, yet unfortunately, she lives. What a bummer.

  • Karla
    2019-04-27 09:07

    The Girl--Marian Pallant, rather sensible and level-headed in the gory battlefield, but a total flake when it comes to simple lies fed her by drunken, dissolute cousins with obvious ulterior motives. In other words, typical romance heroine.The Guy--Captain Allan Landon, knight in shining armor and chivalrous to a fault. His daddy was killed by rioters, which feeds into the conflict between he and Marian in post-Waterloo England.The Setup--Marian tags after her flaky friend Domina, who has chased after her soldier-lover into the thick of battle disguised as boys. They get separated and Marian is rescued by Allan, who eventually finds out she's a girl. Since they're both caring and decent sorts, they focus on helping wounded soldiers and bond on this common mission.The Good Stuff--Apart from Marian's two real dimbulb heroine moments of eagerly believing the worst of noble Allan, this was a solid romance. It started out strong with Marian and Allan meeting up and working together during Waterloo and in its aftermath. They are both good people who try to do what they can for those who need help. Since the author comes from a military family, her sympathy for the plight of the common soldier was written with deep effect. Combined with the catnip-for-me Napoleonic era (soldier version), I enjoyed it thoroughly.I also liked the last half of the book that was focused on the political intrigue and domestic spying on "suspect groups" (aka discontented and ignored veterans) by the Home Office. Allan's noble ideals of working within the law vs. Marian's noble ideals of what is right clashed believably.My Gripes--Marian really did bug me at times.

  • Susan
    2019-05-09 07:50

    The book opened with events at Waterloo, realistic, exciting and engrossing. Unfortunately I think it ran out of steam from that point on. The story meandered along, nothing of consequence happening, till the resolution at the end. Even the final bang sort of frizzled out as the situation didn't even come to a head.However, this author writes wonderful characters that I feel I got to know very well. As a result, I will continue on with the other books in the series.

  • Desi
    2019-05-20 10:12

    leído en Agosto 2014

  • Dancer
    2019-04-26 11:52

    Amid the chaos of Waterloo, Captain Allan Landon stumbles upon a young boy. When long golden hair tumbles down, Allan is faced with the most beautiful woman he's ever seen. She reminds him of what he's fighting for and he silently vows to protect Miss Marian Pallant above all else.Back in London, the battle may be won, but Allan and Marian are now on opposing sides of a different war…. As Marian's enemy, Allan has three options: to fight her, to bed her or to unconventionally wed her!This book is part of the Harlequin Historicals, Duty or Desire series. I appreciated Ms. Gaston shining light on the Luddite marches and the changes taking place in England after Waterloo and the Year Without Summer, but the story just does not ring true. Lord Sidmouth's betrayal plays stronger than does Allan Landon's goodness. The balance is off.

  • penelopewanders
    2019-05-19 10:10

    Initially I was terribly confused - the book was listed as TBR on my inventory, and yet the first scene was totally familiar - had I read it and forgotten to change its status? Now I suspect I must have read that scene when I read the first in the series. (Occasionally this happens to me when I've read a "sneak-preview" sometimes included at the end of a book... I pick it up and am worried I've already read it, and then realize it's just that I read the "trailer" so to speak.) Anyway, once I ascertained I hadn't read this one, I enjoyed it as I generally enjoy Gaston's stories. I appreciated the insight into the sedition laws etc. The characters here are quite daring - I'm not sure how historically accurate this would be, but it makes for a good read nonetheless.

  • Angelique Minnaar
    2019-05-21 07:15

    As said in some of the other reviews I read, the first half of the book was way more interesting than the second half. Although I enjoyed aspects, it was not my favourite. But then I tend to read to escape, so was not really wanting a history lesson on the misfortunes of the poor soldiers. The hints alluding to the other books, surrounding the friends' romances, does make one want to read them. But I don't know if I would actually bother. I definitely prefer the rich gentleman sweeping the heroine off her feet, to the lower ranks.I also did not enjoy the time jumps, as the characters did not really evolve enough to my satisfaction.

  • Amy
    2019-04-25 05:09

    I think I would actually give this story about 3 1/2 stars. The plot line is interesting and moves along fairly well. But Captain Allan is "stiff" in his personality. I thought he lacked passion. For the first half of the book, Marian and the Captain just seemed to be thrown into Napoleon's war together. This couple lacked any kind of passionate chemistry. Marian seemed to be more concerned about her "cause" than concerned about their feelings for each other. Whenever he didn't support her, she would just shut herself off from him emotionally.

  • May
    2019-05-10 05:57

    I really should stop reading other people reviews and believe them. I read that the story will drag on and on and I hated that, I even delayed reading the book. However the story did not really drag on that much.I loved the war part kinda disliked the after war part. ---------------------------------------------------------------I really really loved their love story. How Allan kept thinking and acting that she was his and there is no one else for him *sigh*

  • Meghan
    2019-05-03 03:56

    A little duller than you'd expect, given the subject matter, but I still liked it because Diane Gaston writes the kind of characters (especially heroes) I love to read about. There are too many romances out there about wicked rakes and alpha males, and not enough about men who are just good, honorable (in a way that means more than paying their gambling debts and not compromising virgins), and competent.

  • Kristin King
    2019-05-08 07:09

    A historical romance with a courageous young woman disguised as a boy during the Battle of Waterloo, Chivalrous Captain, Rebel Mistress leads readers through the battle and on to London where soldiers' rights and conventions of the times inspire and impose a labyrinth for espionage, politics and love. She saves him. He saves her. And every reader enjoys the journey.

  • Welzen
    2019-05-09 06:03

    No es un mal libro pero no me ha gustado tanto como el primero.

  • Harlequin Historical
    2019-05-08 04:55

    #2 of 3 military heroes. Linked to Gallant Officer, Forbidden Lady