Of Risk & Redemption (Revelry’s Tempest, #3)
A past she needs to right. A bargain he has to make. An attraction neither can deny.A wary widow.No stranger to love, Lady Desmond is well-versed in the heartache that can accompany it. Burned by her traitorous heart again and again, Cass has determined her life will include only what she can control—and has made her work as the proud proprietress of the Revelry's Tempest gaming hall her sole mission.A reluctant viscount.Inheriting an English title was not something American Rorrick Trowlson wanted in life, nor was the mess that came with the estate. His brother's mess. A mess he now has to clean up. But to do so, he needs a tract of land his brother flippantly lost in a stupid bet at the Revelry's Tempest.A past that needs to be righted.After mistaking her for a madam of a brothel, Cass wants nothing to do with the brash American—until she realizes he may be just the key to righting her deepest regret. She strikes a bargain with Rorrick—take her to America, and she will sign the land back to him.As the spark between them quickly turns into a flame, Cass resists, as she had sworn long ago to never be careless with her heart again. Once, twice, she had been a fool—but three times would be the death of her. But can a brazen American with a new title batter down the stalwart defenses of widowed countess?Note: The books in the Revelry's Tempest series by K.J. Jackson are each stand-alone stories and can be read individually in any order. These historical romances are set in the Regency and Victorian eras, and do not shy away from scenes with steamy heat, occasional naughty language, and moments that might possibly make you squirm.

Of Risk & Redemption (Revelry’s Tempest, #3) Details

TitleOf Risk & Redemption (Revelry’s Tempest, #3)
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ReleaseMar 12th, 2018
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GenreRomance, Historical Romance, Historical, Historical Fiction

Of Risk & Redemption (Revelry’s Tempest, #3) Review

  • Tracy DeNeal
    January 1, 1970
    Cass and RorrickLady Desmond gets her HEA. The last of the intrepid widows of Revelry's Tempest and the quiet one to boot. I enjoyed reading this story as I do all of Jackson's tales. The storytelling is top notch and leaves the reader turning the pages as fast as possible. In this story as in others the twists and turns lead and mislead. Things are never as they seem on the surface and I for one am always delighted by the surprises that are in store for me. This story took me to the one place I Cass and RorrickLady Desmond gets her HEA. The last of the intrepid widows of Revelry's Tempest and the quiet one to boot. I enjoyed reading this story as I do all of Jackson's tales. The storytelling is top notch and leaves the reader turning the pages as fast as possible. In this story as in others the twists and turns lead and mislead. Things are never as they seem on the surface and I for one am always delighted by the surprises that are in store for me. This story took me to the one place I hate to read about - America. I like my characters to remain in England. But surprisingly, I was happy with the trip to America. It felt right for these characters to go across the seas in their love story. Now where is Logan's HEA? I've been impatiently waiting.
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  • Lori D
    January 1, 1970
    I just turned the last page, yet I do not want to let go of this story. Spanning two continents, this is a journey of life's hardships and disappointments that slowly turn into hope and love. Cass, Lady Desmond, allows herself only to focus on her work as the proprietress of a gaming hall, the Revelry's Tempest. Having lived through heartache a couple of times, she relies upon the only constant in her life, work. Rorrick Trowlson, an american comes to England to settle his dead brother's estate, I just turned the last page, yet I do not want to let go of this story. Spanning two continents, this is a journey of life's hardships and disappointments that slowly turn into hope and love. Cass, Lady Desmond, allows herself only to focus on her work as the proprietress of a gaming hall, the Revelry's Tempest. Having lived through heartache a couple of times, she relies upon the only constant in her life, work. Rorrick Trowlson, an american comes to England to settle his dead brother's estate, but also wants to find answers. He confronts Cass and wants the land back his brother lost at the Tempest, that was part of the estate. Having deep regret not long past, Cass needs to go to America to right a wrong that has been on her conscious for several years. Seeing Rorrick as a means to that end, she strikes a bargain with him to take her there in exchange for the land. What follows is a wonderful story of finding the truth, dealing with past heartache and righting some wrongs. But also dealing with the mistrust that had built up with Cass and finding a way to trust her heart as sparks fly between her and Rorrick on their journey. This book is part of a series, although it can be read alone and I think this is my favorite. I love everything this author writes but I truly felt my heart engaged in this story. Do yourself a favor and don't miss it!
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  • Margaret Watkins
    January 1, 1970
    In this adventure romance, the initial meeting between Cass and Rorrick is less than stellar. He puts his foot in it and only stops talking long enough to change feet! It takes the intervention of Cass’s best friend for Rorrick to once more have an opportunity of putting his request to her. Cass is not at all interested in Rorrick wanting to negotiate a deal for a tract of land, but she is willing to trade the land if he undertakes to take her to America and to act as her guide on her quest to r In this adventure romance, the initial meeting between Cass and Rorrick is less than stellar. He puts his foot in it and only stops talking long enough to change feet! It takes the intervention of Cass’s best friend for Rorrick to once more have an opportunity of putting his request to her. Cass is not at all interested in Rorrick wanting to negotiate a deal for a tract of land, but she is willing to trade the land if he undertakes to take her to America and to act as her guide on her quest to right past wrongs. Having sailed from South Africa to Britain back in the days when sea voyages were still quite common, I emphathised completely with Cass’s sea sickness and felt for Rorrick having to take care of her. On their in arrival in Charleston things take a dramatic turn and the closer they get to Cass getting her answers, the more dangerous the situation becomes. Through it all, Cass finds that she can trust Rorrick until she discovers that she can’t. She is heartbroken but once again her friends intervene and she allows Rorrick to speak. The problem is Cass is holding her own secrets and when Rorrick finds out, they almost lose one another again. I found this book to be well written with very likeable main characters. They weren’t perfect and both made mistakes. The glimpse into mining towns is appalling and one can only be grateful that young children are no longer sent into tunnels. I received a copy of this book as a gift and this is my honest and voluntary review.
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  • Space Cowgirl
    January 1, 1970
    Taking a Gamble 🎲 on 💘LoveBritish Historical Romance, Circa,1822.Rory🐺🍆🌋 is an American man, who has come to England to claim his inherited title of Viscount Lord Vandestile, and the estate, such as it is. His brother, Johnny, killed in a duel, had gambled most of the property away at a gambling establishment called Revelry's Tempest. Cass, the Countess Lady Desmond💋💃, is the titled owner of the gambling establishment. The fact that she is a beautiful single, widow woman, is not lost on the dev Taking a Gamble 🎲 on 💘LoveBritish Historical Romance, Circa,1822.Rory🐺🍆🌋 is an American man, who has come to England to claim his inherited title of Viscount Lord Vandestile, and the estate, such as it is. His brother, Johnny, killed in a duel, had gambled most of the property away at a gambling establishment called Revelry's Tempest. Cass, the Countess Lady Desmond💋💃, is the titled owner of the gambling establishment. The fact that she is a beautiful single, widow woman, is not lost on the devastatingly handsome Rory🐺🍆🌋. But his assumptions about her are incorrect. She is not a madam, or a Harlot, and her gambling establishment is strictly for gambling and entertainment, there are no prostitutes.Cass💋💃 has hired a detective to go to America to track a woman with a child, but being an Englishman, no one will help him. He lost track of them outside the Charleston area. Cass💋💃 books passage on a ship to America for her and Rory🍆🌋, with the promise he'll get his estate back if he will help her find the woman and child. Oh Boy!I didn't read any previous 📚books, so I don't know who she is looking for. You'll just have to read the 📚books for yourself.Other than feeling like I was dropped in the middle of a story that had been going on for a while, I liked the book📕.ARC Received from HG for a Voluntary and Honest Review.
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  • Lise
    January 1, 1970
    Cassandra and Rorrick’s story is complex to say the least. Rory mistakes Revelry’s Tempest for a brothel and Cass’s name of Lady Desmond to be for effect as it’s Madam. She thinks he is a pretentious, judgmental prig. In spite of their first two combative meetings they manage to negotiate a truce between them to each further their own needs. He needs land his brother lost at Revelry’s Tempest and she needs a guide in America to help her search for two souls that she wronged so she can make amend Cassandra and Rorrick’s story is complex to say the least. Rory mistakes Revelry’s Tempest for a brothel and Cass’s name of Lady Desmond to be for effect as it’s Madam. She thinks he is a pretentious, judgmental prig. In spite of their first two combative meetings they manage to negotiate a truce between them to each further their own needs. He needs land his brother lost at Revelry’s Tempest and she needs a guide in America to help her search for two souls that she wronged so she can make amends; they barter a deal and their adventures begin. Each of them has a dark past which clouds their current actions but both manage to find common ground. Through their exploits they learn that they can trust each other when it really counts, when their lives are at risk each one finds the courage to pull the other one through. This is a sweeping story that spans two countries, it rights the wrongs done in careless anger and thoughtless disregard. There are near death calamities and happy triumphs. There are misunderstandings and forgiveness. Mostly this is a story about all that you can gain if you allow yourself to be vulnerable enough to hope. This is a story you will truly enjoy! Rory is one of my favorite characters written by K.J. Jackson. I was given an ARC in return for my honest opinion. Lise P.
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  • vaneeta naik
    January 1, 1970
    i liked dis book, as it is i like d way K.J.Jackson writes & scripts her books, have read many of her regency romances.This is about Lady Desmond, Cass, who runs Revelry’s Tempest a gaming hall & American Rorrick Trowlson, bcoz of circumstances become a Viscount. He wants the land and she needs an American to help her right her wrong. With sparks flying and secrets both of dem encompass on a journey of d continent. It is a wonderful story of finding the truth, dealing with past heartache i liked dis book, as it is i like d way K.J.Jackson writes & scripts her books, have read many of her regency romances.This is about Lady Desmond, Cass, who runs Revelry’s Tempest a gaming hall & American Rorrick Trowlson, bcoz of circumstances become a Viscount. He wants the land and she needs an American to help her right her wrong. With sparks flying and secrets both of dem encompass on a journey of d continent. It is a wonderful story of finding the truth, dealing with past heartache and righting some wrongs. A fast paced story that is full of passion and emotions that grip at your heartstring But also dealing with the mistrust that had built up... This story has passion , honesty, believable characters, realities of life woven beautifully by d author in d story..K.J.Jackson keeps d reader engrossed in d book so well developed he stories are... not one boring moment.I ve read many of her books set in d historical & Regency era , she presents d settings, aura , beauty , drawbacks of those times beautifully ...the beat i like about her books r d strong, bold , smart women characters in her stories ... I received a copy of this book as a gift via Hidden gems and this is my honest and voluntary review.
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  • Maria Dariotis
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this book. K.J Jackson creates a wonderful historical setting and her characters are believable, thoughtful, and authentic. The heroine, Cassandra Lady Desmond is a woman bent on righting past wrongs. Beginning in England her plight takes her to the mining towns of America, secrets are revealed and Cass’s heart is in jeopardy of forever being lost to the brash American Rorrick Trowlson. After mistaking the beautiful Lady Desmond as a madam running the gaming hell the Ravelry’s Tempest, R I loved this book. K.J Jackson creates a wonderful historical setting and her characters are believable, thoughtful, and authentic. The heroine, Cassandra Lady Desmond is a woman bent on righting past wrongs. Beginning in England her plight takes her to the mining towns of America, secrets are revealed and Cass’s heart is in jeopardy of forever being lost to the brash American Rorrick Trowlson. After mistaking the beautiful Lady Desmond as a madam running the gaming hell the Ravelry’s Tempest, Rorrick will do anything she demands to undo the mess his late brother had created. A fast paced story that is full of passion and emotions that grip at your heartstrings. K. J Jackson spins a tale of one woman’s need for redemption and a man bent on healing her heart! K. J Jackson is accomplished at getting deep into a character's heart and bringing them to life. As always this was an amazing read that’s full of intrigue, mystery and brimming with passion. Can’t wait for the next K.J Jackson story. I highly recommend.I received a complimentary copy from the author for my honest opinion.
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  • BP34
    January 1, 1970
    No shortage of drama or emotions in this historical romance that takes us on a journey from England to Charleston, SC. Lady Desmond, a widower has lost her heart twice and has no interest in a third time. She only wants to concentrate on running her gaming hall. When she meets the arrogant American, Rorrick, he mistakes her for a madam. Needless to say, she is not pleased. He is trying to clean up the mess his brother made with their estate. In order to do that he needs to reclaim a tract that h No shortage of drama or emotions in this historical romance that takes us on a journey from England to Charleston, SC. Lady Desmond, a widower has lost her heart twice and has no interest in a third time. She only wants to concentrate on running her gaming hall. When she meets the arrogant American, Rorrick, he mistakes her for a madam. Needless to say, she is not pleased. He is trying to clean up the mess his brother made with their estate. In order to do that he needs to reclaim a tract that his brother lost gambling at her business. She agrees to deed it back if he will accompany her to America. Well written with likeable characters and a fast paced storyline with lots of secrets and twists. A good read that I read as a reader copy via Hidden Gems and voluntarily chose to write a review.
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  • Corinne
    January 1, 1970
    This story held onto me throughout. It is tightly written without extraneous information or unending "thoughts". Nothing seemed forced or contrived. It is well paced with good dialog (a must for me), has interesting main characters and a storyline I - as an avid reader - have not yet come across. There are also some unexpected turns. Nothing boring here. Only once did Cass react in a roll-your-eyes worthy manner, however given her history, it was understandable and I'd say not out of character.M This story held onto me throughout. It is tightly written without extraneous information or unending "thoughts". Nothing seemed forced or contrived. It is well paced with good dialog (a must for me), has interesting main characters and a storyline I - as an avid reader - have not yet come across. There are also some unexpected turns. Nothing boring here. Only once did Cass react in a roll-your-eyes worthy manner, however given her history, it was understandable and I'd say not out of character.Much of Cass's history is revealed to the reader through her conversations with Rorrick on the ship, not at all contrived or forced. The sexual attraction between our h and H was not abrupt. The development seems quite natural to me.I read an ARC of this third installment in the Revelry's Tempest series.
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  • De Mueller
    January 1, 1970
    A Little Something For Everyone.This is the first book I have read from K.J. Jackson and I didn’t realize what I was missing. This book has a little something for everyone, adventure on the high seas, betrayal, redemption, misunderstandings, regrets, snow storms, sickness, bullets, lust and love, forgiveness and secrets, secrets, secrets.When I have feelings about a book I know the writer has done a great job in depicting the characters as in an instant dislike of Rorrick upon his entrance at Re A Little Something For Everyone.This is the first book I have read from K.J. Jackson and I didn’t realize what I was missing. This book has a little something for everyone, adventure on the high seas, betrayal, redemption, misunderstandings, regrets, snow storms, sickness, bullets, lust and love, forgiveness and secrets, secrets, secrets.When I have feelings about a book I know the writer has done a great job in depicting the characters as in an instant dislike of Rorrick upon his entrance at Revelry Tempest until he redeemed himself showing the man he was on the ship with Cass. My heart went out to Cass for the suffering she had to endure in her life and the pain she carried in one regrettable mistake.You will want to read this one for a truly emotional and heartbreaking adventure.I received a copy of this book and voluntarily chose to review it.
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  • Cheryl
    January 1, 1970
    Loved this book! It caught my interest from the first page. This is Cassandra and Rorrick’s story. Cassandra hasn’t had an easy life, neither has Rorrick and this affects their outlook and actions. The action takes place in England and and America. I did find the description of the mining town very interesting and quite graphic. There are a number of secrets in this story that are gradually revealed. Some with devastating consequences. The characters from previous books make an appearance and ev Loved this book! It caught my interest from the first page. This is Cassandra and Rorrick’s story. Cassandra hasn’t had an easy life, neither has Rorrick and this affects their outlook and actions. The action takes place in England and and America. I did find the description of the mining town very interesting and quite graphic. There are a number of secrets in this story that are gradually revealed. Some with devastating consequences. The characters from previous books make an appearance and even though this can be read as a standalone, you will miss out on a reading treat if you don’t read the others in the series. This is a fast paced story that will keep you entertained. I received a copy and have voluntarily reviewed it. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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  • Lisaduhaime
    January 1, 1970
    This is it!!! This is the best of the best. Kj has pulled this story from her soul." The wonder of it is only eclipsed by the magnitude of it. That the possibility of anything one can imagine surrounds you" a direct quote fro the story. Kj has created more than a story, far more than a romance novel. She has created magic in the written word! This novel will stay with you for a very long time. 5 stars. Lisa
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  • Danielle Carpenter
    January 1, 1970
    This is an amazing and epic story. It is not a light read and you will be enchanted with Lady Cassandra Desmond and Lord Rorrick Trowlson Vestibule. Cass has to redeem herself and Rorrick needs the land that Cass won from his brother. Together, they go on an amazing adventure for Cass's redemption. These two are wonderful together, but Cass is low on trust. This is cause for alot of pain and hurt, but also taking the greatest risk of all.
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  • Charline Bonham
    January 1, 1970
    I was provided an ARC for an honest review. How do you trust a man that turned you offer of a date down a year ago? Both are in a friends wedding and still friends. He says he thought it was an outing with other friends and misunderstood. That doesn't heal you heart. Much action in this friends to lovers story.
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  • P Leslie
    January 1, 1970
    *I voluntarily read a Review Copy of this book. All opinion stated are solely my own and no one elses*This book was written beautifully and flowed smoothly. Cass and Rorrick were likeable and realistic. The characters were complex but their emotions were captured perfectly throughout. I enjoyed this one and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it.
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  • Pat
    January 1, 1970
    This book had me glued to my kindle from the very first page with the well planned out plot and the characters were so well fleshed out that as each page was turned I felt like I was being drawn deeper and deeper in as the story unfolded between the characters!
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  • June Barrios Wiley
    January 1, 1970
    Fascinating love storyCass and To trick. Two people destined to be together what a lot of false truths and lies they have to go thru to be together England and America interwoven in their lives until they find their way to true happiness
  • Ella Foisy
    January 1, 1970
    Only my opinionI always enjoy Kate Jackson's books. This one is as good as the rest. I like the way she builds her characters. She makes them believable.
  • Barbara Watts
    January 1, 1970
    The third book in this series and I know I will be reading it again a well-written story that I would recommend. I received a copy of this book and I am voluntarily reviewing it.
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