Distinguished Rogues, Book Five

Discovering passion was easy. Keeping love, however, proves a challenge for the Distinguished Rogue in this fifth exciting instalment to the series.


When the Marquess of Taverham married at eighteen, he was certain his life would be smooth and well ordered—right up till the moment his exuberant bride ran away on their wedding night, never to be seen again. Ten years later, when Kit is finally prepared to set his rash marriage aside by having his wife declared dead, she makes a shocking return, still beautiful but distrustful, and once more throws his life off-balance by refusing to live with him and resume their marriage.


Despite some lingering attraction, Miranda Reed has no love left for the heartless rogue she married. Older and wiser, she refuses to be a convenient wife for a man who expects everything to be his way with no care for her feelings. Keeping her husband at arm’s length is essential; her secrets will bring him to his knees. But in a battle of wills where hope and trust are both the prize and the casualty of war, the victor isn’t always the winner. Sometimes it takes an act of rebellion to recapture a fragile love.

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Praise for Keepsake

“Heather Boyd has done it again! She has once again written another fabulous historical romance story that kept me completely spellbound throughout the whole story. Keepsake is a fabulous story that kept me on the edge of my seat wondering what in the world could possibly happen next.” ~ Crystal @ Reviews by Crystal.

“Heather Boyd, you clever, clever woman. After finishing Keepsake, I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. It’s been a while since a book was able to lead me on such an emotional wild goose chase. What a fantastic tale of heartache and forgiveness – the twists and turns had me hooked. I absolutely couldn’t put it down.” ~ Janette @ 3 Chicks After Dark Book Reviews.

Quotes from Keepsake

Passion had never been their problem. It was what happened outside the bedchamber that made them an incompatible match. ~ Miranda Reed, Marchioness of Taverham.

What’s on the Keepsake Playlist?

It’s a common question to ask if I listen to music while I write so here’s the abridged playlist for Keepsake. The 15 best songs that reflect the mood of this story in order.

1 The Call by Regina Spektor

2 I’m Not in Love by 10cc

3 I Don’t Want to Talk About It by Rod Stewart

4 Somebody That I Used to Know… by Goyte

5 Not Ready to Make Nice by Dickie Chicks

6 All My Life by Thirsty Merc

7 Kiss Me There by Jo Davidson

8 A Change Would Do You Good by Sheryl Crow

9 Stay (feat. Mikky Ekko) by Rihanna

10 Colorblind by Counting Crows

11 The Last Day On Earth by Kate Miller-Heidke

12 State of the Heart by Mondo Rock

13 Fix You by Coldplay

14 Don’t Believe Anymore by Icehouse

15 Set Fire to the Rain by Adele


The Details

Published: September 2014
Digital Edition ISBN: 978-0-9924863-2-7
Print Edition ISBN: 978-0-9924863-3-4
Print Length: 258 pages

Related Books – Distinguished Rogues Series

1. Chills – Jack and Constance
2. Broken – Giles and Lillian
3. Charity – Oscar and Agatha
4. An Accidental Affair – Merrick and Arabella
5. Keepsake – Kit and Miranda
6. An Improper Proposal – Martin and Iris
7. Reason to Wed – Richard and Esme


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