The Fall of Rogue Gerrard

Short Story in It Happened One Night Anthology

By Stephanie Laurens

Avon - September 2008

Historical Romance

Mary Balogh had an idea. What if four authors each wrote a short story with the same basic premise - a man and woman are reunited after ten years, and spend a twenty-four hour period together at an inn. This anthology is the result of that idea.

When Robert "Rogue" Gerrard took shelter from the weather at an inn, he never expected to find his childhood friend Lydia Makepeace. Learning that she intended to sneak into someone's estate, while they were hosting an infamous house party, Ro knows he must save her.

Lydia had heard the stories of Ro, he was legendary in his womanizing ways. But there was never a question of his not being her friend, even though he had left ten years earlier. He was the one person she could trust to help her in her quest.

The Fall of Rogue Gerrard was a touching love story. Ro's reputation, though well earned, had turned into a shield. He no longer led such a life, but the rumors helped keep the matchmaking mothers away. I simply adored Ro, and his devotion to Lydia.

What a unique concept that Mary Balogh had which resulted in It Happened One Night. I enjoyed reading this anthology, and would be interested to see such an endeavor again.

Included in It Happened One Night are: The Fall of Rogue Gerrard by Stephanie Laurens , Spellbound by Mary Balogh, Only You by Jacquie D'Alessandro, and From This Moment On by Candice Hern.

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