A lady on the brink of disaster
Quintessential debutante Lady Philippa Latham is determined to avoid scandal at all costs so that she may marry well. When her mother’s outrageous behavior threatens their family’s reputation, Philippa unwittingly follows her to a party no unmarried Society girl would risk attending. As if that wasn’t bad enough, Philippa is “rescued” from disaster by England’s most notorious scoundrel, which sets them both on a path to public and personal ruin.
A scoundrel in need of seduction
Lord Ambrose Sevrin is infamous for ruining his brother’s fiancé and refusing to marry her. Content to remain among the fringe of the upper ten thousand, he is an intriguing enigma to London’s elite. Philippa thinks she’s met the true Ambrose—a gentleman who would fight to defend her and help her secure a husband before it’s too late. But he can’t be that husband, even for her. He won’t tolerate redemption—or love—for his crimes are far worse than anyone can imagine.
Review: I was captivated on the first page and didn’t let go of my kindle until this glorious book was finished! We meet Lord Sevrin earlier in this series and I have to admit to being curious as to what part he would play.
Lady Phillipa graciously allowed Saxton (the earl from book two) to marry the woman he truly loved, making Lady Phillipa yet again in need of a husband. She’s turned down several offers and truly faces ridicule and being placed on the shelf. She’s picky, but being as beautiful as she is, it’s not as if she can’t afford to be.
That is, until she follows her mother to a house of ill repute. With no mask, and no way out, she faces utter ruin, until Lord Sevrin, dubbed the viscious viscount, gives her his mask and kisses her so people cannot recognize her identity.
She is later recognized by a piece of scum who uses this piece of information to his advantage.
He forces Sevrin to box in his championship as well as find him a new boxer, otherwise he’s going to the newspaper and ruining Lady Phillipa. Sevrain has spent a life time trying to rid himself of the guilt he faced at stealing his brothers fiance, and then watching that very same brother die–all because of him.
He truly is a hero but sees himself as absolute scum. He lives his life as a total rake not caring what people think because he let the one person he loved down.
Lady Phillipa comes and changes all of that, but it takes a while for him to realize that he is deserving of such a bright future.
Together, they save each other, in a beautiful love story that will be sure to steal your heart.
I absolutely ADORED this book! I liked the first two in this series but this one by far, blows the other two out of the water. The plot line was solid, the dialogue funny and interesting, and finally the romance was everything I was looking for in a regency!
I give it the highest rating! Great job Miss Burke and keep em’ coming!