Annabelle Flynn is the sister of London’s two biggest libertines, and her reaction has been to become the picture of purity. But the sensual nature of her family has not been lost on her and she is troubled by urges she dare not follow. She ignores the demands of her body and instead throws herself into two different activities. One is pursuing a proper marriage in Society and the other is trying to save her broken brother by following him into the shocking Donville Masquerade, part of a hell run by the mysterious Marcus Rivers.
By day, Annabelle pursues ladylike endeavors and seeks a staid husband to combat the wild reputations of her brothers. By night, she inserts herself into Marcus’s business… and eventually she finds herself seduced into his bed.
But can a not-quite-proper lady and an entirely unsuitable cad find anything in common outside of the bedroom? And will Annabelle be willing to trade passion for cold, calculated ‘perfection’?
Review: Annabelle Flynn hopes to make a match this Season in spite of her family heritage. With one reformed brother in tow, she’s planning a happy future.
Author Jess Michaels throws a kink in Annabelle’s plans in The Scoundrel’s Lover. As Annabelle plans to wade into the deep waters of the ton, her brother Crispin is getting into all sorts of trouble. In trying to help him, Annabelle is thrust into a world of debauchery and pleasure, a world that Marcus Rivers is all too comfortable in.
In this Regency tale, it’s fairly evident that Annabelle is caught between two worlds. On one hand, she is the ultimate debutante while on the other she is a woman with needs of her own. The chemistry between Marcus and Annabelle is evident and the author does an excellent job with the heat level between them.
While Marcus is everything she shouldn’t want, Annabelle has to get a taste of Society before she can make a decision about her future. When she finally makes up her mind, she creates what, to me, is the best scene in the book.
I found this to be an entertaining story and would certainly read more by this author.