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The Earl of Killingworth uses his rakehell reputation to hide the fact that poverty has forced him to work for a living. As the owner of a gambling den and brothel, Connor has no time for glittering ballrooms or innocent young ladies. But after a reckless wager leaves him with a new business partner, he is forced to take a risky gamble . . . "Will the cards fall in their favor?" Alexa and Connor begin to play a dangerous game of intrigue and deception as they seek to outwit a cunning adversary who wants to put them permanently out of business. But if they are not careful, it is the flames of their own fiery attraction that may destroy them.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2011-09-12
- Reviewer: Staff
Elliott packs the first Lords of Midnight Regency romance with plenty of steamy sex and sly innuendo. Lady Alexa Hendrie is a quiet sort who’s resigned herself to being a bluestocking spinster with a peaceful solitary life, but when she sneaks out for a night on the town and ends up winning a share of the earl of Killingworth’s brothel and gambling den, she finds herself in circumstances that are anything but relaxed. Lord Connor is poor and desperate, but acquiring such a devilishly attractive and woefully inexperienced business partner may be too great a risk even for him. As Alexa and Connor flee London to escape vengeful criminals, their mutual attraction sizzles beneath delightful banter. Regency fans will especially appreciate the authentic feel of the historical setting. (Nov.)