Fans of Julie Garwood and Lisa Kleypas won't want to miss the first book in this sizzling series by New York Times bestselling author Julia London Read the gripping historical romance that reviewers are calling brilliantly executed and boldly sensual.Read more...
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Fans of Julie Garwood and Lisa Kleypas won't want to miss the first book in this sizzling series by New York Times bestselling author Julia London Read the gripping historical romance that reviewers are calling brilliantly executed and boldly sensual.
Desperate times call for daring measures as Honor Cabot, the eldest stepdaughter of the wealthy Earl of Beckington, awaits her family's ruin. Upon the earl's death she and her sisters stand to lose the luxury of their grand homeand their place on the pedestal of societyto their stepbrother and his social-climbing fiancee. Forced to act quickly, Honor makes a devil's bargain with the only rogue in London who can seduce her stepbrother's fiancee out of the Cabots' lives for good.
An illegitimate son of a duke, George Easton was born of scandal and grows his fortune through dangerous risks. But now he and Honor are dabbling in a perilous dance of seduction that puts her reputation and his jaded heart on the line. And as unexpected desire threatens to change the rules of their secret game, the stakes may become too high even for a notorious gambler and a determined, free-spirited debutante to handle."
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2014-01-13
- Reviewer: Staff
A debutante’s bravado, practicality, and wildness spice up the life of a duke’s jaded bastard son in this deliciously naughty Regency series launch. Miss Honor Cabot first meets renowned rake George Easton on an ill-advised expedition to a men’s gaming hall. Shortly after, she asks him to interrupt her stepbrother Augustine’s wedding plans by seducing Augustine’s fiancée, Monica Hargrove. Honor fears that Monica will convince Augustine to evict Honor, her mad mother, and her three younger sisters from the family home, once her stepfather dies and Augustine inherits his earldom. Honor quickly discovers how much she enjoys being fondled by George, which seems to happen whenever she plots with him in private corners of Mayfair’s formal events. This tale of scandal and passion is perfect for readers who like to see bad girls win, but still love the feeling of a society romance, and London (The Last Debutante) nicely sets up future books starring Honor’s sisters. (Mar.)