My Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤
Spice Level: 💋💋💋1/2
Can the League’s most wicked rakehell be tamed? Or has this Rogue fallen too far?
Horatia Sheridan has been hopelessly in love with Lucien, her brother’s best friend, ever since he rescued her from the broken remains of her parents’ wrecked carriage. His reputation as London’s most notorious rakehell doesn’t frighten her, for under his veneer of cool authority she has glimpsed a man whose wicked desires inspire her own.
Lucien, Marquess of Rochester, has deliberately nurtured a reputation for debauchery that makes every matchmaking mother of the ton quake with fear. His one secret: he is torn between soul-ripping lust for Horatia, and the loyalty he owes her brother.
That loyalty is put to the test when an old enemy of the League threatens Horatia’s life. With Christmas drawing near, he sweeps her away to his country estate, where he can’t resist granting her one wish—to share his bed and his heart.
But sinister forces are lurking, awaiting the perfect moment to exact their revenge by destroying not only whatever happiness Lucien might find in Horatia’s arms, but the lives of those they love.
Warning: This book contains an intelligent lady who is determined to seduce her brother’s friend, a brooding rake whose toy of choice in bed is a little bit of bondage with a piece of red silk, a loyal band of merry rogues and a Christmas love so scorching you’ll need fresh snow to extinguish it.
This book will make you laugh, smile, cry, and angry all because it is a great book. Like the first book, it will suck you in and you won’t want to put it down. Falling for you best friend’s sister is never a good idea especially when you are known for the wild things you do and she is a quiet girl. I loved how for all these years he was cold to her and no one knew the real reason why even himself. Just when you think you know everything a twist will be thrown in and you will be on the edge of your seat.
Horatia may seem like the quiet proper lady that would be shocked at what her brother and his friends do, but she isn’t. She quickly shows that when she wants something she will find a way to get it even if it means being sneaky. I loved that she has loved him for years and always could see the true him and wasn’t frighted by him.
Lucien is a great man even if his reputation makes him seem wild. He tried so hard to keep his feeling hidden by being cold and at times mean, but the truth always came out. I loved that he fought with himself over Horatia because he wanted to stay loyal to her brother and because he didn’t want to hurt her.
I loved getting to know the league more and their families. Lucien’s mother will make you laugh every time she is around with her shocking ways of doing things. All his siblings will make you want to get to know them and be a part if the family. The same goes for Horatia’s sister and her ways of getting what she wants. The mystery of the leagues past is something I can’t wait to find out.
*I received a copy from the author in exchange for my honest review*