What a scoundrel wants, a scoundrel gets. . .
A decade ago, the Marquess of Bourne was cast from society with nothing but his title. Now a partner in London’s most exclusive gaming hell, the cold, ruthless Bourne will do whatever it takes to regain his inheritance—including marrying perfect, proper Lady Penelope Marbury.
A broken engagement and years of disappointing courtships have left Penelope with little interest in a quiet, comfortable marriage, and a longing for something more. How lucky that her new husband has access to an unexplored world of pleasures.
Bourne may be a prince of London’s illicit underworld, but he vows to keep Penelope untouched by its wickedness—a challenge indeed as the lady discovers her own desires, and her willingness to wager anything for them . . . .even her heart.
The girls loved this book, in fact many rushed right out to buy book 2 in the series. We had a vigorous discussion of the what, why and how of the book as well as what each was expecting to happen in the rest of the series. Despite the hero’s past, his character is redeemable. Sarah MacLean did a great job of building the story without overwhelming the reader with historical details. This book was a definite winner with a ranking of 9.3 out of 10.