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 is the second book in the League of Rogues series. It is capable of being a stand alone, but I recommend reading, Wicked Designs, first as there are several references to it in this book.
All the characters are back and love is...complicated. Horatia is in love with Lucian, has been for years and she is tired of the cold shoulder. She is determined to make him see her as a woman. Lucian is drawn to Horatia, however Rule 2 and the fact that she is his best friends sister make him try to stay away. when danger strikes, however he will do anything to keep her safe, and she will do anything to find a way into his heart. when sparks fly everything gets crazy. There's a duel, a kidnapping, and a fire with lots of excitement along the way.
I definitely recommend this book, in fact I recommend this entire series. It is amazing and I can't wait for the next book in this series to come out.