A proper lady must choose between society or the untitled gentleman who has stolen her heart in this captivating Regency romance perfect for fans of Bridgerton.
Ned Wentworth will be forever grateful to the family that plucked him from the streets and gave him a home, even though polite society still whispers years later about his questionable past. Precisely because of Ned’s connections in low places, Lady Rosalind Kinwood approaches him to help her find a lady’s maid who has disappeared.
Rosalind is too opinionated—and too intelligent—and has frequently suffered judgment at the hands of polite society. Despite her family’s disdain for Ned, Rosalind finds he listens to her and respects her. Then too, his kisses are exquisite. As the investigation of the missing maids becomes more dangerous, both Ned and Rosalind will have to risk everything—including their hearts—if they are to share the happily ever after that Mayfair’s matchmakers have begrudged them both.
Bestseller Burrowes's nuanced seventh Rogues to Riches Regency (after How to Catch a Duke) unites a banker and a lady in an investigation that brings both love and danger. Banker Ned Wentworth occupies an uncertain place in society, having been adopted out of Newgate Prison by the illustrious Wentworth family, who ensured that he received an education and eventually employed him at their bank. It's because of this shady past that Lady Rosalind Kinwood turns to Ned for assistance when her lady's maids go missing. Ned can follow threads into places Rosalind dare not enter, searching London's brothels and debtor's prisons. As they work together to crack the case, their mutual admiration evolves into intense attraction, but Ned worries their differing social standings will doom their relationship, feeling unworthy of a future with Rosalind. Burrowes expertly peels back her characters' layers to reveal their inner depths while highlighting the facades they present to maintain their positions in London society. Regency fans will delight in this fast-paced mix of love, social commentary, and suspense.