“Linden touches every emotion.”
With One Night in London, the sensational Caroline Linden kicks off a wonderful new historical romance series about three brothers trying to protect their good names and their fortunes while finding true love. Readers of Elizabeth Boyle and Liz Carlyle will not be able to resist this tantalizing tale that has the middle son of a recently deceased English duke hoping to avoid scandal and ruin as he searches for the young wife his late father never divorced…and encounters instead a desperate beauty who needs his help to rescue an endangered child. Caroline Linden is a master of romantic adventure—as the RITA Award-nominated author has already proven with You Only Love Once, For Your Arms Only, and A View to a Kiss—and her ever-growing legion of fans will never forget this thrilling and sensuous One Night in London.
The hero and heroine of this lighthearted Regency meet in an unusual way: they both want to hire the same lawyer. Edward de Lacey, a duke's second son, has just found out that he and his brothers may not be the legitimate heirs, while Francesca, the widowed Lady Gordon, wants custody of her orphaned niece. Edward secures the solicitor's services, but can't escape the gossips. Francesca squelches the rumors in exchange for Edward's assistance with her custody case. She's clever but prone to emotional outbursts, he's all business but loves a good quarrel, and it's only a matter of time until they fall wildly in lust. Francesca's sensibilities are exceedingly modern and both legal cases sputter out by the end, but these are mere quibbles beside the vividly drawn characters, engaging plot, and wonderful chemistry between the leads.