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Dashing, decadent, and deliciously seductive, the notorious Lords of Vice indulge their every desire—from dusk until dawn…
Christopher Courtland, Earl of Vanewright—known around London as "Vane"—is the very picture of a rich, handsome ladies' man. Why shackle himself to just one lady when he's free to sample them all? In spite of his own mother's attempts at matchmaking, Vane has sworn to stay single. Until he has a chance run-in with Miss Isabel Thorne…
A modest and refined beauty, Isabel is a lot more brazen than she appears. When a pickpocket tries to make away with Vane's bejeweled snuffbox, Isabel attempts to thwart his escape…and manages to steal Vane's heart. But the harder he tries to seduce the sharp-tongued, strong-willed Isabel, the more she resists. Now it's up to this tried-and-true bachelor to find a new way to play the game…or risk losing the one woman who's ever captured his heart.
Hawkins's fourth Lord of Vice Regency romance (after After Dark with a Scoundrel) is a lighthearted and familiar story of lovely and impoverished sisters seeking their fortune. When Lady Netherley meets Isabel and Delia Thorne, she sees them as a way to trick her wild son into marriage. Dutifully, Isabel helps throw Delia and the earl of Vanewright together, hoping her sister can make a match that would benefit the family financially, with only a few wistful thoughts for her own prospects. Of course Vanewright is attracted to serious Isabel instead of saucy Delia, and Isabel tosses caution to the wind for one night of passion. But Lady Netherley had Isabel in mind for her son all along, and Vanewright is furious to learn he's been set up. Plot developments are telegraphed well in advance, but Regency fans will enjoy the bold heroine and rakish hero.