“A perfectly delightful love story. This magical read is a keeper.” —RT Book Reviews, Top Pick, 4 _ stars for The Rogue You Know
Once she spurned the man…
When the Duke of Lennox hires Sir Brook Derring, England’s best investigator, to find his daughter, Brook intends only to rescue the lady and return to his solitary life. He deals with London’s roughest criminals every day of the week; surely he should be able to endure seeing his first love again—the perfect girl who broke his heart...
Now her life depends on him
Lady Lillian-Anne Lennox has always done her best to live up to her father’s standards of perfection—at the cost of following her heart. When she’s kidnapped and her perfect life is shattered, Lila has another chance. Together, Lila and Brook navigate not only the dark and deadly side of London, but the chasm of pride and prejudice that divides them.
It's a madcap adventure through London and the surrounding countryside as Sir Brook Derring protects Lady Lillian-Anne from assassins and kidnappers in Galen's fourth entry into the Covent Garden Cubs series (following The Rogue You Know). Brook was devastated years ago when Lila threw his marriage proposal back in his face. The last thing he wants is to be Lila's defender, but can't refuse an order from the nobility. Lila falls for Brook very quickly; however, she recognizes that until he can forgive her and see that she's not the selfish, spoiled girl he once knew, their relationship has no future. Brook nurtures his old anger even as he introduces Lila to lovemaking, who holds up admirably well under the threats to her life. Brook's petulance is frustrating, because all the elements of a charming love story are present: whispered confidences, taking care of each other, and fiery love scenes. This Regency-era romance is all about second chances, making amends, and giving love a chance, but it does require a fair bit of patience.