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Sparks fly in the finale of the Scandalous Gentlemen of St. James Place series, as the last wicked rogue meets his match.
When Rosalind Sharpe gains the attention of the deliciously wicked Duke of Avendale, she’s torn between her distracting attraction to the notorious rogue and the knowledge that he—rich as Croesus—is the perfect target for a deception that will put her swindling days behind her.
However, Avendale is no fool. After he discovers the tantalizing lady packing up to leave London with his coins in tow, he confronts her with a scandalous proposition: she can have all the money she requires…for a week in his bed.
Desperate for the funds, Rose agrees, but on one condition: he must never question her motives. Avendale quickly sees beneath her mask and discovers she is more than passion and pleasure—she is everything he has ever desired. But claiming her requires he unveil her secrets and lose her forever. Unless he can put his own dark past aside and risk everything for a chance at love.
Heath's magnificent third Scandalous Gentleman of St. James historical (after Once More, My Darling Rogue) highlights the ways that Victorian aristocrats flouted the conventions of society. Rose Sharpe catches the eye of the Duke of Avendale at a notorious club called the Twin Dragons. Though Rose is no stranger to duping wealthy men, her plan to support her makeshift family with Avendale's funds goes awry. Reluctantly, she commits to spending one week at Avendale's palatial home. As Rose gets to know Avendale better, she realizes there are hidden depths behind the scurrilous facade he shows to society. And when he unearths her reasons for swindling him, she sees a caring side of Avendale that seals her love for him once and for all. Heath excels at writing passionate romantic tension, and this emotional page-turner showcases her stunning ability to delve into the characters' innermost souls.