Distrust is no match for desire as a proper young miss and a self-professed rogue hunt down a murderer in this thrilling Disgraced Lords novel from the USA Today bestselling author of A Kiss of Lies and A Taste of Seduction.
Arend Aubury trusts no one besides his fellow Libertine Scholars. After his family escaped from France, penniless and persecuted, only the Scholars took him in. So when the stepdaughter of the villainess who has been plotting against them approaches Arend with allegations against their enemy, he suspects a double cross. Yet Isobel is a tantalizing prize, with lips as sweet as champagne and skin as creamy as Camembert. Is she a feast for the senses—or a bitter trap?
Lady Isobel Thompson dreams of marrying an honorable gentleman with a spotless reputation, a trait that Arend seems to lack completely. But Isobel believes that her stepmother is responsible for her father’s death, and only Arend has the skills to uncover the truth. As a cover, Arend suggests a fake betrothal—and soon Isobel finds herself forgetting that their courtship is a ploy. He’s so different from the man of her fantasies, and yet he’s so terribly handsome, so dangerously intoxicating—and all Isobel wants is more.
Look for the enchanting Disgraced Lords series from Bronwen Evans:
A KISS OF LIES | A PROMISE OF MORE | A TOUCH OF PASSION | A WHISPER OF DESIRE | A TASTE OF SEDUCTION | A NIGHT OF FOREVER
And don’t miss her novels in the Imperfect Lords series:
ADDICTED TO THE DUKE | DRAWN TO THE MARQUESS | ATTRACTED TO THE EARL
“A steamy blend of passion, love and romantic intrigue. Bronwen Evans delivers!”—USA Today bestselling author Kathryn Caskie
“A thrilling and fun read, and one that I’ll definitely be rereading often.”—Girl Who Reads
“A Night of Forever by Bronwen Evans was sexy and suspenseful. An edge-of-your-seat-read, the Libertine Scholars finally get the peace they need.”—Lampshade Reader
“An enjoyable end to the drama of the Disgraced Lords series.”—Top 10 Romance Books
“The story is fast-paced and well written as usual, captivating me right from the start.”—Cup of Tea and Book
“A happy ending to a couple who richly deserved it . . . a satisfying conclusion to anyone who’s read some or all of the previous books.”—Will Read for Feels
Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
I love this series and the characters with in it. I've been waiting for Arend Aubury to get his HEA. He's been the one through out all the books that I doubted would find his one and only. Then Lady Isobel Thompson was thrown into his path and turned his lonely life upside down and started to pick away at all the walls he built up to keep people at arms length. The Libertarian Scholars are on the verge of finally finding the one that's been absent on destroying them. Arend needs Isobel's help to get close to the villainess but he will have to do the one thing he's sworn never to do again, trust a beautiful woman. Isobel needs Arend's help to prove her fathers death was not accidental but murder at the hands of her stepmother. The same woman Arend and his friends think is out to destroy them but it may already be to late, she always seems to be one step ahead of them.
I highly recommend this series and it should be read in order.
*Book Obsessed Chicks Review team
One of the best in the series
I don’t normally like it when a story backtracks into what happened in a previous story, but it’s not bad in this one. Most of the important events aren’t in the previous book and many of them come after the timeline of said book.
Anyway, there is a small issue that isn’t worth reducing the rating. A boor, bore, and boar are not the same thing. Regency romance authors tend to use bore when they mean boor, as is the case in this book. I did read one where they used boar instead, and it was so funny I forgave the author immediately.
A Night of Forever
A Night of Forever takes us further into the events of Arend's kidnapping - which we see from others' perspectives in the previous book. It did take me a few moments to find my place in the timeline, but once I was settled I really enjoyed the story. Although, knowing part of the outcome did make it a bit less suspenseful for me.
Lady Isabel is the step-daughter of the woman the Libertine Scholars believe is trying to ruin and kill them. How could she not know what is going on when she is right in the middle of it all? Arend is determined to prove her collusion and is willing to take some rather extreme measures to do so. But or course this backfires, and he finds himself deeply intrigued by the lady.
There is a lot of action, and even though I knew how it was going to end already, there were a couple surprises along the way. I thoroughly enjoyed Lady Isobel. She had a quick wit and was fiercely loyal once she deemed you worthy of her trust.
I wasn't as fond as Arend, he's never been my favorite of the Libertine Scholars. A bit too roguish for my tastes - and too much of a blackguard to really seem like the hero. In fact, he's the one in need of rescue a few times. I'm all for a damsel rescuing her hero, but that isn't the case. In fact, she's rescued by someone entirely different (I hope he finds love) that I liked much better than Arend.
A great addition to the story of the Libertine Scholars, and sort of an end. There's still more to come and I can't wait to read it. As a series, it is near the top of my list for great reads.
**I voluntarily read a review copy of this book**