A thrilling Regency romance from the author of Dangerous. “Spencer shines in her sophomore effort, burnishing her reputation as an author to watch.”—Kirkus Reviews
He could be her ruin
Hugh Redvers is supposed to be dead. So the appearance of the sun-bronzed giant with the piratical black eye patch is deeply disturbing to Lady Daphne Davenport. And her instant attraction to the notorious privateer is not only wildly inappropriate for a proper widow but potentially disastrous. Because he is also the man Daphne has secretly cheated of title, lands, and fortune.
She could be his salvation
Daphne’s distant, untouchable beauty and eminently touchable body are hard enough to resist. But the prim, almost severe, way she looks at him suggests this might be the one woman who can make him forget all the others. His only challenge? Unearthing the enemy who threatens her life . . . and uncovering the secrets in her cool blue eyes.
Praise for Dangerous
“Minerva Spencer’s writing is sophisticated and wickedly witty. Dangerous is a delight from start to finish with swashbuckling action, scorching love scenes, and a coolly arrogant hero to die for.”—Elizabeth Hoyt, New York Times bestselling author
“Readers will love this lusty and unusual marriage of convenience story.”—Madeline Hunter, New York Times bestselling author
“Smart, witty, graceful, sensual, elegant and gritty all at once. It has all of the meticulous attention to detail I love in Georgette Heyer, BUT WITH SEX!”—Jeffe Kennedy, RITA Award-winning author
Spencer's gleeful second Outcast historical (after Dangerous) is as much fun as the first. By the age of 20, Hugh Redvers, in line to be the Earl of Davenport, pushed his uncle Thomas's tolerance for pranks to its limits, so Thomas banished the young man not just from the family home and his inheritance, but from all of England. When Hugh returns nearly 20 years later, following Thomas's death, he has one eye, a rascally monkey named Mr. Boswell, a red parrot, and a huge retinue. Thomas's young widow, Daphne, is nonplussed but drawn to a man who is legally her nephew. Once their physical proximity ignites passionate desire, all bets are off. Daphne fears Hugh has returned to reclaim his inheritance, supplanting her twin sons, but Hugh's quite happy with his career as a privateer, which provides plenty of the background color and intrigue that characterize this scintillating series. Readers will particularly appreciate Spencer's considerable talent with bedroom scenes as this romance rockets to its satisfying conclusion.