At birth, Mick Trewlove, the illegitimate son of a duke, was handed over to a commoner. Despite his lowly upbringing, Mick has become a successful businessman, but all his wealth hasn’t satisfied his need for revenge against the man who still won’t acknowledge him. What else can Mick do but destroy the duke’s legitimate son—and woo the heir’s betrothed into his own unloving arms . . .
Orphaned and sheltered, Lady Aslyn Hastings longs for a bit of adventure. With her intended often preoccupied, Aslyn finds herself drawn to a darkly handsome entrepreneur who seems to understand her so well. Surely a lady of her station should avoid Mick Trewlove. If only he weren’t so irresistible . . .
As secrets are about to be exposed, Mick must decide if his plan for vengeance is worth risking what his heart truly desires.
Heath (the Scandalous Gentlemen of St. James series) launches a winning and steamy Victorian series featuring a family of highborn bastards who seek financial and social success, presumably all finding love along the way. Entrepreneur Mick Trewlove, the illegitimate son of the Duke of Hedley, has spent years plotting to bring down his half-brother, the Earl of Kipwick. In addition to ruining him financially, Mick plans to seduce Kipwick's naive and sheltered fianc e, Lady Aslyn Hastings. But Mick quickly realizes that he'd prefer a more honorable union with Aslyn. She yearns for a brighter, more exciting life than what she can hope for with Kipwick, whom she loves as a brother. Mick must decide whether he should abandon all his plans in favor of earning Aslyn's respect and love. The premise of this story isn't particularly complicated, but Heath builds a community of fascinating, intertwined characters that readers will be eager to get to know as they cheer for the driven hero and the spunky, smart heroine.
Beyond Scandal and Desire
Love this book the characters the story the suspense and the love story of course I hope there is another series for this the other characters are great.
While this book was a bit stretched in the beginning the end was like fireworks. Very good book and I will read the rest of the series.