When shy and secluded author Sara Fielding ventures from her country cottage to research a novel, she inadvertently witnesses a crime in progress—and manages to save the life of the most dangerous man in London.
Derek Craven is a powerful and near-legendary gambling club owner who was born a bastard and raised in the streets. His reputation is unsavory, his scruples nonexistent. But Sara senses that beneath Derek's cynical exterior, he is capable of a love more passionate than her deepest fantasies.
Aware that he is the last man that an innocent young woman should ever want, Derek is determined to protect Sara from himself, no matter what it takes. But in a world where secrets lurk behind every shadow, he is the only man who can keep her safe. And as Derek and Sara surrender to an attraction too powerful to deny, a peril surfaces from his dark past to threaten their happiness . . . and perhaps even their lives.
Together they will discover if love is enough to make dreams come true.
Absolute MUST Read!!
This books by far my favorite of ALL books I’ve read and best of Lisa Kleypas. I’ve read this books 5 times and love it more and more each time! V.L.L-Book Lover
Oh be still my heart!
This author paints a beautiful story to play across your mind. Tremendous range of emotions for both the scoundrel and the country maiden. Love love love this novel!
I’ve read this book a dozen times...
I’ve owned this book since it came out in paperback, and own it in audiobook and eBook. I read it every couple of years, because nothing fills my heart quite as much as this gorgeous tale of a feisty author from the countryside, eager to understand the slightly seedier side of London. Sarah Fielding's compassionate heart contrasted with Derek Craven’s drive to pick himself up out of the (literal) gutter from whence he was born…well, it’s a match made in heaven. Even if he doesn’t believe he deserves her, and she doesn’t think she’s grand enough.
Treat yourself: this one will live on your keeper shelf and in your heart. Heck, I’ll probably read it again after writing this review.