An infamous Earl makes an indecent bet with his beautiful nurse in this sexy Victorian romance series debut.
Known as a brazen philanderer, Hayden Milton, Earl of Westfield, is almost done in by a vengeful mistress who aims a gun at a rather essential part of his anatomy—but ends up wounding his thigh instead. Recuperating in his London townhouse, Hayden is confronted by his new medical attendant. Sophia Camden intrigues him, for behind her starched uniform is an enticing beauty better suited for bedding than dispensing salves and changing bandages.
Unshaken by his arrogance, not to mention impropriety, Sophia offers Hayden a dare: allow her ten days to prove her competency. If she resigns in exasperation like her two predecessors, she will be beholden to this wicked seducer. As a battle of wills begins, Sophia finds herself distracted by the earl’s muscular physique . . . and discovers that the man within longs only for a second chance to love.
Miller makes a lackluster debut with the first Infamous Lords novel, set in Victorian London. Hayden Milton, Earl of Westfield, has worked hard for his reputation as a wicked man, starting by abandoning his wife and their newborn child in favor of having indiscreet affairs. The party ends when his latest ex-lover shoots him. Sophia Camden is the third person hired to care for him during his recovery and the first to stick around. She dares Hayden to give her a trial period: if she lasts 10 days, Hayden must support her quest to change the laws so women can become doctors. What begins as a rambunctious battle of wills grows into an accidental flirtation, but it becomes a meandering mess when Hayden and Sophia both chase flimsy schemes and pointless miscommunications down a frustrating path to final understanding. There's potential for the series to grow into something fun and charming, but this introduction fails to deliver on much of its opening promise.