Her Mysterious Past is the Best Revenge... Only He Can Offer Her a Dazzling Future
Fallon, the Marchioness of Mystery, is a celebrated courtesan with her finger on the pulse of high society. She's adored by men, hated by their wives. No one knows anything about her past, and she plans to keep it that way.
Warrick Fitzhugh will do anything to protect his compatriots in the Foreign Office, including seduce Fallon, who he thinks can lead him to the deadliest crime lord in London. He knows he's putting his life on the line.
To Warrick's shock, Fallon is not who he thinks she is, and the secrets she's keeping are exactly what makes her his heart's desire.
The second book in a sparkling Regency romance trilogy from acclaimed author Shana Galen following a glittering trio of celebrated courtesans whose fortunes depend on the ton believing the rumors about their mysterious lives.
Jewels of a Ton Trilogy:
When You Give a Duke a Diamond (Book 1)
If You Give a Rake a Ruby (Book 2)
Sapphires Are an Earl’s Best Friend (Book 3)
Praise for Shana Galen:
"A humorous yet touching love story—with original characters who delight and enough sizzle to add heart to a delicious read."—RT Book Reviews, 4 ½ Stars
"A thrilling ride, filled with mystery, intrigue, and romance."—Fresh Fiction
Galen's dark sequel to When You Give a Duke a Diamond mixes London's seamy underside with the world of the social elite. Warrick Fitzhugh, a spy for the Foreign Office, has a price on his head. To save his life, he must track down a traitor. The path leads to a violent crime lord with ties to famed courtesan Fallon, so Warrick seeks Fallon's aid by sneaking into her bedroom and blackmailing her for information. Her hidden history makes her the perfect person to help him, and her cooperation is more valuable than he could ever have guessed. Fallon and Warrick are a well-matched couple with good chemistry, and their frank mutual seduction is sensual and sexy. A few plot points are underdeveloped and too easily resolved, but the strong writing and unusually scrappy heroine will sweep readers to the finish line.
Love this series. This book was all I hoped it would be the only negative is waiting for the third book to come out.
DNF. This is the first of Galan’s books I did not enjoy. I just could not get past the inconsistency in the behaviors of Fallon. She is supposedly strong independent, capable heroine who has to take care of herself but then allows herself to be bullied, intimidated, blackmailed and just generally taken over by the overbearing Warrick. On top of all that, she just can’t control her hormones or resist his “charms” and lets him have his way with her.