A Woman of the Night…
Her husband left behind a bankrupt estate when he died, but Sylvia, Lady Montgomery, won’t allow the villagers who depend on her to starve. She leads their smuggling operation, even as she endeavors to come up with a safer alternative for their livelihood.
A Rogue on the Prowl…
Now that Tony Sinclair’s elder brother, the earl, has returned from war and relieved him of familial responsibilities, Tony is free to do … something. Lacking direction in his life, he decides to try on the role of rakehell. His search for pleasure leads him to a quaint coastal village, and a young, pretty widow. Tony plans to make her his first conquest, then move on.
After Sylvia’s gang mistakes Tony for a Revenue agent and captures him, Tony takes on a role he never expected to play, so he can spend more time with the bewitching widow. As danger closes in from Revenue agents and a rival gang, Tony finds himself fighting for the villagers as well as for Sylvia’s heart. But Sylvia has no intention of falling for a rake, no matter how charming the rogue ... or intoxicating his kiss.
Originally published February 2006. Lightly edited for 2021 as part of the Scandalous Ladies series. (What can I say, I fell in love with my hero, his friends, and his big brother. I hope you will, too.)
Each book in the series can be read as a stand-alone novel -- a complete story arc, no cliffhangers, no family tree chart required to keep track of who is who -- but most readers prefer to enjoy the stories in the order they're written and published.
Love this book and the series. Strong female. Great characters. Interesting story line.