"Brenda Hiatt has created a most different and dashing rogue." ~Kasey Michaels
To escape her stepmother's matchmaking machinations, Lady Pearl runs away, pretending to be a common housemaid, with the help of her abigail. When she is rescued from the near-disaster of recognition by a charming serving-man, Pearl pretends to be simpleminded to safeguard herself from any unwanted advances. But soon she begins to suspect that her rescuer is far more than the common servant he seemed at first.
Luke St. Clair lives a double life, pretending to be a gentleman while in reality sustaining himself and the needy as the notorious Robin Hood-type thief, the Saint of Seven Dials. The last thing he needs in his life is a beautiful simpleton in need of protection. But "Purdy" proves to be anything but simple—or common! Once he learns the truth, does he dare continue, in the ballrooms of the elite, the flirtation that began in the slums of London? The risk is enormous, but Lady Pearl's sweet kisses may just be worth it.
A Delightful Read
The story was very entertaining and believable. But I was a little irritated with Lord Bellowsworth character (I could almost scream) in which the author portrayed him as some spineless human being with no mind of his own.
Plot was good, the build up and the ending as well. I’m going to keep this author in my list.
Thoroughly enjoyed the novel. The author had completely researched the time period, their customs and traditions, and how the women of the time period were considered as nothing more than a convenience to acquire more wealth, property and power. Recommend reading this novel.
It was very nicely written. The characters were fun and easy to like, except for the nemeses of course.