The third in the Banning Sisters trilogy that began with the New York Times bestsellers Scandalous and Irresistible, Shameless marks a dazzling return to historical fiction for Karen Robards.
In regency England, a beautiful young woman finds her life thrown into turmoil by the arrival of a handsome scoundrel.
Lady Elizabeth, the youngest and most headstrong of the three Banning sisters, has been engaged three times and broken them all. Her fear of becoming any man’s property has earned her a reputation as a heartbreaking flirt.
Neil Severin is a wicked rogue devoid of compassion, a government-sanctioned assassin. When the ruthless organization he works for turns its agents loose on him, only Beth stands between him and a death he thought he didn’t fear. In a fight for their lives, they travel the British countryside, fleeing the ruthless killers out for Neil’s blood… and their growing attraction to each other.
In the long-awaited conclusion to the Banning Sisters trilogy (after Irresistible), Robards reaffirms her skill for addictive Regency romance. In 1817 London, half-British, half-French Neil Severin plies a dangerous trade as the Angel of Death, an assassin wanted dead by the War Office. Neil meets his heart's Waterloo in fiery Lady Elizabeth "Beth" Banning, the youngest Banning sister, who's already jilted several suitors and caused heated gossip among London's high society. During a ball, Neil breaks into the estate of Beth's sister to discover Beth fending off her outraged, newly rejected fianc . After rescuing her, the two embark on a romance-stoking adventure involving a band of white slavers who kidnap Beth with plans to auction her off at Trelawney Castle, a hotbed of prostitution. Robards's robust narrative maintains the couple's intense passion even up to its sweet resolution, making this a satisfying read for any fan of the genre.
Loved it! Great read for a relaxing day. Love, action and a sassy red head :)