Bachelors, beware. For those who keep secrets and prey on the innocent, you will be exposed, with all your dirty little secrets laid bare to one and all. You have been warned…
Lady Olivia Haliford has had enough. Tired of seeing women lose their reputations, futures, and sometimes even their lives to scandal while the men walk free, she is ready to take back power and stand up for women everywhere. Along with her two closest friends, she plans to start an anonymous publication dedicated to dishing the dirt and exposing the secrets of society’s most eligible bachelors. But in order to do so, she will have to make a deal with the devil…
Sebastian Colver, known as the Bastard of Baker Street, is feared throughout London as the city’s most notorious gambling den owner and undisputed king of the underground. His life is nothing but darkness and danger, so he is shocked when the petite lady gracing his doorstep seems anything but frightened of him. He agrees to be a silent partner in the publishing of the Gazette if she will use her connections to sponsor his sister and launch her into Society and away from his dark world.
But exposing the secrets of the rich and powerful can be dangerous. Almost as dangerous as a lady falling in love with the king of the underground.
I loved loved this. I love historical romances, and this one just completely captivated me. There was suspense and intrigue, a dastardly King of the Rookeries & an extremely inquisitive Lady. It was so much fun and so thrilling as they went through these jaunts together. And I loved the chemistry between them. This is a must read!! I’ve never read this author before this, but I cannot wait to read more!!
Not much of a bastard
Having mixed feelings about this one. There was so much potential that got lost in this long long book. The villain was the best written character, but didn’t take up half the book. And there was never any descriptions of where and when things took place. The main H and h were a bit juvenile and written with very modern thinking. The H was suppose to be some sort of menacing, tough, street thug who created an empire; yet he says darn as a cuss word and is written from a high school boys perspective. Nearly the whole book his dastardly deeds are spoken of in the past tense and it mentions he is in a fight and kills ppl, but literally no action is actually written about it. And the last 200 pages were cliche and cheesy. Feel like with better research and more writing experience this author could really take off.
Now a Favorite!!
Could not put this down!! Absolutely loved this couple! Sebastian Colver is sinfully wonderful and I would love to be friends with Livie and her friends. Can’t wait for the best book!!