A nosy duke’s daughter and a sharp-eyed Bow Street Runner join forces to solve a rather peculiar crime.
Violet Garland may be a duke’s daughter, but she has a strong streak of daredevil. What she wants most in life is adventure—and when she spots a Bow Street Runner among the ton, she knows she’s finally found it. She’ll help the investigator track down his villain, whether he wishes her to or not!
Bow Street Principal Officer Perry Wintersmith does not want any assistance, especially from a female as persistent and annoying as Lady Violet Garland. Although Lady Violet does possess a most uncommon talent and she is exceptionally good at following people…
Perhaps he ought to accept her offer of help? Together they might be able to unravel a rather perplexing mystery—and Perry may just avoid falling off any roofs.
Take one adventure-seeking duke’s daughter, one solitary Bow Street Runner, a strange series of thefts, a dash of magic, a sprinkling of naughty drawings, and what do you have? A romp of a Regency romance that will sweep you through London’s alleyways and over its rooftops, with detours into cupboards, attics, bandboxes, and ballrooms.
Length: Full-length novel of 99,000 words
Sensuality level: A Regency romance with steamy love scenes
Best of the best
I have enjoyed all the Baleful Godmother books, and would give them all 5 stars. This one is extra special and I wish I could give it many more stars. The mystery is fun and the relationship between the H and h is just lovely.
Another amazing story from Emily Larkin that follows another Garland sister, Violet. The book was so engaging from start to end that I finished it in a single day (almost a single sitting but I had to stop for lunch). The characters are well developed, the plot intriguing, and the romance beautiful, passionate, and gorgeously written as always. I would highly recommend giving this a read!
I received an ARC of this book and voluntarily chose to review it. All opinions are my own. Happy reading!