Title: The Danger of Desire (Sinful Suitors, #3)
Author: Sabrina Jeffries
Publisher: Pocket Books
Expected Publication Date: November 22, 2016
Genre: Historical, Romance
Format: eBook, Paperback
Page Count: 400
Rating: 3.75 Stars
The third book in the sexy Sinful Suitors Regency romance series, this heart-pounding story shows why New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries is one of the most beloved historical romance writers today.
To root out the card cheat responsible for her brother’s death, Miss Delia Trevor spends her evenings dancing her way through high society balls, and her late nights disguised as a young man gambling her way through London’s gaming hells. Then one night, handsome Warren Corry, the Marquess of Knightford, a notorious member of St. George’s Club, recognizes her. When he threatens to reveal her secret, she’s determined to keep him from ruining her plans, even if it means playing a cat-and-mouse game with the enigmatic rakehell.
Warren knows the danger of her game, and he refuses to watch her lose everything while gaining justice for her late brother. But when she starts to delve beneath his carefully crafted façade, can he keep her at arm’s length while still protecting her? Or will their hot desires explode into a love that transcends the secrets of their pasts?
♦ Personal Thought ♦
I had pictured Warren Cory in my mind from a glimpse of him appeared on The Heiress and the Hothead, but I didn’t expect him to find him as complicatedly endearing as I found here.
Continuing on Sinful Suitors series after The Study of Seduction, the book brought the Marquess of Knightford together in a battle of wits with Delia Trevor. The heroine was trying to find a Lord who cheated her brother at cards that had the family in peril.
I loved the hero in this book; with all his title and worldly possession, Warren suffered from secret he kept even from his family, one that made him infamous for his nocturnal habits. Delia was quite delightful as well; and let’s not forget her cantankerous cat. Let’s be honest: I’m bound to feel positive when there’s interesting pet in a story!
The whodunit and the problem-solving were not as threatening as previous book. The entertaining part was the back and forth between the rake-hell of a lord and the strong-willed miss and the gradual attraction due to circumstances. The declaration felt too sudden, yet still acceptable considering the story. I’m eager to find out what’s more Ms. Jeffries has in store on this series.
Advanced copy of this book is kindly provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.