Lady Phaedra Northampton is a proper English miss -- but burdened by a dark secret. She's buried her shame in running her wealthy brother Lord Nash's household while hiding behind a sharp wit and dull wardrobe...until a reckless village maid's disappearance pulls her into London's seedy underworld.
A former mercenary and jaded spy-for-hire, Tristan Talbot, Lord Avoncliffe, now does little, and manages to do it scandalously. Though Tristan's an out-and-out rogue, when his dying father begs him to delve into the secrets behind a notorious brothel -- a perfect task for his talents! -- Tristan can't refuse. Is the brothel a front for a notorious Russian spy ring? Tristan is on the hunt -- until his path collides with the oh-so-tempting Lady Phae.
Soon what should be a simple assignment becomes deliciously complicated...when deception and desire lead to an explosive passion -- and deadly foes!
Finally got my hands on Liz Carlyle's Tempted All Night. The first book of a new series, and I've been patiently waiting for it. Or should I say I finally found it at the UBS.
I really enjoyed it. Surprisingly. I didn't care for the author's previous series, just couldn't into it. Anyway, this one hooked me right from the first chapter. The main characters, Phaedra and Tristan, are both very interesting. She's a proper English lady and he's a scoundrel, but they both have secrets that make them what they are now. They're basically thrown together when Phaedra (along with Zoe) find a dead body at Mr. Kemble's (I wonder if he'll get his book?)shop. And Tristan's father wants him to investigate. But, there's so much more going on though, but it doesn't take from the story, it adds to it.
I'm looking forward on reading Wicked All Day.
Tempted All Night by Liz Carlyle (4/5) Historical Romance; Published: Pocket Books (3/2009); Series: # 1, Tempted All Night; 2009 100 + Reading Challenge (122);