To Young Corinthian agent Marcus MacInnes, the Earl of Weston, his latest mission involving smuggling ring with ties to Napoleon seems ridiculous at first, but becomes all too threatening as pieces of the puzzle begin to fall into place. And the most troubling piece of all? Miss Sarah Tisdale, an unconventional beauty whose lust for life is rivaled only by her ability to drive Marcus to distraction. When her family comes under suspicion, Marcus must watch her very closely -- even if her touch ignites the fiery desire burning beneath his cool facade.
When it comes to suitors, Sarah's lush curves and kissable lips aren't enough to compensate for her willful nature. She's tasted disappointment before, but flirting with the sinfully handsome Marcus is a pastime worth savoring -- even when it leads to wicked pleasures. When Sarah's life is in jeopardy, Marcus discovers that the passion between them can no longer be denied -- and he'll do anything to keep her in his arms.
Marcus never felt at home, he's half Scottish - a Highlander- and half English and he was never accepted by either. When the agency sends him to keep an eye on a smuggling ring in Dorset, near the village his mother grew up in and where the townspeople are not too fond of him, he doesn't jump with joy on the idea but he does his duty. There he meets Sarah Tisdale, beautiful, lush, adventurous, and with a klutzy quality to her that he finds endearing.
I enjoyed both the romance and spy/smuggling intrigue of the book. I found characters both the main and the secondary ones interesting and entertaining. I wanted more romance though, not that it was lacking, because Marcus and Sarah were great together and I didn't wanted it to end.
This is the second book of the Regency Rogues series, the first book is The Devil in Disguise, you can find my thoughts here.
The Angel in My Arms by Stefanie Sloane (4.5/5) Historical Romance; Published: Ballantine Books (6/2011); Library; Books 2012 (18);