I received this book for free from Pocket in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Danger of Desire by Sabrina Jeffries
Also in this series: The Art of Sinning, The Study of Seduction, The Pleasures of Passion, The Secret of Flirting
Series: Sinful Suitors #3
Published by Pocket Books on November 22nd 2016
Genres: Historical Romance, Regency Era
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?
Miss Delia Trevor is on the hunt for the card cheat that ended up the cause of her brother’s suicide which she and her family have kept quiet from society. But there is one man in her way of finding the truth: Warren Corry, the Marquess of Knightford. Warren, has been asked by Delia’s friend to look after Delia. And once Warren meets the feisty woman, he can see why she needs help. And when he see Miss Delia playing cards at a famous gaming hell he regularly attends, he is shocked and mystified and fascinated by this daring woman no one can control. He is determined to keep her from ruin and scandal and get to the bottom of all of her secrets, but Warren has a past of his own. He will have to fight his own demons and might risk losing his heart in the process.
Plot and Story Line
WHAT A story!!! I have to tell you all, this is my favorite book in the series so far!! It was so dang good, and I got swept away. Unfortunately I had quite a bit going on over the past few days so it did take me a bit longer to get this read but I still loved it quite a bit. This book reminded me quite a bit of her older books (which if you haven’t read those…..get your booty in gear and pick them up :P) Anyway, the bantering between our main couple is what made this story.
“What are you doing to my cat?”
Now that was the impudent Miss Trevor he’d met yesterday. He could practically see the walls going up around her. Which intrigued him even more, damn it.
“Petting it. Why? Is that not allowed?”
“It’s just that…well…Flossie hates everyone but me.”
“Clearly not everyone.” he drawled.
I loved the way these two interact with each other and the chemistry was powerful, as a reader you don’t want to put it down because you are having too much fun with Delia and Warren. Now our heroine, she is determined and desperate for justice for her brother who left behind a wife and a son. She will stop at nothing to finding the man responsible and make him pay. And goes about it in some very creative ways. She is sassy, strong willed and clever. I found Delia so endearing in many different ways, her personality was very likable and her daring ways were so much fun. Our hero has his own mission….protect Delia from herself even if it drives him crazy. She is nothing like the women he normally deals with. She is a mystery to our hero, and it definitely takes him time to figure her out and the way she works. But he is just as clever as she is, and is quite the match for her. The chemistry is pretty potent in this book, and I really liked that it didn’t overshadow the love story. It was quite interesting seeing how well these two match up together.
He didn’t want to be in love with a woman who drove him mad. Who made him do things he feared, risk things he shouldn’t, desire things he’d never desired before. But he did. It was a simple, undeniable fact.
And we get a bit of a teaser for the couple of the fourth book which is Warren’s cousin and Delia’s sister in law. And boy am I excited for that one. Quite frankly…this was a sexy and clever romance that left me with a smile on my face.
BEST COVER!!! I just love the colors and the sexy pose, and it just flows so nicely together. Very classy and sensual. I love how cozy they look together.
The Danger Of Desire is simple astounding and kept me smiling for days!! The story is rich with laughter, packed with sensuality and is full of emotion and mystery!!