Also in this series: The Devil in Disguise, The Angel in My Arms
Series: Regency Rogues #4
Published by Ballantine Books on April 24, 2012
Genres: Historical Romance, Regency Era, Espionage
Desire, danger, intrigue, and steamy seduction unite a sexy spymaster and an intrepid bluestocking as Stefanie Sloane’s luscious new series continues.
Possessed of a brilliant mind and a love for puzzles, Dashiell Matthews, Viscount Carrington, is a crucial member of the elite Young Corinthians spy league. Assuming the façade of an addle-brained Adonis, he hunts for a notorious London murderer known as the Bishop. When fate causes him to cross paths with Miss Elena Barnes, Dash discovers an enigma that will prove delightfully intoxicating to unravel: a voluptuous beauty as intelligent as she is fearless.
Only the lure of a collection of rare books bequeathed to her family by Dash’s late father could tempt Elena from her cozy rural life to the crush and vanity of London. But if Elena finds his lordship to be the most impossibly beautiful man she’s ever seen, he also seems to be the stupidest. Which made her body’s shameless response to his masterful seduction all the more unfathomable. Yet when she discovers Dash’s mission to track the dangerous Bishop, she willingly risks everything—her trust, her heart, her very life—to join him.
The Saint Who Stole My Heart is the fourth installment in the Regency Rogues series. I was able to grab this from my library and I had forgotten how much I LOVE this author. Boy her books are delicious. I have such a weakness for regency spy themes and this author is so good at this. Now I have only read a few books of the series, and its been a couple of years since I read the first few books and I was able to immerse myself fully into this book with no need to have read the previous book. So I would say that you can easily read this as a stand alone.
Dash, Viscount Carrington, works with the Young Corinthians Spy League, but our story begins with a painful beginning when we see Dash, and his two best friends and their sister as children see their mother murdered. Dash and the others decided to let it go, but now they realize they need to bring justice to her. But in the process of hunting down the killer, Dash comes across Elena, when his father dies and leaves his books to her father. As Elena and Dash are in close proximity to each other, with an adorable matchmaking aunt and some other shenanigans that brings these two together….
No matter the differences, the assumptionns we’ve made, or the difficulties we’ve encountered, if a match is meant to be, you pursue it at all costs. Otherwise, you’re simply shceating yourself out of the life that you should have
This was such a delightful book and I am not sure I could recommend this author enough and she is SO highly underrated in my opinion. The chemistry between these two is so palpable from the very beginning and it really portrays that emotion and senses so well to the reader. There is such a beautiful balance between the espionage plotline and the romance that builds between Dash and Elena. And of course, we have some fun matchmaking that gets conflicted with the story that adds a quirky and light-hearted feel to the story. Its interesting to see the dynamic between Dash and Elena and how they are willing to fight for each other in such unique of ways here.
Love is not a selfish need. It gives you purpose, understanding, fortitude–well, everything required to address these considerations that you mentioned.
Overall I found The Saint Who Stole to be a adorable and satisfying read that stunned me in ts sensational sensuality!