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by Darcy Burke
Released: July 2, 2012
Series: Secrets & Scandals #3
Published by Intrepid Reads
Lady Philippa Latham must marry soon before her parents scandalize society and make it impossible to marry well. Who better to help her select her possible groom then Lord Ambrose Sevrin? Sevrin may have the worst reputation in the ton but Philippa has experienced nothing but honorable and even noble behaviour from him from their first very unlikely meeting as he saves her reputation and ensures her safety as great cost to his own. Philippa knows there is more to Sevrin then what popular gossip dictates and she can’t help but become fascinated by him nd his delicious kisses.This is my favourite book by Darcy Burke so far. Each book just keeps getting better and better and I really enjoyed this one.
I think what set this book apart from the others was the heroine Lady Philippa, she was briefly in His Wicked Heart and I am glad she has got her own story. I liked that she wasn’t afraid to go after what she wanted, and it was a refreshing change to have the heroine in pursuit. Sevrin as well was in His Wicked Heart and though they are an unlikely couple I think they were very good together, Sevrin was unexpectedly honorable after hearing all about his reputation, and Philippa was unexpectedly wicked!
The only thing that I didn’t really like was that I felt the book dragged a little bit towards the end. The beginning of the book was great, it really pulled me in, but I found as the book went on it started to feel a little long winded.
A great read with a gorgeous tortured hero and a surprisingly plucky heroine, I can’t wait to read Ms Burke’s next book.
Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?