The whole town is tittering about Baron Sebastian Thorne having been jilted at the altar. Every move he makes ends up in the gossip columns. Tired of being the butt of everyone's jokes, Sebastian vows to restore his family's reputation no matter what it takes.
Feted by the crème of society, the beautiful widow Lady Prestwick is a vision of all that is proper. But Helena is no angel, and when Sebastian uncovers her dark secret, he's quick to press his advantage. In order to keep her hard-won good name, Helen will have to make a deal with the devil. But she's got some tricks up her sleeves to keep this notorious rogue on his toes...
Most of the time when someone has a secret, it ends up being a rather silly secret. Or still a good secret, but nothing major. Helena is different, she has a real secret. A secret that would make her an outcast. The ton is cruel yes, but yes her secret is not good for that time.
Yes this is book 2 but it reads well as a stand alone. Sebastian was jilted in book 1. Now the ton wonders what's wrong with him. As his father was mad, and his sister was left at the altar too. But he proves to be more than the dashing rogue here.
Like I said, Helena has a secret, more than one actually. And while dealing with that secret she meets Sebastian who starts to fall for her. While she holds back, she does not want a new husband.
I liked discovering what secrets she held and wondering if they would be all over town or not. And I enjoyed seeing her and Sebastian together.
A lovely romance.
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: September 2nd 2014 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Rival Rogues #2