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?
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Sabrina Jeffries is one of the handful authors that I know of that I know I will always get a well-written and entertaining Regency romance novel. While there are some authors like Eloisa James or Mary Balogh, who can have hits and misses with their books, I can honestly say that every book that I have read that Ms. Jeffries has written has never disappointed me. And The Danger of Desire does not disappoint and I have to say I was eagerly awaiting this one since I do love seeing a rake being led on a merry chase as Warren Corry is in this book. Plus Delia Trevor, our heroine isn’t your average miss,they never are if they’re the heroine, but Delia is moreso since the daring lady dresses in drag so she can gamble in the stews to find the man who’s actions hurt her family.
But unlike most fun-loving rakes, Warren’s actions aren’t all motivated by being a spoiled aristocrat and horn dog; we learn there is a reason for parts of his behavior, although all we get is hints of it and it isn’t until you get 3/4 through the book that you find out the source of his behavior. It just makes the man more endearing and luckily for him Delia agrees with me. However, the roadblocks to true love aren’t all on Warren’s shoulders because there are a few that are created by Delia’s past, but predictably there aren’t enough to keep our leading lady from falling in love and admitting it first.
In the end we do find out the man responsible for Delia’s family troubles, however things aren’t as clear-cut as things seem and Ms. Jeffries sets things up for our next couple, Delia’s sister-in-law and Warren’s cousin. Which I won’t be able to read about until June….. Darn it.