In the Rogues to Riches historical romance series, Cinderella stories aren’t just for princesses… Sigh-worthy Regency rogues sweep strong-willed young ladies into whirlwind romance with rollicking adventure.
Nondescript “good girl” Miss Camellia Grenville only ever opens her mouth when forced to sing at her family’s musicales. That is, until the night she infiltrates the ton’s most scandalous masquerade ball on behalf of her sister, and finds herself in the arms—and the bed—of the one man she’d sworn to hate.
Irresistibly arrogant and unapologetically sensuous, infamous rake Lord Wainwright always gets his way. When he accepts a wager to turn his rakish
image respectable in just forty days, he never anticipates falling for an anonymous masked lover…or that discovering her identity would destroy them
Lord of Pleasure is the second book of a new series. In the Rogues to Riches historical romance series, Cinderella stories aren’t just for princesses…
Sigh-worthy Regency rogues sweep strong-willed young ladies into whirlwind rags-to-riches romance with rollicking adventure.
“Lady X, I presume?” His heart was still pounding and his breath a bit too quick, but he’d made it. He was the first at her side.
“Lord X.” Her red lips smiled up at him from beneath her impenetrable black mask. “It’s a pleasure to see you again.”
“The pleasure is most definitely mine.” He proffered his arm. “Come with me.”
“Should I?” she rejoined archly.
“I shall beg if I must.”
Only when her fingers curved about his elbow did his tense muscles finally relax.
He guided her up the slender staircase lining the far wall. When they reached the upper promenade, he led her not to the balcony overlooking the back garden, but to a hidden corridor with a second, smaller staircase, twisting up a dark tower.
She tilted her head. “What’s up there?”
“Come and find out.” He stepped into the darkness, held out his hand, and waited.
She placed her white-gloved fingers in his.
“I’ve been thinking of you all week,” he said roughly. “It’s been maddening.”
“Why didn’t you stop?”
“I can’t.” He pulled her into his arms and slanted his mouth over hers.
The last time he’d kissed her, he’d felt she was holding back on her passion. He didn’t want her to. Not with him. Not tonight. He cradled the side of her face in his hand and told her with every kiss that there was no need for circumspection. No need to be tentative.
Whoever she was before she stepped through the vestibule door, here she was a goddess cloaked in darkness and sheltered by the night. They were as anonymous as stars in the sky, their passion as bright. Her power was boundless. With naught more than the taste of her kiss, she was capable of bringing him to his knees.
Heart pounding, he pulled away while he still could.
What a fantastic romp of a book! I LOVED Miss Grenville!
The perfect older sister, always trustworthy and never doing anything wrong, decidedly enjoying the most inappropriate masquerade party imaginable.
Camellia Grenville’s parents have decided he will marry. The man has not even approached her. She does not know him, except by her mother’s description. Her world is about to change forever. She will be far from her family and friends and any life she as known. I think he is desperate to feel anything but the sadness and the loss she feels at the idea of this arranged marriage.
Lord Wainright a.k.a. The Lord of Pleasure has taken a wager on. He will end his dissolute ways. He must stay true to the wager for 40 days.
He never imagines he will meet someone like Lady X. She allows him to be himself and in turn, she is open with him about herself. Everything is shared,
except their names!
All dreams must end though and this one does as well. In Dramatic fashion!
I really liked both characters, Camillia for what she wanted and who she was and Michael, Lord Wainright for the man no one ever saw.
The story just works so well. Great plot and flow. I could not put it down! I love Erica’s style of writing. Details are rich and descriptive without breaking the flow of the story. The banter between the characters is aways fun.
I give this 5 stars!
Erica Ridley is a USA Today and New York Times best-selling author of historical romance novels.
In the new Rogues to Riches historical romance series, Cinderella stories aren’t just for princesses… Sigh-worthy Regency rogues sweep strong-willed young ladies into whirlwind rags-to-riches romance with rollicking adventure.
The popular Dukes of War series features roguish peers and dashing war heroes who return from battle only to be thrust into the splendor and madness of Regency England.
When not reading or writing romances, Erica can be found riding camels in Africa, zip-lining through rainforests in Costa Rica, or getting hopelessly lost in the middle of Budapest.
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