Eleanor Watkins was determined to punish the man who had driven her sister Elisabeth to suicide. But when Lord Rockberry turned to Scotland Yard and James Swindler for help, Eleanor decided to use James as a means to complete her revenge. James Swindler grew up on the streets after his father was hung as a thief, so he recognizes a scam when he sees one, but when he sees Eleanor, all common sense flies out the window. Slowly, the pair start to fall in love, both fighting against the feeling as hard as they can. Is Eleanor willing to forego justice for her sister for a future for herself? Is James willing to set aside his views on justice to protect the woman he loves? Can the two protect themselves against an unknown evil?
Lorraine Heath's latest entry in the Scoundrels of St. James series is a wonderfully written romance, weaving intrigue, tarnished heroes, flawed heroines, humorous dialogue, and sensuous romance. Midnight Pleasures with a Scoundrel can be read alone but is improved by layering with the other entries in the series. Lorraine Heath wields a deft pen, creating fabulous reads that are a delight for any romance reader fan.
She Sought Revenge but Discovered Desire
On a quest to avenge her sister's death, Eleanor Watkins never expected to fall for the man following her through pleasure gardens and into ballrooms. But soon nothing can keep her from the arms of the sinfully attractive scoundrel, not even the dangerous secrets she keeps. Strong, compassionate, and utterly irresistible, James is all she desires. But can she trust him enough to let herself succumb to all the pleasures that midnight allows?
James Swindler has worked hard to atone for his unsavory past. He is now as at home in London's glittering salons as he is in the roughest streets. But when the inspector is tasked with keeping watch on a mysterious lady suspected of nefarious deeds, he is determined to use his skills at seduction to lure Eleanor into revealing her plans. Instead, he is the one seduced, turning away from everything he holds dear in order to protect her--no matter the cost to his heart.