Distrust is no match for desire as a proper young miss and a self-professed rogue hunt down a murderer in this thrilling Disgraced Lords novel from the USA Today bestselling author of A Kiss of Lies and A Taste of Seduction.
Arend Aubury trusts no one besides his fellow Libertine Scholars. After his family escaped from France, penniless and persecuted, only the Scholars took him in. So when the stepdaughter of the villainess who has been plotting against them approaches Arend with allegations against their enemy, he suspects a double cross. Yet Isobel is a tantalizing prize, with lips as sweet as champagne and skin as creamy as Camembert. Is she a feast for the senses—or a bitter trap?
Lady Isobel Thompson dreams of marrying an honorable gentleman with a spotless reputation, a trait that Arend seems to lack completely. But Isobel believes that her stepmother is responsible for her father’s death, and only Arend has the skills to uncover the truth. As a cover, Arend suggests a fake betrothal—and soon Isobel finds herself forgetting that their courtship is a ploy. He’s so different from the man of her fantasies, and yet he’s so terribly handsome, so dangerously intoxicating—and all Isobel wants is more.
Oh, wow, I must admit that I got hooked on this series a while ago and I just had to know how the story of the Libertine Scholars goes on. They all suffered so much already and, well, I just want to see them settled and happy.
Arend and Isobel are wonderful, very complex characters who intrigued me and their chemistry is great despite their problems.
Both of them don't trust easily even though sometimes I felt that Arend overdid it a bit, but, hey, he has lived through a lot so probably he has every right to feel like that. Nevertheless sometimes I felt like kicking him a bit and telling to trust, starting right that moment, especially when his actions and his doubts hurt Isobel of whom I had grown very fond very quickly.
The story is fast paced and well written as usual, captivating me right from the start. First I thought that this was the last book in the series because the end seemed more final than the those of the other books so I was really thrilled to find that Philip, the Earl of Cumberland's story will be told as well in "A Love To Remember". I'm definitely looking forward to it - and while I'm waiting I'll just start reading the other books again!