Author: Bronwen Evans
Rating: 4 stars
Buy Links: Amazon
Type: Novel in Series
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Blurb: 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.
Review: I’ve really enjoyed the Disgraced Earls series And this one did not fail to deliver in both the romantic suspense and the heightened sexuality between the two characters–unwanted in both sides.
Lady Isobel is tired of being the scapegoat for these men. Getting kidnapped along with Marisa wasn’t a plot on her stepmother’s part–Isobel really disliked Lady Victoria and would never band with her to destroy these men, the Libertine Scholars. Unfortunately that hasn’t kept the villainness from using her as a pawn in her sick, twisted game.
Arend Aubury, Lord Labourd, was one of the Libertine scholars that refused to believe Isobel was innocent. He was determined to undermine her and find the evidence he needed to prove her part of the nefarious plot. What he didn’t realize was that by staying so close to her, he might succumb to their crazy attraction.
Isobel was as determined to prove herself innocent as Arend was to prove her guilty. In a weird twist, this unlikely couple started working together. They formed a relationship to cover their clandestine behavior, even going so far as to pretend to be engaged.
As these two struggle to gather information about the plan and Victoria’s next move, are they also forming a relationship that could lead to real love? Sensual and suspenseful, this story is sure to please. Thanks