by Connie Brockway
This book, published in 1997, is available to borrow from OpenLibrary. As always, borrow the PDF version using the read in browser function or using Adobe Digital Editions.
A woman compelled. . .
In the glittering world of Regency England, Anne Wilder played a dangerous game. A widowed lady by day, by night she became a masked thief preying on society's elite. She roved high above London's black rooftops, compelled by phantoms from her past to take ever greater risks. Until her restless spirit led her into Colonel Jack Seward's trap. . . where seduction was her only way out.
A man obsessed. . .
She'd played him for a fool, taking advantage of his hungry response to escape from his clutches. But as Jack hunted for his thief, his heart fell captive to a self-possessed widow. Torn between illicit passion and tender love, Jack is duty-bound to capture the audacious criminal, even if it means ripping society apart to do so. Now he stalked her through the ton, never realizing the lovely widow who captured his heart was the same woman who roused his most violent passions.
A love that defied king and country. . .
Alright, so I'll kind of admit, I was expecting a historical version of Nora Robert's Sweet Revenge, and that isn't what I got. I was expecting a romp, and this wasn't. I was expecting non-stop action, and really, except for the first couple of chapters, the first 2/3 of this book, it kind of dragged. I was all set to give this thing 2.5 stars, but then the last 100 pages or so of the book did a complete turn around for me. There's politics, intrigue, murder, and thievery. And oddly enough the ending felt very Scarlet Pimpernel to me, which is for me very high praise and gets this book 4 stars from me, despite the relatively slow middle.