Series: The League of Rogues #2
on November 11th, 2014
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Can the League’s most wicked rakehell be tamed? Or has this Rogue fallen too far?
The League of Rogues, Book 2
Horatia Sheridan has been hopelessly in love with Lucien, her brother’s best friend, ever since he rescued her from the broken remains of her parents’ wrecked carriage. His reputation as London’s most notorious rakehell doesn’t frighten her, for under his veneer of cool authority she has glimpsed a man whose wicked desires inspire her own.
Lucien, Marquess of Rochester, has deliberately nurtured a reputation for debauchery that makes every matchmaking mother of the ton quake with fear. His one secret: he is torn between soul-ripping lust for Horatia, and the loyalty he owes her brother.
That loyalty is put to the test when an old enemy of the League threatens Horatia’s life. With Christmas drawing near, he sweeps her away to his country estate, where he can’t resist granting her one wish—to share his bed and his heart.
But sinister forces are lurking, awaiting the perfect moment to exact their revenge by destroying not only whatever happiness Lucien might find in Horatia’s arms, but the lives of those they love.
Warning: This book contains an intelligent lady who is determined to seduce her brother’s friend, a brooding rake whose toy of choice in bed is a little bit of bondage with a piece of red silk, a loyal band of merry rogues and a Christmas love so scorching you’ll need fresh snow to extinguish it.
I have a soft spot for Lucien. All through Wicked Designs, I kept thinking about how I couldn’t wait for his book. I love the whole storyline of the forbidden romance with your best friend’s sibling. It’s one of my secret vices. The storyline flows really well and had me glued to my virtual pages on my Kindle into the wee hours of the night! All the interactions with the fellow League of Rogues makes the story twice as great. You can tell they would do anything for one another and that they have made a family with each other.
I can’t say enough good things about any Lauren Smith book I read. She is able to bring Horatia and Lucien’s romance to life and make it seem like something that actually happened in the past. I’ve read some stories where the hero and heroine have been secretly in love with each other for quite some time, and the books were meh at best. I don’t EVER have to worry about that feeling with Lauren’s tales. She is a truly talented author who can write now wrong in my book!