Saturday, May 25, 2013

Rogue's Honor - Brenda Hiatt

Rogue's Honor is the first book in the Saint of Seven Dials series. This book is 99 cents for the kindle. I really enjoyed this story. It takes place in 1816 London, but murder, intrigue, sex, and romance are not limited by time period.

Lady Pearl Moreston is the daughter of the Duke of Oakshire. Pearl is determined to avoid marriage until she reaches the age of 21. At that point she'll inherit the Fairbourne estate free and clear and can put her ideas on social reform to the test. Her step-mother is equally determined to find a way to marry Pearl off to some lord so her son will inherit Fairbourne. Since Lady Pearl is a reformer, she decides to see how the commoners live. When she disguises herself as a kitchen maid, she crosses paths with the notorious thief, the Saint of the Seven Dials. The two are instantly drawn to each other, but continue to lie to protect themselves and those they hold dear. Will they eventually be able to overcome their class differences? Will they survive the intrigue that surrounds them? I great period piece, with plenty of twists and turns. Be aware there are some pretty steamy scenes. Very highly recommended.

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