Criminal Jack Blackwood has plenty of problems, from his complicated relationship with his brother to the plethora of men coming to dethrone him as king of the underground. What he doesn’t need is a rich, bored gentleman showing up to try to join his gang. Worse, he doesn’t need that gentleman’s sister, Lady Letitia Seagate, chasing after him demanding he keep her brother safe. If only the lady weren’t so damned intriguing.
Widowed Letty is desperate to protect her younger brother, even if it means matching wits with the notorious, charismatic Captain Jack. Only the man has far more to him than she ever expected, and his tempting kisses and smoldering promises leave her wanting more than she has ever dared before. Can Jack uncover the truth behind Letty’s darkest lies? And will they both survive the storm about to strike at the very heart of their passion?
Rating: 3 Stars
A solid read in the genre, although possibly a few too many Americanisms and moments of modern speech for purists. I enjoyed the good girl/bad boy theme but did wonder if the story wandered a little into the realm of the ridiculous with Jack’s frequent references to his ruling ‘the underground’ and calling his gang HQ his ‘lair’.
The seduction alluded to in the title doesn’t seem such a big part of the plot, with neither hero nor heroine requiring copious amounts of persuasion. While it wasn’t a very deep tale, it has been a fun and easy read. It’s part of a series, but I don’t feel I needed to read the previous books, so it works very well as a stand-alone story.
I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in return for an honest review.