The Saint Who Stole My Heart
Ballantine, Apr 24 2012, $7.99
In 1813, Lady Sophia Afron demands her three childhood friends (Honorable Nicholas Bourne, Viscount Dashiell Matthews and Earl Langdon Bourne) find the killer of her mom as she knows the trio holds secrets from her. She is right about them as they belong to the Young Corinthians who have been chasing an assassin for years.
Bluestocking bibliophile Elena Barnes learns from her father that the new Viscount Carrington has offered her his family’s antiquarian book collection. She travels to the estate to catalogue Dashiell’s library. He has concealed his keen mind behind the image of a handsome dolt, enabling him to work undercover. Though attracted to the gorgeous lord, she observes his intelligence and wonders why he pretends otherwise. As she works on unraveling his motive, he, though more comfortable behind a desk than in the field, seeks the Bishop who murdered Sophia’s mother, but apparently the Bishop targets Sophia.
The latest Regency Rogues (see The Sinner Who Seduced Me, The Angel in My Arms and The Devil In Disguise) romantic suspense is an entertaining tale as the Viscount’s inquiry is fun to follow due to Sophia’s insistent involvement. Although a major sidebar detracts from the fun storyline, but fans will enjoy the latest escapedes of the Young Corinthians.