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THE DEVIL IN DISGUISE
Genre: Regency Period, Historical Romance, England
The debut of the Regency Rogues trilogy is a delightfully fun, sensual and suspenseful romance of a bad boy and a good girl with a twist or two thrown in for the fun of it. Sloane’s characters take center stage and the chemistry between them works to perfection. There will be plenty of anticipation for her next novels.
To the ton, Lord William Randall, Duke of Claremont, is a rake, but as a member of the secret, elite organization called the Young Corinthians, he is one of a select few who spies serving the Crown. When intelligence proves that someone is out to kidnap the wealthiest heiress in England, Lady Lucinda Grey, Will is assigned to protect her. Lucinda wants no protection, so Will finds a new tactic. He knows Lucinda loves horses, so he wagers his horse, King Solomon’s Mines, if she’ll allow him to court her. The relationship that ensues is built first on respect, then friendship and finally love. An attack and near tragedy brings them closer, but when Lucinda is endangered and the truth revealed Will must find a way to convince her his love is not a masquerade. (BALLANTINE, Jun., 303 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed By: Kathe Robin
Published: June 2011