Justiss continues the Ransleigh Rogues series as she brings an infamous seductress together with an unreformed rogue and lets the sparks fly. The rapid pace and wild escapades overshadow the characters and their love story, but readers looking for a quick, energetic evening’s entertainment will enjoy this.

Will Ransleigh, illegitimate black sheep, is determined to clear the family name. He may appear to be a dissolute nobleman, but he was raised a cunning, streetwise urchin — and he aims to use his skills to catch the woman who holds the key to what really happened to his cousin Max in Vienna. Forced into an untenable position, Elodie Lefevre regrets her part in Max’s disgrace, but when Will tries to convince her to testify, Elodie allows him to believe she’ll travel to England with him. She plans to lead him on a merry chase and escape in Paris. However, that begins to prove difficult as Elodie discovers that Will may be her salvation and the love of her life. (HARLEQUIN, Apr., 283 pp., $6.50)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin