Essex has taken her Reckless Brides on some unique adventures, delivering a fresh take on the Regency era. Full of romance, adventure, sensuality and mystery, and set against a lush backdrop, Scandal in the Night immerses readers in a nonstop story. Flashbacks enhance the plot, adding depth to the characters and the slowly unfolding mystery until readers are flying through the pages to uncover the truth and see the lovers united.

Prodigal son Thomas Jellicoe returns after of spying for the British in India. Only one woman touched him while he was there: Cat Rowan, a bold Scottish beauty and the local commissioner’s niece. Yet, when she was accused of a horrid crime, it appeared he betrayed her trust. Catriona changes her identity and becomes a governess. As fate would have it, Thomas is her employer’s brother. Thomas vows to protect Cat from an unknown killer, but he cannot protect her from his desire. As an enemy from the past stalks Cat, they risk everything by surrendering to their love. (ST. MARTIN’S, Jul., 350 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin