A Regency Rogues novel of desire, danger, intrigue, and steamy seduction from acclaimed writer Stefanie Sloane. A notorious scoundrel, the right Honourable Nicholas Bourne has spent years in the East Indies amassing a fortune through questionable means. When Lady Sophia Southwell, the woman promised to Nicholas's brother, seeks his help on a dangerous mission, he is troubled - and torn. Unable to dissuade her from her quest to find a killer, he vows to keep her safe. This makes his mission the hardest test of his wits, honour, and skill. For Sophia is the secret love of his life. For years, Sophia has planned her daring act of revenge against her mother's killer, painstakingly prepared herself by studying the criminal mind. Now she knows that the moment is right and that Nicholas is the man to help her. But she doesn't count on the reckless temptation of his rugged sensuality or the captivating intensity in his deep eyes. As they venture together into the darkest corners of London's underbelly, Sophia must contend with a yearning even more powerful than the quest for vengeance: the call of love.
A childhood spent lost in the pages of countless novels led Stefanie Sloane to college, where she majored in English. No one was more surprised than Stefanie when she actually put her degree to use and landed a job in Amazon.com's editorial department. She spent more than five years reading for a living before leaving to concentrate on her own stories. Stefanie Sloane lives with her family in Seattle.