by Anne Mallory
Well-educated but not part of society, Miranda Chase is just as captivated by the erotic pages as everyone else in London. Intrigued by the layers she sees beneath the book's surface, she write an editorial about it, never realizing that her passionate words will draw an actual viscount to her uncle's bookshop.
Maximilian, Viscount Downing, has very particular ideas about passion and sees truth only in desire. He freely flaunts his sensual power and seeks nothing more than another conquest -the one that could justify his entire debauched existence. But Miranda's blend of innocence, trust, and love cause a strange thing to happen on the way to this seduction. Something that just might threaten the very fabric of his jaded heart...
Reviewed by Leanne
Ms. Mallory has a winner on her hands. I loved the interactions between Max and Miranda. Their banter was playful and entertaining even when Miranda's innocence and confusion would leave her blushing. The secondary characters enhanced the story. The content is highly sensual and may not appeal to readers who prefer traditional Regencies. Readers who are more open to the historical Regency should find this a very satisfying read.