Cover image for Lady Derring takes a lover / Julie Anne Long.
Title:
Lady Derring takes a lover / Julie Anne Long.
ISBN:
9780062867469
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Avon Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]

©2019
Physical Description:
372 pages ; 17 cm.
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Summary

Summary

A mistress. A mountain of debt. A mysterious wreck of a building.

Delilah Swanpoole, Countess of Derring, learns the hard way that her husband, "Dear Dull Derring," is a lot more interesting--and perfidious--dead than alive. It's a devil of an inheritance, but in the grand ruins of the one building Derring left her, are the seeds of her liberation. And she vows never again to place herself at the mercy of a man.

But battle-hardened Captain Tristan Hardy is nothing if not merciless. When the charismatic naval hero tracks a notorious smuggler to a London boarding house known as the Rogue's Palace, seducing the beautiful, blue-blooded proprietress to get his man seems like a small sacrifice.

They both believe love is a myth. But a desire beyond reason threatens to destroy the armor around their hearts. Now a shattering decision looms: Will Tristan betray his own code of honor...or choose a love that might be the truest thing he's ever known?


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Library Journal Review

Left destitute by her debt-ridden husband's death save for a derelict building on the London docks, Delilah Swanpool, Countess of Derring, sees hope and independence under the dust and grime and, with the aid of her late husband's mistress (a quirky turn of events), sets about transforming the former Palace of Rogues into a respectable boarding house, the Grand Palace on the Thames. But there is more to her husband's past than she knows. The cigar smuggling trail leads Capt. Tristan Hardy to her door, and she has no idea that the far too attractive sea captain she has just rented a room to is eying her and her staff with suspicion. A resourceful, forthright heroine intent on living life on her own terms and a duty-bound hero give in to love and breath-taking passion in a story so lyrically written that parts of it read like poetry. VERDICT Sparkling banter, deep character insights, and a colorful supporting cast bring a clever scheme to life, setting up a series to savor. Historical readers will rejoice with Long's return to the subgenre and will be intrigued by hints of the next "Rogues" title. Long (First Time at Firelight Falls) lives in Northern California. [An editor's pick, p. 21.] © Copyright 2019. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.