STORY: “You should not have kissed me,” she replied breathlessly.
“I do a lot of things I shouldn’t. It does not mean I won’t do them again.”
Gently bred Emma Chadwick always assumed she’d live and die the daughter of a gentleman. But when her father’s death reveals a world of staggering debt and dangerous moneylenders, she must risk her good name and put her talent for mathematics to use, taking a position as bookkeeper at London’s most notorious gambling hell. Surrounded by vice and corruption on all sides, it is imperative no one discovers Emma’s shameful secret or her reputation-and her life-will be ruined.
But Roderick Bentley, the hell’s sinfully wealthy owner, awakens a hunger Emma cannot deny. Drawn deep into an underworld of high stakes gambling and reckless overindulgence, she soon discovers that in order to win the love of a ruthless scoundrel, she will have to play the game…and give in to the pleasure of falling from grace.
REVIEW: This is the first book in Fallen Ladies series and I liked it, despite a very familiar trope of heroine in dire straits seeking to settle the debt in which she was left in after her no-good father passes away.
I also liked that she possessed a unique talent and that she had the smarts to use it to her advantage.
But what made this story was its hero! I loved the fact that despite his good looks and obvious alpha traits, he was beta hero through and through.
All in all, not a bad story. I’m looking forward to the next book!
Melanie for b2b
Complimentary copy provided by the publisher