A Touch of Passion
Book Three: The Disgraced Lords
In the latest Disgraced Lords novel from USA Today bestselling author Bronwen Evans, a vivacious thrill seeker clashes with her dutiful defender—causing irresistible sparks to fly.
Independent and high-spirited, Lady Portia Flagstaff has never been afraid to take a risk, especially if it involves excitement and danger. But this time, being kidnapped and sold into an Arab harem is the outcome of one risk too many. Now, in order to regain her freedom, she has to rely on the deliciously packaged Grayson Devlin, Viscount Blackwood, a man who despises her reckless ways—and stirs in her a thirst for passion.
After losing his mother and two siblings in a carriage accident years ago, Grayson Devlin promised Portia’s dying brother that he’d always watch over his wayward sister. But having to travel to Egypt to rescue the foolhardy girl has made his blood boil. Grayson already has his hands full trying to clear his best friend and fellow Libertine Scholar of a crime he didn’t commit. Worse still, his dashing rescue has unleashed an unforeseen and undesired consequence: marriage. Now it’s more than Portia he has to protect . . . it’s his battered heart.
Bronwen Evans exhibits the skills that have set her on the bestselling list with this adventurous historical romance. Lady Portia Flagstaff is one of the most feisty heroines I’ve come across in some time. She is a fish out of water in her day and age but she doesn’t simply give in to society’s norms and lives the life she wants. I enjoyed how she never lost sight of how her actions could impact her family and yet still remained true to herself. Grayson Devlin is the kind of hero many women dream about and Portia fell under his spell as a young girl which is easily understandable. He is far from perfect, but he is perfect for Portia as everyone else can see. I enjoyed watching him come to the realization that his perceived obstacles were not actual obstacles at all. The description and settings as well as the mystery and adventure all combined with some fabulous characters kept me up late into the night turning pages and note regretting one bit the sleep that I missed. If you are looking for an entertaining historical this one is a must-read. – Pauline Michael, Night Owl Reviews