Lady Madeline Essex is the last of the unwed "ducklings" in her family - and by far the most outspoken. But when she boldly enters London's most notorious gaming house in search of fodder for her novel, even her sharp tongue can't save her from the horrible crime she stumbles upon there. As luck would have it, first on the scene is the last man she wants to see her vulnerable. The one man who could tempt her heart…
Christian Monteith, the new Earl of Gresham, isn't much for card rooms and gaming halls. But as a favor to his former commanding officer, he's investigating a gamester for espionage on the night that Maddie ventures in, looking more enticing than he's ever seen her.
Suddenly, his feelings for his friend aren't so friendly anymore. And when her curiosity brings the impetuous novelist to the attention of a madman, Christian will stop at nothing to protect her from a sinister plot that is far more dangerous than any stolen kiss.
©2013 Manda Collins (P)2013 Tantor
This is another good romance-mystery and a nice end to the Ugly Duckling Trilogy. Madeline is the last of the "ducklings" and this book is just as good as the first two. There is romance, mystery, danger, intrigue, and suspense in this book. I really enjoy Anne Flosnik's voices as they really bring life to the books. If you are looking for a light romance with a good mystery then don't hesitate on this trilogy.
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