criminal and current Bow Street Runner Nick Gentry has spent three
years tempting fate and hunting down many types of lawbreakers,
he knows that his life is about to change when he spots wayward
Lottie Howard, the runaway fianc e of an overbearing lord.
Nick was hired by Lord Radnor to track Lottie down
but, upon meeting her, he realizes that he wants her for himself.
Faced with the prospect of returning to her much older betrothed
or marrying a notorious Runner whose kisses make her heart pound,
Lottie hardly hesitates to accept Nick's proposal, despite his
dark past. But even as Nick woos her into his bed, his reluctance
to open his heart holds her at bay.
The narrative's high sensuality quotient, strong
sense of place and full-bodied characters make it a worthy follow-up
to Kleypas's previous book, Lady Sophia's Lover, and the appearance
of the protagonists from that novel will please fans.