Lord of Night
by Erica Ridley
My rating: 5 stars
Series: Rogues to Riches - Book 3
Publisher: WebMotion (July 22, 2017)
Publication Date: July 22, 2017
Genre: Historical Romance
Print Length: 312 pages
In the Rogues to Riches historical romance series, sigh-worthy Regency rogues sweep strong-willed young ladies into whirlwind romance with rollicking adventure.
Unlike proper debutantes, Miss Dahlia Grenville is secretly Robin Hood in a bonnet. Her home for wayward girls has too many dependents and not enough donations. But just as she's about to pull off the heist of the Season, she tumbles straight into the arms of the handsome detective who has sworn to deliver Mayfair's mysterious thief straight to the gallows.
Highly principled Bow Street runner Simon Spaulding's world is black and white. There's no mastermind too clever, no criminal alive who can escape the hangman. Until he realizes the delightful young lady he's been courting is a liar and a thief. Suddenly, his career—and his heart—are in peril. How can he bring her to justice when it means losing her forever?
Lord of Night by Erica Ridley (Rogues to Riches #3)
With a heart as big as the moon and a purse as small as a grain of sand, Miss Dahlia Grenville is far from your normal proper member of the Ton. Running a home for poor orphan or runaway girls to save them from the streets, she must use less than conventional means to gain the coin necessary to feed, clothe and educate her charges.
Bow Street runner, Simon Spaulding sees the world in black and white, right or wrong, no gray areas, if you break the law, he will ensure you pay. The bastard son of a wealthy noble, he has a chip on his shoulder and needs to prove to himself that he has worth. When he meets the feisty Dahlia, he has no idea who she truly is and instead sees the woman of his dreams, a woman with heart, a caring soul and the backbone to take on causes that others turn a blind eye to.
He doesn’t know that the robbery case he is currently working on, chasing a wily thief from crime to crime will hit closer to home and his heart than he ever could have imagined or that the daring Miss Grenville has more than one secret she isn’t sharing.
How can two people be so attracted when they stand on either side of the law? Guess there is more to life than black and white and Dahlia Grenville is like a kaleidoscope of colors that mesmerizes the staid Simon!
Erica Ridley’s LORD OF NIGHT is one more shiny ribbon on her regency parasol as once again, we get all of the atmosphere of London, the attitudes of the era, but none of the stilted dialogue! Wonderful characters, a little damaged, a little hard-headed, but delightfully entertaining as she weaves another tale to relax into!
I received an ARC edition from Webmotion in exchange for my honest and voluntary review.