Title: The Lady Risks All
Author: Stephanie Laurens
Neville Roscoe, notorious and enigmatic, lives resolutely outside society, bound only by his own code of honor - until challenged by his desire for the one woman he cannot have.
Miranda Clifford is a lady imprisoned by rigid respectability - until tempted by a passion beyond her power to deny.
Flung together in peril, through danger and intrigue, they discover a love impossible to ignore ... or keep.
One of my favorite regency historical romance authors is Stephanie Laurens. Ever since I discovered her at the library and read Amanda's book, I've been hooked on the Cynster family, and her other books as well.
When I read this this book I have to admit I had no clue what to expect. And I think it's one of my favorite books of hers.
Roscoe is a man who will do anything for his family, and in fact does. When his family faces ruin and the poor house he sacrifices himself to save them and gives up his future and a chance for the one thing he wants more than anything. His own family.
Miranda is a woman who has put her younger brother ahead of anything, and has left her aunts fear of not behaving according to societies dictates rule her life. When she thinks that Roscoe has dragged her brother into trouble she confronts him only to discover how wrong she was. So when her brother is kidnapped off the streets, she instinctively turns to Roscoe.
As they journey through England to find her brother, they both realize that feel more than lust for each other, and they end up at his families ancestral home where all of his family is currently in residence. As they spend time together at his home they both realize what they want is a family together. But the realities of their lives is that they can't be together.
I loved how these two very unlikely characters came together and discovered how they were better together and the past didn't matter, what was important was the future.
If you are a fan of Stephanie's books you won't want to miss this one. I know I'm glad I read it. And if you haven't read her before, then this is a perfect book to start.
review by: Heather