Why is Lady Sophia looking for a lover?
And could she seduce the most marriageable man in London?
Lady Sophia Sydney would do anything to ensnare the unattainable Sir Ross Cannon. Her goal -- to ruin his reputation and cause a scandal that would be the talk of all London. So she insinuates herself into his life by gaining his trust and living in his house.
She knows he is falling more in love with her each day. But she never counted on falling in love with him. And she never dreamed he might very respectably ask for her hand in marriage...
I love Lisa Kleypas! I don't think I have ever bought a book with her name on it that I did not absolutely love. And saying that I realize now that I always go into reading a Kleypas book with high expectations. Happily Lady Sophia's Lover held up to not only the hype but to my expectations. I know we always say we just could not put it down, but that was the case again.
This is the second book in the Bow Street Runners series. I normally try to steer clear of starting a series in the middle but I have heard so many wonderful things about this one particular book and the title worked in two of the challenges I am participating in, I made the exception and I am so glad that I did.
Sir Ross, handling the job of several men, is the Chief Magistrate and the people either love him or they hate him. He is known to be a fair man and is willing to help anyone and everyone. These traits are not what Sophia was expecting when she took on the job of his assistant at Bow Street. She was looking forward to meeting an aging bald man with added padding around his waist who exhibited awful character traits.
His protective instincts come to the front almost immediately where Sophia is concerned. After years of celibacy and leading a lonely life of work and more work, Ross is shocked when he is faced with a rather uncomfortable condition and racy thoughts concerning the beautiful Lady Sophia. The sparks are flying from their first meeting and he knows that it is only a matter of time before he gets her into his bed. Sophia's plans are falling apart around her with every day that she spends in Sir Ross's presence. She is most certain that she will be the one to suffer a broken heart when her plan comes to fruition...Make Sir Ross love her and leave him with a broken heart after she has ruined him.
I loved everything about Lady Sophia's Lover. There is a battle of wills, a saucy woman, a strong man who knows he can not do anything but fall in love with the beauty in his life, revenge, manly protective instincts...what is not to love.
Rating 5 stars