Synopses & Reviews
Desire, danger, intrigue, and steamy seduction unite a sexy spymaster and an intrepid bluestocking as Stefanie Sloane’s luscious new series continues.
Possessed of a brilliant mind and a love for puzzles, Dashiell Matthews, Viscount Carrington, is a crucial member of the elite Young Corinthians spy league. Assuming the façade of an addle-brained Adonis, he hunts for a notorious London murderer known as the Bishop. When fate causes him to cross paths with Miss Elena Barnes, Dash discovers an enigma that will prove delightfully intoxicating to unravel: a voluptuous beauty as intelligent as she is fearless.
Only the lure of a collection of rare books bequeathed to her family by Dash’s late father could tempt Elena from her cozy rural life to the crush and vanity of London. But if Elena finds his lordship to be the most impossibly beautiful man she’s ever seen, he also seems to be the stupidest. Which made her body’s shameless response to his masterful seduction all the more unfathomable. Yet when she discovers Dash’s mission to track the dangerous Bishop, she willingly risks everything—her trust, her heart, her very life—to join him.
"Sloane (The Sinner Who Seduced Me) awkwardly melds romance and mystery in the fourth Regency Rogues installment. Bluestocking Elena Barnes arrives at the home of Dashiell Matthews, viscount Carrington, whose dazzling looks and reputation for stupidity mask a sharp intellect and a secret career as a spy. Expecting only to catalogue Dashiell's library, Elena is lured by her lively chaperone into fashionable society and predictably drawn to the handsome viscount and his unauthorized pursuit of a figure code-named the Bishop, who killed Dashiell's friend's mother many years before. Despite steamy encounters, Sloane fails to make either the growth of the emotional relationship or the intrigue surrounding Dashiell's investigation particularly convincing. A detour into the victimization of women forced into prostitution feels forced, and Sloane's grasp of Regency custom and language is irritatingly uneven. Agent: Jennifer Schober, Spencerhill Associates. (May)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
A native Northwesterner with the pale skin to prove it, Stefanie Sloane credits her parents’ eclectic reading habits—not to mention their decision to live in the middle of nowhere—for her love of books. A childhood spent lost in the pages of countless novels led Stefanie to college, where she majored in English. No one was more surprised than Stefanie when she actually put her degree to use and landed a job in Amazon.com’s editorial department. She spent more than five years reading for a living before retiring to concentrate on her own stories. Stefanie Sloane lives with her family in Seattle.