Tuesday, September 04, 2012 Posted by Dina N
The fates had been perversely mischievous of late — case in point, Raphael Lewis...
When Fanny Greyville-Nugent’s father suffers a gruesome death in the clutches of his own machine, mourning his loss is not the beautiful heiress’s only heartbreak. Scotland Yard is convinced he was targeted in a plot to halt the rise of industry, and Fanny’s former fiancÉ, dashing and dubious detective Raphael “Rafe” Lewis, has been assigned to the case.
For the estranged ex-lovers, bringing the notorious assassins to justice proves as tumultuous as quelling pent-up desires. Fighting peril and passion at every turn of a dangerous journey from Edinburgh to London, they are pursued by an anarchist group hell-bent on destroying her father’s mysterious entry into the London Industrial Exposition.
When an astonishing discovery about the couple’s failed engagement surfaces, the sleuthing duo realize they can trust no one. Rafe confesses new details about his infidelity and Fanny risks all to avenge her father’s murder. But will Rafe and Fanny triumph over the pain of their past?
A Dangerous Liaison with Detective Lewis is a fun mix of romance, adventure, and intrigue. The characters are charming and intelligent, there's smart dialogue and a mysterious villain - altogether, a fun page-turner that places Jillian Stone on my authors-to-watch list. This is the second novel from her The Gentlemen of Scotland Yard series. I am looking forward to the next one, due in November from Pocket Books.
In the meantime, I plan to check out the first book in the series, An Affair with Mr. Kennedy, which won the Romance Writers of America 2010 Golden Heart.
Disclaimer / Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of the book with no obligation for a positive review. No compensation was obtained for this post. Cover art and book description courtesy of the publisher or PR firm.