The last few weeks I have been busy with so many things that I hadn’t had time to read much. So I decided to write about a book that was in my top 3 last month, namely ‘A scoundrel by moonlight’ by Anna Campbell.
Anything can happen in the moonlight....
Justice. That's all Nell Trim wants - for her sister and for the countless other young women the marquess of Leath has ruined with his wildly seductive ways. Now she has a bold plan to take him down...as long as she can resist the scoundrel's temptations herself.
From the moment Nell meets James Fairbrother, the air positively sizzles. Yet for all his size and power, there's something amazingly tender in his touch. Could he really be such a depraved rogue? The only way to find out is to beat the devil at his own game...one tempting kiss at a time.
I was one of the lucky ones of winning an ARC of ‘A scoundrel by moonlight’ from Anna Campbell. I was so happy when I got the news that I won!! This book is part of ‘The Sons of Sin series’ but you don’t have to read the other books of this series to read this one.
Nell Trim is a young woman who held her younger half-sister in her arms when she died. Her last words were the name of the man who had ruined her and the promise of revenge. Nell is heartbroken. After losing her father at a young age in the war and her mother a few years back, her half-sister was her only living blood relative (except for her stepfather). Nell intends to keep her promise for revenge and she plans to do this by ruining the Marquess of Leath just like he ruined her sister and many other young women. And she plans to do this by finding his secret diary where in he describes all his affairs in detail! So she goes to his mansion in the hopes that she will find the diary there.
James Fairbrother, the Marquess of Leath, has had a tough couple of months. Months where scandal after scandal plagued his family. And now he has come home at his mansion in the country in the hope that people will soon forget about the scandals and that he then can return to London and his political career. His political career and his life plan of becoming prime minister someday.
What he doesn’t expect to find at his return is a strange woman in his library. A woman who claims to be a maid servant, only a normal maid servant wouldn’t talk back to him, like she’s doing! James is very intrigued by her and more so if he discovers that she’s his mother new companion. Something that his mother forgot to mention to him in one of her letters. James knows that Nell, the new companion of his mother, is hiding something and he’s determined to find out what it is.
There were two things that Nell didn’t expected, one was that the Marquess of Leath would find her in the middle of the night in his library and the second thing is that she would feel an attraction to him. An attraction that’s so wrong but that’s getting harder and harder to denied the more times they spend together.
Nell can’t believe that the man she gets to know, the man who makes her feel things she never felt before can be the same man who seduced all those young women.
So at the end, she decides to follow her heart for once in her life but it’s that a wise thing to do? Or will her heart, just like all those other hearts before her, be broken by him?
Anna Campbell is one of my favorite historical writers. And like always she didn’t disappoint me! She knows how to write a historical love story.
I love the chemistry between Nell and James. How they grew to each other. The building of their relationship. It was also very nice seeing all the other couples again for the other books. It’s always a happy thing to see friends and family again.
Aurian: Thanks for the recommendation Peggy! I have not yet read a book by Anna Campbell, but I hope to read one soon. Has anyone read this author yet? What do you think ?
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