"You should not have kissed me," she replied breathlessly.
"I do a lot of things I shouldn't. It does not mean I won't do them again."
Gently bred Emma Chadwick always assumed she'd live and die the daughter of a gentleman. But when her father's death reveals a world of staggering debt and dangerous moneylenders, she must risk her good name and put her talent for mathematics to use, taking a position as bookkeeper at London's most notorious gambling hell. Surrounded by vice and corruption on all sides, it is imperative no one discovers Emma's shameful secret or her reputation-and her life-will be ruined.
But Roderick Bentley, the hell's sinfully wealthy owner, awakens a hunger Emma cannot deny. Drawn deep into an underworld of high stakes gambling and reckless overindulgence, she soon discovers that in order to win the love of a ruthless scoundrel, she will have to play the game...and give in to the pleasure of falling from grace.
This was an enjoyable read from beginning to end. I loved Roderick and Emma. She needs to take a job so she applies to be a bookkeeper. She didn't realize what kind of a place it was or that she had already met the owner. She decides to go for it anyway because she needs the money to help her sisters. Not to mention she wouldn't mind spending some time with Roderick. She needs to protect her reputation for her sisters' sake, but for once it would be nice to not do the right thing. I just loved this one and I think anyone who likes historical romance would enjoy it as well.
My Rating: *****
Steam Factor: !!!!
My Source: Netgalley
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