To Win a Wicked Lord by Sofie Darling
Shadows and Silk Series, Book 4
Soul Mate Publishing, LLC (April 22, 2020)
Regency Romance/Romantic Suspense/Regency Historical Romance
Lord Percival Bretagne is used to playing games. He survived being a spy for a decade using his wits alone. But that was just life and death, now he’s playing for the most important prize of all—love.
He’ll Stop at Nothing . . .
Ten years after his family gave him up for dead, British spy Lord Percival Bretagne is back home, but his mission is far from over. Playing the aristocrat in London gambling dens and at country house parties is just a cover for Percy’s real quest. He’s hunting the man who stole everything from him—his family, his marriage, even his identity. And this time nothing, and no one, will stand in his way.
She’ll Risk it All . . .
But one night with Isabel Galante changes everything. She’s willing to gamble a woman’s most intimate prize in order to save her imprisoned father, but she didn’t expect a devilishly handsome opponent with a dangerously attractive wicked streak. Isabel would do anything for her family, including betraying Percy, but she has no idea that she’s stumbled into the middle of a decade-long quest for revenge.
Who Will Win in the Game Called Love?
Percy has been betrayed before, and now the man who destroyed his life is using Isabel to strike again. With the fate of the government and his new life in the balance, he’ll have to keep Isabel seductively, scandalously close. They begin a passionate game of truth and lies, deception and dalliance, uncovering the heart of who they really are and realizing that winning might mean losing what matters the most—each other.
Blackmail, revenge, romance, suspense, family, lack of trust, secrets, love, passion
To Win a Wicked Lord is a well written Regency Romantic Suspense. It’s full of emotion, blackmail, revenge, and passion. I liked the main characters and the secondary ones as well. His young daughter is full of spunk and her story (when she gets older) I’m sure will be a thrill to read. I wasn’t that into the characters in the beginning but it soon turned around for me. They’re both strong characters with secrets and scars. My first read by this author and I’ll soon check out her other books. It is part of a series, but is also a standalone.
Reviewed by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel (March 26, 2020)
ARC provided by Aurora Publicity/author
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sofie Darling is an award-winning author of historical romance. Her debut novel, THREE LESSONS IN SEDUCTION, won the Writers’ League of Texas’ Manuscript Contest in the Romance Category in 2016.
She spent much of her twenties raising two boys and reading every book she could get her hands on. Once she realized she simply had to write the books she loved, she finished her English degree and embarked on her writing career. Mr. Darling and the boys gave her their wholehearted blessing.
When she’s not writing heroes who make her swoon, she runs a marathon in a different state every year, visits crumbling medieval castles whenever she gets a chance, and enjoys a slightly codependent relationship with her beagle, Bosco.