A reverse May/December romance with a strong, independent heroine pitted against a younger hero who’s as sexy, mature, powerful, and alpha as they come.
“This story shines in every sense of the word.”
— Romance Readers at Heart
Quentin Blackwell, Earl of Devlyn, refused to marry a woman carrying another man’s child. To avenge his youngest daughter, Baron Townsend financially ruined Devlyn. But when Sophie Hamilton, the baron’s eldest daughter, comes to Quentin with an unexpected offer, he seizes the chance for vengeance. What Quentin didn’t bargain on was how revenge might cost him the one thing he wants the most. Sophie’s love.
All her life, Sophie tried to earn her father’s love to no avail. Even her one chance for happiness was crushed beneath his tyrannical thumb when he convinced her only suitor to marry her youngest sister. A sister ruined and in a family way from a tryst with the stable boy. Now firmly on the shelf at forty-one, Sophie accepts her fate as a spinster until she impulsively uses her father’s criminal activities to escape a life of servitude and right a wrong at the same time. She never really expected the Devil of Devlyn to actually accept her rash proposal, and she certainly hadn’t planned on falling in love with a younger man.
“Monica Burns’ stories are breathtaking romances with sexy heroes and beautiful and neglected women. I love how she isn’t afraid to feature an older heroine/younger hero believably.”
— Maria, GoodReads Reviewer
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“…the attraction and chemistry between Quentin and Sophie is electric; the pages vibrate with it. From the very first page to the last, Ms. Burns keeps me on the edge of my seat devouring every word. Each encounter was ripe with tension and in some cases, explosive love scenes that were phenomenal to read.”
— Romance Junkies, 5 Blue Ribbons
“Erotically crafted and sensually woven, this tale is interspersed with smoking hot love scenes and pithy dialogue between Devlyn and Sophia. Even as they circle each other like a couple of spitting cats, the desire between them sizzles, flourishes, and explodes..” Recommended Read
― Fallen Angel Reviews
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Sophie Hamilton will do whatever is necessary to avenge the wrong her father and sister reaped on the Earl of Devlyn, Quentin Blackwell. If she gets retribution for her sister’s duplicity in stealing her fiancé, then all the better.
But her bargain with the Devil of Devlyn… soon proves to be a battle of love.
Burns explores the taboo of an older woman/younger man relationship in a scandal-mongering English society. The sex scenes are scorching, but the love between her hero and heroine is better. An excellent Regency tale of betrayal, revenge and love.