In 1816 country mouse Rowena Riverstone visits London to meet William Corbett, editor of the Political Register. Rowena has submitted several controversial articles under the alias MRR to the Register.
Bow St. Runner Noel Paxton is the current Robin Hood "Saint of Seven Dials" robbing the rich to help the poor. He hopes the guise will enable him to uncover a spy that he believes is connected to Rowena based on her articles. Noel "courts" Rowena expecting to find the connection, but instead discovers that his heart connects to that of the bumpkin. Even as Noel revises his secret agenda to keep his cherished Rowena safe, he may prove too late as his previous efforts to identify and capture the deadly agent through her places his beloved in danger.
Fans of the exciting "Saint of Seven Dials" will enjoy the latest reincarnation of the hero who changes when the previous player falls in love. Even with a hidden agenda, Noel is typical of the champions as he cares what happens to those around him and when he loves he does so with all his soul. INNOCENT PASSIONS is a fine entry that displays why Regency romance readers revere Brenda Hiatt.
From back of book: Naive and unschooled in the social graces, Rowena Riverstone nevertheless knows a scoundrel when she sees one. The dashing, deilish Noel Paxton is obviously a rogue of the first water. Why should he suddenly be so interested in an unpolished country girl? But the bigger mystery is why ever-so-serious Rowena responds to him with shivers, light-headedness...and an aching desire to be lost in his embrace..Who is the real Rowena Riverstone-an awkward country beauty..or a cunning traitor to the crown? Noel has taken on the guise of the legendary Saint of Seven Dials to expose a dangerous spy in London-and Rowena may be in league with his prime suspect. Still, there's an enchanting innocence about her that seems so real, and a passionate inner fire Noel longs to release with a sensuous kiss. Yet if he is mistaken about her loyalties, he would be escorting the woman he is growing to love into a most perilous world indeed...
The third in the series and just as good as they other 2. Loved it.