Angel in a Devil's Arms (Palace of Rogues, Bk 2)
Angel in a Devil's Arms - Palace of Rogues, Bk 2 Author:Julie Anne Long He has devil's blood in his veins. — At least, that's always been the legend. How else could the Duke of Brexford's notorious bastard son return from the dead? The brutal decade since Lucien Durand, Lord Bolt, allegedly drowned in the Thames forged him into a man who always gets what -- and who -- he wants. And what he wants is... more » vengeance for his stolen birthright...and one wild night in Angelique Breedlove's bed.
Angelique recognizes heartbreak when the enigmatic Lord Bolt walks into the Grand Palace on the Thames, and not even his devastating charm can tempt her to risk her own ever again. One scorching kiss drives home the danger.
But in the space between them springs a trust that feels anything but safe. And the passion -- explosive, consuming -- drives Lucien to his knees. Now, his whole life depends on proving his love to a woman who doesn't believe in it...because his true birthright, he now knows, is guardian of Angelique Breedlove's heart.« less
So wonderful that Julie Anne Long is back with this new series, and at the top of her game! I loved this book, maybe even a bit more than the first one, "Lady Derring Takes a Lover", but that may just be because it's fresher in my mind.
The first time through, I was so eager to see what happened next that I skimmed some pages, so then I had to do a second, slower read. I'm so glad I did because the writing is beautiful, the story is original, and the characters, even the minor ones, are so well drawn.
Top quality historical romance.