Fans of Ms. Jeffries' ROYAL BROTHERHOOD SERIES have been waiting for the story of Gavin Byrne, one of three half-brothers who are the sons of England's Prince Regent. These half-noble brothers have gotten into all types of scrapes, known countrywide as notorious rogues-in their personal lives as much as their professional ones. The series began with Alexander Black, Earl of Iversley, in the book IN THE PRINCE'S BED. Second brother Marcus North, Viscount Draker, had his story told in TO PLEASURE A PRINCE. Now comes Gavin Byrne's chance to tell his story with ONE NIGHT WITH A PRINCE.
Gavin, the well-known-and sometimes despised-owner of the Blue Swan Men's club, a gaming house, sets out to exact revenge. As young, royal, rash princes seem inclined to do, Gavin takes advantage of the opportunity to enlist the aid of a woman. Lady Christabel, Marchioness of Haversham, is a widow on a mission to rescue letters that could destroy both her father and Prince Regent. She agrees to do the unthinkable-pose as Gavin's mistress in order to save her family's reputation, and that of the Prince.
The plot of ONE NIGHT WITH A PRINCE gets complicated-Gavin, for example, was the one who came to collect Christabel's late husband's debt, and got shot at for his efforts. Christabel wants the secret letters to keep her father from being sent to the gallows-Gavin wants them because he hates his biological father, Prince Regent, and resents the way he turned his mother away.
When Alexander and Marcus, Gavin's half-brothers, urge him to go into alliance with Christabel, he's wary. Once he decides to do so, his main goal-aside from ruining his father-is to get the proper Lady Christabel into his bed. This heroine is no fainting spinster, however, and the tables are soon turned. When all is said and done, which will Gavin Byrne find more important-the destruction of the man he's hated all of his life, or the safety of the woman he's come to love?
ONE NIGHT WITH A PRINCE is historical romance at its best. Engaging characters, attention to historical detail, and humorous dialogue will keep you reading long into the night. I'm sorry to see this trilogy end, but I'm sure Ms. Jeffries has something else planned for our reading pleasure in the near future.
The final Royal Brotherhood brother falls... and falls hard. He gets a proper lady invited at a scandlous gambling party as his mistress.... at his father, Prinny's request. Prinny promises to acknowlge him as his own, and put to rest the rumors of his mother being a common tramp. It is a halairous read, to wach this soficated, sauve brother fall into the arms of a very proper gentle lady. Great read.
Another great one by jeffries that keeps you laughing till the end. Worth the read.