Dangerous (The Outcasts #1)
by Minerva Spencer
What is it about:
Lady Euphemia Marlington hasn’t been free in seventeen years—since she was captured by Corsairs and sold into a harem. Now the sultan is dead and Mia is back in London facing relentless newspapermen, an insatiably curious public, and her first Season. Worst of all is her ashamed father’s ultimatum: marry a man of his choosing or live out her life in seclusion. No doubt her potential groom is a demented octogenarian. Fortunately, Mia is no longer a girl, but a clever woman with a secret—and a plan of her own.
Adam de Courtney’s first two wives died under mysterious circumstances. Now there isn’t a peer in England willing to let his daughter marry the dangerously handsome man the ton calls The Murderous Marquess. Nobody except Mia’s father, the desperate Duke of Carlisle. Clearly Mia must resemble an aging matron, or worse. However, in need of an heir, Adam will use the arrangement to his advantage.
But when the two outcasts finally meet, assumptions will be replaced by surprises, deceit by desire—and a meeting of minds between two schemers may lead to a meeting of hearts—if the secrets of their pasts don’t tear them apart.
What did Voodoo Bride think of it:
This is a beautiful read.
When I read what this book was about I was sold. A heroine who lived in a harem? A hero who is suspected of murdering his wives? Sign me up!
And I wasn't disappointed. Mia is a wonderful and strong heroine. To survive the harem she had to be strong and smart, and now that she is out she uses those skills to be able to build the life she wants.
And there is Adam. He is cynical, cold and withdrawn after years of being scorned and feared by the ton. The the two of them meet and soon his world is turned upside down.
I loved both the romance and the story around it. Mia and Adam both think they're just entering in a marriage of convenience, they hadn't expected that lust and love might play a role and shake up their carefully laid plans. The attraction between the two is instant and scorching. There are some deliciously hot scenes, secrets and lies that interfere in the two of them getting together, danger, and adventure. I couldn't put the book down until I finished it. What a wonderful read.
I will absolutely get the next book, and I hope that some of the other characters in this book will get their own story as well.
Why should you read it:
It's a delicious Historical Romance
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