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Passion and Pleasure in London
     

Passion and Pleasure in London

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by Melody Thomas
 

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Winter Ashburn was once the toast of the ton, but now she skirts the margins of high society by stealing from the rich to give to the poor. Her latest mark is none other than Rory Jameson, the rake who dared mistake her for a lady of the evening. Winter has stolen from her fair share of scandalously handsome men in the past . . . so why does her heart beat

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Passion and Pleasure in London 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In 1877, now thirty-two, which is old age in his profession compounded by his enjoyment of all types of vices, Rory Jameson has spent years bringing thieves to justice. However, outside of London he stops his work temporarily at the request of his sister to visit his estranged dying grandfather to make a final peace. On the trek to his family home someone attacks and wounds Rory. Former toast of the Ton Winter Ashburn takes the wounded aristocrat to a cottage so he can heal. ------------- Winter remembers Rory as the rake who thought she was a fallen woman. Still she is attracted to her patient and him to her. As they fall in love, Winter worries her actions could cost her mother and brother plenty as the family patriarch her odious Uncle wants the half gypsy dead.------------ This is an engaging Victorian romantic suspense, which readers will enjoy from the first stolen kiss until the final kiss with a bit of a mystery and a lot of romance in between. The story line is character driven with a strong lead couple and a deep support cast. Fans will enjoy PASSION AND PLEASURE IN LONDON (and outside too) as neither Winter or Rory are ready for love yet both welcome it even as they hide it from their beloved.------- Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best historical romance novels I have read in a long time. Loved the flow of the story and I could not put it down!
LadyScarlet More than 1 year ago
This is no fluff romance. There is allot going on with the story but it will keep you entralled from beginning to end.
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I absolutely loved this boook!!! I read it twice in a week and I just couldn't put it down. The characters and the story were excellent!! and the story was captivating, the first time i read it I stayed up all night reading.
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lifeisbeautiful More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I couldn't stop reading it. Both the hero and the heroine were magnificent. It catches your attention from the first chapter.
srbSH More than 1 year ago
She, in turn and unbeknownst, pays him back by stealing his wallet and papers. Furious (at himself, too) Rory tracks her with the intention of getting his property back. But he's distracted by two boys in the dark woods and waylaid by three men, and in the moment, Rory shoots and kills one man and is gravely wounded himself. What's more, his thoroughbred horse, Apollo, has been stolen. Winter Ashburn, the cloaked woman, blames herself for everything (she and the boys weren't supposed to be in town that night) and secretly takes him in and nurses him back to health. Who wants Rory dead? What's going on in this town? What is Winter's part in all this? The story is too dense and filled with secondary characters to be told straightforwardly in this review, so suffice it to say that Rory is the dying Lord Granbury's grandson and heir. The estate owes money to neighbor, the oily Lord Richly of Everleigh who wants: 1. All the land in the area; 2. His daughter Lavinia (Winter's cousin) to marry Rory instead of Trevor, the thought-to-be heir; 3. His niece, Winter (whom he raped when she was 15 and whose father he blackmailed and killed). Lots of things to unravel but not before Winter is imprisoned, Rory is kidnapped, etc., etc. But love and good people and influential higher-ups conquer all. Enjoyable.