A man some would call dangerous. A woman many have scorned. A blistering tale of two outcasts finding each other-and losing themselves in passion...
A penniless rake with a penchant for gambling, Rutherford Hawksley has friends in both high places and low-perfect for trying to discover who murdered his brother. Ruthless in his quest, he discovers the nobleman he suspects plans on killing a woman traveling to London. A woman with information Hawksley would very much like to know.
But his simple plan of abduction goes awry when he plucks the not-so-simple Miss Clara Dawson from her coach. Hawksley is used to his startling blue eyes charming ladies into submission, yet Clara's spirit and intelligence prove quite the match for him. And soon he can think of nothing more pleasurable than keeping this rare bird in his not-so-gilded cage, where he can pick her most intriguing mind, enjoy her exquisite body-and teach her more about desire than she ever dreamed possible.
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Deborah Raleigh captivates historical romance readers in this second of the 'Some Like It...' series with the handsome and dangerous Rutherford Hawksley and the spirited, beautiful, and intelligent Clara Dawson. Clara, left alone after her father's death finds comfort in a pen pal mathmatical equation relationship with a certain Mr. Chesterfield, not knowing that this relationship is to bring her danger and into the arms of the wickedly handsome Hawksley. She doesn't stand a chance with this tall, dark, handsome stranger the moment she looks into his dark blue eyes. But neither does Hawksley, as the beautiful Clara, as beautiful inside as out, rescues him from a life of loneliness and abuse from his aristocratic upbringing. They are drawn to each other from the moment Hawksley saves her from attempted murder and together they work to solve the murder of his older brother. Biddles and Anna are back from the first book, and the sexy Santos. As a fan of the sensual historical romance, this book did not disappoint. It is sinfully delicious, but I was left wanting more, which is why I give it 4 Stars. It would have been wonderful to complete the story and the relationship after Clara and Hawksley's marriage and their acceptance into 'The Ton.' This story needs a sequel! Maybe the villians can return from the colonies? I look forward to the next in the Some Like It series coming in 2007,'Some Like It Brazen.'