About the Book:
Lady Phoebe Batten is pretty, vivacious, and yearning for a social life befitting the sister of a powerful duke. But because she is almost completely blind, her overprotective brother insists that she have an armed bodyguard by her side at all times-the very irritating Captain Trevillion.
FROM EVERY DANGER
Captain James Trevillion is proud, brooding, and cursed with a leg injury from his service in the King's dragoons. Yet he can still shoot and ride like the devil, so watching over the distracting Lady Phoebe should be no problem at all-until she's targeted by kidnappers.
BUT PASSION ITSELF
Caught in a deadly web of deceit, James must risk life and limb to save his charge from the lowest of cads-one who would force Lady Phoebe into a loveless marriage. But while they're confined to close quarters for her safekeeping, Phoebe begins to see the tender man beneath the soldier's hard exterior . . . and the possibility of a life-and love-she never imagined possible.
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I enjoyed that Phoebe wasn't the typical heroine because she based her decisions and feelings on how she felt and what she knew rather than what she saw. She didn't know how handsome Trevillion was, but she was still attracted to him. She loved his voice, his scent, his strength, his valor, and his body-- who wouldn't? Phoebe was smart, sweet, strong, and a refreshing POV. She didn't simper or whine or stick her nose into the air or do stupid things because she thought she knew better.
James Trevillion was stalwart, dedicated, persistent, and his adoration for Phoebe was one of the most attractive thing about him. I liked that he didn't mope about his injury or even let it stop him from pursuing his duty to Phoebe despite the pain it caused him.
James and Phoebe were a great couple, and they burned up the pages with their sweet yet heady sex scenes.
It was wonderful to see the other Maiden Lane characters in this book; living their lives with their new loves, having babies, rocking the haute ton. Also, Val Napier is a great mix of dashing alpha and chilling villain. I cannot wait to read his book. The introduction of Miss Eve Dinwoody was intriguing because I didn't know where she fit into the series until the very end.
Ms. Hoyt, thank you for another wonderful Maiden Lane tale!