“I see that you chose the short toga after all.” “I always live dangerously.” “You do indeed.” She sighed. “And lately so do I.” “I know.” He leaned close. “That’s what I like about you.” – The Danger of Desire by Sabrina Jeffries
I received the third book in The Sinful Suitors series through NetGalley. Sabrina Jeffries is a well-known historical romance author, and The Danger of Desire does not disappoint.
In a historical romance featuring both pursuit of justice and disguise tropes, the Delia Trevor plays the society miss during the day and dresses as a young gambler at night. She has decided that the risk of losing everything, including her standing in society, would be worth finding the man responsible for ruining her brother and pushing him to suicide while practically bankrupting the family. Everything seems to be going as planned until Warren, the Marquess of Knightford, is asked to look into why she is acting so strange. When he uncovers her game, the fun really begins. Despite his warnings and threats, Delia is determined to continue as she started, if nothing else to use the winnings to the benefit of the family. Protection and evasion escalate to the brink of delicious compromise, and the two unlikely partners are on the verge of being tied together forever by society.
I found both leading characters to be quite strong in this story, which I always appreciate, and the author kept the pages turning with action and steam that did not overwhelm the story. I love a good historical disguise read, and nothing seems quite as exciting as putting it all on the line for what you believe in! This read was just as good as the second book in The Sinful Suitors, The Study of Seduction, and you can find my review for that sweet read here.