Taming an Impossible Rogue

St. Martin's Paperbacks. (Scandalous Brides, Bk. 2). Apr. 2012. c.352p. ISBN 9780312534523. pap. $7.99. HISTORICAL
Denounced by her aristocratic family, abandoned by her friends, and left to fend for herself after she publicly jilts the cold, self-important Marquis of Fenton, Lady Camille Pryce is saved from the streets when she finds work—and friendship—at the Tantalus Club, a wildly popular, unconventional gentlemen's gambling establishment that is owned and run by a woman. But Fenton has not given up. Humiliated and furious, he is determined to redeem his reputation by bringing a humbled, repentant Camille to her knees and back to the altar—even if he has to bribe his infamous cousin Keating Blackwood, a charming rogue with a murderous reputation, to do it.
VERDICT With humor, grace, and superb insight, Enoch takes a pair of bold, refreshingly honest, vividly rendered protagonists with renegade tendencies, gives them a seemingly unresolvable conflict, and keeps the tension building until the end. The brilliantly atypical Tantalus Club backdrop puts a delightful, surprising spin on the classic runaway bride plot, while the wealth of intriguing characters will entertain fans and have them anxiously awaiting the next in the series. Enoch (A Beginner's Guide to Rakes) lives in Southern California.
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