Author: Stacy Reid
Series: The Sinful Wallflowers
Pub Date: December 28th, 2021
Lady Ophelia Darby exists in two worlds. In one, she is the impudent, willful daughter of a powerful marquess and darling of the ton. In the other, she moves through the underworld’s shadows as songstress Lady Starlight, protected only by the notoriously wealthy scoundrel Devlin Byrne. But when she stumbles upon her beloved father’s darkest secrets, the line between her two worlds quickly blurs. Now she needs the help of the one man a lady should never trust.
Devlin Byrne stands on the edge of London society, knowing he will never be accepted. No one else knows that his obscene wealth and ruthlessness aren’t without purpose. Or that his purpose has golden-brown eyes that shimmer with mischief, the palest of skin, and a lush mouth that beckons to be kissed, and deeply. But having Ophelia is only the beginning of Devlin’s plans.
It’s undeniable that Devlin Byrne is a dangerous temptation―but just as Ophelia begins to trust him, maybe even fall for him, she discovers she’s not the only one with secrets. And his would lead her down more than just the path of scandal…
So Spicy, I read it...Twicy!?! Probably not an actual word, but who cares, this book was THAT good!
Still children when they first meet, after a dramatic rescue in which our young hero saves Ophelia from drowning, a bond of friendship and budding first love begins to form before the reality of their two different worlds rushes in and tears them apart.
More than a decade later, Devlin "Niall" Byrne has become a force to be reckoned with. As part owner of a notorious gentleman's club, he has more wealth than most peers but his "common" roots guarantee that he will never be accepted by the high society that Lady Ophelia was born into.
When their paths cross once again, Ophelia is in the disguise of Lady Starlight--the songbird persona she has taken on in order to search for her birth mother--but even after so many years apart, Devlin immediately recognizes his "Fifi" and begins covertly working to keep the girl he never fell out of love with, safe from harm.
Eventually, of course, Devlin reveals himself to Ophelia and the sparks immediately begin to fly!
With Devlin now back in her life, offering outrageous proposals that her family's financial state won't allow her to refuse and her own growing desire to be with him make impossible to ignore, Ophelia is ready to take her turn at being a little wicked.
Both sinfully sexy and sentimentally sweet, A Scoundrel of Her Own, hits all the right notes for an impossible-to-put-down ready, on a cold Winter's night!
Ms. Reid has a real knack for creating wonderful character driven stories that give you the warm emotional fuzzies and plenty of sexy time to drive away the cold. I can NOT wait, for the next Wicked Wallflowers installment to arrive! They are all, SO GOOD!