Lord Bramwell Lowry Johns, a self declared bachelor decides one day out of the blue to help average looking but intelligent Lady Rosamund "Rose" Davies to further their own agenda, they did not now their friendship will turn into a deep passion. The last of The Notorious Gentleman series, Lord Bramwell Lowry Johns, who is the second son of a duke and a self-declared bachelor. He believes that marriage is the definition of a dull life. Even after watching his two friends getting happily married (his friends Sullivan Waring from After the Kiss and Colonel Phineas Bromley from Before the Scandal). Though Lord Bramwell continues what his friend Sullivan started by secretly dressing as London's notorious thief, the Black Cat.
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Bramwell only targets the aristocrats that deserves this punishment, though the Black Cat does spare the jewels of their wives of the target aristocrats. Though one night, his thieving ways changes when overhears an argument at the Viscount Lester's house hold. It seems that Lady Rosamund "Rose" Davies is about to be forced into marriage with a horrible rouge even worse than himself - Marquis of Cosgrove all because of the debt her younger brother James , gathered with his gambling habit.
Marquis of Cosgrove agreed to pay off James' s debt if he can marry Rosamund. This angers Lord Bramwell because he too feel as a pawn by his own father, and Rosamund expresses detest she has for her father by using her as a pawn. That night He decides not to rob the Davies family but instead investigate with Cosgrove as to why he would want Lady Rosamund, who described by her father as bookish and not so charm appeal. He is furious to find out that both Rosamund and the Marquis of Cosgrove has the same belief that a child should just listen to their parents and not have their own mind. This angers Bramwell more and vows to help out Rosamund as much as he can.
Lady Rosamund is well area of Bramwell's scandalous reputation so for his sudden interest in her is suspect, more so since he's close friends with the man about to ruin her family. She has her own plan, and Bramwell be just what she requires to go along the path as a "ruined women". She will marry Marquis of Cosgrove to save her family from the poor house but she will not go down without a fight. She and Bramwell starts making a plan how to make her a women less desirable to Marquis of Cosgrove. Though as they start to plan, they can't help notice their attraction to one another.
Slowly their teamwork turns into friendship. The friendship will turn into love and attraction that both cannot ignore. Though after they realize their love they will first have to take down Marquis of Cosgrove and clear Lord Bramwell's name as The Black Cat, however, they both realizes they only have a month before her father announces the engagement between Rosamund and Cosgrove.
As Rosamund and Bramwell gather their allies and comes in terms with their parents. The engagement between Rosamund and Marquis of Cosgrove is called off at the nick of time. However, the Marquis of Cosgrove comes out saying that Bramwell was the Black Cat this whole time. Though the arrest is stopped when all aritocrats claims to be the Black Cat and luckily the jewels that Bramwell planted in Cosgrove was found by the police. Cosgrove goes to jail believing to be the Black Cat. After a breath of relief, Rosamund and Bramwell is happily married and have children.
Best part of story, including ending:
I really did enjoy this story because I love how Rosamund and Bramwell stook together and expressed what they really wanted. They both wanted acknowledgement from their family. They eventually do receive the acknowledgement from their families but they also learn to grow with each other.
Best scene in story:
My favorite part of the story is the ending when Rosamund and Bramwell declared their love for each other but Cosgrove tries to frame Bramwell. Though all the aristocrats takes Bramwell's side saying that they themselves were the Black Cat and at the end Cosgrove gets arrested. It felt good that the bad guy were gone and that Bramwell finally got his happy ending and closure.
Opinion about the main character:
I liked Bramwell's for his jerk but with a heart of gold attitude. I liked how he grows to accept and provide kindness to people that are not his friends. I liked Rosamund how smart she was but most importantly how she showed a great balance about being strong but it is ok to ask for help when it is needed.