Pocket, Mar 2005, 6.99, 384 pp.
In 1814 Viscount Marcus North, a card carrying member of the Royal Brotherhood whose prequisite for joining is being an illegitimate son of the Prince of Wales, reenters polite society to sponsor his half sister Louisa. He becomes upset when Simon of Foxmoor courts Louisa because the duke is part of the Prince's inner retinue and he wants to keep his sister away from the royal he detests for bedding his mom one week after his dad died.
Simon's half-sister Regina Trent intercedes on behalf of her brother. Marcus agrees to allow Simon to see Louisa only if Regina allows him to court her. Expecting her to refuse, she shocks him when she accepts his terms as he figured no one would want to be seen with the “Dragon Viscount” whose own mother spread nasty tales about him. As Regina and Marcus begin seeing one another, they fall in love, but he believes her brother has a sinister motive for courting his sister.
The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner