One Naughty Night
Victorian London is a difficult place to live well, or survive at all, for a woman without family or husband to provide for and protect her. But young widow Lillian St. Claire has managed to keep herself off the streets by hostessing a notorious gaming den. Her ultimate goal is to restore her family’s fortune. Whether she’ll be helped or hindered in her efforts by gambler/rake Lord Aidan Huntington provides much of the basis for this romantic romp. Of course Lilly and Aidan are attracted to each other; this novel is, foremost, a sexy romance. The title tips off the reader not to expect serious historical fiction. But taken as a romantic escapade, spiced with a bitter family rivalry to add a touch of danger and explosive love scenes, it accomplishes what it intends. The historical details provide pleasant settings. The banter between characters is entertaining and lively. A frothy, satisfying read for the beach or a rainy day.