Source- Review copy/ netgalley
Synopsis:When the town’s most notorious heartbreaker…
Dangerously seductive and sinfully beautiful, Susanna Burney is society’s most sought after matchbreaker.Paid by wealthy parents to part unsuitable couples, she’s never yet failed to accomplish her mission of diverting a groom-to-be. Until her final assignment brings her face-to-face with the man who’d once taught her an intimate lesson in heartache….
Meets London’s most disreputable rake…
James Devlin has everything he’s always wanted: a title, a rich fiancée and a place in society. But the woman who’s just met his eyes across a crowded ballroom threatens it all. Not because she’d once claimed his heart, or that every sinuous swirl of her ball gown takes his breath away. But because the secrets she carries could cost him everything. To put the past to rest once and for all, Dev just might have to play Susanna at her own wicked game….
Let the seduction begin!
Review: It’s Susannah Burney’s job to break up relationships between wealthy well-inherited young men and women and those who they may have fallen for who have less societal advantages. When she signs up for her last assignment she doesn’t expect to be seducing him into a betrothal to stop him from proposing to Chessie, James Devlin’s younger sister. James Devlin, who she had not seen for ten years, since she left their marital bed twenty-four hours after their elopement. Of course she had her reasons to leave, but as far as James was aware, his former wife had died! There are raw emotions that are disturbed when she re-enters his life on a mission to ruin his sister’s life. Both Susannah and James make each other’s lives very difficult to protect their own vulnerabilities and dormant feelings for each other.
Notorious was an enjoyable historical romance novel with plenty of chemistry between Susannah and James. The reason why I didn’t rate this novel higher was mainly because the characters were not very likeable and I spent much of the story trying really hard to like them. It was more than halfway through the book before I developed some empathy for them. Notorious ended with everything tied up nicely.
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