Date Read: August 7, 2018
USA Today bestselling author Christi Caldwell pits a fiercely independent beauty against a devilish investigator.
Set apart by her ethereal beauty and fearless demeanor, Ophelia Killoran has always been a mystery to those around her—and a woman they underestimated. No one would guess that she spends her nights protecting the street urchins of St. Giles. Ophelia knows what horrors these children face. As a young girl, she faced those horrors herself, and she would have died…if not for the orphan boy who saved her life.
A notorious investigator, Connor Steele never expected to encounter Ophelia Killoran on his latest case. It has been years since he sacrificed himself for her. Now, she hires orphans from the street to work in her brother's gaming hell. But where does she find the children…and what are her intentions?
Ophelia and Connor are at odds. After all, Connor now serves the nobility, and that is a class of people Ophelia knows firsthand not to trust. But if they can set aside their misgivings and work together, they may discover that their purposes—and their hearts—are perfectly aligned.
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Series: Wicked Wallflowers #2
Also by this author: The Dukes of Vauxhall, The Lady's Guard, The Heiress's Deception , The Hellion br> br>
Also in this series: The Hellion
Read for Review (NetGalley)
Overall Rating: 5.00
Connor O’Roarke, the child who escaped the evil Mac Diggory, is now Connor Steele a successful investigator. He escaped St. Giles with the help of a girl he called Lagertha and was taken in by the Earl of Mar. His current investigation for Lord Maddock, brings him back to St. Giles and the girl who saved him.
Ophelia Killoran lives in St. Giles and helps her brother, Broderick, run the Devil’s Den club. Broderick is determined to better their lives and make peace with the owners of the Hell and Sin Club. Their sister, Cleo, married Adair Thorne an owner of the rival club and Broderick wants to find Ophelia a husband. Ophelia often brings children from the street to live and work at the club where they are safe. Connor has come to the club looking for Lord Maddock’s missing son. Ophelia is shocked to see him as she thought him dead by now.
Broderick is determined Ophelia have a season with help from Cleo. She agrees to protect Gertrude but will not live in Mayfair. As her path crosses Connor’s, they agree to help each other and fall in love. I will not spoil anything else from this wonderful book. It’s a wonderful read!