The Danger of Desire (Sinful Suitors #3) by Sabrina Jeffries
Rating: Very Good
Description: To root out the card cheat responsible for her brother’s death, Miss Delia Trevor spends her evenings dancing her way through high society balls, and her late nights disguised as a young man gambling her way through London’s gaming hells. Then one night, handsome Warren Corry, the Marquess of Knightford, a notorious member of St. George’s Club, recognizes her. When he threatens to reveal her secret, she’s determined to keep him from ruining her plans, even if it means playing a cat-and-mouse game with the enigmatic rakehell.
Warren knows the danger of her game, and he refuses to watch her lose everything while gaining justice for her late brother. But when she starts to delve beneath his carefully crafted façade, can he keep her at arm’s length while still protecting her? Or will their hot desires explode into a love that transcends the secrets of their pasts?
Genre: Romance - Historical
Why I Picked This Book: Sabrina Jeffiries is one of my absolute favorite historical romance authors and this is a series I've really been enjoying. Okay, well I really liked the first one but somehow haven't read the second one but I LOVE the concept of the series so same thing right?
My Impression: Jeffries is absolutely one of my favorite romance authors and this book did nothing to change my opinion on that. I was pulled into the story almost at once and I fell in love with the characters immediately. Delia is a delightful main character. She's intelligent and driven and so straightforward in her manner that she's impossible not to like. I loved that she went out of her way to dress unattractively in order to scare off potential suitors because they would only be in her way. At the same time she has her insecurities though she tries to hide them by sticking to her mission of helping her family.
Warren is also a likable guy. He comes off as fairly relaxed and interested mostly in having a good timed but there is definitely so much more to him. Due to something that had happened to his cousin he has become aware of the vulnerability of women in this time period and is a gentleman to the core. He and Delia have a lot in common in their focus being more on taking care of others than on worrying about themselves.
Their interaction is brilliant and while the relationship proceeds very quickly it felt like they were so connected that it didn't really bother me. The plot itself is fast moving and why at times I was a little fuzzy on just what Delia planned to do her focus made sense. I very much enjoyed getting to know both of them and see as little by little they learned to lean on each other instead of always being someone else's support.
Overall, this is an entertaining read with heart and I always love how Sabrina Jeffries always brings her characters to life. This was the 3rd book in the series and while I haven't read the 2nd one I had no problem jumping in here as the focus is completely on Delia and Warren and other than a concern for the rights of women there is no continuing story line.
Would I Read More of this Series/Author?: Absolutely! I'm looking forward to going back and reading book 2 and will be keeping an eye out for anything else from Jeffries.
Would I Recommend this Book?: Definitely! If you enjoy historical romance this is a book you shouldn't miss. It reminded me a little of Julia Quinn's The Viscount Who Loved Me though it's a tad bit darker.