The Saint Who Stole My Heart (Regency Rogues #4)by Stefanie Sloane
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Desire, danger, intrigue, and steamy seduction unite a sexy spymaster and an intrepid bluestocking as Stefanie Sloane’s luscious new series continues.
Possessed of a brilliant mind and a love for puzzles, Dashiell Matthews, Viscount Carrington, is a crucial member of the elite Young Corinthians spy league. Assuming the façade of an addle-brained Adonis, he hunts for a notorious London murderer known as the Bishop. When fate causes him to cross paths with Miss Elena Barnes, Dash discovers an enigma that will prove delightfully intoxicating to unravel: a voluptuous
beauty as intelligent as she is fearless.
Only the lure of a collection of rare books bequeathed to her family by Dash’s late father could tempt Elena from her cozy rural life to the crush and vanity of London. But if Elena finds his lordship to be the most impossibly beautiful man she’s ever seen, he also seems to be the stupidest. Which made her body’s shameless response to his masterful seduction all the more unfathomable. Yet when she discovers Dash’s mission to track the dangerous Bishop, she willingly risks everything—her trust, her heart, her very life—to join him
The Saint Who Stole My Heart by Stefanie Sloane is the 4th in her Regency Rogues series published by Ballantine Books.
Dashiell Matthews aka Viscount Carrington is an extremely intelligent member of London’s Corinthians Club. Dash, as he is most commonly referred to, has strength and value of the mind. That is his contribution to the Corinthians. He can detect patterns and clues that no one else can see, can strategize ten steps ahead of the enemy and always keeps his wits about him with cool detachment. He is most assuredly not looking for a mistress or even a marriage, especially to a Bluestocking.
Miss Elena Barnes, daughter of Baron Harcourt is a Bluestocking. A derisive term for women generally believed to be too smart for their own good. Elena spends the majority of her time with her nose in a book. Reading is her favorite indulgence and she makes no apologies for it. She has a quick wit and a truly gifted mind that she applies to her charitable work.
With the interference of a nosy Marchioness, doing her best to bring the two young intellects together, you have an all star character line-up. Lady Mowbray adds just the right amount of force to catapult Dash and Elena towards one another.
One of my favorite parts of this book (there were many) was the scene when Elena first meets Lady Mowbray. Lady Mowbray talks about her sisters, who she lovingly refers to as The Furies. Elena’s sense of humor is quick to attract Dash and Lady Mowbray praises her for her way of thinking. It’s the first time that Dash realizes that Elena may not be what she appears.
Although this book is humorous and has many teasers, you need not forget that a Murderer is on the loose and the seriousness of Dash’s dark journey from childhood into adulthood.
Stefanie Sloane has captured my interest with this book. I will most definitely be looking for many others from her in the future. I would recommend this book to anyone looking to get lost in the pages of a true love romance.