A Dark and Stormy Knight
(Victorian Rebels #7)
Publication date: June 2nd 2020
Genres: Adult, Historical Romance
This Knight of the Crown is driven by a painful past and a patient fury… and his entire life is a lie.
Sir Carlton Morley is famously possessed of extraordinary will, singular focus, and a merciless sense of justice. As a man, he secured his fortune and his preeminence as Scotland Yard’s ruthless Chief Inspector. As a decorated soldier, he was legend for his unflinching trigger finger, his precision in battle, and his imperturbable strength. But as a boy, he was someone else. A twin, a thief, and a murderer, until tragedy reshaped him.
Now he stalks the night, in search of redemption and retribution, vowing to never give into temptation, as it’s just another form of weakness.
Until temptation lands—quite literally—in his lap, taking the form of Prudence Goode.
Prim and proper Pru is expected to live a life of drudgery, but before she succumbs to her fate, she craves just one night of desire. On the night she searches for it, she stumbles upon a man made of shadows, muscle and wrath… And decides he is the one.
When their firestorm of passion burns out of control, Morley discovers, too late, that he was right. The tempting woman has become his weakness.
A weakness his enemies can use against him.
Morley has worn many hats through his life and we get to see how they influenced him through this book. He seems at first a bit too proper, too cold and too boring but boy was this wrong. His meeting with Pru is out of this world crazy and hot, and the book goes at it starts. Pru seems naïve, innocent and, to make matters worse, she babbles when she’s nervous. She’s also more: courageous, open minded, adventures and she knows how to make people comfortable.
This book has the marriage of convenience trope(one of my favorite!) and I loved seeing them together and trying to make things work. Not many people can write forced proximity well, but Kerrigan Byrne blew this out of this world! Unlike the other books in the series, ms Byrne doesn’t physically torture her hero(just mentally) and this made the book a bit lighter than the others.
Overall this is a great addition to the series and I will reread it with pleasure. I recommend it to fans of the series and to people new to it, it can be read as a stand alone, though a few of the former heroes and heroines of the other books make an appearance.
Kerrigan Byrne is the USA Today Bestselling and award winning author of several novels in both the romance and mystery genre. Her 2020 releases include A Dark and Stormy Knight in June, All Scot and Bothered in September, and A Treacherous Trade in December.
She lives on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington with her wonderful husband and Willow the Writer Dog. When she’s not writing and researching, you’ll find her on the beach, kayaking, or on land eating, drinking, shopping, and attending live comedy, ballet, or too many movies.