Fans of Liz Carlyle – hold on to your seat! She’s done it again in another of her absolutely fabulous novels of Regency England with two of her most memorable protagonists yet!
The widow, Sidonie Saint-Godard is a most respectable lady, by day tutoring the daughters of the wealthy nouveau riche. By night, she is the avenging angel known as the Black Angel – as she extracts payback from those privileged ‘so-called gentlemen’ members of the ton who ruthlessly exploit the innocent. After witnessing so many of a certain gentleman’s mistresses being discarded rather quickly - she targeted her next victim, the Marquis of Devellyn, aka the Devil of Duke Street. Unfortunately, when one of the pilfered items from Devellyn happened to be his most prized and irreplaceable possession he swore he’d find her and extract his own form of vengeance – and she’d have the devil to pay!
Wow! For any of you who’ve yet to read this author, you are missing out on something very special! Carlyle writes regencies with ‘bite’! Not only is she, for me, an auto buy but her back books are firmly encased on my keeper shelf. Sidonie has got to be one of the most memorable of heroines and Devellyn was simply superb, in spite of being a rake of the first order! For those other fans of Carlyle, here is your chance to discover more of that darling man, Kemble who has been featured so many times as a secondary character in Carlyle’s previous novels. With a vivid and enticing plot, sparkling dialogs, and getting down and dirty in the dark and damp alleyways of the seedier part of London, Carlyle takes you on another memorable ride that I hated to see end! This one was absolutely PERFECT!