One Night of Scandal by Darcy Burke
This is intriguing, romantic and amusing. Jack is determined, protective, sweet and charming. Viola is brave, impulsive, bold, stubborn and carefree. Viola has been masquerading as a man, Tavistock, in order to write a column about men in their natural habitat, a.k.a. the Wicked Duke, for a women's magazine. One night she hears some interesting gossip that she wants to try to learn more about, so she decides to go to Brook's. Before she makes it inside, she's stopped by Mr. Jack Barrett, who it turns out, actually knows that Tavistock is a woman, and who she is. They discuss the reason she went to Brook's, and Jack decides to help her. The next night he runs into her as Viola, and really notices her for the first time. Working together quickly turns into attraction, but neither is willing to admit to it, even to themselves, because neither is looking to get married, her because she likes her freedom, him because he's not yet 35. Things start to get dangerous when Jack is implicated in an assassination attempt on the Prince Regent. The more intense the situation gets, the closer they get, and the quicker passion flares. These two make a very enjoyable couple, and the storyline is fascinating. I can't wait to read the other books in the series.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. This is my honest and voluntary opinion of it.
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