Lord of Secrets
Book 5, Rogues to Riches
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Some secrets should never be unveiled…
Heath Grenville is the problem-solver for London's elite. Unmask the devious cretin skewering the ton with audacious caricatures? With pleasure. His success should keep the powerful happy. But when his work leads him to a young lady outside his class, surely he won’t do anything so scandalous as to fall in love...
By day, Miss Eleanora Winfield is a proper, unremarkable paid companion. By night, Nora’s skillful hands sketch the infamous penny caricatures rocking high society. Nora desperately needs the money…and her anonymity. But how can she keep them both, when she’s fallen for the one man whose livelihood and reputation requires him to expose her?
In the Rogues to Riches historical romance series by USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Erica Ridley, Cinderella stories aren’t just for princesses… Sigh-worthy Regency rogues sweep strong-willed young ladies into whirlwind romance.
Miss Nora Winfield is a simple farm girl earning some extra money by being her cousins paid companion. She draws caricatures to send home to her family to tell of her time in London. When she finds that one of her anonymous pictures has been sent into a local paper, she is horrified until they offer her more money than she can imagine. Mr Heath Grenville is the man people turn to to help hide their secrets. When he meets Miss Winfield he is captivated. “With her soft pink gown and lustrous red curls, she more than stood out from the sea of pastel hopefuls. Wide blue eyes, blushing cheeks, lips a perfect, dusty rose ....He’d let the red-tressed goddess go without ascertaining her name or securing a spot on her card. And in doing so, he seemed to have lost the intriguing young lady entirely.”
But Nora’s anonymous caricatures are shaking the Ton to its core. Heath is hired to unmask the culprit. Will he uncover Nora’s secret? What will happen to their blossoming romance if she does? Great book!
A wonderful secret!
A delicious romance from beginning to end! Miss Eleanora Winfield had a hidden talent. She could draw the most fabulous caricatures of the high society Ton and make money that she desperately needed. How harmless you say? Well it has come to the attention of Heath Grenville, who takes a task and solves it to find the artist behind the pictures. I mean there was a drawing of one of his sisters!! Of course Heath has no idea who the culprit behind the drawings are, but when he meets Nora, a lady's companion, he is very attracted. The wonderful characters come to life and it was such an enjoyable, fun story that I could only smile. What will happen when Heath finds out it is Nora behind the drawings? Can they find their happy ever after? As with all of Erica Ridley's books, you will be entertained and anxiously awaiting her next story!!
Heath Grenville is a future Baron, brother to three lively, unconventional sisters, and London’s best (only) “professional” problem solver. Eleanora (Nora) Winfield is cousin to Lady Roundtree, a poor relation who has come to be her paid companion while she recovers from a broken leg. Nora has also, rather inadvertently, become the infamous caricature artist currently creating a stir, and some scandal, in the haute ton. Heath is trying to unmask the unsavory artist. They meet at a ball and are immediately taken with each other. Of course they both know that they cannot court or marry because of the difference in their stations – or can they? How will Heath feel when he discovers the scandalous artist is Nora? How will Nora react when he confronts her? Will she be able to trust him with her other secret?
This is the fifth book in and a wonderful addition to the Rogues and Riches series. Heath and Eleanor are kind, caring, and protective of those they love. They are from different stations in society, but find they have common interests, especially in their love and appreciation of art. Heath’s mother and sisters were great secondary characters, as was Lady Roundtree. Captain Pugboat, the pug puppy, was sweet and provided comic relief. Their story is interesting and heartwarming. The last chapter and epilogue were delightful, and the epilogue has quite a surprise. This is another winner form Erica Ridley. I highly recommend it.
I received an ARC from the author. The review is my own.
- Category: Historical
- Published: Jun 15, 2018
- Publisher: Erica Ridley
- Seller: WebMotion Inc
- Print Length: 400 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 5, Rogues to Riches