★★★★ First off.. I LOVED the letters between the hero/heroine at the beginning of the chapters. This book is the first in "The Rules of Scoundrels" series. Michael and Penelope were a good couple, and I was glad to read her story after what happened in the other one. (Eleven Scandals to start to win a duke's Heart). I did find that Michael seemed to take a bit too long for me to come around.. but their time and conversations together made up for that. I also love the secondary characters, Phillipa and Cross! Can't wait to read their stories.
Here's the Blurb:
What a scoundrel wants, a scoundrel gets...
A decade ago, the Marquess of Bourne was cast from society with nothing but his title. Now a partner in London’s most exclusive gaming hell, the cold, ruthless Bourne will do whatever it takes to regain his inheritance—including marrying perfect, proper Lady Penelope Marbury.
A broken engagement and years of disappointing courtships have left Penelope with little interest in a quiet, comfortable marriage, and a longing for something more. How lucky that her new husband has access to such unexplored pleasures.
Bourne may be a prince of London’s underworld, but he vows to keep Penelope untouched by its wickedness—a challenge indeed as the lady discovers her own desires, and her willingness to wager anything for them... even her heart.