by Johanna Lindsey

April 2004
ISBN: 0-7434-5625-4
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Danny grew up on the mean streets of London's most dangerous slum as a pickpocket. She has survived on her wits and her enviable skill for liberating her marks of the burden of their purses. However, when she falls into a trap laid for her by two young men, obviously members of the aristocracy, her future begins to look far different than she once thought.

Jeremy Mallory lays a neat little trap for a thief. He needs the help of a great thief in order to help his friend steal back some jewels - family heirlooms - he lost in a card game. When Danny shows up at Jeremy’s door demanding he give her a job because he cost her the security of her gang, Jeremy sees this as the chance to seduce Danny into his arms, or more likely into his bed. Instead of hiring Danny as his upstairs maid, he would much rather have her as his mistress.

Knowing that Jeremy has no designs on marriage, Danny refuses to be anything but his servant. When she is drafted as Jeremy’s companion and attends a ball the truth about Danny’s past begins to surface. But this threatens her chances of gaining Jeremy’s heart and could very well jeopardize her life.

Those lovable Mallorys are back and this time it’s that adorable scoundrel Jeremy Mallory's turn to find out what fate has in store for him. This is a not to be missed reunion with some of the Mallory family’s most notorious members including Jeremy's caustically witty father James (Gentle Rogue). Those “dashing rogues, rakehell adventurers and their spirited ladies” return in A Loving Scoundrel. This sensual, passionate romance will leave you breathing deep heartfelt sighs of complete satisfaction.

Reviewed in March 2004 by Cynthia.

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