Intrigue makes for strange bedfellows…
Elliott, Lord Byrn, often found himself in strange places, but none is more bizarre than the infamous Lyon’s Den gaming house in a tony part of London. The gambling doesn’t surprise him, nor the salacious things rumored to happen in the upstairs rooms. What shocks him is a slip of a girl jeweler/fence who bargains with him over a missing brooch. He needs her to refashion the thing before anyone else realizes it is missing and she drives a hard bargain.
Harder than he can imagine…
Amber Gohar lives her days in the gray world of a gambling hell, but she dreams of escaping into the vibrant world of the ton. When the opportunity arises for her to spend just one night at a society ball, she grabs it with both hands, never expecting that she would also be taking hold of a man who set her heart on fire. But once she realizes what she’s done, she won’t let go. She can’t. Happily ever after doesn’t come easily, or for free, in the world of The Lyon’s Den.
Uncaged Review: Another entry into the Lyon’s Den
connected world, and this one is quite intriguing. The
connected world is the same gaming hell in London,
which is owned by a matchmaker, Mrs. Dove Lyon.
So all the books will share that in common.
This book starts out with Lord Byrn going to find a
brooch that was pawned for money – and he tracks
the brooch to the gaming hell and a jeweler within.
Much to his surprise, is the designer of the jewelry
is a young woman, and he will need her to remake it.
Along the way, she befriends Lord Bryn’s sister, Diana,
who helps to give her a season in society, as long
as people don’t find out where she came from.
All in all, this is a nice story, but it didn’t knock my
socks off. It was a little slow, and some of the descriptions
of people or places or events went on too
long and really didn’t advance the story. I like the
Lyon’s Den connected world and have read a few of
them now and can recommend.