From Library Journal
In an effort to escape her stepmother's matrimonial machinations and indulge her bluestocking tendencies, Lady Pearl Moreston dons a servant's garb and heads off with her maid to work for an evening in the kitchen of one of London's finer homes. But her adventure has near disastrous consequences, and unable to return home without betraying who she is, she ends up staying with Luke St. Clair, a thief and legendary Saint of the Seven Dials. Attracted to each other, Luke and Pearl are startled to end up in an embrace, a situation that sends Pearl home in the middle of the night and Luke determined to find her. An intelligent heroine with more on her mind than marriage, a socially engaged hero who is much more than he pretends to be, and an enjoyable plot result in a sensual, fast-paced romance that touches on a number of social issues and delves, however briefly, into the darker side of the Regency period. Hiatt (Ship of Dreams), is a popular, award-winning writer and lives in Indiana.
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From the Author
I hope you'll enjoy ROGUE'S HONOR, the first book of my new "Saints of Seven Dials" series! When duke's daughter Lady Pearl meets Luke, a Robin Hood-type thief who has good cause to hate everything associated with the nobility, both are in disguise--Pearl dressed as a maid to escape her stepmother's matchmaking, and Luke dressed as a footman to purloin valuables from one of London's great houses. When Pearl is nearly recognized, Luke helps her to flee, taking her to his lodgings in the notorious Seven Dials area. Not until they meet again at a Society ball--both in vastly different guise!--do they realize the extent of each other's deception. Still, they can't deny the chemistry that sizzles between them, and soon Pearl becomes determined to prove that Luke, the fabled "Saint of Seven Dials" is in truth far more than a common rogue. But is Luke willing to risk discovering that he may actually be a member of the very class he hates?