From the back of the book:
She spied him in the shadows…
And in an instant, Thalia Langley knew the man before her was no saint. He might claim to be the Duke of Hollindrake’s unassuming country cousin, but no man that handsome, that arresting, could be anything but…well, he simply must be an unrepentant rogue. His cat-like grace and power leave Tally shivering in her slippers at the notion of all the wicked, forbidden things he might be capable of doing…to her.
Indeed, Lord Larken is no bumbling vicar, but a master spy there in his majesty’s service to find – and murder – a notorious pirate freed in a daring prison escape. Devoted to the Crown, Larken’s not about to let an interfering (and not entirely innocent) Mayfair miss disrupt his ruthless plans. Yet how can he be anything but tempted by this lady in a little black gown… a dress tantalizing enough to lead even Larken astray.
Confessions of A Little Black Gown is part of a series that started with Love Letters from a Duke, but is completely a stand-alone. I didn’t read the first book, so didn’t have a real feel for the characters before starting, but it didn’t bother me. Although I am curious that if I read the first book what my opinion of Thalia’s sister would be – I didn’t care for her in this book at all. The story moves quickly and immediately pulls the reader in. I loved how Larken was trying to act a certain way, but couldn’t with Thalia. The instant attraction between them set just the right tone for the love story that develops.
I didn’t enjoy the way everyone was ordered around by Thalia’s sister or the way the conflict of the story played out. It was drawn out for 3/4 of the book and then in the last 1/4 was rushed.
The next book in the series is, Memoirs of a Scandalous Red Dress. I tried to read it, but couldn’t get into the book. It takes place 27 years later than Confessions of a Little Black Gown and it just didn’t draw me in.
the book girl gives Confessions of a Little Black Gown 3/5
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