1830 London and New York City
Gideon Tremayne, the recently appointed Duke of Wentworth, never
expected to find himself in New York City, tracking down a mysterious
map important to his late mother. And he certainly never expected to be
injured, only to wake up with no memory of who he is. But when he sees
the fiery-haired beauty who's taken it upon herself to rescue him,
suddenly his memory is the last thing on his mind.
Milton, the young head of New York's notorious Forty Thieves, feels
responsible for the man who was trying to save her reticule from a
thief. But she's not prepared for the fierce passion he ignites within
her. When his memory begins to return, her whole world is threatened,
and Roderick must choose between the life he forgot and the life he
never knew existed....
a great start this book was to a new series set in the 1830's New York.
What really set this book apart from the genre is that it doesn't take
place in the beautiful drawing rooms and glittering ballrooms of the
day instead it takes place in the slums of the Five Points area of New
York. Of course there is still a duke thrown in there, but it's really
about a regular girl trying to survive in a hostile environment.
Georgia mets an incredibly attractive man on the street then watches in
horror as he is run down by a carriage while trying to catch the boy who
stole her purse. After a lengthy stay in the hospital he is released
into Georgia's care where she finds out the accident caused a bit of
memory loss. What follows is a love story full of heat and caring that
goes beyond the slums into the realm of the aristocracy of London. I
highly recommend this book and look forward to the next book in the
series which is Matthew's.